'Tis the season for Christmas decorations, shopping, baking holiday cookies, listening to Christmas music, and gathering with friends and family. But with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes you just want to lazy it up on the couch for a night with a warm blanket and some hot chocolate and watch holiday movies.

Watching Christmas movies is a great pastime that can bring you right back to your childhood. One of the best moments I can remember is when my family would have the "A Christmas Story" marathon on TV all Christmas day because Grandma Rose thought it was mandatory to have it on repeat and she would laugh when Flick would get his tongue stuck on the pole EVERY SINGLE TIME.

That was all followed by "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" to please Grandma Esther, which was my favorite as well. These memories are all I have now and are cherished this time of year.

So what was your favorite holiday movie growing up? Which movie was a must-watch when you were a kid and still is now? Maybe it’s become a family tradition.

I asked the office about which movies bring them back:

Favorite holiday movies from your childhood that will never get old


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