Classic Christmas Movies for Wine Night
During the festive holiday season, millions of movie lovers turn their living rooms into Christmas Movie Theaters. This is usually a time of the year when friends, couples, and families get together to watch more movies at home than at any other time. These nights, you can find people streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney, and anywhere that's hosting their favorite Christmas movies. The entire household's mood is bright and lively; although everyone is debating the next Christmas movie to be shown. Being that we love wine, in this article, we are going to look specifically into Christmas movies for wine night, and what Christmas movie and wine pairings you should try!
Thanks to all the streaming services, most Christmas movies, regardless of the decade of origin, are readily available. To sustain the holiday spirit, you'll be wanting plenty of food and wine! But with so many great movies, which ones should you choose? And, at the same time, what are the best Christmas movie wine pairings? Is it possible that different wines go with different movies, just as they go differently with each course of a meal? While we wait on someone to do a scientific study on that, we decided to create some ourselves!
First of All: SHARE YOUR WINE
Especially during the holiday season, it is wonderful to share wine with friends and family. Try pairing your Christmas movie with a familiar wine, or try something new! If there is a wine you like, share it; it is bound to increase everyone's enjoyment. The holiday season is all about sharing and giving. Your friends and family will be pleased to receive a bottle of wine if it comes with a recommendation from you. Alright, now let's look at some movies and wines. Christmas movie wine pairings are all going to depend on genre!
CHRISTMAS MOVIES TO WATCH
Many, many Christmas movies are ready to be enjoyed at this time of year. Christmas movies for wine night have particularly warm and fuzzy messages that encourage sharing special moments together. Here are some can't-miss Christmas movies if you haven't seen all of them over the course of your life yet:
- A Christmas Story
- Charlie Brown Christmas
- Happiest Season
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Home Alone (and Home Alone 2)
- Jack Frost
- Falling for Christmas
- Christmas Wedding Planner
- Arthur Christmas
- Fred Claus
- Operation Christmas Drop
- It’s A Wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Four Christmases
- The Santa Clause Trilogy
- A Boy Called Christmas
- Disney’s A Christmas Carol
- The Knight Before Christmas
- The Christmas Chronicles
MOVIE AND WINE PAIRINGS
Now, as we said, it's all about genre. So, here are some pairings that are more about feelings and moods than they are about palate:
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a funny movie that can be enjoyed all the more while consuming an ever-versatile Riesling.
- Elf is another hilarious movie that can be even more entertaining with a bottle of Gewurztraminer.
- It’s a Wonderful Life can be shared nicely alongside a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Miracle on 34th Street is a perfect fit with a nice Red Blend.
Grab some snacks and a few bottles of wine, position yourself on your couch or loveseat, and settle in for some long winter nights of fantastic fun. When it comes to debating movies, it's that time of year where considering other people choose Christmas movies for wine night that will have your guests glowing. Happy Holidays!