Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Christmas Foods From Around the World (In Chicago)

[Photographs: Carly Fisher]

Twinkling lights, fragrant evergreens, and the looped soundtrack of pop artists covering "Come All Ye Faithful" at department stores—Christmas is nearly here, bringing a bounty of specialty holiday dishes along for the big day. Okay, we know that you've already snacked on many of those comforting holiday favorites since as far back as early November. But resolutions aren't for another few weeks anyway, so there's really no point in stopping now.

Spend the snowbound holiday filling up on these five Christmas dishes from around the world (in the convenience of Chicago), including a traditional Swedish mulled wine, a decorative French yule log, and the lesser known Filipino mochi.

Do you have any favorite holiday treats that your family needs to celebrate? Let us know!

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