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.
How #scientists do #Hanukkah. #Lab #Research pic.twitter.com/igp9agHKNy
— 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.
You know you work in a #hospital when the holiday decorations look like this…how glovely! #nursedecorations pic.twitter.com/yYbFcPugJl
— National Staffing (@National_Staff) December 22, 2016
7. Many cultures celebrating the holidays.
Lab decor and a festive agar competition will be in full force again this year! #TechniciansMakeXmas @technicians_mih pic.twitter.com/Z8fsP9pZVE
— Nat Callaghan 💩 (@NatCall) November 22, 2017
8. This may not end well …
So this Elf on a Shelf at @AdvocateKids was über busy last night when she wallpapered the entire hospital room with Christmas paper. #PSHU❤️ pic.twitter.com/BtSGuVzv08
— 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 …
It is getting #festive in #aciesbio labs. Credit goes to girls @ #molbio lab.#Laboratory #biotech pic.twitter.com/78ZrFHcZGa
— Martin Kavscek (@MKavscek) December 5, 2017
12. … Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Santa baby: A newborn snoozes in a Santa blanket and cap knitted by volunteers at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) December 24, 2016