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I don’t know about you but we are ALL about the Christmassy things during the holidays:
I always bake too much at Christmastime — in fact, if you’re following on Instagram you will have seen my daily Christmas baking blitz. While my kids love getting involved in the kitchen, one of the activities they most look forward to at this time of year is decorating gingerbread houses. This year, my husband oversaw their decorating projects and the results were awesome.
However, now that the Norman Rockwell moments leading up to Christmas morning have come and gone and the kids are crashing from their gingerbread-house-induced sugar high, it’s time for a little Christmas cheer (or a long winter’s nap — whatever floats your boat).
Whether you’re chilling out on Boxing Day or gearing up for New Year’s Eve festivities, why not put on a holiday fave for the kids? Netflix has a great selection of family Christmas movies plus new and classic holiday TV episodes.
Meanwhile, channel your inner mixologist with a cocktail inspired by A Very Murray Christmas! I personally mixed this delicious Christmas thirst quencher (admittedly easier when the professionals bring all the ingredients) but should you fancy yourself fancy, give it a go!
Miley Under the Mistletoe
Lemon shell, 3 raspberries, mint and icing sugar
1.5oz Beefeater Gin
.5oz chamomile-infused white vermouth
1oz lemon juice
1oz simple syrup
1oz egg white
• Muddle raspberries in a shaker and add remaining ingredients
• Dry shake to incorporate egg white with the other ingredients to get a nice frothy texture, add ice and shake again
• Double strain into an old-fashioned glass, over iceFLAVOUR PROFILE:
Sweet, sour and fruity
And should you fancy yourself a little less Tom Cruise circa ‘Cocktail’ and a little more Siskel and Ebert, Netflix Canada has got you covered for the holidays and well into the new year! Enter to win a 6-month subscription to Netflix Canada*! Click below to get started. Oh, and my favourite holiday movie? The Sound of Music.
*Contest open to Canadian residents only.
*In the interest of full disclosure: I would like to point out that I have been a hardcore Netflix fan — and written about it — since before it was considered cool. The only difference now is, as a member of Netflix Canada’s #StreamTeam, I receive some fun, free goodies in exchange for my candid monthly posts. Cool, eh?