If you ask us, the holidays can’t come soon enough. So, to usher in the most wonderful time of year ASAP, we’re dreaming of all the classic Christmas foods we can. Specifically, these 32 dishes, ranked from basically intolerable to straight-up divine. Now, let’s find out how your favorite (and most hated) holiday eats fared.
32 Classic Christmas Foods, Ranked from Ho-Ho-Horrible to Fa-La-La-Fabulous
30. Ribbon Candy
We can't afford to crack our teeth on these—too many better things to eat.
28. Boiled Carrots
Unacceptable for those between the ages of 11 months and 97 years.
27. Mince Pie
Fun fact: "Mincemeat" isn't meat at all, but a mix of dried fruits and spices. Fun fact aside, we're not chomping at the bit to taste this British delicacy.
22. Yule Log
Sure, it's basically just chocolate spongecake. But it's not doing itself any favors with that name.
20. 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.
18. Gingerbread Men
Satisfactory, but way overplayed. (They are pretty darn cute, though.)
14. M&Ms Meant for the Gingerbread House
Oops, we ate the doorknob. And the shingles...
13. Dinner Rolls
Like that actress who always plays the best friend whose name you can never remember: lovable and reliable.
11. Green Bean Casserole
Fried onions from a can never cease to delight (even if we eat them for an entire month straight).
Oh, you fancy, huh?
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.