Who Loves Food-Based Christmas Tree Ornaments? I Do And Here’s Proof!

It’s A “Food Tree” Christmas!

Regardless of how you celebrate, the holidays are a time to “brighten up” your surroundings – to celebrate in what ever way works for you and your loved ones – but for me, it’s with food ornaments – and here’s the best part:

That’s right, we have an ornament that makes everything I eat over the holiday “A-OK!”

My good friend Steph got me this terrific one – a bacon and egg ornament hangs proudly on our tree – as does one that celebrates Seattle’s greatest hamburger stand!

This classic hamburger stand chain is all over Seattle, and even Bill Gates waits in line for a “bag of Dicks!”

It sits nicely along side another of Steph’s great gifts – the cheeseburger ornament!

My Sister-In-Law Lauren also got me one – maybe this one, there are multiple and I love them all!

All this is a setup for my annual tradition – packing our holiday tree with as many food ornaments as I can find – like these!

Yes, you can now buy a “Mac & Cheese” ornament, as well as these two iconic McDonald’s items:

Yes, an “Egg McMuffin” and “Filet-O-Fish” ornament would add to any tree…but it’s not ALL culinary on our tree.

I have a White House ornament, and one of the “King” as well:

Of course, I also had to include this cool “Kelly Clarkson Show” ornament too!

We love buying new ornaments every year – and I love getting them as a gift as well! 

As you can see, I love our tree, but where did this tradition come from?

Well, according to the internet, which as you know can ALWAYS be trusted:

“Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce.”

OK, I’ll buy that! It goes on to add:

“The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come.”

So, what began that way has become this!

Alex always jumps in with both feet and handles the important stuff: wrapping gifts that look professionally done, as opposed to my “ham-fisted” efforts; and speaking of ham, dressing the tree – with food!

Alex shared this on Instagram: our friends Karen and Jo sent me two new food ornaments: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a cheeseburger and fries dish!

I mean, these are classics for the ages! Our main tree in the living room has more traditional ornaments, but these two made it to the big tree and are now part of that holiday tradition!

Elvis! Cheeseburgers! Bacon! Sushi! Check Out Our “Food Tree”!

In our back room, we have a smaller artificial tree with white branches, and this one is filled with food and more!

It all began when my friend Steph found this ornament and immediately thought of me: bacon of course!

More followed, and then people started to really shop for me!

Yes, I been receiving ornaments of all types of food: from bacon, it was an easy jump to an entire Parma Ham!

Bring On The Hanging Cheeseburgers!

From Bacon to Bacon Cheeseburgers…it was a natural food progression! My Sister-In-Law Lauren found a Cheeseburger ornament and the race was on to impress me – and did they ever!

Not to be outdone, a few friends decided to expand my food horizons with, what else?


Yes, Kareen led the way with our sushi ornaments, and I’ve gotten quite a collection going!

Alex was gifted some “Bundt” ornaments, because she has a staff member make a homemade “Bundt” for every staff meeting – now they are part of our Christmas tradition!

We love adding new ornaments to this “food tree” – but no matter how many cheeseburgers and other food items we get, there will always be room for “The King!”

Lots of other fun ornaments are on the tree as well…and many more to add going forward!

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays with food – even a simple, dignified tree like this would wow your guests –


How can you argue with a “hot dog” Christmas tree? Well, it’s just one of many wacky holiday dishes you can serve – I love finding retro dishes like this:

Yes, a “Tuna Fish Tree” will wow your guests, and I have many more delicious holiday ideas as well, just click on my story here for more!

As as for those Dick’s burgers – I often share this photo of a “bag of Dicks!”

Click here for a celebration of this legendary hamburger stand!

If you want to see other way to celebrate the holidays, why not just put on some of the greatest holiday songs ever? Here they are!

And you need the best holiday movies to watch and I have those here as well – just lick for my list!

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14 replies

  1. Love this post & all your ornaments are fab!

    We let me little one pick a tree ornament and she opted for a doughnut!


  2. You have the coolest ornaments!!

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  3. What fun to have food ornaments hanging from your tree! I would love to have a Kelly Clarkson Show ornament (of course). Where can I buy one?


  4. of course the sushi one is my fav! what a magnificent theme!


  5. Ahhh…the food tree is so majestic!!!! I love this tradition. It’s the best!


  6. Wow! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a food ornament! I probably just never noticed them and now I’ll see them everywhere. Love your tree!

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  7. Your tree ornaments are legendary, John! I would happily use them, but my wife is a colour-co-ordinated traditionalist. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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