Few things bring loved ones together like a traditional home-cooked holiday meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and pie. But when you're a geek, you might want to use the table to show off your love for everything from sci-fi hits like Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who to classic horror by H.P. Lovecraft.
As different as the 2020 holidays may be due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still plan your festive meals based on the fandoms you love most. Serve the extra creepy tribute to Cthulhu -- Cthurkey
-- as your main course. And follow up with Sarlacc Pit Cake
and Admiral Ackbar cupcakes
. Ditch the traditional gingerbread house and build a gingerbread AT-AT reindeer
or a gingerbread Optimus Prime
Need some nerdy suggestions for your upcoming cookie exchange? How about cookies based on Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy? You can store all your geeky treats in this musical R2-D2 cookie jar that peeps Christmas carols whenever you open its lid.
Don't just eat geeky holiday meals, though. Prepare them with geeky tools. Bake using R2-D2 measuring cups. Carve the turkey using knives stored in your X-wing knife block or flip food over-using Darth Vader's lightsaber BBQ tongs. Dig into your food like a Time Lord using Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver cutlery.
Even if your family and friends can't agree on who shot first or which Star Trek series is the best, you can at least call a truce over geeky holiday fare.