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Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

Minty Mallows. $2.99 at Trader Joe's.
Minty Mallows. $2.99 at Trader Joe's.
All photos by Laine Doss

The countdown to Christmas is here and we're not sure about you, but we're way behind on our shopping, not to mention planning the Christmas party. We have no time to bake cookies from scratch and prepare a holiday ham.

That's why we're thanking our lucky stars for Trader Joe's. The shelves are stocked with easy-to-prepare Christmas goodies like pre-roasted chestnuts, sugar cookie mix, and eggnog ice cream. Instead of stressing, visit Trader Joe's, pick up these ten items, and have yourself a stress-free Christmas.

Trader Joe's is open Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is closed on Christmas Day.

See also: Trader Joe's Opening in Pinecrest: Wine Tasting Before 9 a.m.

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

10. Glitter Tree

These adorable little live trees are pre-decorated with glitter for an instant tabletop decoration. Afterward, plant the little guy in your backyard ($4.99).

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

9. Spiced Cider

The holidays aren't official without warm cider. Heat up straight from the bottle or spike with a little rum or bourbon for an instant holiday classic ($2.99).

 

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

8. Chestnuts

It's the classic holiday snack made easy. Even if you don't have an "open fire" to roast these on, you can still pop these pre-shelled beauties in the oven for a taste of Christmas ($3.99).

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

7. Sugar Cookie Mix

Sure, Santa wants cookies, but do you really have time to bake from scratch when you also have to pick up your parents at the airport? Buy this mix (complete with frosting). We'll never tell Jolly Old Saint Nick ($2.99).

 

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

6. Eggnog Ice Cream

It's Christmas-meets-Miami. Try a scoop on warm pumpkin or pecan pie for an awesome dessert ($3.99).

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

5. Pups

Having a holiday cocktail party? Pop a few boxes of pups in the oven and serve with some mustard sauce. It's a retro-cool party snack that goes perfect with Nat King Cole on the radio and Frosty the Snowman on the TV ($4.99).

 

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

4. Prosecco

You need bubbles to make a proper holiday toast. At $6.99 a bottle, you can afford to buy extra for Christmas day mimosas.

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

3. Pomegranate Seeds

Add a few pomegranate seeds to your champagne, sprinkle on salads or ice cream for a festive touch of color and flavor in just about everything ($5.99).

 

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

2. Spiral Ham

What's Christmas without a ham? These are fully cooked and come with a glaze. Just pop in the oven ($3.69/pound).

Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

1. Sparkling Juice

If you're having guests over for the holidays, show them some love by substituting the booze for delicious sparkling juices at some point in the evening, ensuring everyone gets home safely to open presents in the morning. Serve in champagne flutes, garnish with fruit and they might not even know the difference ($2.49).

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9205 S. Dixie Highway
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