Our Favorite Traditional Christmas Dinners

Bring out your best when you host the big holiday meal. From beef tenderloin to traditional ham, check out our favorite menus for Christmas dinner.

  • Giblet Gravy

    Ultimate Southern Christmas Dinner

    The holidays are a perfect time to satisfy your down-home, comfort food cravings. This scrumptious collection of dishes highlights Southern classics like Giblet Gravy, Cornbread-Biscuit Dressing, and Swiss-Squash Casserole.
  • Pork Roast with Sweet Onion-Pumpkin Seed Relish
    Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Sit Down For a Wintery Feast

    This hearty midwinter's meal showcases the bounty of the season and pairs especially well with a crackling fire.

  • Spinach and Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Truffled Wine Sauce
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

    Easy and Elegant Holiday Menu

    Impress guests and delight family with an elegant menu that's a breeze to cook.
  • Apple Brandy-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

    Home-Cooked Classic Holiday Menu

    Cozy classics cooked to perfection turn a good holiday meal into perfection.
  • Pancetta-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Whipped Horseradish Cream
    Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    An Elegant Holiday Dinner Menu

    The highlight of this year's Christmas menu features a dazzling beef tenderloin and new favorites you'll crave year after year.
  • Celebrate Christmas In Style

    Celebrate Christmas in Style

    Give the holidays extra sparkle with dressed-up recipes and beautiful crafts that show off the season's best.

  • Molasses Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

    Quick and Easy Christmas Dinner

    Enjoy this delicious array of no-fuss holiday dishes that will add sparkle to your table this season.
  • Horseradish and Mustard-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
    Randy Mayor

    An Elegant Feast

    Show your style with a simple, elegant menu for eight that features beef tenderloin as the entrée and a cranberry-ginger cake for dessert.
  • Citrus Batida

    Casual Christmas Eve Supper

    After all the holiday hustle and bustle is over, relax on Christmas Eve with a laid-back buffet menu featuring roasted pork, a winter fruit salad, and crème brûlée.
  • Pork Loin Roast With Carolina Apple Compote
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Cozy Christmas Dinner

    Invite your guests to experience a little holiday magic with this delicious pork loin menu. Shhh! It's also completely manageable, so you'll be able to make dinner and enjoy it.
  • Cinnamon Stewed Apples
    Karry Hosford

    Christmas Dinner

    Simple, fresh, and delicious sides complement spicy ham for a memorable yuletide meal. Cinnamon Stewed Apples and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans complement Fire and Spice Ham, which features a delicious glaze made from pepper jelly and pineapple preserves.
  • Roast Beef with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Holiday Feast

    Slide the table apart, put in extra leaves, and enjoy this classic celebratory dinner with your extended family.
  • Christmas Dinner Menu

    Christmas Dinner Menu

    Gather loved ones for a delectable Christmas dinner and make the holiday merry with this elegant spread.
  • Fennel-Crusted Rib Roast
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Dashing Christmas Dinner Menu

    This Southern-style Christmas dinner features dressed-up deviled ham, greens, buttermilk panna cotta, pickled winter veggies, and more.
  • Beef Tenderloin With Henry Bain Sauce

    Christmas Dinner: Grand & Gracious

    For a classic dinner, serve a succulent beef tenderloin paired with baby blue salad, creamy soup, yeast rolls, and more. The best part? The tenderloin's sauce is freezer-friendly, so you can enjoy it over other dishes as you ring in the new year.

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