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.
Find Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Amazon
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!
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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.
Find National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Amazon
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).
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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.
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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.
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The moment Jack Skellington arrives in Christmas Town, he takes a big bite of fresh snow. These meringue snowballs are definitely tastier!
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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