Like ugly Christmas sweaters, terrible holiday movies are an inexplicable part of what makes this season so wonderful. Credible plots, big-budget sets, and actors who can just say their damn lines with a little feeling can wait until the sled-dog days of February. Now is the season for a big city gal to head back to Smallsville just in time to save the Olde Time-y Festival and make Christmas The Way it Used to Be. At the end of Act III, her false eyelashes will flutter up at a doughy-faced hero whose only defining characteristic seems to be “looks like he’s probably never started a bar fight,” and you’ll take another satisfied sip on your drink as the credits roll.
The worse the movie, the more potently delicious your potable should be, so we’ve got some pairings that should knock your holiday socks right off. They’ve been carefully selected to provide the perfect complement to your viewing, derived through an intense review of plotline, location, and also what might sound good right about now. Cheers!