Christmas eggnog in moose cups ala Christmas Vacation

It’s not too late to make my Christmas Eggnog for Christmas Eve.

For those who grew up watching Christmas Vacation with your parents,  I hope you appreciate.  For those parents, I hope you are howling and remembering every line.  Christmas Vacation has provided my family more funny quips and traditions.  If you haven’t seen Christmas Vacation please do! And remember Moose Eggnog Cups, Squirrel, Cousin Eddie, black dickies under white sweaters…..

 I have an eggnog cup story.

A couple of years ago I searched the internet for the moose cups from Wally World.  Clark and Eddie famously drank eggnog holding the moose ears.

I finally found a Canadian resource…and paid quite a bit for each cup.

I bought for my entire family, to be shipped in time for our Christmas Eve dinner.

On Christmas Eve day,  I received a certified letter stating, “the moose cups will not be delivered due to a kiln explosion at our plant.  We will notify you when the plant is rebuilt and the cups delivered.”

I thought “oh great”.  I probably said a few curse words at this point.  As my family gathered around our table, the best I could do was come up with “this is what I ordered and I doubt we will ever see these cups.”

We all laughed and couldn’t believe the kiln story. Dave also reminded us there was famously another kiln explosion in the movie “Animal House”.
In February I arrived home to discover a pile of boxes blocking my front door, 12 to be exact. On opening, I found each crystal moose head eggnog cup meticulously wrapped in custom foam pillows. The packaging must have cost as much as the cups.

The family received their eggnog cups the following Christmas. On Christmas Eve we will serve the eggnog in these cups.

Eggnog Cups ala Christmas Vacation Wally World photo by Kathy Miller

As I mentioned earlier, nothing ever goes as planned.  Our expensive eggnog cups had a problem with the nose.  Some of the noses fell off.

Eggnog cup noses photo by Kathy Miller

 So much for expensive eggnog cups.  Just get me the acrylic/plastic ones from the movie.  Someone would make a fortune.

Christmas Eggnog cups photo by Kathy Miller


  • 12 eggs beaten together
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 ½ cups bourbon
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 1/2 quarts cream
  • Nutmeg


  1. Beat eggs. Add sugar and beat well.
  2. Dribble bourbon slowly to egg and sugar mixture, beating continuously.
  3. Let stand overnight or longer in refrigerator.
  4. Day of use, add 1 quart milk and 1 1/2 quarts cream, whipped and folded into bourbon mixture.
  5. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Makes 1 ½ gallons.


This is delicious but deceiving. Make sure your guests understand that bourbon is in the concoction.

By KathyMillerTime


Recipe Printed from

Merry Merry Christmas (you will be very merry if you are drinking my eggnog)

And A Happy New Year!

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2024 Kathy Miller. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design and Developed by PMCJAX