Weekly Musings: Have your Elf a Merry Little Christmas

What's a Weekly Musings you ask? It's a look at this week's top trends. Helping you make data-driven decisions when planning your content calendar and staying up-to-date on what readers are talking about!

Avoid being a cotton-headed ninny muggins with the help of these seasonal hits. Like the classic Christmas movie—Elf—take yourself on a journey to the big city of recipe trends by venturing through forests, fields, and seas filled with these popular holiday dessert topics. These three main food groups of holiday trends are sure to rival candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup! 

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See how each selected topic performs throughout the year (and how they’ll perform together) with the Content Planners' Comparisons Trend Line—giving you a clearer picture of how your ideas work together! 


1. Candy Cane |  37% Week-OVER-Week INCREASE IN POPULARITY

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With seven levels of festive inspiration, candy canes can transform any treat into a seasonal favorite. Perfect for adding a seasonal spin to any treat, Candy Cane lends its crunch to top-related keywords like FudgeDark Chocolate, and Brownies.

Seeing it's biggest spike during the holidays, Candy Cane is one winter food trend that you can use to make any popular dessert a hit with your readers. See how fellow partners put this topic to good use with some creative recipe ideas that are sure to spark your winter posts. 



2. puppy Chow |  210% Week-OVER-Week INCREASE IN POPULARITY

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Inspire your readers to chow down on this sweet party recipe for a seasonal snack that's even better than a sea of swirly twirly gum drops! With the top-related keywords—Peanut ButterCake Batter, and Chocolate Mint—to inspire new flavor combinations of this classic recipe to share with your readers.

Any one of these inspired stories from fellow talented Ahalogy partners is perfect for sharing with your readers during the winter. Check out these stories and more in Muse to get the creative ideas turning.


3. Gingerbread |  31% Week-OVER-Week INCREASE IN POPULARITY

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Here to guide your readers through the festive season, gingerbread men are lending their hand to all kinds of sweets. And with top-related keywords like CookiesEggnog, and Baked Donutsthis trending topic is adding its flavor to a variety of treats. 

Ideal for sharing with your readers this winter, these inspired stories from fellow partners show that gingerbread is one recipe that will always have a place among holiday hosts.

Here at Ahalogy, we love thinking of and discovering new ways to help you continue to make stunning and inspiring content on a daily basis. Planning content around this week's trends? Check. ✔️ And if you want to get your hands on more trending possibilities, sign up for Muse below!

Kelly Killips