Yes, the Christmas typecast might be those snow and ice cities in Europe and America, but modern times are all about challenging stereotypes and doing things different and it’s time the rest of the world really knew how miraculous a summer Christmas can be.
And summer downunder means outdoor entertainment and BBQs, so we’ve decided to pair them together in this Christmas movie feast.
With your flat screen TV safely and securely locked away in a SealTV outdoor enclosure you can set your TV up out side to bring you backyard to life this summer.
Netflix is already streaming all the latest and greatest Christmas line ups and your enclosure box has plenty of room for digital boxes, amps and all the connection you need to browse and watch online or free to air.
Make sure your BBQ gas bottle is full and your cooker clean and ready to go with this post. Spread a blanket out for the small kids, bean bags for bigger kids, set up a table with comfy chairs and settle down under the stars for some festive fun.
Your Christmas menu:
Who doesn’t love a Who in Who-ville? Actually we love it so much the new Grinch (2018) is at the cinema. While it probably won’t be ready for your home screen in time for this Christmas season it is a great time to watch the previous one (or ones) and get your Christmas Grinch on.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Pair with: Green Eggs and Ham.
Note: Green eggs are eggs with two yolks i.e. double yolkers, which come from chickens first learning to lay i.e. Green hens. It has nothing to do with egg colouring
Or go classic and view:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)
Pair with: A good old wine and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.
If you want a Jim Carey marathon go for:
A Christmas Carol (2009) or the classic, A Christmas Carol (1938)
Pair either with: Ham steaks with barbecued pineapple rings. Finish with Christmas fruit pudding and custard.
This is Christmas cheer at it’s merriest.
Pair with: BBQ Pork belly with maple syrup glaze served on a bed of spaghetti. Add more maple syrup topping as required. Follow with hot chocolate with floating marshmallows.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (2009)
Pair with: Chicken satay with peanut sauce.
Feeling old-school? Buy a bag of whole peanuts and shell them while you watch or warm them with a little oil on the BBQ plate.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
This is as much fun as you can have a Christmas.
Pair with: Hot dogs – go for Kransky cooked on the BBQ. Top with mustard in a crispy long bun. Finish with vanilla ice cream covered in sprinkles.
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Could anything be more perfect that Kurt Russell as Santa? And all that snow will cool you off better than an air conditioner can.
Pair with: Milk and cookies of course! And for the adults, maybe beer and cookies.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Or go the beloved original Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
This cute classic stands the test of time.
Pair with: Whole Webber roast chicken complete with cranberry and orange stuffing mix.
Love Actually (2003)
Pair with: Marinated BBQ Thai chicken wings and glass noodle salad. Finish with popcorn and warm spiced eggnog.
This Aussie comedy is great for kids
Pair with: Beef sausages in buttered bread with fried onions and tomato sauce.
Bushfire Moon (1987)
Hard to find but worth it for the time travel to early Australian settlers and it’s a gripping drama.
Pair with: Vegemite sandwiches, finger lamingtons and iced tea.
No one else combines adorable and terrifying in one film so generously.
Pair with: Lots of fire roasted marshmallows (don’t consume after midnight).
The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
It’s fair so say that you can watch this one for Halloween as well, nothing makes a movie more entertaining than covering two festivities in one.
Pair with: Marinated chicken skewers and pumpkin feta salad.
Not for kids
Like a fright?
Black Christmas (1974)
This is one of the very first slasher movies to be released. It will pop the candy canes of your Christmas boxer shorts.
Pair with: Rare done flame grilled Steak and wedges
If you don’t mind subtitles you’ll also love the thrill of…
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
This comedy-horror set in Northern Finland will show a side of Santa you never thought existed, not even in your nightmares.
Pair with: Venison steak and whole jacket potatoes in foil with sour cream topping.
Sit back, chill out and enjoy your Christmas in Australia proudly.