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.
By Stacey Ballis

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.
By Stacey Ballis

6 Ways to Celebrate Christmas on Your Own This Year (and Even Enjoy It!)

It might be the best vacation you take in 2020.
By Stacey Ballis

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.
By Emily Shepherd

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.
By Emily Shepherd

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.  
By Emily Shepherd

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

This warm and comforting casserole is everything you could want in a Christmas morning breakfast: rich and cheesy grits, rounded out with sausage, bacon, and poblano.
By Robby Melvin

Red Pepper Miso Wings

Skip the cream cheese and pepper jelly appetizer and use the red pepper jelly for something new. These sticky, yet crispy chicken wings take full advantage of the red pepper jelly flavor. The result is a hot, sweet, savory sauce with a vibrant color. Add scallions and fresh basil for an impressive festive-looking dish that is just asking to be taken to a holiday potluck. 
By Karen Rankin

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

These gingerbread cookies are sweet and not too gingery- perfect for the kids and just how you remember them. This recipe is also great for gingerbread houses. Roll the dough 1/4" thick, cut out house, and bake at 325 until firm (about 20 minutes). Rotate the pan after 10 minutes and use bold molasses for even baking and optimal flavor.
By Deb Wise

Foolproof Fruit Cake

If you're going to make a classic fruitcake, conquer it with this foolproof recipe. Start your fruitcake the day before; candying your own citrus is well worth it. The result is gooey, moist, and dense. The rum taste is bold and delicious, but you can also use apple cider, if desired. This recipe makes four loaves that will keep for a month, so it's perfect for gift giving.
By Deb Wise

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.
By Leigh Corra

Chocolate and Peppermint Snowflake Roulade

The irresistable holiday flavor combination, peppermint and chocolate, is perfected in a light, sweet roulade cake. Crunchy cushed peppermint and a creamy filling provide a nice texture. Print an online template of snowflakes and place it under the parchment when you make your designs for easy tracing. To keep from covering your designs in powdered sugar when rolling your cake, leave it on the parchment paper, roll both, and let it cool. Then unroll it, spread the filling and sprinkle 1/2 cup of crushed peppermint, and remove the parchment. 
By Deb Wise

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.