Prices normally go down during the holiday season, but this year the average nationwide price of regular gas is $3.01. That's the first time prices have topped $3 per gallon on Christmas.
Analysts said the increases are due to the rise in crude oil prices, which rose to more than $90 per barrel.
"It's very much a world-demand phenomenon," said oil expert John Kingston. "Demand worldwide is growing at a healthy pace."
Despite the high prices, people are still hitting the road.
AAA estimates that 92 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holidays.