The smell of freshly baked pumpkin pie and a delicious turkey on the Thanksgiving table are unmistakable signs of the holidays. Soon, everyone will be turning their attention to Christmas.

Ah, wonderful Christmastime. It's a great time of year, with its very own movie genre. That's right, Christmas movies. I'm not talking about the year-round holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel. I mean the must-not-miss classics we all fell in love with over the years. Scroll along and see how many of these you recognize.

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LOOK: GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH THESE 7 MUST NOT MISS CHRISTMAS MOVIES

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The Santa Clause (1994)

Tim Allen stars in one of his best appearances ever. The sequels are alright but there's nothing that'll replace the original.


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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Christmas miracles do exist. Settle in with the family for this all-time classic.


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Elf (2003)

Can you imagine anyone other than Will Ferrell playing Buddy the Elf? Definitely check this one out for a great laugh.


 

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It's A Wonderful Life (1947)

More proof Christmas miracles are real. Everyone should see this classic at least once.


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A Christmas Story (1983)

Ralphie has to convince his parents, teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift.


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Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswolds are at it again. They have big plans for a family Christmas that soon turns into a disaster.


 

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The Polar Express (2004)

Follow this story of a young boy who boards a magical train headed for the North Pole.

Although the above are just a few of the Christmas movies you'll find, these will surely be some crowd-pleasers at your holiday gathering.

Christmas movies are only one part of catching the holiday spirit. For many, decorations are just the ticket. The bigger the better. Keep scrolling and check out a Texas Christmas store with nearly everything you'd ever need.

Holly Jolly! Inside Texas's Largest Christmas Decoration Store

Decorator's Warehouse has just about EVERY Christmas holiday decoration you could possibly need and its located in the DFW Metroplex.

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