Do you ever think about what you’re going to snack on when your about to watch a movie? Once a month we get a local flyer in the mail that has short articles about new shops in town, coupons for restaurants, and different ads. Sometimes I find something interesting inside, but most of the time the literature is generic. This month I came across a pretty spectacular write-up which inspired this post – my favorite Christmas movie dinner pairings. Here are a few Christmas movie themed dinner ideas.
“Pizza Pizza!” and “Look what you did you little jerk,” are two iconic quotes from one of my most adored movies of all time: Home Alone. I mean, I watched it during both of my labors after all. Since there aren’t any good pizza delivery places within a 30 mile radius of our house, we make our own pizza while watching Home Alone. (We actually make our own pizzas once a week!) Sometimes I wish Little Neros was a real place because I bet their pizza is delicious.
The Santa Clause
Even though poor Scott Calvin destroys their Christmas Eve dinner, I still imagine my family enjoying mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, and little dinner rolls while watching The Santa Clause. If you’re not in the mood for a big meal, you can make Judy the Elf’s hot cocoa with a side of sugar cookies.
Whether it’s the cat food in green jello or the fried turkey, if you want to pair something with Christmas Vacation I would steer clear of food from the movie. Eggnog can be your go-t0 instead. Here are The Best Uses for Eggnog, Besides Drinking It for some ways to eat your Eggnog. Since I don’t like Eggnog, I would prefer to make martinis (like Ellen’s Mom) and whip up a few appetizers or a charcuterie board.
I can’t imagine eating spaghetti with syrup and candy, but meatballs and tomato sauce instead. An Italian themed night with your favorite red wine would go perfectly with Elf. If you have a sweet tooth, enjoy a side of Pop Tarts or ice cream sundae for dessert.