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Santa's Pub: Christmas & Karaoke

Santa's Pub: Christmas & Karaoke


You won’t find another place like Santa’s Pub. The Nashville bar can be described by no other word than ridiculous.

Yes, it is Christmas-themed. You don’t have to bring more than a ten-dollar bill though; the beer starts at only two dollars.

If you are expected a big drinking night, grab something to eat before you make your way to Santa’s Pub. Dollars bags of Doritos and other small snacks are the only food available.

It might be Christmas every night at the pub, but it is also Karaoke night every night too! From 7 PM until 3 PM you can belt out your go-to song. On Sundays, however, the house band plays from 7-9 PM. Don’t worry though, Karaoke starts on 9 PM.


Santa's Whiskey Flip

You may know the whiskey flip. It's a fascinating cocktail that is a true classic, made of whiskey, sugar, egg, and nutmeg. Santa's whiskey flip is very similar, but we're adding extra flavors to really give it that warm, soothing feel we look for in holiday drinks.

The transformation begins with the whiskey, which is infused with cinnamon sticks for a few days. Then the sugar of the original flip is replaced with amaretto, a favorite winter liqueur. From there, we go traditional, with egg and nutmeg. It creates a luscious drink with a great cream and the flavors of the season.

While it's not necessary, you can add cream as well. The egg produces a slight cream, but having a little extra in the base of the cocktail is great when you're in the right mood. Either way, this is a fun and classically-styled cocktail that you can share with friends throughout the holidays.


Cut scrap paper to 5” x 7”, I used a piece of wood patterned paper.

Wrap paper around kit kat, secure with glue.

Spread glue down halfway down candy canes, glue to bottom of Kit Kat as shown.

Pile up miniature candy bars as “packages” on the back of sleigh, glue down, then add a ribbon to hold them on and add a little decoration to your creation.

Attach Santa securely to front with glue.

Run ribbon or twine from sleigh handles to Santa’s “hands” so he can drive his sleigh!

Not only is he fun to make (and would be great party or classroom activity) but this Santa Sleigh make of candy also makes a great package topper and sells really well at Christmas bazaars, craft shows and is a great bake sale item idea!

Make sure to check out all of our other fun Christmas crafts, Christmas party ideas and homemade ornament ideas.


The Cricketers Arms, Danbury, nr Chelmsford, Essex

Paul Kelly, turkey farmer, Kelly Turkeys

December on the farm is like an organised pantomime. We have 64 people hand-plucking 2,500 turkeys a day. It’s so busy that I try not to drink in December – and then I have a really wet January! We get about 2,000 people coming to pick up pre-ordered turkeys on the 23rd and 24th … it’s flat out till 4pm. It’s quite strange waking up on Christmas Day and realising there’s nothing to be done. I’ve been going to the Cricketers since I was 14 (18 officially!). It’s a great little village pub next to Danbury common. It used to be very traditional, with a saloon bar and a lounge now the bars have merged and it’s more of a destination pub. It’s a dream of mine to own it one day and turn it into a turkey restaurant.
Danbury Common, cricketersarmsdanbury.com, open 24 Dec 12pm-late, 25th and 26th 12-2pm. Kelly Turkeys sells free-range birds last date for orders for delivery is 14 Dec, kellybronze.co.uk.


Recipe Summary

  • 12 unfrosted cupcakes, cooled
  • 1 ½ cups vanilla frosting
  • ½ cup red sprinkles
  • 1 (6 ounce) package white chocolate chips
  • 24 mini chocolate chips
  • 12 red candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)
  • ½ cup coconut flakes

Frost each cupcake with a thin layer of vanilla frosting. Pour red sprinkles into a small bowl and dip the lower third of each frosted cupcake into the sugar to make Santa's hat. Create a white rim for the hat by placing about 6 white chocolate chips, flat-side up, at the edge of the red sugar section. Stick 1 white chocolate chip on the top as a pom-pom.

Place 2 mini chocolate chips in Santa's face for the eyes and a red candy-coated chocolate piece for the nose. Sprinkle coconut flakes over the bottom third for the beard.


6. Keep it simple with your restaurant marketing ideas for December

Holiday marketing for restaurants doesn’t have to be complicated. Especially since you don’t have a lot of time left to prepare, you should focus on simple holiday campaigns that capitalize on people’s emotions. This year is a particularly emotional holiday season, and people will respond better to heartfelt ideas.

Christmas is all about good feelings and positive thinking, so your Christmas restaurant promotion ideas should exude that. To get inspired, here are some simple yet effective taglines you could use:

  • From Our Kitchen to Your Belly
  • Sugar and Spice Make Christmas Nice – Delicious Christmas specials and desserts at [restaurant name]
  • Christmas Just Got Cheesier – 50% off all our holiday cheese platters
  • All We Want for Christmas Is You
  • A Quarantined 2020 Christmas – We Made It Together!
  • Christmas 2020 – Thank God for the End of the Year

Whenever you brainstorm campaign ideas, remember not to stray away from your brand’s message. Experimenting is good, but make sure you remind loyal customers why they chose you in the first place.


32 Fun Christmas Party Themes That Are Better Than Another Ugly Sweater Party

The holiday season is in full swing: You've found a white elephant gift everyone will try to steal, baked some Christmas cookies that will make Santa's mouth water &mdash and stocked up on some pretty amazing Christmas gifts. Everything is coming together! Well, almost everything, there are still the annual holiday parties to think. After all, it isn't Christmas without a Christmas party. Take a load off and celebrate this year with these interesting and unique themes that are sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. If you're not celebrating with people in your household or those inside your bubble, try reconnecting by modifying some of these themes for a virtual zoom party.

Whether you want to host a countrified Christmas, harmonize to your favorite carols, relax in your comfiest pajamas or make your loved ones dress up like the Grinch, there are plenty of party themes that will make your get together feel fun and original. Click through these party ideas to get some inspiration for your greatest celebration yet.


Trash never tasted so good!

Santa would be proud of these cookie accomplishments and will be rushing down the chimney to get to these! Can't you just see it? So fun to celebrate with all the colorful candies and sprinkles!

The possibilities of adding in whatever you might have in your kitchen cupboards as far as the add-ins, you can literally go bonkers!

As an example, if you're more into caramel instead of peanut butter with the with the sweet and salty factor, you could add in Rolos instead of peanut butter cups.

Or if you want to switch out the potato chips with roasted peanuts or almonds, go all out and customize these cookies to your heart's content! 'Tis the season, after all! The more the merrier!

You can also customize these trashy cookies for other seasons and holidays by the color of candies and sprinkles you use. Easter, switch out to pastel colors, Valentine's Day, switch out to red and pink colors, Thanksgiving, switch out to fall colors. Get my drift? Yea. I got you!

Sea salt really takes these to another level. Just a light sprinkle is all you need. It magically enhances the sugar flavor in the cookies and we can't get enough of it. Taste-test approved!

For more cookies, check out my cookie page. you'll find tons!


Irish Punch

The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios

If you love a hot toddy or two, share it with your guests using a recipe that amplifies the cocktail's signature flavors. The Irish punch is a fabulous and simple recipe that's best when served piping hot.

Irish whiskey is the star of this toddy recipe and it includes other signature ingredients like citrus and honey. Yet, it is the Drambuie, with its spiced honey flavor, that really sets it over the top.


Santa's Hat Christmas Cocktail

And what better way to bring on the good cheer than with a cocktail named after the jolly old elf himself?

Santa's hat. And what a fun cocktail it is to help bring on the holiday cheer!

With it's coconut rim to simulate the fluffy white trim, bright red color, and triangular shape of the martini glass, this cocktail sure does make you think of Santa's hat, doesn't it? It's an adorably cute way to serve up holiday cocktails, for sure.

The Santa's Hat cocktail itself is a simple mixture of cranberry juice, coconut rum, and grenadine . which gives it it's bright red color.

Grenadine also makes this cocktail on the sweet side . since grenadine itself is quite sweet. I think of the flavor as much like grown-up cranberry Kool-Aid with a coconut flare!

Maraschino cherry juice can also be used instead of the grenadine. The cocktail will just be a little less sweet and a little less bright red than when made with grenadine.

Making a fun and festive Santa's Hat cocktail is really simple.

Start by mixing together some confectioners' sugar and water on a small plate. Then dip the rim of a martini glass in the sugar mixture . this will act as the glue to adhere the coconut onto the glass's rim.

Immediately while the sugar mixture is still wet, dip the rim in shredded sweetened coconut that's been placed on a separate little plate.

Gently tap the rim of the glass into the coconut if need be to get the coconut to adhere all over the rim.

Place cranberry juice, coconut rum , and grenadine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for about 10 seconds.

Then strain into the prepared coconut-rimmed glass.

You've got a fun and festive little cocktail to help celebrate the Christmas season.

If you'd like to prepare these for a crowd rather than individually, that's easy too. The cranberry mixture can easily be mixed up ahead of time and refrigerated until serving time.

I've stored the mixture in the refrigerator for up to 2 or 3 days just fine.

So kick back, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, everyone!

With it's coconut rim and bright red color, this Santa's Hat Christmas Cocktail will certainly bring on the holiday cheer.


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