A stollen is a type of sweet bread that originates from the Saxony region of what is now Germany. The first stollen date back to the 14th century, but at that time, the bread was not the sweet bread that it is today.
With the advent of Christianity and the changes in heating and cooking technologies, the tradition of the Yule Log changed from burning a large log to baking a dessert the resembles a log.
Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal (ground almonds), sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract.
From Italy, we have one option that is said to be about 500 years old, Panettone. It is typically, a tall light and fluffy bread made with butter eggs, dried raisins, pieces of orange and lemon or lime juice with a tall paper wrap to help keep its shape.