“The Fruitcake! It’s a Christmas Miracle!”
We’re probably in the small minority that not only watched this debut last Christmas season, but bought the movie and soundtrack as soon as it was available! We loved it so much! Not only was it adorable, but it also had a sweet message about Christmas.
So when Elsa brought back Winter to Virginia, we knew we had to do a mini-movie night. Charlie Beth was so excited to Disneybound as Elsa and carry around her favorite Sir Jorgenbjorgen plush. I was going to wait and give her this amazing Snowflake necklace from The Mouse Merch Box for Christmas, but it complimented the outfit so well that I gave it to her early.
For dinner, I made Kristoff’s famous Flemmy Stew! It was a real crowd pleaser! Alright, it really wasn’t made of moss and mushrooms. I used the same beef stew recipe I used for our Snow White movie night and embellished it with a few extra carrots and a long piece of cut celery for the Olaf’s face. I absolutely love how it turned out!
For dessert, we made Elsa’s Snow Cookies and bought the infamous Christmas Fruit Cake. We bought the fruitcake at Wegmans and should have known it would taste delicious! Maybe it was the bright colorful fruit that always made me afraid to try it, but besides the candied fruit, it was full of nuts, spices, and delicious cake.
The Olaf pin didn’t come with the fruitcake! We are members of the Disney Movie Club and got it free since we’ve been member for so long. If you want to know more about it, send me an email and I’ll share the link.
The whole movie is about family traditions during the holiday season so we incorporated one of our favorites. Charlie Beth requests ‘Grinch Cookies’ all year long, but they are so sweet that we only make them around Christmas. To add the Frozen spin to the treat, I used blue food coloring instead of green. We had so much fun making them this year. Charlie Beth helped mix the batter and then tossed the cookies in the powdered sugar. Lol, it was everywhere!!
The enduring message sung at the end makes this movie a forever classic in our home!
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? Who do you wish you were spending time with this holiday season? Let me in the comments below!
Thanks for following along on our mini movie night. We have the best time together and love sharing our fun with you! Hope you have a wonderful day and Christmas season!