Make counting down to Christmas extra fun with these 25 Family Christmas Movies and the Best Snacks to Eat with Them! Whether you watch one every night or pick a few of your favorites to scatter through the season, this fun list will help you make Christmas extra memorable this year.
I’m so excited to share this list with you! Movie nights are one of our family’s favorite things to do together. I spent more time than I would like to admit thinking of fun snack ideas that would make each of these Christmas movies special. I can’t wait to work through this list with my family over the holidays, and I’d LOVE to hear what favorite Christmas movies and fun holiday snacks you would add to the list! Please share them in the comments below.
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25 Family Christmas Movies and the Best Snacks to Eat with Them
Snack Idea: This movie is about a computer glitch, so grab your favorite kind of Nerds candy and cross your fingers that Arthur can fix the glitch in time for Christmas!
Snack Idea: Do you still have Halloween candy in the back of your cupboard? It’s the perfect snack for this fun movie! If you’ve still got some candy corn, mix it with some popcorn and peanuts for a yummy treat!
Snack Idea: One of our family’s favorite movies! We always laugh about how Buddy makes his spaghetti. For a snack, skip the noodles and chocolate sauce, but grab some M&Ms, marshmallows, candy corn, and Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts just like Buddy uses!
Snack Idea: Instead of a snack for this one, make these super cute and easy Reindeer Pancakes and have them for dinner either before or while you watch the snow.
Snack Idea: Make some Rice Krispy treats and put some green food coloring in before stirring in the Rice Krispies! Or you can make these yummy green Jello Sugar Cookies to stick with the green theme.
7. Klaus (This one is on netflix)
Snack Idea: This movie is all about traditions. Pick your family’s favorite Christmas tradition treat and make it for this movie. Two of our biggest traditions are Merry Widow Caramels and Gingerbread Cake.
Snack Idea: Scrooge loves his money! See if you can find some gold chocolate coins to make this movie snack extra fun.
Snack Idea: Just because Frosty has to escape the warm weather, doesn’t mean you can’t pretend you’re somewhere warm. These Pina Coladas are easy and so delicious!
Snack Idea: Hot, hot, hot chocolate with marshmallows and your favorite cookie. Or you can make these super fun Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses. These take a little prep. I like to put them together the night before.
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14. the christmas chronicles (this one is on netflix)
15. HOME ALONE
Snack Idea: Gummy pizzas would be a fun, sweet snack to enjoy during this iconic Christmas movie. Or you could make it dinner and a movie and have pizza while you watch. If you want to take the homemade route, you’ll love my Homemade Pizza Dough recipe.
Snack Idea: My FAVORITE Christmas movie! They don’t really eat many treats in this movie, so I think it’s the perfect movie to play this treat game during. Put bowls with a few different Christmas candies out with small things like M&Ms, Skittles, or gummies. Pick a few words like Santa, believe, or mother, and tell the kids that every time they hear those words they can pick a treat.
Snack Idea: This is a great one for some special Christmas Marshmallow Caramel Corn.
Snack Idea: There’s a famous quote from the movie that’s about bread, salt, and wine. Grab a loaf of yummy French bread from the bakery, and let everyone rip off pieces to snack on during the movie. Or if you’d rather go with the salty part of the theme, you could pick a salty treat. My kids love this Microwave Party Chex Mix.
Snack Idea: This is another family favorite. And, of course, this one calls for making cookies. Pick your favorite Christmas cookie recipe and make cookies before or while you watch the movie. A couple of our favorite Christmas cookies are Chewy Gingersnap Cookies, Holiday Snowball Cookies, and the old faithful Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
20. WHITE CHRISTMAS
Snack Idea: Pick white treats for this one. Marshmallows, white yogurt covered raisins, Snowball Cookies, white hot chocolate, eggnog, or any other white treat you can find.
21. THE SANTA CLAUSE
Snack Idea: Mix together some of your kids’ favorite sugary cereals with Christmas M&Ms and tell them it’s reindeer food. Or you can make this Best Ever Chewy Chex Mix. It can pass for reindeer food, too. Don’t worry. It’s DELICIOUS!
23. LITTLE WOMEN
Snack Idea: Old fashioned candy for this one, folks! Get some old-fashioned hard candy, licorice, orange slices, and a bag of unshelled peanuts. Let your kids know that this is the kind of candy they would have gotten in their stockings, if they lived back then.
24. The star
Snack Idea: Did you know that Haribo makes a gummy mix called Starmix Gummi Candy? Its a mix of their most popular gummies. I’m not sure if you can find it in the States, but it’s not a terrible price on Amazon for 12 bags. You can share with some friends.
25. the christmas chronicles ii (this one is on netflix)
Snack Idea: I haven’t seen this one yet, so I don’t really have a clue if there’s any food or anything to theme around it, but I’ve got two delicious snack options for you: Caramel Corn Puffs or Homemade Fudge would be perfect! Check out our favorite fudge recipes: Hershey Bar Fudge, Mint Fudge, Candy Bar Peanut Butter Fudge.