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BRAVE Christmas Guide

Christmas is coming...here’s some quirky, fun and heartwarming views to get you in the mood for the festive season.


WATCH


A Sunburnt Christmas - ​​On an outback farm ravaged by drought, the lives of a struggling family are upended when a runaway criminal dressed as Santa Claus crashes onto their property. Heartwarming Aussie movie.

Watch on Stan


Christmas in the Highlands - Blair Henderson, a New York perfume expert, is sent by her boss to Scotland to find a rare Scottish fragrance. But when she arrives, she finds the handsome licence owner, Alistair McGregor, is a stubborn aristocrat who won’t sell. Light Christmas romance.

Watch on Stan


The Family Stone - An uptight, conservative businesswoman (Sarah Jessica Parker) accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration. Dysfunctional family drama.

Watch on Disney+


Happy Christmas - a young novelist’s reckless sister-in-law (Anna Kendrick) moves in and the pair overcome their differences by collaborating on an erotic novel. A great indie watch.

Watch on Paramount Plusor Binge


Bad Moms 2 - The Bad Moms trio rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mums: Christmas. And host their own mothers at the same time! Lots of laughs and relatable moments.

Watch on Prime Video


Mary Berry’s Country House at Christmas - The Great British Bake-Off’s Mary Berry visits Harewood House in Yorkshire as it prepares for Christmas on a grand scale. Classic British Christmas..

Watch on BritBox


LISTEN


BRAVE Christmas Playlist

We’ve put together a Spotify playlist of Christmas and holiday season songs, with tunes from artists including Nat King Cole, Dolly Parton, Wham!, Nina Simone and even Bert Newton (who sadly passed away recently). Let us know of your fave songs and we’ll add to the list. emily@smartfella.com.au


EAT & DRINK


Ham in Coca Cola (Nigella Lawson

RECIPE


Spiced Peaches (Nigella Lawson)

RECIPE


Baked Snapper

RECIPE


Spinach, Ricotta and Mushroom Quiche

RECIPE


Baked Brie with Macadamia Praline (4 Ingredients)

RECIPE


Choc Mint Fudge

RECIPE


Classic Snowball

RECIPE


Gingerbread Frappe

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GIFT IDEAS


Acknowledgment of Country office/home plaques - Kinya Lerrk is an 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business that creates design and art to make homes and offices come alive with products which celebrate Aboriginal culture and respectfully acknowledge traditional owners of land. We love the Acknowledgment of Country plaques for our home offices.


Vintage-style kitchen stuff - multi-purpose soap bar and handmade dish cloths from Doris Draper. Doris Draper founder Alice Mitchell is a friend of Australian True Crime Podcast and has been doing her own investigation and podcast Clunes Cluedo into solving her cousin Nina Nicholson’s murder in Clunes, Victoria more than 30 years ago. We spoke to Alice about Nina’s unsolved murder for ATC podcast.


Booze-free grown-up drinks - Alcohol-free spirits, wines and mixers from this Aussie company Sans Drinks.


Give what’s needed - Givit.org,au is a platform where you can donate or fund items to people in need around Australia. “Give what’s needed” is the organisation’s motto.


We’d love to hear from you about your fave Christmas movies and songs, as well as gift ideas! Email emily@smartfella.com.au