20 Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Christmas Movies
Recreate your favorite Christmas movies with recipes inspired by famous holiday flicks. From the Grinch's roast beast to Clark Griswold's eggnog, we've got you covered.
At the end of this holiday special, the Grinch himself carves the roast beast. We think this roast beef recipe is a worthy substitute for the Whoville favorite. Get more great roast recipes here.
The Prime Minister loves his chocolate biscuits in this holiday rom-com. Whip up a batch of your own dipped English shortbread cookies and grab a cup of tea. And be sure to check out some of our other favorite shortbread cookies, too!
Who can forget the iconic scene where Buddy the Elf serves up spaghetti loaded with candies, maple syrup and Pop Tarts? We give Buddy props for his originality, but we like this dish with meatballs and not gum balls.
We think that Clark Griswold would appreciate a cup or two of this tasty homemade ‘nog. Swirled with nutmeg and vanilla, you have to try this classic.
In one of our favorite ’90s Christmas flicks, Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin), asks God to “bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner.” This version is definitely a step up from the microwavable option, but we think Kevin would approve of this recipe (and our other faves, too).
Both Home Alone films are Christmas classics. And like Kevin in the sequel, who can resist a hot pepperoni pizza? Only made better if you get to enjoy it in the back of a limo.
It may have taken 1,200 years for one of the North Pole’s elves to get her recipe right in this movie, but you can whip up the perfect hot cocoa in just 15 minutes.
Arnold Schwarzenegger taps into his action-star roots to find the most-wanted toy for his son in time for Christmas. While he’s on an adventure, his wife Liz whips up Christmas cookies that are “out of this world.” We think these treats might be what everyone in the film was raving about.
Randy might have hated meatloaf, but we’re sure he never had a tasty version like this. Our homemade meatloaf recipe will have all the little piggies asking for more.
Sugar Plum Fairy meet this delicious sugar plum cake. Filled with spice and walnuts, this tasty cake is spot-on for the holidays.
The moment Jack Skellington arrives in Christmas Town, he takes a big bite of fresh snow. These meringue snowballs are definitely tastier!
This feel-good flick gets us into the Christmas spirit year after year. And every year, we admire Harry Bailey’s talent for carrying pies. While we can’t say for sure what he’s balancing on top of his head, we think this pecan-studded pie looks pretty tasty (and just right for Christmas dessert).
The Muppets took inspiration from the classic British Christmas tale for this holiday favorite. We took some inspiration from the Brits as well with this plum pudding, just like Mrs. Cratchit (or Miss Piggy) would make.
In this rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” Frank (the ’80s version of Scrooge), grabs a Chinese dinner with his sweetheart Claire. We’d imagine they’d love to dig into a tasty stir fry like this one—or maybe one of these dishes.
In this classic stop-motion special, Santa looks a little slimmer than usual, but at the last minute, Mrs. Claus is seen feeding him warm tomato soup. He regains his full figure – just in time to hop in his sleigh with Rudolph taking the lead. This rustic recipe is sure to warm bellies just like this movie warms hearts.
In this film, Queen Latifah’s character treats herself to an elaborate dinner for one including stuffed quail, lamb shanks, cassoulet and a tempting mushroom risotto like this one.
In this 1945 Christmas flick, food writer (and phony domestic expert) Elizabeth Lane has to pull off the perfect holiday dinner starring, you guessed it, a perfectly roast goose.
Sitting in the resort dining room, Bing Crosby tells Rosemary Clooney that when he eats a ham and cheese sandwich, he’s likely to dream of a beautiful blonde (like Clooney herself!). While this grilled Cuban sandwich is a bit of a departure from the classic ham and cheese, it’s still darn delicious.
All aboard! This sweet train is the perfect nod to this heartwarming movie. Plus, kiddos will love helping create this Christmas confection for your holiday movie night.