Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Yellow Loop. Today we are sharing our favorite holiday movies and TV specials. Our choice was “Elf”.
As much as our family loves classic holiday movies, the new flicks are beginning to make it to our yearly holiday rotation. One of the new classics we love to watch every year is “Elf”. This light-hearted story of Buddy the Elf will have you believing in Santa and the magic of Christmas.
Brought to the North Pole as a stow away in Santa’s sack, Buddy is raised by elves since he was a baby. It is not until he is an adult that he begins to feel out of place in the elf world and begins to question his place there. Upon revealing his angst to his Papa Elf, he then learns the identity of his biological father. Buddy makes the decision to travel to New York City to find his father. Unfortunately his father, Walter, is a cynical, non-believing, workaholic who doesn’t welcome Buddy with open arms. Buddy is determined to make a connection with his father but is often challenged and chaos ensues. Will Buddy find his place in the human world? Will he make a connection with his father and help him discover the true meaning of Christmas?
“Elf” makes perfect movie night. Buddy’s propensity for sweets will help you create quite a menu. Plus there are plenty of opportunities for Elf themed activities to do before and during the movie. We’ve done two of them so far. Each time we find new ways to tap into our inner elf.
The menu I planned for our movie nights was sweet, sweet and more sweet. Though I did try to sneak in a little healthy sweetness.
For dinner, we had syrup flavored “spaghetti” pancakes with marshmallow “meatballs”, Maple syrup was poured into the batter because syrup is an elf’s favorite food. I used my pancake pen to squiggle spaghetti shaped pancakes. Each pile was topped with large marshmallows.
What’s a movie night without snacks? First, I made fruit elves. Bananas are topped with green apple hats and put onto toothpicks. I used writing gel to make elf faces.
We also had a huge bowl of popcorn mixed with festive M&Ms and green sugar sprinkles.
To wash it all down, I made an elf punch, lime sherbet with ginger ale. I rimmed the glasses with honey and green sugar crystals.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. The evening can be topped off with Christmas carols or maybe even a little Christmas karaoke.
An “Elf” movie night is a great way to usher in the holiday season and bring out the Buddy in all of us. Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins! Plan your own “Elf” movie night.
For more great holiday movies,
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Yellow | Favorite Holiday Movies + TV Specials Loop:
- 1st Stop – Sparks of Magic | “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
- 2nd Stop – The Delightful Life | A Charlie Brown Christmas
- 3rd Stop – Love Our Disney | Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- 4th Stop – Adventures in Familyhood | Elf