The Cocktail Christmas Tree

18 Dec

So we know Sandra Lee right?

Semi Homemade and all that.

And The Food Network lush.



I happened to catch her on the stair stepper this week.

She was making a fabulous Christmas meal…

And of course the accompanying tablescape

That girl loves herself a tablescape.


And she is so matchy matchy

You know what I mean?

Like the table matches the cocktail

matches the food color

matches her clothes

matches the cocktail.



And then the tree.

Sandy made a special Christmas tree.

The cocktail tree

I am serious

Totally serious.


The tree was decorated with cocktail glasses – ALL over it.

From top to bottom.

Even the nutcracker had his own special cocktail.



What happened?

I mean what prompted this?

Was she just sitting around drinking?

Too intoxicated to get up and put her drink away.

So she threw it in the Christmas tree.

And Wham!

Sandy thinks well that is just a damn fine idea for a Christmas tree.


Because nothing says Happy Birthday Jesus

like a cocktail Christmas tree


Maybe next year we will take it back to the trailer park with a beer can tree.



I’t’s a must see.

It just is.

And if you have 500 wine glasses…

you can whip this tree up in nothing flat.




Posted by on December 18, 2010 in Cooking


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5 responses to “The Cocktail Christmas Tree

  1. Lori stefanac

    December 19, 2010 at 7:30 am

    So funny! Do you think I can pull off a Cocktail Hanukkah bush? Perhaps with empty bottle of Manishevitz? I think it might just be too fabulous for words. I’m getting all Verklempt just thinking about the possibilities!

    • kellyozley

      December 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

      I love a cocktail hanukkah bush — nice and so innovative 🙂
      You made me remember an old boss. She and her husband had a post XMAS party to “undecorate” the tree which was decorated w/ mini bottles of alcohol. Nice! You can imagine. EVERYONE needed a cab. Happy Holidays to you!

  2. Becca

    December 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    WTH? I love the visual of her chucking her empty glass into the tree and thinking “Tada!” But for reals…Sandy is actually quite proud of her drunken Christmas tree. But what if guests come over and need a drink? “Oh go help yourself to the tree”? What a nut!!

    • kellyozley

      December 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

      She is a trip isn’t she. The Food Network Booze Bag.

  3. Kathy

    December 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Wow, and to think I missed that episode! So glad you didn’t let it slip by. Kind of glad I did come to think of it, reading your intro made the tree all the more enjoyable. Cheers!


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