10 Christmas Dishes Inspired By Your Favorite Holiday Movies

Nothing tastes better than Christmas. Some of our favorite flavors only happen during the holidays, so be sure to enjoy these awesome recipes with your favorite people. And afterwards, maybe huddle around some eggnog and a Netflix Christmas special to round things out!

1. Banoffee Pie - Love Actually

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OK, so this one sounds a little strange, but when you think about it, what’s not to like? Banana, toffee, along with whipped cream over a crumbled cookie crust… it’ll be hard not to fall in love.

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2. White Christmas Pudding - White Christmas

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If you do this right, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious, fruit-filled, brandy-soaked confection that basically trumps every other holiday dessert ever.

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3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Turkey - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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Fortunately this recipe won’t be an utter disappointment once you go to carve it. And you can fancy it up with pancetta and rosemary!

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4. Polar Express Hot Chocolate - The Polar Express

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“All aboard!” This simple and tasty hot chocolate recipe will leave no room for stragglers as you cuddle up in a blanket while happily sipping away.

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5. Snake and Spider Stew - The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Might as well just cook a batch of snake and spider stew! Looks a little eerie, but this tomato-y treat will definitely not cause any “nightmares” at the holiday dinner table.

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6. Jack Frost Cocktail - Jack Frost

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For those times when Jack Frost is nippin’ at your nose, there’s nothing like a quality cocktail to knock the chill off.

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7. Swedish Chocolate Balls - Jingle All the Way

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Even if you weren’t able to find the last-minute Christmas present you shopped all over town for, these chocolate- or coconut-covered treats will bring the smile back to anyone’s face.

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8. Chicken a la Charlie - Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

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This holiday-themed chicken marsala is the perfect family dish for gathering around while the adventures of Charlie and Snoopy play in the background.

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9. Christmas Carol Cookies - All I Want for Christmas

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Be sure to bring a batch of these any time you venture out to spread a little Christmas cheer in the neighborhood — all you’ll want for Christmas is more of these pretty cookies.

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10. Puppy Chow - Santa Buddies

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Who doesn’t like puppy chow? It’s sweet, it’s simple, and you can make so much of it at a time. The masses will love you forever.

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