10 Christmas Dishes Inspired By Your Favorite Holiday Movies

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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