27 Classic Christmas Foods, Ranked from Ho-Ho-Horrible to Fa-La-La-Fabulous
The holidays can't come soon enough. So, to usher in the most wonderful time of year (like, now), we're skipping right over November and focusing on Christmas food. Specifically, these 27 dishes, ranked from basically intolerable to straight-up divine. Now, let’s find out where your favorite holiday eats fall on the list.
Less like cake, more like a doorstop.
26. Ribbon Candy
Sorry, we can't afford to crack our teeth on these. Too many better things to eat.
25. Salad (of any kind)
Listen, we have nothing against greens here and there. But on Christmas? What is this, amateur hour?
24. Boiled Carrots
Unacceptable for those between the ages of 11 months and 97 years.
It's cookie season. And these are definitely *not* cookies.
22. Eggnog-Flavored Baked Goods
Nice try, supermarket. Nice try.
21. Canned Yams
PSA: Yams and sweet potatoes are *not* the same.
20. Mixed Nuts
Two things we should all get over: these and crystal-cut bowls. The only way we're even looking at mixed nuts on Christmas is if they're on a cheese board.
19. Yule Log
Sure, it's basically just chocolate spongecake. But it's not doing itself any favors with that name.
Festive, but an acquired taste. We'll give credit where credit is due: Booze helps.
17. Candy Canes
Unless it’s bark-ified, they're more of a decorative obligation than anything.
The most polarizing of all the meats. We’re gonna give it a solid ehhh.
15. Gingerbread Men
Satisfactory, but way overplayed.
Fair pick, but a little redundant so soon after Thanksgiving.
12. Canned Cranberry Sauce
It's better than homemade. (There, we said it.) But we're still never really sure if we love love it…or just love the nostalgia of it.
11. The M&Ms Meant for Decorating the Gingerbread House
Oops, we ate the doorknob. And the shingles...
10. Dinner Rolls
Like that actress who always plays the best friend and whose name you can never remember: lovable and reliable.
9. Green Bean Casserole
Fried onions from a can never cease to delight. Even if we eat them for an entire month straight.
8. Brie Cheese with Literally Anything
Crackers? Classic. Apples? Great. Jam? Awesome. Old tires? We’d try it.
Oh, you fancy, huh?
Chocolate, vanilla, caramel. We're not picky.
5. Pecan Pie
So worth the future cavities.
Dare we say it's almost better than what goes underneath it?
3. Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes cooked in fat for hours. 'Nuff said.
2. Mashed Potatoes
Yeah, we put potatoes back to back. Deal with it.
1. Peppermint Bark
Give us the peppermint tree. In fact, give us the whole damn forest. Bow down to the reigning king.