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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.

2. A molecular menorah.

3. Santa’s EKG says he’s in fine shape for working on Christmas Eve.

4. This guy, not so much.

5. Making the season bright.

6. Oh, Christmas tree.

7. Many cultures celebrating the holidays.

8. This may not end well …

9. Told ya!

10. Urine the holiday spirit

11. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight …

12. … Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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