The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Okay, so Christmas is still a week away, but the festivities have already started. Miley Cyrus, who hosted the 2015 Video Music Awards, attended the New York premiere of "A Very Murray Christmas" where she gave
Now more than ever people just people love putting for the holidays. You likely saw at least a few Christmas cards with Santa dogs in 2014.
Released in theaters in late November (right before the holiday season!), Frozen captured the hearts of every kid under 5. Okay, some were slightly older. Like 40, but there's a good reason why — we could not !
Yes, it's a seamless part of our vocabulary now, but it was just a few years ago that Time named "selfie" . We bet almost half of the holiday family photos you see now are taken with a smartphone.
Right before Christmas in 2010, people enjoyed a beautiful, total (seen here in New York City). It was the first time since 1638 that an eclipse coincided with winter solstice, making it a historic event.
There's always a must-have Christmas toy. And in 2009, it was . They were so popular, stores couldn't keep the h robotic hamsters on their shelves.
With fuel prices on the rise, the word "" gained traction this year as more people opted to stay home.
With the start of the Great Recession, holiday shoppers would begin to feel a financial pinch for the next few years to come.
Move aside, Xbox and Playstation — the Nintendo Wii became the cool console to get in 2006 thanks to its motion-sensing controller. Little did people know the futuristic technology might actually give them .
hit bookstores in 2005, prompting a and the accompanying doll all December long.
Back in the White House for her husband's second term, First Lady Laura Bush chose "A Season of Merriment and Melody" for the holiday theme.
became instant classic holiday flick thanks to Will Ferrell's abundance of Christmas spirit.
It was this year that the overtly sexy Bratz dolls took over the top spot in the doll market as Tweens increasingly requested the "anti-Barbies."
Long before Blue Ivy or even Jay-Z was in the picture, Beyonce and the rest of Destiny's Child performed at the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on November 28.
A California power crisis that year didn't stop residents, like this one, from decking the halls with holiday lights. Hopefully it wasn't .
In an effort to promote itself as a Christmas destination, Disneyland started festooning Main Street right after Halloween this year. Talk about .
If you were a kid in 1998, you probably asked for a for Christmas. The only problem is no one could ever understand what it was saying and it didn't stop making noise. Ever!
Furbys weren't the only h toys in hot demand – '90s kids were also hot for new Beanie Babies to add to their growing collections.
Possibly one of the hottest toy crazes of all time, Tickle Me Elmo was . Scalpers sold the toy on a secondary market for up to $1,500.
At the height of her career, Whitney Houston's rendition of the holiday classic, "Do You Hear What I Hear?," was one of the late singer's best performances. , and get ready to get chills.
Some people may want to file it under Halloween, but The Nightmare Before Christmas, which hit theaters on October 29, definitely made the holidays a little spookier.
Charles Dickens probably never envisioned furry puppets reenacting his Christmas classic, but that's exactly what happened in The Muppets Christmas Carol, featuring Kermit as Bob Cratchit.
Proving family comes above all, the first President Bush gathered up his grandkids for a cozy Christmas reading session in the White House. Do we spot a mini Jenna and Barbara Bush?
When (and Macaulay Culkin's iconic scream) graced movie theaters in 1990, not even the creators knew how successful — and hilarious — it would be.
The only thing better than a Christmas comedy is a Christmas comedy starring Chevy Chase and the rest of the Griswold family. showed us just how "perfect" the holidays can be.
On the top of kids' Christmas lists this year were Pictionary and Nintendo Entertainment Systems.
Back in 1987, Diana (Kate who?) and Prince William wore this adorable coat to the Christmas Day service.
A series of mishaps almost ruined their holiday, but the Golden Girls still managed to celebrate Christmas – and their three Emmy awards – in 1986.
This -winning book first graced children's nightstands in 1985 and it's still ranked as one of the top picture books of all time. It was even made into a movie in 2004 starring .
The premiere of the made-for-television was a big deal in 1994. Starring George C. Scott as Scrooge, it's said to be the best of all the versions past, present, and future.