Are you hosting Christmas this year? Whether you have a full house or are limiting it to just your family members and close friends, this Christmas Dinner Menu and Recipe Guide is here to make planning and cooking on the merriest day of the year a whole lot easier. This is a collection of some of my favorite Holiday Recipes to help you celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year!

Try some of our family’s favorites like my Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe and my Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts that go perfectly with Baked Ham or Roasted Turkey. And don’t forget about dessert and drinks like my festive Peppermint Brownies and Holiday Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito!

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Whatever your plans may be, I hope this Christmas Dinner Menu and Recipe Guide helps eliminate some stress that comes with hosting a big meal and allows you to enjoy the jolliest day of the year! We could all use some extra Christmas cheer this year.

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    Why Should You Plan Your christmas Menu Ahead of Time?

    Like any holiday, Christmas is a joyous time of family, good food, and cheer. But it can also be stressful — especially if you’re hosting.

    Taking the time to plan ahead will not only simplify your job as host, but it will also (and most importantly) allow you to enjoy the days leading up to the big day, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day themselves.

    Below are my go to dishes to serve during the holidays! They’re all a cinch to make and include step-by-step pictures as well as variations to make it all your own!

    courses of a Successful Christmas Dinner

    • Cocktail Hour: Make everyone’s spirits light with for the big meal with festive drinks like my Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito and Pomegranate Cranberry Champagne Punch! You could also leave out the alcohol and make mocktails for anyone who wants one.
    • Appetizers: Light bites provide a tasty way for people to graze while they mingle and wait for the main course.
    • Salad: You know how heavy (and delicious) holiday food can be, so prep everyone’s palettes with a refreshing salad.
    • Entree: Thanksgiving is know for its turkey, but let’s be real … that was a whole month ago! This roasted turkey recipe is finger-licking-good and easy to make any time of the year.
    • Sides: When it comes to any big holiday meal, the side dishes are the real stars of the plate. And you can’t go wrong with our favorites, like creamy mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole.
    • Breads: You need some sort of bread on your holiday table to soak up all the goodness on your Christmas dinner plate!
    • Dessert: These sweet treats are sure to leave your family feeling merry and bright after such a delicious holiday meal!

    Cranberry Margaritas

    Cranberry Margaritas
    Colorful Cranberry Margaritas. Tart and perfectly sweet. A festive cocktail to serve during the holidays!
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    Red Wine Sangria

    Red Wine Sangria
    Simply and Fruity Red Wine Sangria. Made with fresh fruit, red wine, brandy and pomegranate juice. Perfect Fall or Winter cocktail.
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    Holiday Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito

    Holiday Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito
    Holiday Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito made with fresh mint, cranberry reduction, pomegranate juice and fresh lime. Perfect cocktail for the holidays!
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    christmas deviled eggs

    Christmas Deviled Eggs
    These festive Christmas Deviled Eggs are adorably decorated and so delicious as a holiday appetizer! With a few pomegranate seeds and parsley leaves, you can transform your deviled eggs into a cute Christmas themed treat!
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    christmas antipasto wreath

    Christmas Antipasto Wreath
    This Christmas Antipasto Wreath is a perfect, beautiful appetizer for this year's holiday parties! With ingredients that are bursting with flavor, this holiday take on antipasto is sure to please.
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    Baked BLT Dip

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    Baked BLT Dip
    Super Easy Baked BLT Dip. A creamy dip made with sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese. Topped with lettuce, tomato and bacon!
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    Homemade Dinner Rolls

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    Dinner Rolls
    Soft and Fluffy Homemade Dinner Rolls. They are buttery, flakey and perfectly golden brown on the outside. They are the perfect roll to serve alongside your holiday meals, soups or favorite dinners!
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    Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter

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    Roast Turkey Recipe
    This homemade roasted turkey is juicy, tender, flavorful, and crispy-skinned — what everyone wants in a Thanksgiving bird!
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    Sausage Stuffing

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    Sausage Stuffing
    Easy Sausage Stuffing loaded with fresh herbs, carrots, celery, onions and garlic. The perfect side dish to go with your Thanksgiving meal!
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    Ham and Bean Soup

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    Ham and Bean Soup
    The colder it gets, the more we crave dishes like this ham and bean soup recipe. Serve with homemade bread for dipping and enjoy!
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    ham and bean soup recipe

    Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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    Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Learn how to make the BEST soft and fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes! These sweet potatoes are made with butter and cream to make them super rich! I've included two fun variations below to serve these potatoes: A sweet option and a savory option!
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    roasted broccoli

    Roasted Broccoli
    Roasted Broccoli is the perfect side dish to serve alongside any meal! This broccoli is roasted over high heat until golden brown and tender then tossed with lemon juice and parmesan cheese! This recipe will convert any broccoli haters!
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    scalloped potatoes

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    Scalloped Potatoes
    The BEST Scalloped Potatoes made with thinly sliced russet potatoes layered in a creamy cheese sauce then baked until golden brown. The perfect side dish!
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    Honey Roasted Carrots

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    Honey Butter Roasted Carrots
    Easy 3 Ingredient Honey Roasted Carrots. Made with brown butter and honey then roasted until golden brown. The perfect side dish!
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    broccoli rice casserole

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    Broccoli Rice Casserole
    This Broccoli Rice Casserole recipe is great on its own as a main course or as a stellar side dish. Perfect for the holidays or a dinner with family and friends.
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    gingerbread loaf

    Gingerbread Loaf
    The best homemade gingerbread recipe. Perfectly spiced and moist this bread is the perfect breakfast or dessert for the holidays. It tastes just like Starbucks!
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    peppermint brownies

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    Peppermint Brownies
    Peppermint Brownies. Soft and chewy brownies layered with a chocolate ganache and topped with candy canes!
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    peppermint bark

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    Peppermint Bark
    This peppermint bark recipe only recquires five ingredients and a few minutes of prep work, making it the perfect holiday treat!
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    chocolate peppermint bark

    chocolate chip christmas cookies

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    Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
    Super Soft Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies made with M & M’s, white and semi sweet chocolate chips! The perfect Christmas Cookie!
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    peppermint ganache pie

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    4 Ingredient Peppermint Ganache Pie
    This easy four-ingredient Peppermint Ganache Pie features a smooth, rich chocolate filling inside of an Oreo crust and topped with crushed peppermint. It's the perfect Christmastime dessert you can make in less than 10 minutes!
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    Looking for more holiday recipes? Check out my Christmas Cookie Guide and my Thanksgiving Meal Planning Guide!