As we dance and prance towards Christmas day and the break from work and the usual rat race it provides, I know that many of you will be filling your hours with festive traditions. One of the more modern traditions that has taken hold is the watching of Christmas Movies, usually the same few that tap into family appreciation and nostalgia.
We’re no different in my household, I love Christmas movies. Every year my wife marks the start of the festive season by watching ‘Love Actually’. We watch ‘it’s a wonderful life’, ‘Four Christmases’ and ‘Home Alone’ 1 &2 together at some point in the first few weeks of December. My daughter is starting to find her own favourites in ‘Elf’ and ‘Frosty the Snowman’, which we sit and watch with her.
These are all sweet, fun and fill you with the warmth of happiness and the potential of the season. They are great but they all have a Ying to their Yang. I love the sweet but I love savoury as well, like ‘Gremlins’, ‘Batman Returns’ and
So, to celebrate the season I have created a Christmas Day menu of sweet and Savoury Movie treats.
Ladies and Gentleman, what would you like for Dinner?
~ Starters ~
Option 1: A small bowl of spicy Gremlins, accompanied by fresh A Nightmare Before Christmas
Option 2: A Home Alone melt with a New York style sequel for dipping
~ Main Meal ~
*Option 1: Several large slices of The Santa Clause, with roasted Grinch and a baked Bad Santa
*Option 2: Poached Krampus, with a cheeky portion of A Miracle on 34th street and matured National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
*both served with generous servings of It’s a wonderful life gravy.
~ Dessert ~
Option 1: A scoop of A Muppets Christmas Carol topped with lashings of Elf
Option 2: A slice of Scrooged drizzled with rich dark Batman Returns
~ Coffee ~
Option 1: A smooth cup of Die Hard with a sprinkling of Jingle all the way
Option 2: A hot pot of The Holiday with a choice of creamy computer generated Christmas Carol or a selection of Four Christmases
~ Wine ~
Red: A dark and full bodied Black Christmas
White: A fruity and light White Christmas
~ Beers & Ciders ~
Cider: A dry but fruity bottle of chilled Lethal Weapon
Beer: A Belgian import, a tall glass of In Bruges