Cookies + Coffee = 44 Days of Holiday Cookies Day 23: Bring On The Cheese

hohohoHoliday movies! Holiday Cheer! Nothing says Holiday Cheer like a Holiday movie! I have a list of Eight Holiday movies I watch every year.

      1. A Christmas Story
      2. Bad Santa
      3. Christmas Vacation
      4. Die Hard (hence the tee over there)
      5. It’s a Wonderful Life
      6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
      7. Lethal Weapon
      8. Miracle on 34th Street

I know and recite lines from all these movies — even when it’s not the Holiday season (Roger, that’s a special forces tattoo, Hot Dog! Welcome to the party, pal!). Let’s talk about your favourite holiday movie? Are you a massive fan of the Muppets Christmas? Do you like Elf? Is Scrooged more your speed or do you really dig Christmas in Connecticut? What’s your favourite CHEESY Holiday Movie? Y34th-streetou let me know and we’ll compared notes.

If we’re talking cheesy, as in gooey stretchy cheesy, I really love It’s a Wonderful Life and the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street because, you know, Edmund Gwenn is Santa; he’s the Santa-i-est Santa EVER. You believe he’s Santa, just like little Susan (Natalie Wood) does. Honest!

Nothing goes better with a Cheesy Holiday movie than a cheesy cookie that has chocolate in it. Like this one below. These cookies are like holiday popcorn, only not made of corn and not popped, but still, if you’re like me, you chain-feed these cookies into your mouth like you would chain feed popcorn into your mouth.

cookybookChocolate Orange Drops p, 116 Betty Crocker Cooky Book (1963)

Oven to 350F/175C

  • 1 cup butter                                       1 package (3 oz) Cream cheese
  • ½ confectioner’s (icing) sugar             1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange peel                 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla                                       ½ tsp salt
  • 1 6oz package chocolate chips

Beat butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Add in sugar and egg; beat until creamy.

Blend in orange peel and vanilla. Stir in sifted flour and salt.

Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet

Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Serve with a cedary-sweet Sumatran coffee.

NominomnessCoffee cup&mug clipart

7 thoughts on “Cookies + Coffee = 44 Days of Holiday Cookies Day 23: Bring On The Cheese

  1. Hubby and I also have our set of Christmas movies and episodes from TV shows. I’m so glad you have Die Hard as a Christmas movie – it’s one of our favourites.

    But if you want cheesy – I highly recommend Santa Claus Versus the Martians. Best of all, it’s free to download from

    Our other favourite Christmas TV episode viewing includes:

    Too Many Christmas Trees – The Avengers with Emma Peel and John Steed
    The Ghosts That Stole Christmas – The X-Files
    The Big Little Jesus – Dragnet
    The Theft of The Royal Ruby – Agatha Christie’s Poirot (with David Suchet)


      • Oops I got the title wrong and yes, Pia Zadora! A name only a few people remember from the 1970s and 1980s and her incredible duet, When The Rain Begins To Fall with Jermaine Jackson.


      • I remember Pia. She’s also in the Very Cheesy Movie (sadly not a Christmas movie) The Lonely Lady as well as in The Naked Gun 33 1/3, where she does a song and dance number–or ties to! She did have a nice voice.


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