Christmas Dinner Recipes and Ideas

The Christmas Feast, Fun, and Folklore!

Roast Goose Christmas Dinner Recipe
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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. 

Christmas Dinner Recipes

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10 Christmas Main Dishes

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Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

10 Christmas Sides

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Curried Apple Squash Soup

5 Christmas Soups

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Non-Alcoholic Eggnog. Photo by Comstock/Thinkstock.

5 Holiday Drinks

More Christmas Recipe Collections

Learn to Cook and Entertain

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Gift Ideas and Christmas Crafts

From the Almanac General Store:

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Holiday Food Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

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Christmas Crafts

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Illustration: Margo Letourneau

Christmas Tree Care and Holiday Plants

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Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Thinkstock

Just for Fun: Christmas Trivia

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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!

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