Nothing feels better than snuggling up on the sofa and watching a Christmas film with the family and some snacks. It’s never too early to start and we’re in December, so there’s just no reason to delay the fun. We’ve listed our top 5 Christmas films for you to go through and choose one for this evening. You better stick till the end where we have a few delicious snack ideas for your movie night.
The first Harry Potter movie is an ultimate non-traditional choice when it comes to bringing up the Christmas spirit. There’s just nothing that can match the snow falling from the sealing of Christmassy Hogwarts hall. It has the story, the magic and wholesomeness of childhood, that we all love in a Christmas movie. But it’s not just for kids, the entire family can cozy up and watch it on the magical day.
If you loved Jim Carrey in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, you will definitely love this one too. The stories are quite similar and Carrey's extraordinary acting never fails to amaze. Now, it might be a bit on the darker side, but you know Christmas films, they always have a heartwarming ending.
This sweet animation is quite a recent Netflix creation and it is becoming people’s favorite Christmas film very quickly. It has the right amount of wholesomeness, emotion, and originality. That’s all we want in a Christmas movie, don’t we?
This enchanting animation sets the Christmas mood perfectly. And it makes you believe in the magic of Christmas and the existence of Santa Klaus even if you’re an adult. It’s an adventure to take with the entire family without leaving the comfort of your home.
Finishing off with a classic and a must-watch indeed. Even if you’ve seen this film a hundred times before, you just can’t not watch it every year. It is a tradition in many families that brings back memories and feelings you wouldn't experience watching any other Christmas film.
Here are some snack ideas to go with your Christmas movie night: It’s an actual crime to start a Christmas movie without a plate full of snacks by your side.
1) Slow roasted Pear chips with Chocolate sauce
- 2 Bartlett pears
- 4 ounces milk or dark chocolate
- Preheat your oven to 225°F (105°C).
- Cut pears into slices that are 1/8 inch thick (3mm) using a slicer. Use the tip of a knife to discard out any seeds that remain.
- Place pear slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. And bake for 1 hour.
- Flip over slices and bake for 30 minutes more or until slices reach desired crispness. If the slices are thicker it may take up to an hour to become crisp.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove-top.
- Allow melted chocolate to cool down a bit, and serve.
2) Brown sugar & cinnamon glazed popcorn
Source - bbcgoodfood.com
- 50g light brown sugar
- 10g butter
- 3 tbsp double cream
- a sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- 25g popcorn kernels
- Put the sugar in a small saucepan with 2 tbsp water and dissolve over a gentle heat. Bring to the boil, but don’t stir at all. When the sugar is a dark golden caramel color, whisk in the butter. Remove from the heat and pour in the double cream (stand back as it may spit), stir vigorously, then add the ground cinnamon.
- Pop the popcorn kernels in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid for 4 mins, then remove from the heat and pour over the sugar glaze, tossing the popcorn until evenly coated.
3) Garlic Toast Pizzas
- 1 package (11-1/4 ounces) frozen garlic Texas toast
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced regular or turkey pepperoni
- 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425°. Place Texas toast in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Spread toast with pizza sauce; top with pepperoni and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, 4-5 minutes longer.