It’s the holiday season—when friends gather to enjoy each other’s company, make merry, and lift a glass in celebration. If you’re wondering what beverage to serve, we have a suggestion or two, based on Line 21 staff’s favourite libations…and not a drop of eggnog in the mix!
In no particular order:
Kelly: French 75.
Carolyn: Kir Royale. Because it’s festive, sparkly, and fun!
Siri: I’m not much of a cocktail person, but I was handed a warm brandy last winter, and it was kind of magical to sip.
Dawn: Most often I’m Perrier with lots of lime, but I also enjoy a Bellini or Amaretto on the rocks with a twist.
Leslie: Appletini (specifically the one made by Glowbal). Note, this Appletini recipe is not from Glowbal, but it’s pretty good.
Soo: I like beer—Red Truck is pretty good.
Steffani: Easy to please, Steffani prefers wine.
Will: Manhattan. No special occasion required.
Rachel: Chai. Although I drink it year-round, in December, chai says “Christmas” to me.
Coming Attractions and Highlights
The Nature of Things: Planet Hunters
Airs on the Documentary Channel, December 19
A documentary that unveils just how close mankind is to discovering other planets that are capable of sustaining life.
Airs on Lifetime Network Canada, December 20
Holly has never introduced her toy designer boyfriend, Conner, to her family, and has only revealed that they live “up north.” As their relationship intensifies, Holly knows she can’t wait any longer, and decides to bring Conner to meet her parents for Christmas. Conner is in for a shock when he discovers he’s actually headed to the North Pole and Holly’s parents are none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Lost and Found Music Studios
Airs on Family Channel, December 21
Lost and Found Music Studios follows the lives of a group of musicians who are members of an after-school music program where they explore and discover their musical identities. At the end of every year, the standout members get to participate in a live tour.
Bob’s Broken Sleigh
Airs on Family Channel, December 22
A young magic-less elf named Bob finds himself on a wild sleigh ride after being ambushed by the evil puffin Fishface. Stranded in the middle of a magical forest, it’s up to him and the friends he makes along the way to bring the sleigh back home in time for Christmas – if the puffins don’t get it first!
When Calls The Heart
Holiday special premieres on Hallmark, December 26
The sweeping frontier drama “When Calls the Heart” returns for a special two-hour television event! With universal themes of faith, hope, and community for the holiday season.
Season 2 Premieres on HGTV, January 4 at 10pm
Season 2 returns with more stories of the men and women of Pioneer Log Homes making amazing creations, which in turn become someone’s retreat around the world.