From Candy Canes to Fruitcakes, the True Origins Behind Traditional Christmas Food

Our diets be damned, whenever December rolls around we brace ourselves for the influx of decadent Christmas foods. Between beloved spicy and sweet treats like gingerbread cookies to the despised fruitcake that's been passed down from generation to generation, it just isn't the holidays without these yuletide edibles. But where do these traditional Christmas treats (well, "treats") come from? How did they become a delicious part of the holidays? We decided to dig into the origins of classic Christmas foods and find out!