We love Christmastime. Whether we’re baking cookies, watching all of the Christmas movies, decorating or looking at Christmas lights, we love the merriment of the season. Since this year we are looking for more to do at home this holiday season, we decided to create a few Christmas movie marathons to add a little excitement to those home for the holidays moments. We created a fun menu and a craft for a Santa Clause Movie Night!
The Santa Clause trilogy is one of our all time favorites. We grew up watching the first one and waited with the rest of the world for the second to release. And of course we were hooked. Now if we could just petition Disney for The Santa Clause 4 where Charlie takes over for his dad. We’ll be ready for it! We tried to match a few food items along with one little craft activity to help you make the most of our Santa Clause Movie Night Marathon.
The Santa Clause
Shaken not stirred hot cocoa
Can you really have a Santa Clause movie night without hot chocolate? We think Judy’s version, not too hot, extra chocolate, shaken-not-stirred, sounds just divine. Of course we’ve never had the opportunity to venture to the North Pole to try it, but we think our favorite hot cocoa recipe is pretty fantastic. To really give it that special touch, use a frother to make it and you’ll be rewarded with creamy, velvety, smooth and delicious hot cocoa. Basically it gives you that shaken, not stirred, texture without actually having to shake it. Because, well, that sounds a little dangerous and something that maybe should be reserved for actual elves. And with this frother, it comes out the perfect temperature every time!
If you don’t have a frother and don’t want to invest in one(although we use ours all the time and highly recommend it!), you can always use a blender that’s able to take hot drinks to get it that creamy, cloud like texture. Feel free to go all out with your cocoa too! Add whipped cream, cinnamon, a pump of Ghirardelli chocolate sauce or whatever makes your cocoa extra special.
The Santa Clause 2
Noodles and Pie
“Is that your idea of a night on the town? Noodles and pie?”
If you’re going to do a Santa Clause Movie marathon, we think this makes the perfect main course. The second movie is all about Santa finding a wife and what better way than through food? Noodles and pie can be a lot of things, but we chose to do a red and green theme with our noodles, including roasted tomatoes, basil and mozzarella pearls. And for the “pie”, we chose to do a pizza pie! Since our third movie includes a dessert, we thought it would be a little indulgent to have both pie and cookies for a movie night, but if that’s your style, then go for it! It is the holidays after all, and you deserve whatever makes you joyful 🙂
We made individual pizzas , thin crust if you’re channeling your inner Carol; and also topped them with red and green toppings to keep it festive. Of course you can prepare your noodles and pie however you like, but we loved this as a festive entree for this Santa Clause movie night.
And we added a fun drink because why not, right?
Minty. Doesn’t it make you feel fresh? Well, we can’t say for sure what a cocoa-chino is when Jack Frost serves it up in The Santa Clause 3, but it sounds like some chocolately, minty goodness. At least we think so? Since we already created a hot cocoa drink for this movie marathon, we decided we could make this in cookie form. We’ve made hot cocoa cookies before, which are delicious, so why not make a peppermint hot cocoa cookie?
These are super easy and if you’re not a peppermint chocolate fan, these are still very good without the chocolate and peppermint topping.
You can find the recipe here. And then we dipped them in melted chocolate chips and crushed peppermint to add the minty freshness of Jack Frost.
Make your very own Faux Snowglobe
The Santa Clause movie takes snow globes very seriously. In the first Santa Clause, Bernard gives Charlie the snowglobe to help him find his dad whenever he needs him. Santa Clause 2 shows Charlie using that same snowglobe to help Carol see the magic of Christmas and believe in Santa. In Santa Clause 3, we find out that there is an entire hall of snowglobes! Who saw that coming? Well definitely not us, that’s for sure. Ultimately the snow globe is what saves Santa and Christmas; so we think that a faux snowglobe is the perfect little craft for any Santa Clause movie marathon night.
These are super easy to make and are a fun, inexpensive little piece of decor that even little ones can help with. Here’s what you’ll need:
- mason jar
- hot glue gun and hot glue
- miniature trees, reindeer, snowmen, etc
- cotton balls, snow cover or faux snow
- glitter, if you like glitter 🙂
You can make this as simple or as elaborate as you like, but personally we think simple is the way to go here. Just arrange your miniature items on the lid of the mason jar and glue them down. Spread your “snow” along the bottom of the figures and screw the lid back on. That’s it! Super easy and makes a cute little piece of decor.
A Disney Christmas Movie Marathon
We plan to watch lots of movies this season and hope to have many more Disney Christmas movie nights. Hopefully this inspires you to have one of your own!