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You better watch out! Celebrating the holiday season with family and friends often means having a festive drink or two. But oh, can those calories add up quickly! Feast your eyes on the stats from these holiday favorites – they just might put you in the mood for one of the season’s best qualities – sharing.

Hot-Buttered Rum: With a combination of brown sugar, butter, rum, and whipped cream, no wonder a cup has 418 calories and 17 grams of fat – Yikes! [webmd.com]

Eggnog: A seasonal favorite – with alcohol, 8 ounces has 394 calories; skip the booze and it’s 343 calories and 19 grams of fat, including 11.3 grams of saturated fat. [thecaloriecounter.com]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate (hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps): 6 ounces of this chocolatey minty goodness will set you back 203 calories and 3.7 grams of fat. [drinksmixer.com]

3 lesser evils

Mulled Red Wine: 5 ounces – 125 calories [mayoclinic.com]

Spiced Apple Cider: 8 ounces – 117 calories [recipezaar.com]

Irish Coffee: 9 ounces – 160 calories [drinksmixer.com]

Gotta be careful out there! My favorite holiday drink is good ol’ hot chocolate (I also like it with a little peppermint extract instead of schnapps) – and I’ll only have one, thank you!

What’s your favorite?