Bites While You Watch: Christmas Edition


Since it's officially Christmas season I wanted to shake things up and revamp my Bites While You Watch post. This time I'm doing food and movie pairings with my favorite Christmas movies.  I'm a sucker for a good Christmas movie and shamelessly watch them in the dead of summer sometimes. I've picked a dish from each movie or a recipe that reminds me of them. I spy an ultimate movie watch party in my future full of lots of bites and Christmas cheer!

Eloise at Christmastime--whimsical sugar cookies

Eloise is one of my favorite fictional characters, so you can bet Eloise at Christmastime ranks high on my list of favorite Christmas movies. I was always jealous of her big pink Christmas tree that decorated her Plaza hotel penthouse. Bake up some of my signature sugar cookies in Christmas shapes, but break outside the norm and decorate your trees and candy canes with pink and purple icing! Eloise would sure love these!


Hold the syrup, pop tarts and sprinkles, but whip up a big bowl of spaghetti and jump on the couch to spread some Christmas cheer. 

The Holiday--fettuccine

Christmas fettuccine anyone? Miles apart, Iris and Amanda both enjoy fettuccine on Christmas Eve in the movie.  I don't know if you've ever recognized it, but my mouth always waters at this scene because it looks so good. Random I know, but next to you watch it you'll know what I mean. 

White Christmas--hot chocolate

"Snow, snow, snow, snow!" This classic Christmas movie deserves nothing but classic hot chocolate paired with it! Fun fact, White Christmas is my all time favorite Christmas movie!

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York--ice cream sundae

Better than the first Home Alone if you ask me. Kevin must have known about Eloise's Plaza Hotel penthouse because he too checks-in to the luxurious hotel. Right after he checks-in, Kevin treats himself to a rather large room service ice cream sundae. Pull out all the toppings and treat yourself, it's Christmas after all. 

While You Were Sleeping--mashed potatoes

"These mashed potatoes are so creamy, very mashed" Kind of an inside joke between my sisters and I, but there is a part in this Sandra Bullock flick where she is at her "future in-laws" house and the mom repeats how creamy and mashed the potatoes are. For some reason it caught on with us and it's one of our favorite movie quotes. 

Okay so now my question is what's your favorite Christmas movie and favorite Christmas dish? Do any of my pairings match up for you?