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    20 Truly Horrifying Vintage Holiday Recipes

    "Oh, bring us a figgy pudding"... with Jell-O, tuna, and mayo.

    1. The Shrimp Christmas Tree

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    2. The Christmas Candle Salad

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    Bananas, cranberry Jell-O... seems harmless, until you realize the "melted wax" is actually mayo.

    3. The Deviled Ham Sandwich Tree

    The star topper is intended to distract from the pile of ham, olives, white bread, and sour cream.

    4. The Tuna Christmas Tree

    Not surprised Elf on the Shelf is the one behind this, tbh.

    5. This Hot Creamed Diced Ham, Oyster, and Mushroom Dish

    It's like a fondue of garbage.

    6. The Frozen Fruitcake Salad

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    Fine, if you're into mixing sour cream and Cool Whip together.

    7. The Holiday Vegetable Loaf

    8. Molded Pâté-Cheese Balls

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    Because nothing says "let's get this party started!" like liver and cream cheese balls suspended in a meaty gelatin.

    9. The Glazed Potato Ring

    I actually didn't know it was possible to make potatoes look unappealing.

    10. The Cranberry "Candles"

    Just cranberry sauce, gelatin, mayo, and an open flame.

    11. The Vegetable and Tuna Jell-O Wreath

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    12. This Duck Mousse En Gelée

    More meat products floating in beefy Jell-O.

    13. This Crime Against Leftovers

    14. The Flaky Christmas Tree

    Happy Holidays! I glued some green corn flakes to a board for you!

    15. Hot Dr. Pepper

    can u not?

    16. The Ham Chaud-Froid

    Rachel W. Miller for BuzzFeed / Via Good Housekeeping's Complete Christmas Cookbook, 1967

    "Chaud-froid" is French for "ham holding a bunch of 'ham mousse cornucopias' and surrounded by a base of sherry Jell-O." Just FYI.

    17. This Decorated Baked Ham

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    18. The Noel Glazed Ham

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    Clearly, decorated ham was A Thing.

    19. The Christmas "Pudding"

    Sour cream, pasta, raisins, and cheese, huh? That's the way you want to go?

    20. A Meat Star

    Do it for Baby Jesus.

    Have you tossed your sugar cookies yet?

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