One of the best ways to celebrate the Christmas season is by watching holiday movies and recreating memories of your childhood. But it’s time to be an adult. So we paired Christmas Movies with 12 Brockmans cocktails Venue Insight featured for their 12 Days of Brockmans. Tis the season to be jolly after all…
1. Elf – Sour Bee Fizz
Will Ferrell, ahem Buddy, as a toddler is taken to the North Pole to be raised by Santa’s elves. Much taller and different from the rest, he goes to NYC to find his real father Walter, a businessman. You could say their relationship starts off a bit sour especially as life becomes quite chaotic, but happy endings do exist.
2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Brockmans Gimlet
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch, with your gimlet eye. The green Grinch (Jim Carrey) wants to ruin Christmas for the town of Whoville by stealing all of the holiday cheer and decorations from the Whos. But his plan falls apart when he meets Cindy Lou Who, giving him a different outlook on the holiday and life.
3. It’s a Wonderful Life – Bold Fashioned
Pour yourself an old-fashioned Brockmans-style as you watch this classic from 1946. George Bailey has always wanted to leave his small town of Bedford Falls but duties within his family and among friends cause him to stay. As he’s about to jump from a bridge, a guardian angel appears, showing him what life would have become for his small town had he never been there.
4. All I Want For Christmas – When Ginger Met Ruby
All Hallie O’Fallon wants for Christmas is for her parents to get back together. So she whispers her desire to Santa before she and her brother Ethan take matters into their own hands. They develop a scheme involving an ice-cream truck, a mouse named Snowball and a few prank calls that make their parent’s reunion as smooth as When Ginger Met Ruby.
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Maratini
The Griswold family is gearing up for Christmas as they hunt down their tree and open their home to the in-laws and extended family. But a power shortage, a work-bonus that falls through and family tension make for a (mara)thon of things gone wrong.
6. The Polar Express – Bramble
A young boy who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus embarks on a journey of self-discovery on a train towards the North Pole. Rest assured it’s a frigid one, so join Hero Boy by experiencing it yourself with a refreshingly cold Bramble.
7. The Holiday – Gin & Tonic
Heartbroken during the holidays, Amanda (an American) and Iris (a Brit) swap homes to get away during this loving time of year. As the G&T is seen as the quintessential British drink for Americans, it’s fitting to nurse as you watch this American fall in love in the quaint British countryside.
8. Love Actually – Clove Actually
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9. The Santa Clause – Summer Punch
When divorced Dad Scott (the loveable Tim Allen) accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall off the roof, he and his son Charlie need to finish making the rounds for Christmas. When they return to the North Pole, Scott learns he needs to become Santa Claus, and as winter turns into spring and summer, he begins to resemble Jolly Old Saint Nick. A punchy film for all seasons really…
10. Prancer – Brockmans Garden
Although Jessica discovers a wounded Prancer in the woods, you could mistake it for a large back garden. With the help of a vet, she and her family are able to care for Santa’s reindeer, but run into problems with the town as they try to keep this big secret.
11. A Christmas Story – Brockfast Martini
All Raphie ever wanted was a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle, but all anyone ever told him was that he’d shoot his eye out. A surprise is in store Christmas morning as he opens his final present, making a blood red Martini the perfect way to soak up the action.
12. Home Alone – Hot Apple Punch
Left alone as his family rushes off on their Christmas holiday, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister begins to decorate the house as two burglars try to break in. Luckily Kevin has a few hot (apple) punches for his two enemies as he lays out elaborate booby traps for them to fall into.