Sweet cinema-style popcorn with orange and spices – The perfect accompaniment to a Christmas film.
In my house, an important part of getting into the Christmas spirit is watching Christmas films. To celebrate the start of the Christmas film season, traditionally the Friday before Christmas (it is a real thing, I haven’t just made it up – honest), I thought I’d share with you my recipe for festive spiced orange popcorn.
Homemade popcorn is really quick and fun to make, and much cheaper than buying it in the shops. This popcorn costs just 15p per portion. It’s also fun to make with children as they love watching the corn popping in the saucepan. I wasn’t sure if they’d like the flavours as I thought the orange and spices might be a bit grown up, but they kept coming back for more!
Choosing our Christmas films – I need your help
I have a bit of a problem this year. I know that our Christmas film watching will include our favourites – Love Actually and The Holiday, but this year I want to watch more films as a family too.
This is where I need your help.
This is the first year the boys are really old enough to sit and enjoy a Christmas film, so we don’t have any family favourites from other years. What are your recommendations? If you’ve got young children, I’d love to hear from you about which Christmas films they love to watch (preferably ones that are fun for grown ups too).
After all, it would be a shame to choose a rubbish film to watch with the children when I’ve made such lovely popcorn to go with it.
Whilst not essential for making popcorn. There’s no point in having Christmas popcorn without a decent film to go alongside it. So if you don’t have any at home already, I’d recommend The Holiday and Love Actually.
To make the popcorn you’ll need a saucepan WITH A LID, a large bowl, a fine grater suitable for orange zest, and a spoon.
Nutritional Information per serving*
* This is the estimated nutritional information per portion including the nutrition as a percentage of an adult’s reference intake. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.
** The cost per serving is correct at the time of publishing and updated every six months to keep it as accurate as possible. The actual cost per serving may vary according to where you shop and the quality of ingredients you choose.