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Your Holiday Viewing Parties Aren’t Complete Without These Movie-Inspired Cocktails

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Clarence Odbody orders a mulled wine (“heavy on the cinnamon and light on the cloves”) in It’s A Wonderful Life, making it the perfect drink to curl up with while you watch it for the umpteenth time. Don’t forget to follow his orders on the spices!Herbert Dorfman/Corbis Historical/Getty Images
Buddy was onto something when he added some “syrup” to his coffee to make it more palatable in Elf. While you probably don’t want to dump a whole flask of, well, whatever was in his, an espresso martini will definitely get you in Buddy-level holiday spirits.HBO Max
You can’t not have a bright green cocktail to sip while you watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and a sour apple martini fits that bill perfectly. Make it even more festive by adding red sprinkles or sugar to the rim, and garnish it with a maraschino cherry to complete the look.Archive Photos/Moviepix/Getty Images
Let’s be real — eggnog is the only thing you should be drinking while watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It’s likely the version cousin Eddie and Clark Griswold sipped was strong, so don’t hold back on the booze and be sure to serve in moose-shaped mugs.Archive Photos/Moviepix/Getty Images
“Be sure to drink your Ovaltine” while watching Ralphie in A Christmas Story with some malted hot chocolate. Simply add malted-milk powder to your go-to warm cocoa recipe, and then spike it however you please.Mgm/Ua/Kobal/Shutterstock
Honor your White Christmas viewing with an on-brand, tried-and-true classic this season: a White Russian. Add some peppermint flavor for even more seasonal cheer.George Rinhart/Corbis Historical/Getty Images
Obviously, wine is the star of Cameron Diaz’s hilarious dancing scene in The Holiday. And while you could just sip on your favorite red during your viewing, a holiday sangria filled with cinnamon sticks and seasonal fruit will make things more fun and festive for the evening.Simon Mein/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock

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