The Force Awakens at Christmas time was coupled with a marketing blitz that brought me several cool and geeky Star Wars items via my loving wife. Although she is not as geeky as I am, she humors me nicely. As you can see, my alma mater has joined the Star Wars craze.
I have not yet commented on the new movie, and I will offer no spoilers here for those readers that may be waiting for the DVD release to see the flick. I will say as a confirmed Star Wars geek that I was absolutely thrilled with the movie. Before its release fanboys online were threatening to dub J.J Abrams "Jar Jar Abrams" if this movie wasn't up to snuff. I think fandom is appeased.