If you haven’t heard about a Wreath Witherspoon, you are in for a surprise. Mindy Kaling, whose show The Mindy Project just wrapped its final season, but there is a tradition from the series that it seems will live on indefinitely. In the 2014 finale, Reese Witherspoon guest starred and Mindy celebrated in the show by making a “Wreath Witherspoon.” It was Christmas time and the wreath featured cut out and hot glued photos of Reese Witherspoon on the Christmas wreath. Fans of the show followed suit and began creating their own “Wreath Witherspoons.” Now, several years later and after the show’s conclusion, social media is showing that the trend has not only continued, but new traditions have emerged.
Actor Chris Pine is being immortalized by having photos of his face attached to Christmas ornaments and then hung on trees. Actress and singer Judy Garland has been turned into a festive, garland decorated with photos of Judy’s famous roles such as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
It isn’t just Chris Pine getting the holiday treatment either. Some are decorating their Christmas trees with faces of their favorite actors and actresses named “Chris.”
You can check out some photos of Wreath Witherspoons, Chris Pines, and Judy Garlands below.
— justJENN (@justjenn) December 4, 2017
christmas holy trinity
chris-mas tree, wreath witherspoon, judy garland pic.twitter.com/x7qLEQKMcC
— abbey ✨ (@Iouisavontrapp) November 15, 2017
One thing that makes this trend interesting is that it has endured since 2014. It’s not unusual for fans of a show to pick up a trend after an episode ends but it appears Wreath Witherspoons may be on par with Festivus.
For those unfamiliar with Jerry Seinfeld, Festivus is a holiday celebrated on December 23 of each year inspired by the Jerry Seinfeld 1997 episode The Strike. The episode featured Festivus as a celebration or holiday for people who weren’t religious and weren’t celebrating other holidays.
The catchphrase was a “Festivus for the rest of us” and the holiday has caught on. Now on December 23rd of each year, there are people around the world who celebrate Festivus. Many may be celebrating with Judy Garlands and Wreath Witherspoons.
— Elizabeth Uzzell (@threezees1406) December 8, 2017
Elizabeth Uzzell had a hilarious take on Wreath Witherspoon and created her own wreath based on actor John Rhys Davies called the John Wreath Davies.
What do you think of these new holiday traditions inspired by televisions shows?