Credit: Howard Wise/JPI (2), Jill Johnson/JPI (2)

You don’t have to wait for December 25 to unwrap and enjoy Christmas Day… time.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the photos are delightful…

No, really — they are, so delightful, in fact, that you might even forgive us for taking liberties with the lyrics to “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

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As Christmas draws ever nearer, your friends at thought that they would try to enhance your festive mood — if indeed it is already festive — by putting together a collection of images from holidays past on The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Included among the pictures are gone-but-never-forgotten favorites, sweet moments that we only wish could still be repeated today, and enough tinsel to stitch together a 1980s party dress. In many a case, the shots are also a testament to the brilliance of the shows’ wardrobe departments, because we sure as Santa Claus don’t look anything like these well-dressed party-goers when we throw on our favorite Christmas sweaters!

But enough prattling on. We know you’re like a kid on the morning of the 25th and just want to get to it already. So…

Care to crack open the photo album? Pour yourself a cup of eggnog, cut yourself a piece of fruitcake and click on the image below. Then be sure to hit the comments underneath to share your favorite daytime memory of the holidays. (Only a Grinch would vamoose without doing so!)