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The Ultimate Christmas Movie Pairings Guide

It’s my favorite time of the year… the holiday season. There’s nothing better than cozy nights, twinkling lights, and classic Christmas movies. And who doesn’t love a good Christmas movie?! Whether it’s a decades-old classic, a must-watch comedy, or a new-this-year Netflix flick, I’m here for it. I take my Christmas movies seriously—I even have a spreadsheet detailing where to find each one streaming!

But you know what takes these festive movie nights to the next level? The perfect wine (or spirit!) pairing, of course! Join me as I uncork the secrets to creating the ultimate Christmas movie night experience, where every scene is complemented by the perfect pour.

Christmas Movie Pairing: Home Alone Movie Poster, a slice of cheese pizza, and chardonnay.

“Home Alone” with Chardonnay and Cheese Pizza

Kevin McCallister’s antics are even more entertaining with a glass of crisp Chardonnay. Pair it with a cheesy slice of pizza, just like Kevin enjoys.

Christmas Movie Pairing: It's a Wonderful Life poster, chestnuts and a glass of merlot

“It’s a Wonderful Life” with Cabernet Sauvignon and Roasted Chestnuts

George Bailey’s heartwarming journey deserves a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with the comforting aroma of roasted chestnuts – a true holiday classic.

Christmas Movie Pairing: The Holiday promo poster with camembert cheese wheel and a glass of prosecco

“The Holiday” with Prosecco and Camembert Cheese

For a perfect blend of romance and laughter, pair “The Holiday” with a glass of Prosecco and a decadent wheel of Camembert cheese.

Christmas Movie Pairing: Elf promo poster with spaghetti, syrup, and sparkling wine

“Elf” with Sparkling Wine and Spaghetti with Maple Syrup

Buddy the Elf’s whimsical adventures deserve something sparkling. Sip on a glass of your favorite bubbly with a plate of spaghetti topped with maple syrup, just like Buddy makes.

Christmas Movie Pairing: A Very Charming Christmas Town promo poster with chocolate and a glass of pinot noir

“A Very Charming Christmas Town” with Pinot Noir and Dark Chocolate

Immerse yourself in Solvang’s charm with Pinot Noir and dark chocolate, perfectly accompanying Aubrey’s visit to the “Most Christmassy Town in the USA.”

Christmas Movie Pairing: A christmas carol promo poster with a roasted goose and a glass of merlot

“A Christmas Carol” with Merlot and Roast Goose

Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his transformational journey with a glass of Merlot. Roast goose, a nod to the classic Dickensian feast, completes the experience.

“Scrooged” with Old Fashioned and Gourmet Pretzels

Bill Murray’s modern take on Dickens calls for a classic Old Fashioned and some gourmet pretzels. It’s a witty and delicious combination.

“Love Actually” with Rosé and British Tea Sandwiches

This romantic ensemble film pairs perfectly with a light and refreshing Rosé. Prepare British tea sandwiches to channel the London setting.

“The Man Who Invented Christmas” with Irish Coffee and Fruitcake

Travel back in time with Charles Dickens and enjoy Irish coffee alongside a fruitcake.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” with Eggnog and Popcorn

Clark Griswold’s holiday mishaps are best enjoyed with eggnog and a big bowl of buttery popcorn. For added holiday fun, enjoy your eggnog from a Wally’s World moose glass!

“The Grinch” with Green Apple Martini and Grinchy Guacamole

Get into the Grinchy spirit with a green apple martini and homemade guacamole. Don’t forget the green food coloring!

“White Christmas” with Mulled Wine and Gingerbread Cookies

Bing Crosby’s classic crooning pairs beautifully with mulled wine. Gingerbread cookies add a touch of sweetness.

“Four Christmases” with Pinot Noir and Mini Meatballs

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon’s comedic Christmas adventures are best enjoyed with a light Pinot Noir and a plate of mini meatballs.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” with Red Wine and Pumpkin Pie

This Tim Burton classic calls for red wine and a slice of pumpkin pie. The spooky and sweet combo is oddly delightful.

“The Santa Clause” with White Russians and Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies

Join Tim Allen on his journey to becoming Santa with a classic white Russian and warm chocolate chip cookies. It’s a twist on a timeless treat.

“A California Christmas” with Sparkling Rosé and Fresh Seafood

Set in California’s wine country, this film is best paired with a sparkling rosé and a platter of seafood.

“The Polar Express” with Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Brownies

Embark on a magical journey with “The Polar Express” accompanied by a steaming mug of hot cocoa and indulgent peppermint brownies.

“Die Hard” with Bourbon and Spicy Nachos

Whether you consider it a Christmas movie or not, “Die Hard” is action-packed. Sip on bourbon and munch on spicy nachos for a thrilling combo.

“Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” with Champagne and New York-style Cheesecake

Follow Kevin McCallister to the Big Apple with a glass of Champagne and a slice of decadent New York-style cheesecake for a truly festive experience.

“The Christmas Chronicles” with Spiced Rum and Cinnamon Sugar Donut

Join Kurt Russell’s Santa on a spirited adventure with a glass of spiced rum and a plate of warm cinnamon sugar donuts—an unforgettable combination.

This holiday season, create your own cinematic winter wonderland with these wine and snack pairings. Whether you’re snuggled up with family or having a solo movie night, these combinations will add an extra layer of joy to your Christmas movie marathon. So, grab your favorite film, pour a glass of wine, and indulge in delectable snacks as you make cherished holiday memories. Cheers!



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