Courtesy of McDonald's

McDonald’s is getting into the holiday spirit with a new twist on their celebrity orders program.

Beginning Monday (Dec. 14), McDonald’s will give away the favorite menu items of various holiday characters, such as a McFlurry for Frosty the Snowman, syrupy Hotcakes for Buddy the Elf and an Egg McMuffin for the Grinch.

The items will be available via daily in-app deals. Also, diners must make a $1 minimum purchase and place the order through the McDonald’s app to get the free menu item.

Here’s the lowdown from McDonald’s:

  • From Dec. 14 – Dec. 24, McDonald’s will feature a different holiday character each day and give away their go-to order for free with a $1 minimum purchase, exclusively through the app.
  • In addition to Frosty, Buddy and the Grinch, the deals also highlight characters from classic movies like Christmas Vacation and more.
  • The promotion will conclude with Santa’s most treasured treat: free soft-baked chocolate chip cookies on Dec. 24.
  • To access the daily deals, download the McDonald’s app and visit the deals section to add the promo menu items to your order.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!