Christmas Dinner Recipes and Ideas

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Christmas Dinner Recipes


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Browse our top Christmas dinner recipe ideas, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve also added Christmas side dishes, appetizers, and drinks—plus, lots of holiday crafts, entertaining tips, folklore, and fun!

A warm Christmas, a cold Easter.
A green Christmas, a white Easter.

10 Christmas Main Dishes


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Roast Goose

Rib Roast with Potatoes

Roasted Chicken With Root Vegetables

Lasagna With Two Sauces


Best Ever Beef Roast

Cranberry and Port-Braised Short Ribs

Roast Leg of Lamb with Potatoes and Rutabaga

Nanna’s Baked Ham


Pork Crown Roast With Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

Roast Turkey With Apple-Pecan Stuffing

10 Christmas Dinner Sides


Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Holiday Creamed Onions

Sweet Potato Casserole

Artichoke, Leek, and Mushroom Ragout

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Yorkshire Pudding

Dinner Rolls

Curried Butternut Squash

5 Christmas Appetizers and Soups


Curried Apple Squash Soup

Whalewalk Inn Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Individual Party Quiches

Roasted Chestnut Soup

Curried Kwanzaa Stew

Get more Christmas Appetizer Recipes!

Christmas Desserts

Raspberry Walnut Rugelach


Old-Fashioned Gingerbread


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Click here for our top 20 Christmas dessert recipes including classic Christmas cookie recipes!

Check out our Christmas cookie recipes for kids. Plus, get some great tips for baking Christmas cookies:

5 Holiday Drinks


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Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

Light Wassail

Mulled Wine

George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog

Classic Christmas Punch

Get more Holiday Punch Recipes and Tips!

More Christmas Recipe Collections

Cooking and Entertaining Tips for Christmas


Gift Ideas and Christmas Crafts

From the Almanac General Store:


Seasonal Crafts:


Illustration: Margo Letourneau


Illustration: Margo Letourneau

Holiday Food Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Christmas Tree Care and Holiday Plants


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Just for Fun: Christmas Trivia


Christmas Weather Folklore

  • Lengthened winter and tardy spring are both good for hay and grain, but bad for corn and garden. 
  • December changeable and mild, the whole winter will remain a child. 
  • A warm Christmas, a cold Easter.
  • A green Christmas, a white Easter.
  • December cold, with snow, brings rye everywhere. 

What is your favorite Christmas recipe or craft? Let us know below!

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