Things to Try, Do, and Buy - 7 Days before Christmas

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 11:57am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
With a digital hamper including a recipe and a few gift ideas, here's a quick read to spice up your holiday spirit.

“Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.” – Gary Allan

Marzipan
Ingredients
Cashew Nuts - 200gms
Rose Water - 3tbsp
Egg White - 1
Icing Sugar - 200gms
Almond Essence - 2tsps
Any edible colour

Method
Grind the nuts fine into rose water
Take a bowl, beat egg white lightly and mix in nut paste and the remaining ingredients. Keep the bowl over a pan half filled with water. Do not allow the bowl to touch the water.
Keep the pan with the bowl on the fire. Stir mixture continuously and when it begins to leave the sides on the bowl keep the pan down from the fire.
Transfer the mixture to a marble slab or a wide plate and quickly knead to smooth dough, otherwise the mixture will turn hard.
A little rose water may be mixed if the mixture turns hard. Divide the dough into small balls and make various fruit shapes.
If a marzipan fruit mold is used, do not use colour but paint the fruits with edible colours after removing them from the mould.

Courtesy: goaholidayhomes.com

A Season of Giving
Is there someone in your life that really needs a shower or to be doused in perfume but you're too polite to let them know? Hint at it subtly with bath sets and fragnances.

Body Shop Medium Olive Gift

Body Shop Trio Fragnance Mist

Christmas Classics
There's no better time of year to cuddle up with your loved ones and watch some timeless classics

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton's classic animated musical that sees Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town try and take over Christmas in order to give Santa a break.

The Santa Clause – After accidentally killing Santa, Scott Calvin, under the Santa Clause, now takes on the role with his young son by his side.

Home Alone – Little Kevin gets left behind while his family leaves for Paris on Christmas vacation, leaving him to outwit two numbskull robbers.

Miracle on 34th Street – An all time heart warming Christmas classic. Lawyer Doris Walker defends an old man who is marked as insane because he claims that he is the real Santa Claus.

Elf – Will Ferrell plays Buddy, a human raised as an elf on a mission to find out where he really came from.

Scrooged – A modern take on A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray.

Monty Python's Life of Brian –  An extraordinarily hilarious religious satire by a British comedy troupe. A musical not meant for those who are easily offended.

Black Christmas – Not in the mood for feel good films? How about a 70s slasher movie set in a sorority with a high body count.

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