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Make & Muddle’s Top Five Holiday Batch Cocktails

  Are y'all feeling overwhelmed yet? Are you ready to throw that Elf on the Shelf out of the window? Is there glitter all over your carpet from the wrapping paper? Is there powdered sugar all over your kitchen floor making your socks sticky and the prompting the dog to continually lick the kitchen floor?… Continue reading Make & Muddle’s Top Five Holiday Batch Cocktails

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Christmas Story

The Christmas classic, A Christmas Story finds Ralphie asking for a Red Ryder BB Gun from Santa. Full of all of the angst of growing up and wanting that one present SO MUCH, this movie has all of the great holiday characters; a crazy dad, worn out mom, and annoying little brother. Add to that… Continue reading Christmas Story

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

When you think of Christmas movies, this absolutely tops the list. Boris Karloff narrating, Chuck Jones directing, and a sweet & loving puppy? SIGN. ME. UP. There are certainly years that I have resembled the Grinch more than Buddy from Elf. This year the only thing Grinch that I am feeling this season is this… Continue reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Childhood has soundtracks for me- songs and voices that will instantly put me back in a moment or place.  The sound of the intro to the Muppet Show or Looney Tunes, the voice of Mr. Rogers, the funky pin ball animation on Sesame Street (You know y'all just sang "1-2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9-10, 11-12"). Burl Ives as… Continue reading Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

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White Christmas

Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen, Bing Crosby, and Danny Kaye star in this classic 1954 holiday musical, White Christmas. The movie is made stellar not just by the singing and dancing (Vera Ellen is unreal), but also by the costume design of Edith Head. Every single costume is a work of art and I spend the… Continue reading White Christmas