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We’ve decorated the tree and started shopping for presents. The holiday season has officially arrived. And we’re more excited than ever that our favorite tradition is finally here — Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas! Can you believe it’s been airing for 20 years!?
We love nothing more than pouring a big cup of hot chocolate, topping it off with an obscene amount of whipped cream (it’s been a long year, don’t judge), and snuggling up on the couch with the little ones to watch our favorite festive films.
This year, we’re upgrading our Christmas movie watching with themed treats. We’ve put together a day-by-day guide of what films to watch and the delicious recipes to pair them with. Get ready, this is about to be the tastiest 25-day marathon ever!
Day 1: The Santa Clause | Eggnog Milkshake
After Scott accidentally ruins Christmas Eve dinner, he tries to make it up to his son by ordering a big glass of eggnog, except they’re all out. Don’t let your family down — serve up this delicious eggnog milkshake while you watch the film! (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Thursday, December 1 at 9:15 PM ET.
Day 2: Disney’s A Christmas Carol | Ghost Whip
We’re all familiar with the tale of Scrooge and his ghostly visitors. Sip on some tasty homemade ghost whipped cream while you watch him learn about the magic of Christmas. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Friday, December 2 at 5:10 PM ET.
Day 3: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas | Mickey Pancakes
With your little ones demanding more Mickey all the time, these short, festive stories featuring everyone’s favorite mouse will be perfect. Bonus? Mickey pancakes are super easy to make. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Saturday, December 3 at 7AM ET.
Day 4: I’ll Be Home for Christmas | Cookie Cutter Pizzas
Jake’s Christmas goal? Get home, get a vintage Porsche, and get the girl. Sounds easy, but Jake runs into all kinds of trouble while trying to get back home for the holidays. Be prepared for your movie journey with these themed pizzas. They’re sure to delight. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Sunday, December 4 at 12:10 PM ET.
Day 5: Jingle All the Way | Jingle Jangle Holiday Mix
This classic is all too relatable for us parents — the nearly impossible task of acquiring the hottest toy for our kids. Which is why we love laughing along with Arnold Schwarzenegger as he struggles to get the one thing on his son’s wish list. He could have used some of this holiday snack mix to take on his travels, that’s for sure. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Monday, December 5 at 5 PM ET.
Day 6: Snowglobe | 3-Ingredient Candy Cane Truffles
Angela’s family isn’t feeling the holiday spirit, which is why she’s super excited when discovering that she can venture into a magical Christmas snow globe — that is until she gets trapped inside. We can’t help but think she’d love these globe-like candy cane truffles. Delish! (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Tuesday, December 6 at 12 AM ET.
Day 7: Elf | Candy Cane Forest Pancakes
While we’re not dying to try Buddy’s syrupy spaghetti, we can definitely get on board with these themed pancakes. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Wednesday, December 7 at 9 PM ET.
Day 8: 12 Dates of Christmas | Cherry Cream Cheese Hand Pies
Kate has the chance to relive the same date over and over until she gets things right. Each day she also gets acquainted with her neighbors, like the adorable lady next door who bakes cherry chip loaves for all her friends. If this flick is having you crave cherry pastries, this cherry cream cheese hand pie recipe is just what you need! (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Thursday, December 8 at 12 AM ET.
Day 9: Holiday in Handcuffs | Yule Log Cake
Two of our favorites, Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez, star in this fun holiday film. When she can’t get a date for Christmas, Trudie kidnaps David and forces him to spend the holidays with her family in a log cabin. Your family will love digging into this log cake while watching Trudie’s antics. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Friday, December 9 at 12 AM ET.
Day 10: Toy Story Trilogy | Wheezy Cheese and Crackers
Take a break from the festivities with some Disney favorites — Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3! It’s always Buzz and Woody season if you ask us. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Saturday, December 10 at 3:45 PM ET.
Day 11: The Year Without a Santa Claus | Gingerbread Waffles
It isn’t Christmas until you’ve watched this classic! Santa has a cold, so it’s up to Snow Miser and Heat Miser to save the day — if they can get along, that is. Gingerbread waffles will pair so well with the festive songs and memorable characters of this movie. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Sunday, December 11 at 11:40 AM ET.
Day 12: The Polar Express | Cocoa Cookies
All aboard! This magical tale takes a non-believer on an incredible journey on Christmas Eve to the North Pole. The train ride is filled with delicious cocoa and cookies, making these cocoa cookies the perfect companion. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Monday, December 12 at 7 PM ET.
Day 13: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas | Jack Skellington Sandy Claws Cookies
For those of you who can’t decide whether you love Halloween or Christmas more, Nightmare is the perfect compromise. And these cookies have it all! (recipe via Disney Family)
Tune in on Tuesday, December 13 at 3 PM ET.
Day 14: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | Strawberry Christmas Tree Cookies
This hilarious family film is guaranteed to make everyone in your home laugh. Clark’s attempt to create a flawless Christmas is such a failure you can’t help but sympathize with him. Especially when he finds the perfect tree … and then it crashes through the front window of the house. Enjoy some of these strawberry Christmas tree cookies to ease that second-hand embarrassment. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Wednesday, December 14 at 5 PM ET.
Day 15: Arthur Christmas | Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies
Arthur is on a mission to help Santa Claus! He must assist in delivering the perfect present to a little girl. Your whole family will love this heartwarming film as much as they’ll love unwrapping these delicious peppermint pinwheel cookies. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Thursday, December 15 at 5 PM ET.
Day 16: A Dennis the Menace Christmas | Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Dennis is up to his old tricks in this holiday special. He tries to make Mr. Wilson some cookies to show he cares, but they don’t turn out so great. Follow this tried and true cookie recipe that’s guaranteed to delight. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Friday, December 16 at 7 AM ET.
Day 17: Frozen | Frozen-Inspired Donuts
It’s finally winter — a viable excuse to watch Frozen for the trillionth time! Why not make this viewing a little more special? Your family will freak out over these beautiful Frozen-inspired donuts during movie night. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Saturday, December 17 at 9 PM ET.
Day 18: Prep & Landing | Elf Cookies
Partners at the special “Prep and Landing” organization, Wayne and Lanny, help to save the day when Santa gets caught in a big snowstorm. The hilarious banter between the two elves will keep you rolling all night long. And now you’ll have the perfect cookies to pair with the movie! (recipe via Disney Family)
Tune in on Sunday, December 18 at 4:10 PM ET.
Day 19: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish | Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Our old pal Richie Rich comes back in this wonderful holiday sequel. He receives a wishing machine that unfortunately doesn’t work as it should. He asks for “a big pie” but receives a “pig sty” instead! Make your family’s wish come true with this delicious pumpkin pie cookie recipe. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Monday, December 19 at 10:30 AM ET.
Day 20: The Holiday | Christmas Pudding Cookies
Who doesn’t love this movie!? With a star-studded cast including Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black, there is plenty to enjoy in the switching-places film. We’d give anything to spend a night in that snowy, English cottage eating these adorable cookies. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Tuesday, December 20 at 1:25 PM ET.
Day 21: Holidaze | Coffee Malt with Coffee Donuts
When a businesswoman wakes up in an alternate version of her life, she’s the owner of a cafe called “Sweet Melodies.” You’ll love seeing Jennie Garth in this film, but you’ll find yourself craving a snack. Feed that urge with this incredibly delicious recipe for a coffee malt and donuts. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Wednesday, December 21 at 12 AM ET.
Day 22: Jack Frost | Mini Snowman Sundaes
This movie about a dad who comes back to life as a snowman certainly has all the parenting feels you’ll need this season. Cozy up next to your kids and indulge in these snowman sundaes made with ice cream and hot fudge. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Thursday, December 22 at 2:05 PM ET.
Day 23: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland | Bagel Snowmen
What would the holiday season be without Frosty the Snowman!? Your kids will love watching this classic again and again, and you’ll have no problem getting them to eat breakfast with these bagel snowmen! (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Friday, December 23 at 7 AM ET.
Day 24: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town | Oreo Penguin Cupcakes
This classic explains the origin of Santa Claus and introduces some adorable animal friends, like penguins! Get on theme with these tasty Oreo penguin cupcakes. (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Saturday, December 24 at 11:15 AM ET.
Day 25: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws | Cake Batter Puppy Chow
Come Christmas morning, it will be way too late to calm your kids down to a reasonable state. Let them indulge with some cake batter puppy chow and the adorable Santa Buddies! (recipe via Babble)
Tune in on Sunday, December 25 at 9:10 AM ET.More On