Your Favorite Christmas Movies & Wine Pairings
Binge watching Christmas movies, binge drinking wine, and binge eating all of the snacks. I can’t decide which is better, which is why every year, I like to take at least one day to just go crazy. It helps that Mother Nature was so THOUGHTFUL this year, and made the snow and cold come early. Perfect weather for staying in. Skip the gym after work tonight (or call out), light a pine scented Yankee Candle, raid your fridge, grab a bottle of wine (keep it on the coffee table) and cuddle up on the couch to watch your favorite Christmas movie. I’m going to assume you’re stocked with Wicked Wines. If not, please rethink your priorities. Here are some wine/Christmas movie combinations to get you through the cold, the holidays, and the dreadful thought of going to Aunt Mary’s next Sunday.
- The Santa Clause & Wicked Cabernet Sauvignon
Whether you were a parent or a child when this movie came out in 1994, this movie brings back the happiest of memories. Although you won’t be able to make cookies that compare to Judy the elf’s, some old school Pillsbury Christmas cookies will do (or just eat the dough. Personally, I like to go half and half). Pour the biggest glass of Cabernet and fall back into the 1990s. Don’t forget to leave out some cookies for Scott Calvin.
- A Christmas Story & Borgo del Col Alto Prosecco
HO. HO. HO. Honestly, this movie kind of scared me the first time I saw it at age 5 (See: Santa kicking Ralphie down the slide), but as I got older I started to understand why it’s such a classic. Hilarious. Comical. Some would say inspirational. Open a few bottles of Prosecco and order some Chinese food in honor of the next door neighbor’s dogs ruining Christmas dinner. Be careful popping that bottle. You’ll shoot your eye out. Fa-ra-ra-ra ra, ra ra ra ra.
- The Holiday & Wicked Sauvignon Blanc
Girls night! Get together with your closest girlfriends to exchange gifts, gossip, drink, eat, and of course stare at Jude Law. Yum. Sorry, I was referring to the taco dip Jaclyn made. Tell everyone to make a different dip, and make sure you have endless amounts of Sauv B. You might need extra to drown out how annoying Cameron Diaz is.
I feel like we can all take away something from this movie. Like, if I haven’t found my Graham by February I’m going to rent an Air BnB in England and wait for him to magically appear. Cheers!
- Elf & Wicked Moscato
Will Ferrell describing a plate of spaghetti with maple syrup, sprinkles, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, M&M’s and more kind of makes me want to throw up, kind of makes me want to try it. I’ll take it a step down and suggest a sweet glass of Moscato with bowls and bowls of different sweets. Cover the coffee table with chocolate, skittles, marshmallows, brownies, cookies, and basically any other sweet you can get your hands on. You’ll need your energy to keep up with Buddy’s energetic personality.
- The Home Alone Series & Wicked Merlot
This family continues to amaze me. Like, why are they always losing the cutest kid in their family? Couldn’t of left Buzz at the airport instead? My personal favorite of this series is Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Let’s take after little Kevin McCallister and order some pizza and drink some red wine. I’ll take three bottles of Merlot, one for each movie (Home Alone 4 & 5 are not a requirement for this assignment). And how are these burglar guys still at large in every movie? They give me anxiety as well as joy at the same time. It’s unexplainable. Make sure you have a mountain of ice cream and chocolate syrup for dessert. And don’t worry, if you get lost, you can always ask Donald Trump for directions.
I hope you’re feeling super jolly after your wine, food and movie binge. Eat, drink, and be merry. Happy Holidays!
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