During the holidays we love watching Christmas movies. Old movies, new movies and of course our tried and true favorites. The Muppets Christmas movies are ones that we watch every year. And since this year we find ourselves staying home more, we decided we had to make a movie marathon out of it!
A Muppets Christmas Movies Day
Complete with treats and an activity, we loved creating this Muppets Christmas movie day and we hope it inspires you to have some fun creating memories at home this year!
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Probably one of the most popular Muppets Christmas Movies is the The Muppet Christmas Carol. Michael Caine stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this musical re-telling of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. With ghosts following Scrooge through the past, present and future to teach important life lessons, we love the extra humor we get from Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit and Gonzo as Charles Dickens himself. This is a classic holiday film we watch every year, and have even made a Muppets Christmas shirt to match for your next Muppets Christmas Movie Night or watch party.
The Muppets Christmas Carol Treats
We wanted to create a British theme around the treats for The Muppets Christmas Carol movie night, so we leaned on the queen of British baking, Mary Berry. Her cookbook, Baking With Mary Berry, provided us with the recipe for sticky toffee pudding, which was so delicious and very easy to make. It may not have been what they were eating in London in the early 1800’s, but we thought it was the perfect match to this movie, because just like A Christmas Carol, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. And of course, we used our Mickey ramekins to add a touch of Disney magic.
We added in Earl Grey Creme tea , British style, complete with cream and brown sugar. But you can obviously choose whatever tea you like to set the mood for this movie night.
A Muppets Christmas Letters to Santa
As a homage to the United States Postal Service back in 2008, the Muppets embarked on trying to get an important Christmas letter to Santa before Christmas arrived! With Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and Uma Thurman alongside our favorite troupe, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa combines all the fun and challenges of the holiday rush with the lessons of Christmas. We love love love this movie as an afternoon flick to watch while baking. And it always gets us in the spirit of the season and ready to write letters to Santa Claus!
How to Write Letters to Santa
Believe it or not there is a “way” to write letters to Santa Claus. And for us, it usually involves food, cocoa, and a reason to hang out together some random afternoon in November. But really, it’s just about having everything together all in one place, so you can focus on the letter to the big man himself. Set aside a day and time to tackle this holiday task. Make it a brunch or just an evening activity. Here’s what you’ll need to write letters to Santa on your own.
What you need:
Paper and Pens or Markers: You can grab colored pens and markers and our printable letter to Santa in a half sheet. Or you can grab a full sheet Dear Santa letter. And be sure to grab Envelopes too! Regular security letter envelopes are fine! But you can also grab a pack of notecard envelopes if you want a more card sized envelope for your letter.
Postal Stamps: By far the most important thing needed to mail your letter to Santa is stamps. The USPS releases new Christmas stamps a few months before Christmas every year! Thankfully you can also just order Christmas stamps online!
A Hot Cocoa Cart: Frankly, during the holidays, every activity needs a hot cocoa cart. We’ve pulled together all our favorite marshmallows, cocoas, and hot cocoa fixins’. Check out everything you need to pull together for a Hot Cocoa bar cart for your afternoon writing letters to Santa.
A Muppets Christmas Letters to Santa Movie Night Food
We wanted to create some fun and easy foods to match this movie, so we kept it simple. Including a fun Miss Piggy inspired drink, personal margherita pizzas and a popcorn bar! These are fun, simple and very easy treats you can have while watching Muppets Christmas movies this season.
Miss Piggy’s Pink Drink
Miss Piggy is loud and sassy and we love her for it. So we decided to create a drink just like her. We kept it non-alcoholic so little ones can join in on the fun. Here’s what you’ll need
- 7 UP or Sprite
- Maraschino cherries
- Fun serving glass, we love these ones and use them for just about every occasion we can
- Sugar and food coloring if you want to sugar the rim
To sugar the rim, just mix sugar and food coloring in a small bowl, wet the rim of glass(before filling with drink of course) and tip it upside down into the sugar and voila. To make the drink, just add 7 UP to the glass, just a dash of Grenadine and 1 or 2 (or as many as you like) maraschino cherries. And there you have it, a fun Miss Piggy inspired drink for your Muppets movie night.
Muppet Christmas Pizza
We love the scene in the pizza parlour during this movie, so we thought why not make mini pizzas for our Muppets Movie night? We made them margherita style, with mozzarella pearls, fresh basil and tomatoes to make it festive for the holiday; but you could do any toppings you like. If you’re looking for an easy homemade pizza crust, we like this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction. It’s super easy and quick and just a really good dough all around! Of course, if you just don’t have the patience or time for homemade pizza dough, feel free to buy a pizza dough mix, premade pizza crust or heck, even a store bought or ordered pizza will do!
Christmas Popcorn Bar
We love the idea of a Christmas popcorn bar because it lets everyone choose what toppings they’d like. We chose to stay within the holiday theme and had red and green peanut M&Ms, swedish fish, and white and dark chocolate peppermint pretzels. Feel free to add your families favorite popcorn add-ins and have fun with it. We also used these disposable containers to keep things organized and mess at bay.
Whether you choose to use these recipes or use this post for inspiration, we wish you the best holiday movie nights at home this year!