We all know and love classic holiday flicks like A Christmas Story, Home Alone and Elf. Don't forget about TV shows who have joined in on the Christmas spirit either! While catching up on our festive programs this year, we did notice one thing—the 13 stages of Christmas according to pop culture. Check them out below and of course, happy holidays!
Tim Allen GIF From 'The Santa Claus'
December 1st means one thing—it's time for Santa Claus to begin his holiday transformation. Bring on the milk and cookies!
'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' GIF
Don't forget about the little reindeer like Rudolph who are prepping for the big trek from the North Pole!
'A Charlie Brown Christmas' GIF
Whether you get your tree the day after Thanksgiving or two days before Christmas, there is nothing like decking out the beauty with ornaments galore!
4. 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Christmas GIF
The holiday wouldn't be complete without oohing and ahing at all the Christmas lights—and occasional inflatable snowman.
'The Office' Christmas GIF - Steve Carell Christmas GIF
Now that the house is decorated it's time for Christmas shopping. Not only is it hard to decide what to get your loved ones, but if your bank account will last throughout the season. You're loved ones are worth it though!
'The Holiday' GIF of Cameron Diaz
It's finally Christmas week which means one thing— house guests. And lets be honest, you need a stiff drink to be around some of your extended family members.
Jim Carrey GIF From 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
After being cooped up inside with your loved ones, I mean catching up with your relatives, the big night has finally arrived.
Buddy the Elf GIF From 'ELF'
So naturally that requires a big family feast that the poor college kids will end up taking home for leftovers. Yum!
'Mean Girls' Santa GIF
After everyone is stuffed to the brim, it's time for the big show put on by the restless little ones. One last attempt at getting off the naughty list, right?
'iCarly' Christmas GIF
Perfect way to close out the night? Singing carols around the fire or piano if you're swanky like that!
'A Christmas Story' GIF of Ralphie's Bunny Suit
Now that Santa and his reindeer have come and gone, it's time for every kids favorite part—presents! Except when you get gifts like poor Ralphie that make you want to...(continue to next slide.)
Macaulay Culkin In 'Home Alone' GIF
Make this face! Yup, you're great Aunt really went there with the ugly Christmas sweater.
'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Dancing GIF of Carlton
But at the end of the day, Christmas isn't about toys or clothes, it's about being together. Because seriously, you can't help but be happy on the most festive holiday of the year!