65 Favorite Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate with style.

Pulling out old and new recipes to make your parties the best in town can be worth it!

Savor the magic of the season with our curated collection of 65 favorite Christmas dinner menu ideas that promise to transform your festive feast into a culinary celebration. Click to explore a world of delectable options and create a memorable holiday dining experience filled with joy and flavor


1. Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Sauce

Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Sauce #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via A Spicy Perspective

Made with crescent roll dough and brie this Christmas snack should be topped with cranberry sauce and baked at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes.

2. Christmas Deviled Eggs

Christmas Deviled Eggs #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Just A Taste

Simply remove the filling within the eggs and mix them relish, mustard, mayo and a little food coloring and stir, fill the eggs with it once more and top it with the diced red peppers.

3. Christmas Tree Spinach Dip BreadSticks

Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via It’s Always Autumn

Shape the bread dough
into a Christmas tree, but first stuff it with spinach dip recipe, then bake until lightly brown.

4. Crockpot Grape Jelly and BBQ Meatballs

Crockpot-Grape-Jelly-and-BBQ-Meatballs #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via I Heart Naptime

Cook up your favorite meatballs and let them simmer in a tasty grape jelly and BBQ sauce!

5. Holiday Cheese Board

Holiday Cheese Board #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Damn Delicious

Create a party cheese board with all of your cheeses, crackers and sausages, set in a nice spot during a holiday get together and watch it go!

6. Italian Cheese Log

Italian Cheese Log #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via RecipeTin Eats

While your log of various cheeses is sitting in the refrigerator, dice up some salami, onions, peppers, and more. And don’t forget a healthy dose of sun dried tomatoes. Spread this onto the top of the log and Wow what a dish!

7. Pomegranate Jeweled White Cheddar, Toasted Almond and Crispy Sage Cheeseball

Pomegranate Jeweled White Cheddar, Toasted Almond and Crispy Sage Cheeseball #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via How Sweet Eats

Cool tasty mouthwatering Pomegranates covering a large cream cheese ball up, makes a head turning appetizer. It can be eaten as a dip or alone.

8. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Damn Delicious

If you’re an Asparagus lover, just imagine eating it rolled in Prosciutto! Your guests will adore this party pleaser, but make lots it will be gone quickly!

Main Entree Christmas Dinner Menu

9. Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Cafe Delites

Pop your choice of ham into the oven and bake. Afterwards glaze the ham with a mixture of brown sugar and garlic then watch your guests chow down!

10. Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via For the Love of Food

After cooking your holiday ham, top it off your a mouthwatering glaze. A tasty topping mix of brown sugar and pineapple juice and bits.

11. Classic Roast Beef

Classic Roast Beef #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Simply Recipes

Do not end the holiday dinner without a perfectly cooked roast beef. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees. Allow the roast beef to cook for about an hour. Dash it with the desired amount of pepper, salt and garlic.

12. Coca-Cola Glazed Ham with Brown Sugar and Dijon

Coca-Cola Glazed Ham with Brown Sugar and Dijon #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via South Your Mouth

Showoff your cooking holiday skills with a nice juicy baked ham. Lie the ham down on a roasting pan and fill it halfway with water. Cooking time will be around 2 hours. In a bowl mix together a nice topping using coca cola, glazed sugar and mustard Dijon.

13. Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin

Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Sweet C’s Designs

Place the pork tenderloin in a baking dish. Allow to bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle the meat with garlic and butter to taste.

14. Juicy Roast Turkey

Juicy Roast Turkey #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Natasha’s Kitchen

Start the holiday feasting with a nice classic turkey. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Make sure the turkey is defrosted. Sprinkle the turkey with butter, salt and pepper. Expect it to cook for about 3 hours.

15. Prime Rib

Prime Rib #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Simply Recipes

Sometimes a nice Prime rib dinner during the season makes for a perfect idea. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Typically, the Prime rib will need 30 minutes per pound to cook. It will depend on whether your guests wants their dinner cooked rare, medium or well-done.

16. Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Platings + Pairings

Side Dish Christmas Dinner Menu

17. Best Ever Cranberry Sauce

Best Ever Cranberry Sauce #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Mom On Timeout

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a large side dish of chilled cranberry sauce! Pull out a decorative bowl and put it on display.

18. Broccoli Casserole From Scratch

Broccoli Casserole From Scratch #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Kristine’s Kitchen

Gather up a bowl full of broccoli, a can of mushroom soup, crushed crackers, mayo and shredded cheese and add into a casserole pan. Bake for about 30-40 minutes and their you have it.

19. Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Eclectic Recipes

Place dough wrapped around mozzarella cheese on a baking pan, in the form of a Christmas tree. Bake until bread is lightly browned.

20. Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Cooking Classy

For a light holiday salad, place fresh Spinach in a large decorative bowl with almonds, cranberries, pecans, apple chips and cooked wild rice. Makes a nice meal or appetizer.

21. Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Carlsbad Craving

Add wild rice pilaf, cranberries and apples and bake.

22. Creamy Green Bean Casserole

Creamy Green Bean Casserole #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Sally’s Baking Addiction

In a casserole bowl pour soup, beans, sit sauce, milk, black peppers, onions and bake until browned.

23. Easy Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Easy Sausage and Herb Stuffing #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Once Upon a Chef

Fix up your favorite holiday stuffing. Choose choice of sausage, diced onions, celery, unseasoned stuffing cubes, seasonings, herbs and bake.

24. Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms

Garlic Butter Sautéed Mushrooms #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Rachel Cooks

For a quick appetizer add unchopped mushrooms with butter and garlic and saute.

25. Honey Maple Roasted Carrots

Honey Maple Roasted Carrots #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via The Cafe Sucre Farine

Roasted carrots are the best, but even better with honey and maple syrup added. Party guests will score this side dish.

26. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Peas and Crayons

Cranberries roasted with Butternut squash and feta, will make your party dish stand out!

27. Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese Casserole #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Carlsbad Cravings

Adding layers and layers of cheese to your favorite pasta and letting it simmer and cook will create the greatest macaroni side dish of all time.

28. Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes

Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via The Country Cook

After your potatoes have boiled for a while add butter, garlic, pepper and salt. Present the meal in a holiday bowl.

29. Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Butter Your Biscuit

Roasted Brussels are a treat alone, but add parmesan and bscon and it’s that much better. Allow the mix to bake for a while in the oven, and then serve.

30. Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Jessica Gavin

In a casserole dish, add butter to bottom of pan. Then layer the pan with sliced potatoes, then diced onions. Then repeat the process. Allow the oven to preheat to 400 degrees and bake for about an hour an half.

31. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Julia’s Album

Roasted sprouts with pecans, Cinnamon Butternut Squash and cranberries makes a tasty side dish.

32. Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Averie Cooks

Place the sweet potatoes in the oven and let it bake. Season it with Cinnamon and/or butter, then top the dish off with pecans.

Dessert Christmas Dinner Menu

33. Best Ever Snowball Cookies

Best Ever Snowball Cookies #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Wicked Kitchen

In a mixing bowl combine flour, vanilla, salt, butter, and powdered sugar. No eggs are included, so if one of your guests have allergies, no worries. Also, baking powder is not added.

34. Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Just A Taste

Mix up your most glorious batch of cupcakes with flour, vanilla, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and eggs. Then shape them into a Christmas tree with a cutter then bake.

35. Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

Heads will turn with these deserts. In a mixer take sugar cookies, vanilla and cream cheese and combine. Lump into balls and put in freezer for about 20 minutes. Then dip them one by one in hot melted chocolate, then cool again.

36. Cranberry Christmas Cake

Cranberry Christmas Cake #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Barefeet in the Kitchen

Just add cranberries to the cake mixture to make this dessert more festive. Then stand back and let your guests enjoy.

37. Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe with Icing

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe with Icing #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Sugar Spun Run

Put together a tasty batch of cookies with flour, vanilla, salt, a dash of baking powder, sugar, and eggs. Apply them to a cookie sheet and bake. Perfect Christmas cookies.

38. Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream

Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Half Baked Havest

16 ounces of cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and gingerbread cookies and caramel for frosting. For cake mix combine flour, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, hot water. Preheat to 350 degrees and Bake.

39. Old English FruitCake

Old English Fruitcake #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Rock Recipes

Start making this treat by mixing dark raisins, chopped dates, golden raisins, chopped dried prunes, currents, butter, dark brown sugar and molasses. Add to the mixture flour, oil, hot water, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. Preheat on 350 degrees and bake.

40. Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Inside Bru Crew Life

Pick out your most popular cookie mix, add bunches of Oreos and chunks of peppermint pieces. Preheat the oven to around 300-350 degrees, then bake and snack!

41. Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Barbara Bakes

Take your favorite brownie recipe and add pieces of peppermint candy canes. Then top the brownies off with more chopped candy canes.

42. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Life, Love and Sugar

Present your best White Chocolate cake mix and add lots of cranberries. Creating a festive desert.

43. Tiramisu Yule Log Cake

Tiramisu Yule Log Cake #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Natasha’s Kitchen

To make this delicacy, stir together egg yolks, vanilla and sugar. Then fold itinto flour. Next combine egg whites, salt, cream of tartar. Take the egg whites and fold it into the egg yolk mixture stir into melted butter. Pour batter into jellyroll pan and bake. Afterwards, add espresso syrup to cake.

44. White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Mom on Timeout

This exceptional dessert is concocted by adding together white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, pecans, cranberries, butter, vanilla, and allspice seasoning and ground ginger. Baking time will be about 15 minutes.


45. Holiday Punch

Holiday Punch #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Deliciously Sprinkled

Get together old friends and family and serve up a mixture of Orange juice and Lime concentrate. Add it to Cranberry juice and vodka, then pour in Gingerale or 7-up soda. Garnish with cranberries or as desired.

46. Homemade EggNog

Homemade Eggnog #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Let’s get the season started with a mixture of eggyolks, whole milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, choice of rum or cognac. The liguors can be combined, then add nutmeg.

47. Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Hot Chocolate from Scratch #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Fifteen Spatulas

Seasonal drinks are the classic way to began a nice holiday evening. Mix up semi-chocolate, vanilla extract, milk, whipped cream, sugar and indulge!

48. Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Latte #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Pinch of Yum

It’s cold outside, so warm up this season with a mixture of brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa, bittersweet chocolate finely chopped, milk, sugar, peppermint oil and crushed peppermint!

Christmas Cocktails

49. Christmas Jello Shots

Christmas Jello Shots #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via TipBuzz

It’s so much fun, spiking jello with vodka! But you do not have to use vodka, just choose your favorite liquor! You’ll need strawberry, lime and unflavored jello. Boil the jellos separately, then freeze and serve!

50. Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Cake ‘n Knife

A glass of Sangria can really do the trick on a nice holiday evening! Don’t forget to garnish it with a sugar-coated rosemary leaf!

51. Classic Moscow Mule

Classic Moscow Mule #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Cookie and Kate

Add Vodka, fresh lime, and ginger beer together and watch how this popular holiday drink fizzle!

52. Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail

Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Smells like Home

This simple, but scrumptious drink is just a combination of Vodka, cranberries and bellinis!

53. Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Gimme Some Oven

Pour dry red wine in a pot with oranges, brandy, cloves, honey and cinnamon sticks, stir, strain simmer and then serve! Makes a delicious holiday drink!

54. Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via TidyMom

For some great holiday sipping, grab some spritzer, vodka, juice and a just a splash of lemon. Top it off with a cherry and there you have it!

55. White Christmas Mojito

White Christmas Mojito #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Half Baked Harvest

Start the holidays off with a little White rum, lime, Coconut Rum, pomegranate arils and sparkling water mixture and enjoy!

Christmas Breakfast

56. Candy Cane Crescent Roll Breakfast Pastry

Candy Cane Crescent Roll Breakfast Pastry #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via 3 Yummy Tummies

Sit this display of holiday fun by the fireplace. To create just twist the dough into a Christmas Candy Cane.

57. Christmas Morning Mimosas

Christmas Morning Mimosas #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via How Sweet Eats

The holiday party is just beginning, so serve your a guests a Christmas drink. Just mix White Rum, Coconut Rum, Sparkling water, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar and coconut milk. Yum, dont forget to garnish with pomegranate seeds.

58. Christmas Morning Wife Saver

Christmas Morning Wife Saver #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Jo Cooks

On Christmas morning to keep your stomach from growling, layer into a casserole pan bread, ham, and cheese then pour over it eggs, milk, vegetables and cereal. Bake, serve and enjoy!

59. Christmas Tree Cream Cheese Danish

Christmas Tree Cream Cheese Danish #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Walking on Sunshine

60. Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring

Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Jo Cooks

Slightly cook bacon, then wrap it around crescent dough and bake until the crescent rolls are lightly browned.

61. Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Sugar and Soul

Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Then whisk in eggs, milk, vanilla and more cinnamon, dip bread into the mixture and fry.

62. Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Cooking Classy

Pancakes galore! Grab a bowl and flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and in a separate bowl mix eggs, molasses and vanilla. Put in a pan and cook on low heat.

63. Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via My Baking Addiction

Pour an egg mixture over bread, heavily sprinkle sausage and vegetables over the bread. Cover with foil bake and serve.

64. Overnight French Toast Bake

Overnight French Toast Bake #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Lil Luna

Separate into bites, bread dipped into eggs and cinnamon and fried. Serve and snack

65. Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad #Christmas #recipes #dinner #trendypins

via Natasha’s Kitchen

Find a large seasonal bowl and pour in Clementine oranges, peeled and separated, kiwis, apples, pears, cored and sliced.

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