1. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer — Rudolph Cupcakes
This classic stop-motion animation movie has a way of never getting old, no matter how many times you see it. These super-simple cupcakes are simply chocolate iced cupcakes with a few extra (shiny) accessories. Get the recipe here.
2. A Christmas Story — Leg Lamp Sugar Cookies
A Christmas Story’s leg lamp is as iconic as many of the movie’s ultra-quotable lines. We “triple dog dare” anyone not to be completely delighted by these. This cookie cutter will turn any simple sugar cookie recipe into a memorable treat.
3. The Wish That Changed Christmas — Holly and Ivy Wreath Cookies
Named after the two main characters in this book-turned-movie story, these holly and ivy wreath cookies don’t even require baking! Click here to find out how to make them.
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — The Brightest Gingerbread House on the Block
Who can forget the insane amounts of Christmas lights the Griswold family wrapped their home in? Take a basic gingerbread house recipe, but go wild with the icing and ornaments, and you’ll have the the Brightest Gingerbread House on the Block.
5. A Christmas Carol — The Ghost Meringues of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
No need to leave our spooky friends behind once Halloween is over. These “ghost” meringues are an homage to the three visitors that curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge receives in A Christmas Carol. They’re super easy to make, too!
6. It’s a Wonderful Life — It’s a Wonderful Loaf
This traditional sweetbread loaf, better known as a panettone, is a staple of Christmas dinners all around the world, much like the ritual of watching Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life each year.
7. White Christmas — Snowball Cookies
Because you can’t have a White Christmas without snow and snowballs, these pecan-filled spherical cookies are so delightful, you’ll want to sing about them. Click over here for the recipe.
8. Miracle on 34th Street — Manhattan Miracool Whip Pie
With a few shortcuts here and there, this no-bake lemon pie is super easy to make and as sweet and delightful as the movie it is inspired by. Get the recipe here.
9. A Charlie Brown Christmas — Charlie’s Brownie Christmas Pops
If you’re feeling cheeky, you can use yellow icing instead of white on these simple brownie pops to mimic Charlie Brown’s iconic yellow-and-black striped sweater. Find out how to make these here.
10. Elf — Buddy’s Cola Cupcakes
One of the most memorable scenes of the hilarious Elf takes place when Buddy chugs an entire two liters of his favorite soda at the dinner table. Turns out the soft drink makes a great ingredient in baking, turning these little cupcakes into light, fluffy, delicious treats.
11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas — Grinch Bites
“You’re a mean one, Mister Grinch.” But these mint and chocolate macarons are anything but. Find out how to make these cool little treats here.
12. Home Alone — Holiday Solo Sundae
Kevin McAllister had the right idea when he realized his family had left him behind at home: eat ALL of the ice creams! This treat doesn’t exactly require a recipe — just pile the ice cream scoops as high as possible and go to town!