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Em said

Favorite holiday movie and a tea that would compliment it.

Sipping tea, decorating the house and watching Holiday Inn has me thinking that a collection of wintery teas with Christmas movie names that compliment the movie would be fun :)

Since we are without the ability to make tasting notes today, maybe you can share your ideas.

Holiday Inn is my traditional decorate the house movie. I guess it could be watched any season of the year since so many are represented. My favorite moment is when Bing sings White Christmas for the first time, so my complimentary tea would follow that. I just received a sample from Della Terra of their Candy Cane black tea and even though I don’t get into mint, this was exceptionally delicious. I think a tea similar this would compliment the Christmas moments of Holiday Inn. Maybe with a white tea blend (or am I being too literal :).

What are your favorites?

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Serenity said

What a lovely question! Since Hannukah is coming up first this year, and since I’m from a family of blended religious faiths, I wanted to start with two Jewish themed movies that have become favorites of mine, though they don’t specifically have to do with Hannukah. One is Crossing Delancey, with Amy Irving. It is a heartwarming and quirky romantic film. I will watch this drinking one of my new favorite tisanes, David’s Teas Honeybush Lemon Ginger. A new favorite movie which I plan to watch again is Arranged, about the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish young woman and a Muslim young woman. Tagline: Friendship has no religion.
Amen to that! : )
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848542/
I would love to enjoy that movie with a cup of green tea blended with mint. Many Muslim families with whom I’ve worked made delicious gunpowder green tea with mint and sugar and more sugar. I’ll skip the sugar and probably use a green rooibos if it is at night and accompanying it will be some leftover latkes!

gmathis said

Never heard of Arranged. Sounds interesting!

Em said

I’m going to have to check out both of those movies. Thanks for sharing!

I googled it and found a link where it’s hosted! (Arranged) Thanks SO much for the suggestion, I am loving this movie. Diversity and equity is my field of work so it’s absolutely heartwarming and fascinating. Thanks!!!
http://vimeo.com/41059843

Em said

Thanks for finding it, Indigobloom. I bookmarked it and plan to watch it later :)

Let me know how you like it, I’d love to compare notes!

Serenity said

I’m so glad to find that others are enjoying Arranged. Weren’t the two main characters wonderful? I loved it. Definitely looking forward to watching it again sometime this Hannukah.

Shmiracles said

hey the guy from Old Joy is in this! yay

edit: sorry that was kinda out of the blue i just got excited. i’m having such a great time watching this. and i should have been in bed an hour ago.

gmathis said

Pooh. I need to install a different Adobe Flash and my laptop is giving me fits. Have to call in an expert so I can see this.

Serenity, love the mains! and that principal, ha! gotta laugh because what else can you do…

gmathis said

Finally watched it last night. Wow! This is one of those movies you just can’t wait for a friend to watch so you can talk about it. Completely different setting and generation, but it prompted me to get out my copy of Fiddler on the Roof.

Gmathis, so glad you got to watch it! I really enjoyed it.
Oh and the Jewish girl (I’m terrible with names) is in Whitney!

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BoxerMama said

A Christmas Story!!
Some Candy Cane tea from Steepers!

gmathis said

Maybe with a little Eggnogg’n from Bigelow :)

BoxerMama said

I have never tried that! I have the new egg nor tea from Butiki coming my way though!

Em said

Or a Red Ryder B.B. gunpowder green tea :)

gmathis said

Touche!

Serenity said

I love that movie! I also want to watch Elf. I am thinking a clear mug full of matcha latte for the amazing green color! And of course I love the taste!

Jaz said

A Christmas Story is my favourite holiday movie, I watch it at least 5 times every december! I agree that it would go well with a candy cane tea!

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Alphakitty said

My favorite holiday movie hasn’t changed in 19 years—The Nightmare Before Christmas! I think Pumpkin Chai or a candy cane tea would go equally well with it.

Em said

:) Good choice!!

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gmathis said

Scrooge (the musical, Albert Finney. Thank you very much, thank you very much! That’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for me!)

With…oh, my, I’m stumped. Old Ebenezer would’ve drunk something cheap and bagged and resteeped till the water ran clear, eh?

Janefan said

^^ I like your assessment of Scrooge’s presumed tea drinking habits! And if serving tea to someone else, he only would’ve allowed them one lump of sugar (and grudgingly, at that!) :-)

Em said

I haven’t watched that in years. Now I feel the need to watch all these movies :)

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ashmanra said

How about White Christmas with….Harney and Sons White Christmas! I think Elf should go with Candy Cane Lane or Maple Syrup by 52 teas. The Grinch should have a matcha! Nice and bright and green!

Alphakitty said

Elf and Maple Syrup is a perfect pair!

Janefan said

Mmm Grinchy green tea… I don’t have any flavored matcha, but maybe I will trying brewing something minty (like Candy Cane Lane) and then mixing plain matcha into it?

This post totally got me in the mood to put on all of these movies and snuggle up with tea and a blanket

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gmathis said

It’s A Wonderful Life with … (Clarence the) Angel’s Dream!

Em said

Love that movie :)

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I really enjoy Mixed Nuts with Steve Martin in it. It’s not a great movie cinematically or anything, but it’s bizarre and I like it and watch it every time I got to my grandma’s house. So…maybe Forever Nuts? I’ve never actually tried it, so I don’t know. I really like Walnut Green tea as well. That’s what I had this morning!

Shmiracles said

loveit! hah

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I’m a big B-movie fan, so the movie that immediately comes to mind is “Gingerdead Man” but upon deeper thinking, I am definitely a huge fan of Die Hard (Part 1) during the holidays. I have yet to drink a tea that makes me think of Bruce Willis or drank tea while watching Die Hard, but when I do, I will definitely be writing a crazy review on it!

Serenity said

I feel as though now I really, really need to watch Die Hard again for the first time in decades! : )

Janefan said

LOL @Lady of Spaydes — My hubby is a bit of a Grinch and when people ask him what is his favorite holiday movie, he often answers “Die Hard,” which gets him some funny looks. We re-watched it with friends last year and I agree that it totally counts as a “holiday movie” though. As for a tea, something strong and bold, or maybe even something boozy (spiked or just flavored)? I think some of 52teas’ Franks’ “Man Teas” may fit the bill.

I never really thought of Die Hard as a holiday movie, but it kind of is and it’s a good movie too! I would imagine a strong robust tea would be good for this movie. I may not like black teas, but a nice strong puerh tea would probably work too. I like the idea of the 52teas “Man Teas” though!

Oooh, I need to find this Gingerdead Man movie. I always watch Black Christmas (the original one) the day before Christmas Eve. Die Hard is a great one too.

My friends just set up a “bad movies on the big screen” night. Their first viewing? Thankskilling. I will be sure to point them in the direction of Gingerdead Man.

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Shmiracles said

i like Edward Scissorhands as a Christmas movie!
and i’d pair it with something dark (for the creepy element) plus some pizzaz (for the quirky side) with a slight floral or vanilla tint (for the touching love storyline).
maybe Davidsteas Glitter & Gold? (but i haven’t tried it yet)

Em said

I love watching this movie when it’s snowing outside. I like the blend you’re making. Someone pick this idea up!!

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It’s no Hollywood movie, but my team had fun making this Holiday video of pouring tea in the snow, the best of both worlds. https://vimeo.com/53839928

Disclaimer: This post promotes Tealet, a company that I founded.

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