Life may have been simpler back in the '80s, but Christmas was not.
The holiday season was a big deal: the tree had to be perfect, the decorations had to be perfect, the food had to be perfect, the presents had to be perfect, and most importantly, the pictures HAD TO BE PERFECT.
All that being said, Christmas just had a different feel in that decade. No one could pull out a cell phone during dinner or take a selfie every second while Christmas presents were being unwrapped.
'80s Christmases were truly the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are 10 Christmas pictures from the '80s that will take you right back to your childhood.
1. We all had a Polaroid like this.
2. This Christmas outfit from Teen Vogue in December 1983 actually looks as good as it did then.
3. Receiving one of these bad boys/girls was comparable to a Christmas miracle.
4. In hindsight, ALF was super annoying, but he made a great Christmas gift back in the day.
5. We listened to the Pac-Man Christmas album because clearly we didn't have any music taste.
6. You definitely had a handful of these.
7. What better way to have started off your day...
8. Cheese balls, cheese balls, and more cheese balls.
9. This iconic couple.
10. Once A Christmas Story was released in 1983, the following Christmases were just not the same without watching this movie as a family.
"No! No! I want an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!"
Seriously, we were all Ralphie at heart.
11. But let's be serious, Santa Claus: The Movie was a little better.
12. We all had one of these ceramic trees in our house, and I think we can all agree that a few of those plastic lights were missing.
13. Storytime with Teddy Ruxpin was great, but getting the stuffed toy was even better.
Teddy was able to talk, now that was super cool at the time.
14. Taking a picture with Santa Claus isn't as glamorous as they make it now, but it was still a fun time.
15. Last but not least, '80s fashion.
Love it or hate it, this picture sends you down on memory lane.
What did you miss most about the holiday season in the '80s?