May 21, 2024

Dinner and a Movie with The Moons

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than gathering with friends, drinking some spiked cider, and watching a ‘holiday classic’ Krampus. 

Spiked Apple Cider – Courtesy of our friend Michael Kurt

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • Louisburg Apple Cider (or your favorite brand)
  • Crown Royal
  • Cinnamon Stick


  • Mix cider and Crown Royal to taste… 4:1 ratio is recommended 
  • Mix and heat in a slow cooker
  • Add 1-2 cinnamon sticks in each cup 
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Krampus (6.2 IMDb; 66% Rotten Tomatoes)

“A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.” – IMDb

*light spoilers* 

Ryan: So I walked into this movie blind but became incredibly intrigued as random actors and actresses started to be introduced with the likes of Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell… wait is this a comedy? Uh, not really, but kind of… cue the gingerbread cookies. If you are looking for a festive but different kind of Christmas movie, this should be your pick. This will give you a few laughs and a few screams and the ending will leave you with a good family Christmas dinner debate of ‘did they or didn’t they.’ I think Haley and I may have found our newest cult Christmas movie. 

Ryan’s one Gif to describe Krampus:

Haley: If horror movies are your thing and you’re in the Christmas spirit, then this one’s for you. Krampus was creepy, goofy, festive, and somehow had an amazing cast. The whole movie is wild… I’d compare it to a Christmas fever dream. But hey, it was a fun watch for our group of friends to laugh and scream together. Give it a shot if you’re tired of watching Rudolph! 

Haley’s one Gif to describe Krampus:

Jack In The Box Elf GIF

Krampus is streaming on FXX. 

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Ryan is originally from Casey, Iowa but now resides in West Des Moines with his wife Haley, their son Holden, and their two dogs Hilton and Stark. Want to get Ryan to rant for hours? Hand him bourbon and bring up the Game of Thrones ending, complain about millennials, mention Iowa State heartaches or politics.

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