Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without at least one viewing of Little Women. Even though this isn't your typical Christmas movie, the 1994 version has some of the best Christmas scenes full of food, family, and laughter. And, don't even get me started on the book. Making something out of nothing is what the March sisters do best, and Christmas is no exception. Carols will be sung. Gifts will be exchanged. Food will be eaten, and the poor will be helped. Even times of upheaval cannot dampen the girls' holiday spirit. Here's how to celebrate the March family way!
Decorate your house with strings of popcorn, boughs of holly, candles, even a gingerbread house. Search online for "Victorian paper ornaments" (like these lovely little women above) and print out your own!
Sing Christmas Carols. Hokey? Maybe, but once you start it's hard to stop.
Fix a holiday feast. Try some of the following recipes:
- blancmanges with salmonberry sauce
- hot spiced cider
- sour cream muffins
- authentic Victorian Christmas coffee
- brie-and-sausage breakfast casserole
- soft ginger cookies
- pickled limes
- Civil War fruit cake
Make and give homemade presents. Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas. Three projects worthy of the March girls are the heart gloves, snowglobe ornament, and hand warmers. If you're not very crafty, support small businesses and local artisans by shopping sites like Etsy.
Now go make this Christmas the best one yet!