The Star on the Mountain.

The glimmering landmark has been lighting up El Paso nights in one form or another since 1940.

For many El Pasoans who move away and return to visit family, or go out of town for a few days, it means home. To some, it was and should still be just a Christmas thing.

It's unique. It's iconic. It's an El Paso thing.

Check out the latest in a series of homegrown videos in the KCOS web series Only in El Paso and learn about “the history and importance” of El Paso's Star.