The pairing guide you never knew you needed.  

By Corey Williams
December 10, 2018


Yeah, OK, gingerbread is wonderful and delicious and perfect in every way. But it’s not the only Christmas cookie, and that’s something we as a society need to understand. Similarly, there’s more than one Christmas movie: We don’t watch Elf every day of December like we’re living in some sort of festive Groundhog Day. No, there are dozens of holiday films that deserve our attention, love, and respect. Don’t do yourself a disservice this year—perfectly pair your movies and cookies for the ideal warm and cozy experience:

A Christmas Story

Pairs with: Sugar Cookie Mittens

Sugar Cookie Mittens

These mitten-shaped cookies are the perfect way to honor that iconic moment in cinematic history when Randy Parker uttered those five immortal words: “I can’t put my arms down!”


Pairs with: Chewy Molasses Cookies


Chewy Molasses Cookies

Because we all know elves try to stick to the four major food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.

Christmas Vacation

Pairs with: Eggnog Cookies


These festive cookies will make you the jolliest a**hole this side of the nuthouse.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Pairs with: Perfect Sugar Cookies

It’s a Wonderful Life is widely considered the best Christmas movie of all time, so it deserves an equally esteemed cookie. Take one bite, and you’ll instantly see why this is one of our highest rated recipes.

White Christmas

Snow isn’t in the forecast for you this Christmas? These sparkly cookies are the next best thing.

Home Alone

Pairs with: Light Bulb Sugar Cookies

Light Bulb Sugar Cookies

This isn’t talked about enough, but the McCallisters really gave the Griswolds a run for their money when it came to holiday decorating.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Pairs with: Christmas Tree Cookies

Whether you’re loyal to the 1966 cartoon or Jim Carrey’s live action version (we won’t speak of the Ryan Reynolds abomination currently in theatres), these cookies will make you feel like a bona fide Who.

Love Actually

Pairs with: Milk and Gingerbead Cookie Shots

 Get Santa (Sugar) High on Milk and Gingerbread Cookie Shots

Fact No. 1: You don’t have to put milk in these cookie cups. Any liquid will do. Fact No. 2: Love Actually is infinitely better when you are drunk.

Do with that what you will.

Die Hard

Pairs with: Snickerdoodles

We recently reported that snickerdoodles might be German in origin, so it’s a natural assumption that they’re Hans Gruber’s favorite cookies. Enjoy.

The Holiday

Pairs with: Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies aren’t technically British, but they’re similar enough to jammy dodgers to earn this coveted spot.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Pairs with: Spider Cookies

Because Halloween ain’t over until you say it’s over.

The Santa Clause

Pairs with: Santa Hat Meringues

If you ignore the incredibly upsetting first 20 minutes of this film—in which our hero literally murders Santa—this is just an innocent story about the magic of Christmas. Celebrate accordingly with these sweet meringues.