Whether it's to get you through the drama of the holidays, to keep you warm and fuzzy during your Hallmark movie marathons, or it's just a must-have to partake in all the family festivities that fall between Thanksgiving and New Years, festive cocktails have become a huge part of the holiday season.

As bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright, bartenders throughout Rockford are making spirits bright, sweet and strong all holiday season long.

Hold on to your reigns, you may need a designated sleigh driver after you try one of these 8 yummy holiday cocktails in Rockford that will warm your Grinch-ish heart.