12 Bloggers’ Favorite Christmas Movies & Vegan Treats

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Who doesn’t like to relax around the holidays watching Christmas movies and celebrating with festive snacks and drinks? I know I do! This year I asked some of my blogger friends to share some of their Favorite Christmas Movies & Vegan Treats!


I thought I’d add my favorites before I got started. This year Matt and I will be digging into my tasty Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip and drinking some Gingerbread Hot Chocolate from Moose Mugs while watching our favorite movie Christmas Vacation.

And now on to my awesome blogger friends:


1. Amy from Veggies Save the Day thinks Scrooged is always a fun movie to watch while she’s nibbling from her Christmas Tree Cheese Platter! I totally agree! How cute is that cheese tree?


2. Mel from A Virtual Vegan, who is originally from England,  says Love Actually is her favourite Christmas movie and she’ll be enjoying it with Yerba Mate Chai tea and her Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies on Boxing Day afternoon. I didn’t even know you could eat pine needles – so festive!



3. Sarah from Fried Dandelions is a girl after my own heart with her treat & movie! She says every year on Christmas Eve, after they finally get the boys to bed, she and her husband watch A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas while they wrap presents until the wee hours of the morning! She has a “few” Eggnog Latte Martinis while they work!



4. Jenn from Veggie Inspired Journey loves to watch  A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve (on repeat!). She’ll be doing that while eating these awesome Vegan Toffee Bars, which are a tradition on her side of the family. I watch that movie all night as well!



5. Becky from Glue and Glitter says she’ll be enjoying her favorite Christmas movie Elf and her Mulled Cider. I’ll totally go with the spiked version!



6. Cadry from Cadry’s Kitchen says her favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol. She really loves 3 versions of it: the one with George C. Scott, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Mickey’s Christmas Carol. The story speaks to how all of us are capable of change – no matter where we are in life. While she watches, she’ll be snacking on crackers slathered with Jalapeno Cashew Cheese. The Muppet version is my favorite!



7. My friend Kimmy from Rock My Vegan Socks says her absolute favorite holiday movie to watch is Home Alone 2, Lost in New York while snacking on some of her delicious Chocolate Peppermint Bark! She says they movie is kind of silly, but she has always really loved it. How cute is she!?


8. Dianne from Dianne’s Kitchen favorite movie is also Love Actually. She’ll be watching that while sipping on some of her tasty Mulled Wine! I had mulled Christmas wine when when I visited Germany so I’m totally making this to reminisce.



9. My lovely friend Melissa from Vegan Huggs has a big list of Christmas movies, but the one that she loves most is The Family Man. It has a simple, yet powerful message that melts her heart every year. Her and the family will be digging into to her Vegan Thumbprint Cookies! Another movie I haven’t seen so another one add to the list before Christmas.


10. Ginny from A Vegan in the Freezer is also a classics lover. Her favorite is Miracle on 34th Street where Natalie Woods is a little girl. She’ll be sipping on some wine and enjoying her Bell Pepper Bruschetta Crostini – yum!



11. Julie from Running in a Skirt says her favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas and she’ll be watching with her Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream. I’ve never seen White Christmas but if Julie says it’s good, I’m watching this week!



12. I’m going to end with my friend Randi’s (Beautifully Bohemian) favorites. She chose her Classic Dairy Free Cocoa Fudge and the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. She says “it’s a movie that I never want to miss during Christmastime. Having lost friends and family to suicide in the past, the struggle of George Bailey is more than real in our home. Watching this every year reminds me that miracles DO happen, sometimes in a way we
cannot even fathom. When I see George transform from stressed father/banker to grateful servant, I can’t help but cry every. single. time. Truly we have SO MUCH to be grateful for, even if our paths take a different turn than expected. Our lives, no matter how hard at times, are gifts to be honored each and every day. May you have a beautiful and blessed Christmas:)”. Thanks so much Randi for your beautiful words!

A big thanks to all my blogger friends for sharing a part of their Christmas celebrations with us!

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What about you? What are your Favorite Christmas Movies & Vegan Treats? 


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19 thoughts on “12 Bloggers’ Favorite Christmas Movies & Vegan Treats

  1. Oh Mary Ellen this is a lovely post. There are so many great treats I’m aiming to try! And I think I’ve seen every single one of these movies except the Harold & Kumar one, which I will have to track down as I’m a Christmas movie freak haha 😉
    Randi’s words are so beautiful. I think around this time of year, we sometimes lose track of what is important and don’t always remember how lucky we have it and how appreciative we should be, especially when there are others who aren’t as fortunate.

    1. Thanks so much Kimmy! So many great treats! Have you seen the original Harold and Kumar?

      Yes, Randi really did capture what the spirit of the season should be. So often we don’t remember how lucky we are and it’s good to reflect on that this time of year especially.

    2. Ha, yes, Harold and Kumar is a bit obscure. It’s definitely not a family Christmas movie, but since my husband is Scrooge it’s perfect for him—nothing too mushy 🙂 Gotta keep it funny for him!

  2. Oh THANK YOU so much Mary Ellen for sharing why “It’s a Wonderful Life” is so important to me- I think around this time we all need to remember to be thankful for loved ones and the chance to spend time with each other. I also loved seeing what everyone else chose (these are all fantastic movies!). I hope you have a beautiful holiday!!! Sending lots of love and big hugs!!

    1. Randi, your words were beautiful! We tend to forget how thankful we should be for our loved ones and all of our blessings but that’s what we should focus on this time of year.

      Yes, the movies and treats are so fun! So glad all these fabulous bloggers participated!

      Hugs to your and your family! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. great post – I really enjoyed reading and thinking of movies I must see (or ones like the family man that I watched on the plane and missed the last 5 minutes when the plane landed). I really love Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life but also saw Elf recently and laughed as much at my 7 year old’s amusement at it. And always good to eat some good food with a movie!

  4. I absolutely love this post! I have to say that my favorite Christmas movie also is “Love Actually”. I watch it every year… Along with all the Harry Potter movies (which I start watching in November). I don’t know why but they feel very Christmassy to me… The first 3 anyway. lol

  5. This is such a great idea! I love watching Christmas movies and there are a few on here I haven’t watched yet. The recipes look scrumptious, too! My only problem is deciding what to make first. Thank you for including my thumbprint cookies 🙂

  6. This is such a fun round-up! I just love Christmas movies. I try to squeeze in as many as possible when this time of year rolls around. I’ve never seen The Family Man, but my mom loaned me her copy eons ago! I didn’t realize it was a Christmas movie. I should pull it out! And Randi’s words about It’s a Wonderful Life gave me chills.

  7. Hi Mary Ellen,
    What a wonderful collection of happy holiday movies and treats! Love Actually is one of my favorite Christmas movies too! And I still love the oldies but goodies. They bring tears to my ears and I love them! Who can resist munching on a yummy chocolate nice cream cone and watching these movies. Have a happy holiday season!

  8. That thankful attitude is what we should have all the time. Not a few weeks out of the year because of a holiday. This same time of year is when the most suicides occurs, there for its not the holiday it’s the attitude. Trying to keep a thankful attitude all the time is very commendable. Your all on the right track.

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