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It’s Not a Christmas Party Without Eggnog

Eggnog is a must if you’re throwing an Ugly Christmas sweater party, decorating your tree with loved ones, or just sitting around a fire looking for an excuse to drink! A true holiday party isn’t complete without a punch bowl full of that creamy, noggy goodness!

Guy with Eggnog

At Retro Festive, we encourage making generous portions of eggnog at your home for the entire month of December. Why? Because you never know who will drop by, and there should always be Eggnog.

Make this homemade Retro Festive eggnog and serve it in some Christmas Vacation Moose mugs, and you will most definitely be the local neighbourhood Christmas superhero.

Retro Festive Eggnog


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 pint whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 ounces bourbon
  • 1 1/4 ounces dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 egg whites


In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar until the yolks lighten in color and the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon, rum, and nutmeg and stir to combine.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.

* Raw Egg Warning
Use caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs. We recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell.

And for those looking for the quick and easy route:



Top Ten National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Quotes

On December 1, 1989 a new comedic film by John Hughes called National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was released. Over the past 25 years this film about a father – Clark Griswold – determined to create a traditional family Christmas against all odds (and cousins and parents and blown bulbs and squirrels) has become a holiday favourite.

Retro Festive is the home of all things Griswold and is the exclusive Canadian distributor of glass Marty Moose Mugs, made famous by Christmas Vacation, so here are our top ten quotes from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!

10. “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie
Clark welcomes Eddie to his home with the greeting “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”


9. “I dedicate this house to the Griswold Family Christmas.”


  1. Aunt Bethany’s Christmas blessing


  1. “It’s a little dry!”

    Griswold Family Turkey
    Catherine knew they put it in too early!


6.  “I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.”


  1. “We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye.”


    4. ” You couldn’t hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.”




  1. “Welcome to our home – what’s left of it.”
    Christmas Vacation


And finally….one of our favourite National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation quotes:

1. “Merry Christmas. Shitter was full.”

 Shitter was Full
Cousin Eddie gets some chores done