Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The Christmas Movie Cookbook by Julia Rutland: Book Review

  **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

Bring the merry festivities from the screen right to your own table with The Christmas Movie Cookbook with more than 65 scrumptious recipes inspired by scenes from your favorite Christmas films.

Do you ever yearn for roast turkey while watching 
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Or, for the more cynical, do you wish you could taste the roast beast from How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Well, top up your mug of eggnog and don your coziest ugly sweater: ‘tis the season to recreate the dishes from all of your favorite holiday movies with the help of The Christmas Movie Cookbook.

This season you can indulge alongside your favorite 
Elf characters as they make special spaghetti and get tipsy with the Bad Moms crew while they imbibe their spiced cider. Just crack open The Christmas Movie Cookbook and discover sixty-five mouthwatering recipes to add joy to any holiday gathering. Recipes include:
-Old Fashioned Meatloaf from 
A Christmas Story
-Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Cheese Soup from 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
-Christmas Pudding from 
A Christmas Carol
-Breakfast Strata from 
The Family Stone
-Really Rich Hot Chocolate from 
Polar Express
-And much more!

Complete with tips on entertaining and menu ideas for your merry gatherings, 
The Christmas Movie Cookbook is the perfect companion to your holiday season.

Julia Rutland is a Washington, DC-area writer and recipe developer whose work appears regularly in publications and websites such as Southern LivingCoastal Living, and Weight Watchers books. She is the author of Discover DinnertimeThe Campfire Foodie CookbookOn a StickBlueberriesSquashFoil Pack Dinners, Apples, 101 Lasagnas & Other Layered Casseroles, Tomatoes, and Honey. Julia lives in the Washington, DC, wine country town of Hillsboro, Virginia, with her husband, two daughters, and many furred and feathered friends.

In my household, we absolutely love Christmas movies! Not only are they a part of our holiday traditions, but if we're being honest my kids and I are known to watch them all throughout the year! They are some of our absolute favorites. 

Aside from watching Christmas movies, we also love to cook/bake around the holidays too! Truly, how many holiday traditions revolve around food!?

When I heard about The Christmas Movie Cookbook, I knew it was going to be an absolute must have for our household and I couldn't wait to check it out. And I absolutely loved it! This featured some of our holiday favorites, with recipes that we cannot wait to try. Some of them are exactly what we would have expected: Roast Beef (Beast) from the Grinch, Hot Chocolate from Polar Express, and Cheese Pizza from Home Alone (admittedly, both my son and I both first guessed that it might be mac and cheese instead, but cheese pizza truly was a perfect recipe for this one too!) Others are a bit more loosely based on the movie--- where it takes place, things like that. Some recipes are more holiday specific, whereas others can be made all year long. The movies featured were classics as well as new favorites like The Christmas Chronicles. There were even recipes from those debatable holiday favorites like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon--- which made my husband super happy as well. 

This cookbook was so much fun to read through, and we already have a list started to cook/bake as we watch these holiday favorites this season! If you're a die hard Christmas movie fan, this is an absolutely must have! I love it! 


  1. This looks and sounds like a fun cookbook.......... I think the Old Fashioned Meatloaf from A Christmas Story sounds really interesting


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