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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After Christmas dinner was done and the presents were opened Christmas night turned into movie night for a lot of south Georgians.

Uncle Mike as his nieces and nephews refer to him, knows the importance of not only bringing his family together around the table but also getting them away from the table to create memorable family moments.

"We planned this as a part of the day to go to the movies and originally we wanted to see another movie, but it was sold out so we decided to watch "Anchorman 2", all of us are planning to enjoy the movie together," said Michael Decuir.

The family has almost a dozen people in town for the holidays, including family from Florida, and Louisiana.

"It is a tradition that where ever we are we will go to the movies as an after noon treat," said Decuir.

It may be an Uncle Mike family tradition but going to the movies on Christmas day is also becoming an American tradition.

After filling up on turkey and ham with all the fixings, people are just looking forward to simple concessions.

It's not just about the concessions, it's about the part of an outing that money can't buy.

"We all can laugh together of course while watching a good movie, that's our way of bonding as a family," said Ebony Daniels.

Ebony Daniels says she traveled from Tampa to be with her family on Christmas and she says it was worth the trip.

"It means the world, especially when we're all spread out and we come together it means the world to us that we can all be together especially on the holidays," said Daniels.

The movie-goers say they plan to stay at it for years to come because they know distance can't break the bond that they've found on common ground.

"Important times like this, we always come together, and of course it's just one big family time with us," said Daniels.

Anchorman 2, A Madea Christmas, and the latest Hobbit movie were a few of the crowd favorites.

Major movies opening on Wednesday include Mitty, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Grudge Match.

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