If there's one thing to take away from the commercialized part of the holiday season, it's that Hot Wheels and Matchbox aren't the be-all and end-all of miniature cars. Just as trees are decorated to suit owners' tastes, cars have come out in ornament form to help with that.

Because I can't get away with covering a tree in Christmas Puffalumps or secretly hooking up the house lights to the internet, I must resort to other means of decoration. Usually, they're cars.

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Some of the cars on the tree are just ones that looked cool, like this turquoise 1957 Chevy Bel-Air hauling presents and a tree.

Others are more stylized, such as this pink 50s-style convertible being driven by a reindeer.

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Other vehicles were more stylized to begin with—namely, in the shape of a giant wiener. If you don't recognize this car, I don't think we can be friends anymore.

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Many more, such as this red Ford pickup and the turquoise glitter-Beetle-like-thing at the top of the page, were either cars we've owned or cars related to ones we've owned.

Yes, my mom had a Beetle with flowers painted over the dents. Raphael needs to do the same with his Baja Bug. Flowers. Everywhere.

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Dad's most memorable old cars—which I'm still mad at him for getting rid of, by the way—were a series of C3 Corvettes. I haven't found one of those in ornament form yet, but I have found a Santa in a generic C1-like car and an insanely detailed black C6.

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This car was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, and the ornament version even has a full interior inside.

If there's not a 50th Anniversary 911 somewhere in ornament form, I'm going to be one sad Porschetard.

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Not to leave out trainlopnik or planelopnik, we've got those, too.

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Just to make sure we haven't left out anything with wheels, there's also a tractor.

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Of course—because it's my tree—we have the Killer Rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, too.

It's so soft and fluffy!

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Regardless of what you're celebrating this holiday season, show us your shiny vehicular holiday baubles in the comments below.

Merry everything!

Additional photo credit: Stef's Mom (Stef and bunny)