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A Definitive Ranking Of The 12 Best Christmas Surprises

The only thing that beats Christmas traditions are Christmas surprises. Check out how ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is spreading holiday surprises and cheer with Pop Up Santa!

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12. Turning onto a street expecting to see Christmas lights, and instead getting a full production.

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Lights that dance in time to music? PULL. OVER.

11. Casually turning on the radio to hear your favorite Christmas song is playing. / Via

"Aaaaall I want for Christmas is..." this.

10. Waking up to fresh snow on Christmas morning.

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You've been dreaming of a White Christmas for so long.

9. Not getting the gift you asked for, but loving it anyway.

"Look at my potato!"

8. Discovering that someone else loves your gift even more than you do.

7. Finding out your favorite Christmas movie is showing on TV.

6. Having an unexpectedly cute and fluffy thing jump out of a gift box...

...and another, and another.

5. Getting the perfect gift you never thought you'd get.

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4. Watching someone else get the perfect gift they never thought they'd get.

3. Watching someone small take their first steps on Christmas day.

2. A surprise Christmas proposal.

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1. Not expecting to see a loved one, and having them show up on Christmas Day.

This. This is the best thing anyone could ask for.
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This. This is the best thing anyone could ask for.

At Christmas, anything is possible. Check out how ABC Family’s Pop Up Santa is making Christmas fantasies come true, like this unbelievable reunion at Disney on Ice!

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