Colorful and beautifully detailed, the Chinese Christmas ornaments I’ve rounded up for you today would be a wonderful addition to any Chinese themed Christmas tree or holiday display. Most of these can also do double duty as Chinese New Year decorations for the year of the dragon coming up on January 23 - and many would look great displayed year round.
There are terrific gift ideas here as well since many of these ornaments would make unique Christmas, hostess or housewarming gifts. Whether you’re looking for a gift for an adoptive parent, a traveler, a tea lover, a movie buff - or just want a new showstopper ornament for your own Chinese themed Christmas tree – there are lots of great choices. Enjoy!
At left: I love this Chinese knot empress pendant ornament from Hong Kong. I would use it on my Chinese Christmas tree and then keep it out where I could enjoy it year round.
At right: This adorable glass Christmas ornament from Ornaments to Remember, called “Santa’s Girl,” has an image of a teddy bear on the reverse side.
At left: This wonderful Christopher Radko Chinese Dragon Christmas ornament is very hard to find now that we’re about to enter the Chinese year of the dragon.
At right: In 2007 Hallmark issued this cute Chinese Christmas ornament set as part of its Joy to the World Keepsake collection. The Chinese house and little girl holding a lantern would make great additions to a Chinese themed tree.
At left: Christopher Radko’s collectible “Muffy Happy New Year China” Christmas ornament features Muffy the bear in a bejeweled Chinese outfit, toting a green dragon.
At right: This great illuminated glass Chinese lantern ornament includes a standard white bulb that can be attached to an existing string of lights to add a sparkling glow to your Christmas tree.
At left: This red string of mini lights featuring 24 miniature Chinese palace lanterns contains the symbols for good fortune and good luck. These would make a wonderful addition to any Chinese themed Christmas tree or display. Use them again at Chinese New Year or enjoy them year round.
At right: What an unusual and fun collectible! A glass Mah Jong Christmas ornament depicting a tile from the famous Chinese game. One side has a charming female character; the other a lucky number three.
At left: Another wonderful glass Chinese dragon ornament, this time in red and purple and carrying a pearl for good luck.
At right: This colorful Chinese dance lion ornament from Hong Kong is mounted on a bright red backing.
At left: A handsome ornament to display any time of year, this Chinese tassel from Hong Kong has a pendant depicting two Chinese opera masks.
At right: These Chinoiserie cloisonné teapots are perfect ornaments for a Chinese theme Christmas tree or to give as gifts to the tea lovers on your list.
At left: What would Christmas be without a hot cup of tea to enjoy by the fire? This beautifully detailed Chinoiserie tea cup and saucer glass ornament can either be used as a clip-on ornament or hung on a ribbon.
At right: Chinese flowers are depicted on this wonderful glass pillow Chinoiserie ornament. Perfect for the interior decorator in all of us! Use it on your own tree or give it as a unique hostess or house warming gift.
At left: Love Chinese garden stools? Then this is the ornament for you. Glittered and jeweled, this Chinoiserie glass ornament is a must for your Chinese inspired Christmas decor.
At right: Here’s a great glass Christmas ornament with two views of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the iconic Los Angeles movie palace. What a fun ornament to include on your own tree or to give to a movie lover or traveler for theirs.
Happy holiday decorating!
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