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
10 Christmas Sides
5 Christmas Soups
5 Holiday Drinks
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More Christmas Recipe Collections
- Top 10 Christmas Appetizer Recipes
- Holiday Punch Recipes and Tips
- Top 20 Christmas Dessert Recipes
- Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Party Recipes for Christmas
- Christmas Brunch Recipes
- Christmas Leftover Recipes
Learn to Cook and Entertain
- Holiday Cooking and Cleaning Checklist
- How to Set a Table (Diagram)
- Setting a Buffet Table
- Christmas Table Decoration Ideas
- Natural Decorating for Christmas
- How to Roast a Turkey
- How to Carve a Turkey
- Quick Tips on Roasting Meat
- How to Use a Meat Thermometer
- How to Care for Table Linens
- Holiday Napkin Folding
- Tips for Baking Pies
- 10 Tips for Cookie Baking
Gift Ideas and Christmas Crafts
From the Almanac General Store:
Holiday Food Gift Ideas from the Kitchen
- Make Your Own Gift Jars
- Gifts from the Kitchen: Cookies, Candy, Bread, and More
- Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade Pickles and Vinegar
Illustration: Margo Letourneau
- How to Make Luminarias
- How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
- Make a Holiday Candle Decoration
- Gingerbread House Tips
- Orange Pomanders
- How to Make a Christmas Wreath
- Homemade Note Cards
Christmas Tree Care and Holiday Plants
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- Christmas Tree Care Tips and Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
- Traditional Holiday Plants
- Care for Poinsettias
- Care for Amaryllis
- Cyclamens, an Alternative Christmas Houseplant
- Plant Care Guide for Christmas Cactus
Just for Fun: Christmas Trivia
- Christmas History and Traditions
- What Day Does Christmas Fall On—and Christmas Origins
- America’s Christmas Firsts
- Cranberry Trivia
- The Star of Bethlehem
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.
Happy feasting and merrymaking to all our readers from the editors at The Old Farmer’s Almanac!