Top 5 Holiday Movie Foods

By Olivia Birg

Holiday movies are a classic family pastime during the holiday season, whether you’re watching the Hallmark channel or a classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, there’s one thing we can agree on; the character’s food looks delicious. Well … most of the time.

I decided to rank the top 5 BEST holiday movie food based on movie context, presentation of the food, how well the food would translate to real life, and of course, how iconic the movie is.

5. A Christmas Story

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Turkey is a holiday staple, but what happens when you burn it, drop it, or the neighbor’s dog eats it? Well according to the Parkers, you go to the not so well known holiday restaurant, Chop Suey Inn. The Chinese Roast Duck may not be turkey but it does have a little holiday charm and gets extra points for creativity.

4. The Grinch

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He might have stolen Christmas for Whoville, but the Grinch also gave us the iconic holiday food, Roast Beast, and we certainly can’t be mad at him for that. After eating this meal, I’m not quite sure whether it’ll be our hearts growing three times as big or our stomachs.

3. The Polar Express

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“Hot! Hot! Hot chocolate!” This holiday favorite is what every childhood wish is made of — to meet Santa Claus and of course, the epic hot chocolate. I mean there’s an entire song dedicated to this chocolatey drink, it had to be included in the top three.

2. Home Alone

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Getting left behind while your family is on vacation wouldn’t be so bad if you had a mountain of ice cream and the largest, cheesiest pizza you could find to keep you company. This childhood classic is what all of us wanted and more — to eat and do whatever we wanted.

1. Elf

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Don’t you think this delectable sweet spaghetti treat sounds good? “You sit on a throne of lies!” Of course, number one is this iconic breakfast dessert piled up with everything delicious. Spaghetti, M&Ms, rainbow sprinkles, marshmallows, pop tarts, chocolate syrup, AND maple syrup?! What more could you want! 

Well that’s a wrap, folks. It’s the best time of the year filled with holiday cheer, THE best food, and iconic movies. Which holiday movie food do you think is the best? If we missed your favorite, make sure to leave a comment.


Olivia Birg is a student writer for the Publicity Center. She is an English: Professional and Creative writing major.