December Food ‘n Flix Announcement: Love Actually

I usually don’t go in for cheesy, sentimental holiday movies.

That being said, there’s just enough eccentricity and goofiness for me to absolutely LOVE Love Actually.  This film is my favorite sappy, sentimental (and yes, goofy) holiday film of ALL TIME!

That is why I was so thrilled a little more than a year ago when I found out that December was open and I could host Love Actually for Food ‘n Flix:  THE HOLIDAY EDITION 2018!   I asked Heather to sign me up!

This film is in the vein of the “feel good” holiday genre.   At the center of it all are relationships—relationships between husbands and wives, fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, co-workers, best friends, newlyweds, bosses and employees. It also stars almost everyone that was anyone in 2003 (and some hotties that are still around today):  Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant along with one of my favorite actresses, Emma Thompson.

If you’re like me, you’ll get too involved in the relationship dynamics in the film to notice the food.  And, I will acknowledge, there’s not a huge amount of food in the film.

Sometimes I like a little jump start action when I view a Food ‘n Flix film that isn’t particularly foodie.  Here’s some help:

This drinking game is so ridiculous (read “fun”) that I had to post it.

Hope you join up.   Remember, it is a holiday film as well so festive recipes are also welcome and encouraged!

How to participate in Food ‘n Flix:

  1. View Love Actually (hopefully with your own Love).  Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and create a recipe.
  2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS POST and a link to Food ‘n Flix(Use of the logo is optional.)
  3. Alternately, post a photo of the dish you made on Instagram (public accounts only). You must include the following in your caption: short intro, recipe, #FoodnFlix.
  4. Your post must be current (during month of film). And, of course we don’t mind if your post is linked to other events…the more the merrier.
  5. Have fun with it!
  6. Email your entries to me at (and cc: Please include:
  • your name
  • name of blog as you want it written (or Instagram account)
  • name of the dish/drink you created AND a direct link to your post (blog or Instagram)
  • attach a photo or give permission to pull one from your post
  • indicate “Food ‘n Flix Submission” in the subject line

Submissions are due by the end of the day on December 31, 2018!







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