25 Recipes Inspired by Classic Christmas Stories

Flip through the pages of or press play and watch these Christmas classics with the perfect snack in hand. From sugarplums to snack mix, these treats are tasty enough to secure your place on Santa's nice list for years to come.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Frosted Reindeer Cookies

"Sleigh" your little readers with these adorable cookies. Crimson colored gum drops are the perfect way to recreate Rudolph’'s signature — his red nose.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: Green Tea Pound Cake

This colorful cake doesn’t only match the green grouch in this Doctor Seuss classic, but the inside is also soft and sweet as can be.

The Polar Express: Magical Sparkling Snowflakes

Catch a sweet snowflake on your tongue as the train in this tale rolls into the North Pole. Perhaps their magic will allow you to hear the ringing of the bell, too.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Sugar Cookies

What do you need when Santa comes to town? Cookies, of course!

Elf: Candy Sleighs

Spread the Christmas spirit using an elf's main food groups: candy and candy canes!

Miracle on 34th Street: Strawberry Santa Claus

Pay homage to Kris Kringle himself with these little edible figures.

Home Alone: Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

When your parents leave you at home alone, microwavable mac and cheese is a go-to snack. Elevate Kevin McCallister's Christmas eve dinner with this creamy dish.

Love Actually: Portuguese Egg Tarts

Love is all around, especially at the end of this romantic Christmastime hit. Transport to the scene of an epic proposal in Portugal with these sweet tarts.

The Santa Clause: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

The perfect turkey will ensure you avoid the disappointing Christmas dinner at Denny's.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: Slow Cooker Beef Roast

A roast so good even the Grinch will want to join in on Christmas dinner.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Gingerbread Christmas Tree

What's Charlie Brown's Christmas without a tree? This gingerbread version has a few more branches, but it's just as festive, and you get to eat it!

The Polar Express: Ultra-Rich Hot Chocolate

All aboard the magical train to the North Pole, where dancing waiters serve cozy refreshments like this silky mug of chocolate.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Buttery Croissants

Clark doesn't get the typical Christmas bonus, but he does get a membership to jelly of the month club, and in our eyes, that's almost as good. Why not serve up your supply of raspberry preserves with some flaky homemade croissants?

Gingerbread Baby: Gingerbread Cookies

Inspired by the mischievous cookie creature in the classic Christmas tale, these sweet and spicy treats won't escape from your oven.

The Nutcracker: Sugarplums

Inspired by the infamous Sugar Plum Fairy, this doughy treat will have your taste buds coming alive just like the dolls in this Christmas classic.

A Christmas Story: Roast Duck

Mix up your Christmas dinner routine with a beautiful roasted duck, with or without the head.

The Holiday: Lemon Gin Tonic

Sip on a classic cocktail while watching romance blossom in the snowy English countryside. You'll feel as though you're sitting in the pub next to Jude Law himself.

A Christmas Carol: Sticky Date Pudding

A sweet and sticky cake even Scrooge would approve of. Each bite warms the grumpiest of characters.

A Christmas Carol: Apple Spice Punch

Like the steaming bowls of punch in Dickens’ Christmas novella, even the darkest of holiday hearts couldn't say bah humbug to this sweet sip.

The Mitten: Zoo Food

Just like the brigade of furry friends that found shelter in the mitten, this sweet and savory snack also houses a blend of tasty animal treats.

Die Hard: Homemade Twinkies

Why not eat a whole batch of these homemade sweet snack cakes from the comfort of your own home and buckle in to see John McClane save Christmas?

The Gift of the Magi: Gift of the Magi Bread

The lovers in this moving classic may have learned their lesson the hard way, but one thing's for sure — a bread this tasty would've softened the blow.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Snack on these chocolate cookies in honor of Jack the Skeleton king and his bewitching bride.

The Elf on the Shelf: Green Elf Biscuits & Ham

Finding the perfect throne for your elf is tough work. Fuel up on these festive sandwiches before flipping through the pages of this soon-to-be classic.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Chocolate Christmas Mice

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, for they made their way from the page to your mouth.

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