Recipes for Christmas Dinner

Holiday Feasts, Folklore, and Fun!

The holiday crunch has begun. Visit our Christmas Recipes page for our favorite appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts.

From perfect starters such as Italian Stuffed Mushrooms to sweet endings such as Christmas Pudding, we’ll help you create a most delicious Christmas dinner.

We’ve also just expanded our holiday crafts section to add a festive flair to your home. Many of our crafts are great for children and gift-giving.

Visit this page often for continuously updated recipes, crafts, folklore, and fun to help you every step of the way from now until the end of the year!

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

Christmas Recipes

Appetizers and Soups

Whalewalk Inn Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Individual Party Quiches

Curried Apple Squash Soup

Roasted Chestnut Soup

Main Dishes

Rib Roast with Potatoes

Best Ever Beef Roast

Roast Goose

Nanna’s Baked Ham

For turkey dishes, see our Thanksgiving Recipes page.

Side Dishes

Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Holiday Creamed Onions

Yorkshire Pudding


Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Christmas Pudding

Buche de Noel

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Holiday Drinks

Light Wassail

Mulled Wine

George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

Classic Christmas Punch

Holiday Cookies and Sweets

Candy Cane Dessert Squares

Snowball Cookies

Pistachio-Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Never-Fail Christmas Fudge

Thumbprint Cookies

Browse many more Christmas Recipes in the Almanac archives.

More Christmas Recipe Collections

Cooking and Entertaining Tips

Gift Ideas & Crafts

From the Almanac General Store:

Seasonal Crafts:

Christmas Tree Care and Holiday Plants

Just for Fun

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. 



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