The holidays are for warm fires, colder weather, spending time with family and friends, forgetting about your diets, and watching cheesy movies while baking sweet treats.
And if you’re like me, you thoroughly enjoy watching movies while you’re baking, specifically baking movies that put you in the best mood to preheat that oven and get out your mixer. But what are the top baking movies to help you get in that holiday spirit?
While most of these are pretty cheesy, that makes them all better to get in some comfy pajamas and prepare your cookies. From romances to dramas, these are the top baking movies to help you get in the holiday mood.
15. Candy Coated Christmas, Max (2021)
Starting our list today is Candy Coated Christmas as one of the top baking movies, a comedy romance starring Molly McCook, Aaron O’Connell, Lee Garlington and even Ree Drummond, known as the blogger, author, food writer and television personality as The Pioneer Woman.
The story follows Molly who needs funds to finance her new business idea, but it turns out that her father’s company is threatened by foreclosure. Now, Molly’s only option is to sell her mother’s old house in Peppermint Hollow that is in her name after her mother’s death.
However, her mother’s best friend, son and niece, start to rent the home as they run a mint plantation, but are starting to have trouble due to their biggest client runs out of business. Molly now has to face the task of selling the house and ultimately evicting them.
14. A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, Prime Video (2022)
Hallmark movies are known for being cringy and cheesy but are also known for being some of the best guilty pleasures we allow ourselves. The acting can be a bit rough, and the story might seem cliche, but that’s the spirit of the holidays if you ask me.
And A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe is just one example of this. Starring Rachel Boston, Victor Webster, Averie Peters and Stephanie Sy, the story follows Annie Cooper who has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company. She has to try and get the shop back on track, but the task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party.
As Annie tries to find the culprit, she works together with Sam, the owner of a local bakery that helps her try to find the perfect recipe and realize there’s something more than just baking partners.
13. One Delicious Christmas, Max (2022)
It should be enough that Bobby Flay is featured in the cover of this movie. The man is a genius in the cooking industry, and he’s a great guest star in the movie.
Featuring other stars like Bert Cardozo, Judy Deboer, Elana Dunkelman and Candice Lidstone, One Delicious Christmas is a romantic drama that follows Abby who inherits the property of Haven Restaurant and Inn, but unable to manage both, has to team up with the hot-shot chef Preston Weaver to “shake up” the holiday menu and get an investment from restaurant mogul.
12. Sweet Navidad, Peacock and Prime Video (2021)
Starring Camila Banus, Mark Hapka, Melissa Marty and Harrison Grant, this romantic movie, Sweet Navidad, follows a pastry chef who dreams of opening her own shop.
However, when she pairs with another chef for a grand event, they must learn from one another and adapt so they can come together to create a truly inspiring menu in time for Christmas.
11. A Gingerbread Romance, Prime Video (2018)
Another Hallmark movie, which we will be seeing a lot of. The 2018 film is a drama romance that can be found on Amazon Prime Video and stars Tia Mowry, Duane Henry, Jordana Lajoie and Giles Panton.
A Gingerbread Romance follows Taylor who works for an architecture firm that has signed her up for a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. In hopes of getting a promotion for winning the competition, Taylor works with local baker and single dad, Adam, and finds herself longing for the kind of home that Adam brings with him.
10. The Sweetest Christmas, Prime Video (2017)
Starring Lacey Chabert, Lea Coco and Jonathon Adams, this comedy-drama romance is one you don’t want to miss this year when checking out the top baking movies.
The Sweetest Christmas follows Kylie who is expecting a proposal from her boyfriend/boss at a restaurant but gets a promotion instead. The restaurant owner is her old high school boyfriend who she hasn’t seen in years. The two rekindle, but things get a bit tricky.
9. Christmas Cupcakes, Peacock and Prime Video (2018)
Are you a bit sick of the romances? Do you enjoy movies that focus on friend and family reunions full of platonic love? This is definitely one of the top baking movies to help you get in the spirit of the holiday season. This 2018 comedy-drama stars Cindy Busby, Erin Karpluk and Corey Loranger.
Christmas Cupcakes follows a family bakery that may have to close its doors right before Christmas. Rival sisters, Kim and Gina, must team up to win a national baking competition, save their family business, and discover a bigger prize than they ever hoped.
8. A Christmas Recipe for Romance, Prime Video (2019)
Jumping back into the romance, we have A Christmas Recipe for Romance, a romantic movie starring Madeline Leon, Sebastian Sacco, Peggy Calvert and Megan Black.
The story follows the owner of a historic inn who decides to enter a prestigious cooking contest to win funds for renovations and get free publicity, but she is a horrible cook. When she recruits a renowned chef to help, sparks fly, and the kitchen isn’t the only thing heating up.
7. A Cookie Cutter Christmas, Prime Video (2014)
Starring Erin Krakow, David Haydn-Jones, Miranda Frigon and Laura Soltis, A Cookie Cutter Christmas is a 2014 comedy romance film that follows James Thompson who enrolls his daughter, Luly, in their new town’s high school.
The rivaling teachers, Christie Reynolds and Penny Miller, are determined to win the heart of James, so when his charity community center organizes a holiday baking contest, they both quickly enter in hopes of impressing.
6. A Taste of Christmas, Hulu and Prime Video (2017)
Most of the top baking movies feature dramas and romances, but this film also has a bit of mystery as well. Starring Laura Bell Bundy, Brendon Zub, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Frazey Ford, A Taste of Christmas follows Emily, a lawyer who has returned to her small town of Nelson Creek four months ago following the death of her Nonna to take over running her business.
While she misses her Nonna, she realizes that baking was always her passion and enjoys the new career, path, but ends up learning a deep secret of her Nonna. More mystery begins when Emily starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer.
5. Christmas Cookies, Prime Video (2016)
One of the top baking movies that you can watch this holiday season to get in the spirit is Christmas Cookies, a romantic drama starring Jill Wagner, Wes Brown, P. Lynn Johnson and Chris Gauthier.
The story follows Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. The plan begins to get tricky when she starts to fall for the factory’s owner.
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4. Baking All the Way, Prime Video (2022)
Starring Colin Mochrie, Cory Lee, Yannick Bisson, Jayne Eastwood and Bianca Sas, Baking All the Way is a comedy romantic drama that follows Julia Wilson.
Julia is an accomplished pastry chef from Chicago who heads to a small-town bakery famous for their gingerbread to complete her Christmas cookbook curated with recipes from across the county. However, she finds herself at odds with Kris Thompson, the bakery’s charming but private owner, who is ambivalent about sharing his secret recipe.
3. Road to Christmas, Prime Video (2018)
Road to Christmas is a comedy romantic drama starring Jessy Schram, Teryl Rothery, Matreya Scarrwener and Chad Michael Murray. Maggie Baker, a Los Angeles television producer unwittingly falls for Danny Wise, the son and former producer of his mother’s popular annual Christmas special Julie Wise Lifestyle.
When Maggie’s secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, is the love for family and friends that makes the merriest of Christmas.
2. Holiday Date, Prime Video (2019)
Holiday Date is one of the top baking movies you can watch this year to get in the holiday spirit starring Matt Cohen, Brittany Bristow, Teryl Rothery and Bruce Boxleitner. The comedy-drama romance follows Brooke Miller who receives two pieces of bad news at once.
Her designs are not cutting-edge enough, crushing her designer dreams. And her architect boyfriend breaks up with her, ruining her plans to see her parents. But instead of going home to her parents alone, Brooke decides to have an actor pose as her boyfriend, and of course, sparks fly.
1. The Princess Switch, Netflix (2018)
The Princess Switch is a classic movie, and one of the top baking movies that can help you get into the holiday spirit. The comedy romantic drama stars Venessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar and Alexa Adeosun.
The story follows Stacy, a type-A planner with a penchant for schedules, as she takes a spontaneous trip to the charming land of Belgravia at the suggestion of her sous chef and best friend, Kevin. While preparing for the Royal Christmas Baking Contest, Stacy faces an identical stranger and a strange request.
Free-spirited but royally obligated, all Duchess Margaret Delacourt really wants is one last chance to experience life as a ‘normal person’ before she dutifully marries the Crown Prince of Belgravia. And Stacy can give her that wish.
Best Streaming Platform for Holiday Movies
To get the best bang for your buck, Amazon Prime Video by far has the best selection of holiday movies, from Thanksgiving to Christmas. If you want to watch all of the top baking movies, then definitely get ahold of a Prime Video subscription.
Amazon Prime Video Information
Amazon Prime is one of the best and most popular streaming platforms that people subscribe to because it provides so much more than just movies and shows, and it’s pretty affordable. For the monthly membership, you’ll only pay $14.99, unless you’re a student then it’s $7.49.
This membership gives you free delivery with two-day, one-day, same-day and even Grubhub delivery. It gives you movies, shows, music and even gaming, as well as any early deals.
Best TV Baking Shows for the Holidays
But do you want a whole show to binge while you spend the day with family and friends, cleaning the house, preparing, or baking? Then let’s check out some of my top favorite baking shows that you can stream throughout the weekend.
Great British Baking Show: Holidays – The Great British Baking Show is by far my favorite baking competition. And the Holiday edition is just as great. These seasonal episodes only feature two episodes within a season and show bakers going through challenges like the original show.
Holiday Baking Championship – Eight bakers compete in making delicious and innovative holiday treats for a chance to be named the Holiday Baking Champion and win $50,000.
Sugar Rush Christmas – Four sets of bakers compete in Christmas-themed baking challenges, with the first round being cupcakes, the second being confections, and the final being cakes.
Holiday Gingerbread Showdown – Nine of the best gingerbread artists in the country compete to see who can craft the spookiest creations, with the winner taking $25,000.
Christmas Cookie Challenge – Five cookie bakers have to prove their skills in two rounds, while the jury decides which baker celebrates the best Christmas ever and rewards $10,000.