Hot Chocolate, Champagne (sparkling wine), and Dinner Mint. This is my holiday season, my mom would make the most awesome Christmas brunch, complete with a chocolate ball that she would grate into the warmed milk to make our hot chocolate. Then we'd hang around all day, playing with our gifts, while our moms was making dinner. After dinner we were sometimes allowed a sip of champagne and we ate those red &white striped dinner mints ALL day. This is my homage to Christmas past.