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12/10/2015 12:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
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The 10 Very Best Smells Of The Holidays. Did Your Favorite Make The Cut?

It’s no wonder that the delicious smells that accompany sugar cookies, hot chocolate and crackling fires are so beloved. But what are the favorites of the favorites?

The scents of the holiday season take many of us back to cherished moments in our childhood. It’s no wonder that the delicious smells that accompany sugar cookies, hot chocolate and crackling fires are so beloved. But what are the favorites of the favorites? We partnered with Glad Products Company, polled the blogosphere, and ranked the 10 very best smells of the holiday season. Read, enjoy and reminisce with us. And then weigh in yourself by taking our reader poll at the end. What do you consider the best scent of all?

1. Hot chocolate
hot chocolate
Rachael Pavlik of RachRiot
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2. Freshly baked sugar cookies
sugar cookies
Jennifer Swartvagher of Beyond the Crib
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3. A fire
fireplace
Beth Meleski of My Bethisms
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4. Peppermint
candy canes
Melissa Lawrence of CloudMom
Image: Design Pics via Getty Image

5. Mulled cider
mulled cider
Kristin Shaw of Two Cannoli
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6. Pine
pine
Sharon Palmer, RDN, of SharonPalmer.com
Image: Peter Zelei via Getty Images

7. Potato latkes
latkes
Hindy Garfinkel of Confident Cook, Hesitant Baker
Image: GKRPhoto via Getty Images

8. Pie
cherry pie
Kelly Arnell of Why Did We Have To Have All These Kids Anyway?
Image: DNY59 via Getty Images

9. Candles
holiday candle
Allison Slater Tate of AllisonSlaterTate.com
Image: Ineskoleva via Getty Images

10. Gingerbread
gingerbread
David Vienna of The Daddy Complex
Image: VStock LLC via Getty Images

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