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9 Christmas Movies With Iconic Food Moments

Everybody knows that with the holiday season comes the best food, and holiday movies love to reflect that food.

As someone who binge-watches holiday movies, I can tell you I've been made hungry more than once while watching Buddy the Elf's famous concoction.

I may or may not have tried to replicate it once or twice when I was younger.


Before you sit down to watch ABC's 25 Days of Christmas marathon (don't pretend like you don't, we all do), check out these nine iconic food scenes and be prepared to get hungry:

1. The Turkey Dinner In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"


Alright, so this isn't exactly the dinner you want to be a part of, but it is the dinner you want to watch to feel better about your own Christmas.

When you end up overcooking the turkey, just be grateful no one set fire to your Christmas tree.

2. Razzleberry Dressing From "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol"

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In one of the best versions of "A Christmas Carol," who can forget little Tiny Tim and his love for razzleberry dressing? Nobody knows what it is, but honestly, how can you look at that and seriously tell me you don't want to try it.

3. Hot Chocolate From "The Polar Express"


Tom Hanks, aka America's dad, sings about (probably) the best holiday everyday beverage ever.

I'm not really sure how you can watch this movie without wanting a cup of hot chocolate (or five) after.

4. The Christmas Party Buffet From "Trading Places"


You probably don't want to be anyone in this scene, but as broke college students, this is one of the more relatable ones. Free food and free drinks? Yup, I'm gonna need all of it.

5. Chinese Food From "A Christmas Story"


Yet another scene to make you feel better about not totally messing up your own Christmas dinner.

When the turkey becomes dog food, the family goes out to eat at a Chinese restaurant instead. It shows that even when things go wrong, it's possible to smile and get through them -- Eespecially around the holidays.

6. Restaurant Proposal From "Love Actually"


Let's face it: Jamie and Aurelia were the best couple in this movie and had the best storyline.

You may not remember this restaurant scene for the food, but you definitely remember it from crying tears of joy for Colin Firth...

...but also tears of sadness because nothing this romantic or passionate has ever happened to you, and you begin to question your love life.

7. Pizza In A Limo And Room Service Sundaes From "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York"


As a kid, who wasn't jealous of Kevin McCallister for those scenes?

Mom and Dad constantly tell us to finish our veggies (no matter how old we are), even on Christmas. But here's this kid, living it up in a swanky hotel and limo eating all the pizza and ice cream a kid could ever want.

You were just stuck at Christmas dinner with Aunt Betty's chocolate cake.

8. Breakfast From "Elf"


OK, as an adult you probably now realize mixing spaghetti, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, M&M's and pop-tarts isn't the best mix.

And you definitely know it won't taste the best, but that isn't going stop 10-year-old you from wanting to recreate this every Christmas.

9. Roast Beast Dinner From "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"


This cartoon is an absolute classic. The best thing about it is the dinner scene because it portrays everything great about the holidays.

It's a time for coming together and spreading the love with all those around you. Just more proof that food brings us together. (As if we needed more?)