Your Ultimate Christmas Recipe Guide

Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas recipes for everything from fancy feasts to casual parties. Plus, find seasonal favorites like cake recipes, eggnog recipes, casserole recipes, and gingerbread recipes.

Editors' Tips and Tricks for the Best Christmas Celebrations

5 Easy Ways to Make This Family Christmas One the Kids Will Cherish
Keep your sanity by turning the kitchen into a workshop for your little elves.
Just Two of You This Christmas? Here’s How to Make It the Merriest
These tips and recipes will make your small holiday big on fun.
14 Festive Dishes to Celebrate Christmas Outside
Winter outdoor entertaining presents its own challenges, but can be a wonderfully festive way to celebrate the holidays.
All I Want for Christmas Is...Bacon
It's easy to work some bacon-y magic into your holiday side dishes, entrees, soups, appetizers, and even desserts.
Fun Old-Fashioned (Griswold-Style) Family Christmas
Get in touch with your inner Uncle Eddie, Clark, Ellen, and more and enjoy a laugh and some great food with these delicious dishes.  

Our Favorite Holiday Desserts

35 Easy Holiday Desserts
The holidays are busy enough, so put some of that stress aside with easy dessert recipes everyone will love.
45+ Festive Peppermint Dessert Recipes
The classic candy of the holidays gets its time to shine as the star of these delicious and creative peppermint recipes.

Old-Fashioned Eggnog

Why buy eggnog when you can make your own? Whip up homemade eggnog, a classic holiday recipe, for some good, old-fashioned fun. Gradually adding in bourbon will give homemade eggnog its trademark custardy, yet light, texture. However, you can omit the alcohol if you’re serving it to little ones. Since you’re dealing with raw eggs, it’s important to use the freshest and best quality eggs you can—you don’t want to make eggnog with the carton stragglers that have been in the fridge for at least a month. To reduce the risk of salmonella, we recommend using properly refrigerated, pasteurized shell eggs.