The cold long night on the Winter Solstice is the perfect evening to cuddle up with a few good movies. Since this month is forever recognized by the spirit of the holidays and Christmas, nostalgic Christmas movies are ideal for late nights. What better time to watch your favorite Christmas movies than the longest night of the year – the night of the Winter Solstice. Here are my top 10 choices for Christmas movies to binge watch and along with it some yummy dishes to keep you satiated while you watch:
1. Meet Me In St.Louis & Old Fashioned Chocolate Sauce On Ice Cream
Watch the debut of the original song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” in this film and travel through the holidays with a turn of the century family. Meet Me In St. Louis makes us want to make everything from scratch and I have made Old Fashioned Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream.
2. It’s A Wonderful Life & Mulled Wine
3. Aloha & Pineapple Angel Food Pie
If you are interested in a warmer Christmas, like many of of us west coasters will be experiencing, give the movie Aloha a try. Despite, it’s tropical setting, the film takes place during Christmas. Keeping with some tradition, I still have pie, even if it is Hawaiian style. Pineapple Angel Food Pie is very easy and fun to make, as well as eat.
4. You’ve Got Mail & Maryland Crab Cakes
You’ve Got Mail travels through the seasons, but Christmas is a focal point. The Maryland Crab Cakes are inspired by the film’s Director and Writer Nora Ephron.
5. The Holiday & Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows
I’m a pushover for holiday movies that are set in England and even better that it is also set in California. The Holiday is a fun romantic film and Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows is a delightful treat.
6. Bridget Jones’s Diary & Omelette
Bridget Jones’s Diary takes us from one New Year’s morning to the next as it tells the story of quirky British Bridget. The holidays are in its essence and Omelette is a very poignant part of this film.
7. Love Actually & Chocolate Biscuits
8. Little Women & Orange Muffins
The delightful and poignant film about girls coming of age during the American Civil War, manages to keep the spirit of Christmas alive while emphasizing the value of giving even when you have nothing or very little yourself. Watch Little Women and nibble on Orange Muffins, like the breakfast the girls gifted.
9. Beauty And The Beast & Three Cheese Soufle
You have to have a Disney Movie on your Christmas movie list! The latest Beauty And The Beast is a beautifully made 3D musical film. It’s inspirational for the holidays and the French setting is muse for warm and rising Three Cheese Soufle.