Beer, The Godfather & Eggnog

My sweet 85 year old Nona will be down for the holidays.

My sweet 85 year old Nona will be down for the holidays.

Yesterday morning it was -1 when I walked out my front door. I froze my ass off which finally made me come to the realization that yes, it’s winter.

Christmas is here!

This means a whole lot of people are off going nuts trying to find the perfect gift, or any gift for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll get the gifts, but I don’t want to  let one of my favorite times of the year pass me by in the process.

Here are a few little things that I love about the Christmas season.

Granville Island Winter Ale

This is my favorite winter ale and I absolutely love this beer. It’s a robust ale with a vanilla-like finish and it’s hard not to have a second… or third 🙂


I’m a fan. I pretty much recently became a fan but I love them nonetheless and winter is the best time to wear them. They’re great with jeans or slacks and I’ve found myself trying to wear one as much as I can, they’re so damn comfortable and warm!


I think this is on most people’s list, but I’m crazy for it. Makes you wonder why it isn’t served year round? I guess it just wouldn’t be the same drinking a glass of egg nog in 100 degree heat.

The Godfather Trilogy

Watching the Godfather has become a holiday tradition of mine ever since I got them for my Dad 5 or 6 Christmas’ ago. I knew I wasn’t getting it so I bought it anyways and put my old man’s name on the card. Worked out well, he’s a fan too. And now for some reason it doesn’t seem like Christmas until I hear Don Corleone say “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

The Family Man

Another movie holiday tradition. I saw this movie in a high school class, loved it, and have watched it every winter ever since. I like movies that make you think about what’s most important to you in your own life. Don’t take someone for granted and don’t just accept the fact that they’ll be in your life forever, because they won’t be if you don’t hold up your end. Take the chance you have with someone and go for it, work at it and don’t let it slip through your fingers and turn into a ‘something that could’ve been great’ type of a situation.

Watch it, let me know your thoughts!

What are some little things that make your Christmas feel like Christmas? Let me know! I’d love to hear some of them, maybe give a few of them a try.