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Bridget admires Mark’s ugly Christmas sweater
Bridget (Reneé Zellweger) laughs with Mark (Colin Firth) in “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” (Image: Hulu)

One of the best things about the holidays is breaking out the festive snacks and drinks. Whether it’s for a night alone or hosting a group of friends, there’s a perfect movie and snack pairing. It can be overwhelming just thinking about all the options and flavor combinations, but, lucky for you, we’ve made a list of movies based on our favorite seasonal snacks and drinks.

‘Molly’s Game’ (2017)

Molly perches on her lawyer’s couch
Molly (Jessica Chastain) tells her lawyer what really happened. (Image: Netflix)

Get cozy next to the fireplace in your softest pajamas with a hot cup of homemade apple cider for this movie night. “Molly’s Game” follows a former Olympic skier as she figures out her life after a career-ending injury. From waitressing in clubs to running the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game to being arrested by the FBI, she’s been through it all. With so many ups and downs, you’ll want that warm mug between your hands to ground you.

“Molly’s Game” is available to watch on Netflix.

‘Mean Girls’ (2004)

The girls perform “Jingle Bell Rock” at the school talent show
Gretchen (Lacey Chabert), Regina (Rachel McAdams), Cady (Lindsay Lohan), and Karen (Amanda Seyfried). (Image: Paramount Plus)

A girls’ movie night isn’t complete without a sweet snack to accompany this classic rom-com. Christmas Chex party mix is just as easy and much more festive than popcorn. This salty but sweet treat perfectly reflects the attitudes of the Plastics from “Mean Girls.” Enjoy watching these frenemies as they attempt to claw to the top of the social ladder.

“Mean Girls” is streaming on Paramount Plus.

‘Love Actually’ (2003)

Mark holds up a sign, telling Juliet he loves her
Mark (Andrew Lincoln) tells Juliet (Keira Knightley) how he feels. (Image: Peacock)

“Love Actually” is a beloved classic watched every year in many households. Warm your body and soul with this film and a fresh batch of mulled wine. It’s spicy and comforting at the same time. Laugh and cry and cringe at all your favorite moments — just make sure not to spill your cup!

“Love Actually” is available on Peacock.

‘Ice Age’ (2002)

Scrat is frozen in ice while chasing an acorn
Scrat endlessly chases an acorn. (Image: Disney Plus)

“Ice Age” is a wonderful kid-friendly film, great for a family movie night. A wooly mammoth (Ray Romano), a saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), and a silly sloth (John Leguizamo) are tasked with returning a human baby to its migrating family. What better pairing is there than snowball cookies? They’re tasty and festive — just don’t let the kids start a snowball fight with them.

Put “Ice Age” on the big screen. It’s available to stream on Disney Plus.

‘Shrek’ (2001)

Lord Farquaad tortures information out of the Gingerbread Man
Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) savagely rips a gumdrop off the Gingerbread Man (Conrad Vernon). (Image: Hulu)

Here’s another kid-friendly movie for family movie night: “Shrek.” Everyone loves this tale of an ogre (Mike Myers) who goes on a mission to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the aid of a talkative donkey (Eddie Murphy). The only thing that can make it any better is decorating and munching on gingerbread men and women.

This loveable cast can be found on Hulu + Live TV or Peacock.

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ (2001)

Bridget lounges on her couch in her pajamas with a bottle of wine
Bridget (Reneé Zellweger) spends a sad night at home alone. (Image: Hulu)

“Bridget Jones’s Diary” is a go-to movie for a girls’ night in. Follow Bridget (Reneé Zellweger) as she keeps a diary about her journey of self-improvement and finding love. The movie is girlie and demands to be watched with a stiff drink in hand. We suggest a peppermint white Russian; it’s feminine, strong, and festive.

“Bridget Jones’s Diary” is available on Sling TV Premium and Hulu Premium.

‘Fargo’ (1996)

Marge is startled in the snow and takes aim
Marge (Frances McDormand) is startled and aims a gun. (Image: STARZ)

For an evening filled with adult humor, “Fargo” fits the bill — and we don’t mean the TV series! The original 1996 film follows a family man plagued with financial troubles who hires two men to kidnap his wife and child so he can collect the ransom from his father-in-law. Of course, everything that could go wrong does. Have a bowl of caramel corn handy to keep yourself from biting your nails.

“Fargo” is streaming on Starz and Sling TV Premium.

‘When Harry Met Sally…’ (1989)

Harry and Sally party in Times Square for New Year’s Eve
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) enjoy New Year’s Eve together. (Image: Netflix)

A classic film requires a classic drink — that’s just how it is. “When Harry Met Sally…” tackles the age-old question: Can a man and a woman be friends without sex? Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) keep bumping into each other and, while they feel an attraction, they worry it could ruin their friendship. Pair this classic with a poinsettia cocktail.

Enjoy watching “When Harry Met Sally…” on Netflix.

‘White Christmas’ (1954)

Judy is dressed in sparkling white, dancing on a stage of red
Judy (Vera Ellen) dances a solo during rehearsal. (Image: Netflix)

We suggest this last movie for a cold evening. Snuggle up with your partner and watch “White Christmas” with a glass of eggnog. Sing along to your favorite tunes while sipping this equally festive beverage. You can admire the costumes and dancing like you do every year from underneath a fuzzy blanket.

“White Christmas” is streaming on Netflix.

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