What better way to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year than with Julia Child, the legendary chef, famed hostess, and host of WGBH's The French Chef. Known for her last-minute dinner parties and making french cuisine accessible to all, she thrived in the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season.

So, when our colleagues in WGBH's Media Library and Archives discovered "Last Days of the Christmas Turkey," an excerpt from Julia Child's From the Pen of the French Chef that describes her misadventures with a 32-pound "monster" of a turkey during Christmastime, we just knew that we had to have some fun with it. Follow along with the video above, and then try your hand at Julia's recipe for Ou Sont Les Dindes D'Antan, A La Soubise—a turkey and onion casserole to make the most of your leftovers this year.

Then, as we count down to 2019, rock out to Julia Child remixed with the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" as she prepares for a last-minute dinner party for 300 people and welcomes in the new year. Happy Holidays from WGBH Digital!