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Whoever casually remarked, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” obviously never had the job of preparing for a holiday party. A house feeling like Christmas—that doesn’t just happen. Someone spent a lot of time decorating and setting the mood. Luckily, with H-E-B Christmas items, you can make your home feel like the holidays in no time.

If you need a little help getting into that ‘tis the season mindset, these special H-E-B holiday-themed items will make your home into a winter wonderland. Spread that festive Christmas spirit to all who visit!


Set the scene with Texas Roots Poinsettias. Nothing gets folks in the holiday spirit quite like the foliage of the season. Complement your Christmas tree, garland, and wreaths with beautiful pops of red color. H-E-B Texas Roots Poinsettias are grown locally in the Texas Hill Country by Klepac Greenhouses, a third-generation floriculture operation—The Klepac family has been growing beautiful plants for H-E-B since the 1970s. Support local Texas growers while getting your home ready for the holidays.

A platter of H-E-B pan de polvo cookies.

No celebration is complete without Pan de Polvo Cookies. The problem is, they’re so beloved, it’s difficult to make enough so everyone at the gathering gets their fill. This Christmas, stock up on these yummy morsels at the H-E-B Bakery. You still probably won’t have any leftovers, because all your guests will love this traditional buttery treat. Try pairing them with hot cocoa or some Cafe Olé by H-E-B coffee for an extra special treat.

Smell the season with H-E-B Flavor Favorites Creamy Creations Candy Cane Peppermint Ice Cream Scented Candles. There’s so much memory wrapped up in the aromas of the holidays. A whiff of this candy cane peppermint candle and you’ll be thinking of the peppermint bark your grandmother used to make, or the candy cane your aunt always had taped to every present she gave out. These candles come in stylish glass containers and are hand-poured right here in the USA. Light these candles before guests come over and everyone will feel like they’re home for Christmas with the crispness of peppermint and the coziness of cream.

H-E-B peppermint scented candle.
H-E-B dessert cranberry coconut cheeseball.

Nothing says the perfect Christmas spread like an H-E-B Dessert Cranberry Coconut Cheeseball. Before the ubiquity of charcuterie and way before the rise of the butter board, there was the original Christmas centerpiece, the cheeseball. Everything is a little sweeter around the holidays, so it only makes sense to indulge in this delicious dessert cheese ball. A sweet cream cheese-based treat rolled in coconut and studded with cranberries, it will make even the grinchiest guest’s heart grow a few sizes as they recall spreads of Christmas past.

H-E-B Creamy Creations Eggnog Joy is the perfect solution to your holiday sweets craving. What puts folks in more of celebratory mood than eggnog? There’s no better ’tis the season treat than this rich tasting dessert with just a hint of nutmeg. Proudly churned in the heart of Texas, it has no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. Just like the beloved beverage it’s named after, this eggnog ice cream is only here for the holidays, so be sure to indulge in this treat before the gifts are all opened on Christmas morning!

H-E-B Christmas coffee.

Starting each day with Cafe Olé by H-E-B Christmas in a Cup is a sure way to keep those sleigh-bells jingling all through the busy holiday season. It’s also a must-have beverage for any holiday gathering. With all the sweet treats of the season, a cup of hot coffee is a welcome addition while enjoying dessert, sweet snacks, or Christmas cookies. This medium-bodied brew is accented with a blend of spices and vanilla flavor for a cup that would tempt even Frosty the Snowman.

If you thought H-E-B Twisters couldn’t get any better, H-E-B has a Christmas gift for your family—Candy Cane H-E-B Twisters. A Christmas twist on the Texas favorite, these twisters feature peppermint cream made with real peppermint pieces layered between two chocolate-flavored cookies. These crowd-pleasers will have the whole family twisting around the Christmas tree. Pro tip: If you leave these out for Santa, everyone will be on the good list.

H-E-B Christmas candy cane twisters.

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