Winter and its attendant holidays are upon us, and even hardworking researchers, lab techs, nurses, doctors, and their support staffs want to get in on the fun.
So here are some inspired holiday decorations from hospitals and labs that perfectly mash together the scientific sensibility with the spirit of the season — plus a heavy dash of humor.
Read and enjoy — and share your favorite decorations in the comments!
1. Gathered ’round a crackling cubicle fireplace.
Kashuba Lab festive holiday cubicle decorations! pic.twitter.com/nuKio4Ko89
— John H. Dohnal (@johndohnal) December 15, 2017
2. A molecular menorah.
— Twin285 (@Twin285) December 14, 2017
3. Santa’s EKG says he’s in fine shape for working on Christmas Eve.
Hospital holiday decorations. Don't end up in the hospital tonight: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! (Feel free to RT!) pic.twitter.com/d0CZuE8HQQ
— WGNO (@WGNOtv) January 1, 2014
4. This guy, not so much.
Spreading Holiday Cheer across HPHA with our Staff Association Deck the Doors Contest! Here's Lab – Histology at Stratford General Hospital! pic.twitter.com/DtoXchXlDA
— HPHA (@hpha_news) December 19, 2017
5. Making the season bright.
Digging the #laboratory #holiday decorations @UAMS. Clockwise from top: DNA lights (Holliday Junction = perfect), #Christmas chromatogram in lights, tree decorated with pipette tips and other lab supplies. #science #research @SOToxicology @AASLDtweets @Clin_Chem_AACC @ACLPS_ pic.twitter.com/Kg5dPExjJJ
— Mitch McGill (@VanishingAnimal) December 15, 2017
6. Oh, Christmas tree.
— National Staffing (@National_Staff) December 22, 2016
7. Many cultures celebrating the holidays.
— Nat Callaghan 💩 (@NatCall) November 22, 2017
8. This may not end well …
— Elaine Grossich (@HeyElaineG) December 2, 2017
9. Told ya!
Holly McJingle paid a visit to the ED who were very happy to treat the poorly elf and get her into tip top shape for Christmas 🎅🏻 pic.twitter.com/EtNHVnFcvd
— Hinchingbrooke (@HinchHospital) December 14, 2017
10. Urine the holiday spirit
Our lab Christmas wreathe someone made out of urine collection tubes lol pic.twitter.com/2IgRSX6nyt
— Dee (@xxDeexx) December 1, 2014
11. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight …
— Martin Kavscek (@MKavscek) December 5, 2017
12. … Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) December 24, 2016