It’s a Holly, Jolly Time of Year: Chefs' Favorite Christmas Songs and Movies
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the focus is on the upcoming holiday season, and with that comes all manner of holly-jolly hall decking, including for many a switch of playlists and favorite movies. This time of year, even Food Network chefs are celebrating the season with their top picks for Christmas songs and movies — and, as you might guess, their favorites are as varied as their styles of cooking. Read on below to hear what they had to say.
Movie: "I love Elf. It’s so good. 'World’s Best Cup of Coffee — Congratulations!'"
Song: "Probably my favorite Christmas song is 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,' the Bruce Springsteen version. 'Cause he just kind of shouts and giggles his way through the whole song, which I think is appropriate."
Movie: "Elf. Definitely. When he goes into the diner that says 'World’s Greatest Cup of Coffee' and he’s like, 'Congratulations, you did it!'”
Song: "If you’ve never listened to the Lou Rawls Christmas Album, it’s a great album. So I think it’s hard to pinpoint one song."
Movie: I know that people are going to make fun of me for this, but Love Actually; it’s not necessarily a Christmas movie, but it actually is.
Song: "Anything Mariah [Carey]. All Mariah, all the time."
Movie: "Oh, I love Charlie Brown. And then The Grinch will come on and I’ll watch that."
Movie: "Miracle on 34th Street, the original black-and-white,- version, where Natalie Wood was the little girl."
Song: "I kind of like Bruce’s Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."
Movie: "We put [A]Christmas Story on a 24-hour reel in my house. We can never get enough of it."
Movie: "Elf is my absolute favorite Christmas movie, and then, of course, It's a Wonderful Life."
Movie: "[A] Christmas Story, because it’s filmed in Cleveland."
Song: "The Adam Sandler Hanukkah song. Jade and I sing it together."
Movie: "It’s a Wonderful Life, with Jimmy Stewart."
Movie: "You can’t go wrong with A Christmas Story."
Song: "I like the Peanut’s version of Christmas Time Is Here."
Movie: "The Grinch who Stole Christmas is really funny."