Food·Posted on Dec 14, 201333 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For ChristmasThere are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.by Christine ByrneBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Honey and Rye Glazed Ham Sivan Lewin / bonappetit.com When it comes to cooking a turkey, once a year is enough. Ham is just as festive — and, frankly, far more delicious. Recipe here. 2. Stollen Romulo Yanes / gourmet.com Recipe here. 3. Butternut Squash, Cranberry, and Goat Cheese Crostini spoonforkbacon.com Recipe here. 4. Chocolate Babka browneyedbaker.com Recipe here. 5. Hot Buttered Rum and Cider joythebaker.com Recipe here. 6. Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum bakersroyale.com Recipe here. 7. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies Anna Stockwell / saveur.com Gingerbread men for all! Recipe here. 8. Peppermint Buttercrunch Con Poulos / foodandwine.com Recipe here. 9. Rosemary Pepper Beef Rib Roast with Porcini Jus John Kernick / foodandwine.com Recipe here. 10. Fyrstekake Christina Holmes / bonappetit.com Never heard of this Norwegian dessert? It's basically a big, almond flavored cookie pie. Adorable snowflake topping is optional (but highly, highly recommended). Recipe here. 11. Roasted Chestnut Cookies smittenkitchen.com Recipe here. 12. Caramel Swirl Hot Chocolate Brian Leatart / bonappetit.com Recipe here. 13. Gougères (Cheese Puffs) Todd Coleman / saveur.com Recipe here. 14. Cranberry Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts twopeasandtheirpod.com Recipe here. 15. Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles loveandoliveoil.com Easier than cake pops, and perfectly reminiscent of licking gingerbread batter off the spatula. Recipe here. 16. Roast Goose with Pork, Prune, and Chestnut Stuffing Christina Holmes / foodandwine.com Start a new Christmas dinner tradition. Recipe here. 17. Pear and Cranberry Bellini marthastewart.com Stunning but simple, and great for brunch or a holiday party. Recipe here. 18. Pomegranate-Jeweled White Cheddar, Toasted Almond, and Crispy Sage Cheese Ball howsweeteats.com Recipe here. 19. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Affogato notwithoutsalt.com Hot and cold. Recipe here. 20. Classic Roast Potatoes whatkatieate.com So cozy. Recipe here. 21. Christmas Pudding jamieoliver.com For all you Anglophiles out there. Recipe here. 22. Eggnog James Ransom / food52.com Must. Recipe here. 23. Mulled Wine Macey Foronda / buzzfeed.com A mulled wine spice kit also makes a thoughtful, tasty holiday gift. Recipe here. 24. Kale, Pomegranate, and Caramelized Parsnip Salad pbs.org Balance. Recipe here. 25. Pignoli Cookies playingwithflour.com Recipe here. 26. Crown Roast of Lamb cookingchanneltv.com An old Christmas classic, traditionally pork, is even better made with rack of lamb. Recipe here. 27. Glitter-Painted Sugar Cookies Danny Kim / bonappetit.com They're easier than they look, and guaranteed to make you the star of the cookie swap. Recipe and directions here. 28. Hot Cross Buns theculinarylife.com As good for Christmas breakfast as they are for Easter brunch. Recipe here. 29. Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding ohsheglows.com Recipe here. 30. The Merry Manhattan foodess.com Recipe here. 31. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies lifemadesweet.com Recipe here. 32. Star-Topped Mince Pies womanandhome.com "Mincemeat" refers to sweet, jammy-dried fruit. Sometimes there's a little bit of beef or beef suet (fat) involved, but often the mixture is meat-free. Recipe here. 33. Porchetta saveur.com Sophisticated and kid-friendly. Recipe here.