How Lettuce Does Dinner and a (Holiday) Movie
Place your order and hit play
Baby, it’s cold outside…so we know all you want to do is cozy up on the couch with some comfort food and a holiday movie. We’ve put together the ultimate holiday dinner-and-a-movie pairing guide – whether you’re chilling at home or need inspiration for a night out on the town.
Here are some holiday movies, from classics to new releases, along with the perfect meal to pair with each of them.
Candy Cane Lane + R.J. Grunts
Holiday light displays can get competitive, as seen in Prime Video’s new holiday flick, Candy Cane Lane, starring Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross. Get some inspo from Lincoln Park Zoo’s Zoo Lights, then pop across the street to pick up carryout from R.J. Grunts before streaming what’s sure to become a new holiday classic! (We recommend making this a double-feature with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to revel in Clark Griswold’s epic meltdown over 1,000 imported Italian twinkling lights…)
White Christmas + Three Dots and a Dash
Can you imagine a cozier evening than warming up by the fire with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and some classic cocktails? We have an even better idea – head to Three Dots and a Dash, where you can sip on timeless favorites like the Hot Buttered Rum, along with brand-new holiday libations like Gremlins After Dark and the Mistletoe Mai Tai.
The Holiday + Summer House
Let’s face it – we could all use an escape to the sunshine this time of year. Make like The Holiday‘s Iris (played by Kate Winslet) and trade in dreary weather for a dose of California sunshine. Ditch the cloudy skies for a dining room that always feels like sunshine, and enjoy tasty bites, glorious baked goods, and the perfect glass of rosé. Just what you need to shake those winter blues!
Home Alone + Pizza from Osteria Via Stato
Treat yourself, ya filthy animal – to a night of vegging out like Kevin McAllister over a large Classico Cheese Pizza (just for you) from Osteria Via Stato and the iconic holiday hijinks of Home Alone.
Elf + Beatrix
Enjoy a Buddy the Elf-worthy brunch at Beatrix. Spaghetti and syrup may not be on the menu, but you can indulge your inner elf with tasty sweets like Light and Fluffy Lemon Pancakes, Oven Baked Brioche French Toast, or myriad cookies and pastries fit for Santa’s workshop.
Bad Moms Christmas + Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
The Bad Moms are notoriously fueled by wine, and when their own moms come to stay for the holidays, keeping that wine flowing becomes a matter of survival. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s sumptuous tapas and to-go sangria are the perfect pairing for watching Amy, Carla and Kiki hilariously navigate the stress of the season.
The Santa Clause + Cookies from Summer House
Who hasn’t wanted to order warm cookies at a business lunch like Tim Allen’s character during his Santa transition? Your inner child will delight in a cookie lunch of Summer House’s giant cookies. Get jolly with classic Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, or Birthday Cake with sprinkles, and more!
A Christmas Story + Wildfire
We all remember the famous Christmas dinner scene in A Christmas Story, but let’s not forget that Ralphie’s ‘Old Man’ is still waiting on his delicious turkey dinner! If your family has experienced a Bumpus Hound-related turkey disaster, the Spit Roasted Turkey Dinner special from Wildfire will get you back on track. Available after 3:00 PM every Tuesday at Illinois and Minnesota locations, and every Sunday in Tysons, VA.
The Grinch + Mon Ami Gabi
A viewing of The Grinch calls for a feast of “Roast Beast!” Whether you’re watching the original cartoon classic, Jim Carrey’s over-the-top live-action version, or the most recent animated marvel, the perfect pairing is Mon Ami Gabi’s Côte de Boeuf, a 22-oz. bone-in ribeye smothered in leek and shallot beef butter, topped with Grinchy-green herbs and served with whipped horseradish crème. Keep the fun going by mixing up a batch of the Mr. Grinch cocktail from Summer House to toast to the citizens of Whoville.
Falling for Christmas + L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge
While we don’t condone reckless skiing, we wholeheartedly endorse spending a cozy evening in a rural cabin. We’ve got your rustic hideaway covered at L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge where you can get a feel for the Northwoods experience in the middle of the city. Enjoy the most delicious comfort food around, and who knows? You may even meet your true love.
Get these movies into your streaming queue, load up your LettuceEats® app (you can order using the app), and enjoy!