11 Festive Winter Flavors To Warm Up Your Dishes & Drinks This Holiday Season

These flavors just taste like the holidays.

The end of the year always seems to fly by in lighting speed. Just when we're finally succumbing to fall temperatures and dusting off our pumpkin decor, big box stores are putting up their Christmas tree displays and blasting holiday music. While the forced rush to the winter season is definitely annoying, it also means that our favorite festive dishes, drinks, and desserts will soon be making their way to our kitchen tables.

Let's be honest: no one can be mad when they've got a glass of eggnog in one hand and a Santa Claus-shaped cookie in the other.

Be it your Grandma's infamous cranberry sauce or a hot toddy on the balcony with friends, there are just some flavors we can't help but associate with the holiday season. While there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to wait until after Thanksgiving to enjoy a gingerbread cookie, saving these flavors until the temperatures drop and Christmas lights are twinkling makes it all even more special—and even more delicious.

Whether you're planning an all-out holiday feast for your family and friends or just curling up on the couch with a cozy snack, here are 11 festive flavors that will warm your heart (and your belly) this winter.

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