Christmas Menu Ideas

Some how, some way Christmas week is here! My college boys get home on Thursday and my daughter will arrive home from Spain on Friday and all I want to do is fill my house with all of their favorite foods and friends so they’ll never want to leave again! So I have a big week of cooking in front of me and thought I’d share everything I’m planning to make for the holiday weekend. And then so I don’t leave you hanging wondering what to make for dinner the rest of the week, I’ll share my recipe on Instagram stories each morning. Sound like a plan? Let’s do this.

Christmas Eve Appetizers

We are doing Christmas Eve at my brother’s house this year and they have lasagna on the menu. I only need to bring appetizers. Here’s what I’m bringing:

Pigs in a Blanket, but make it look like Christmas

Grace’s Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Baked Feta & Olives

Christmas Morning Brunch

We usually have breakfast right after the kids open their presents—thankfully these days it’s more like 10:30 a.m. than 5:30 a.m. What I like about these recipes is that I can make them ahead and just stick them in the oven when I wake up so they are ready to go when we are.

Sunrise Punch

Baked French Toast

Chocolate Chip Croissant Bake

Cheesy Egg Casserole

Dairy-Free Quiche

Brown-Sugar Bacon

Rich Cranberry Coffee Cake

Christmas Dinner

Beef Tenderloin (game-time decision for my husband_

Christmas Salad

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Seasoned Green Beans

Pull-Apart Christmas Tree

Christmas Desserts

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Christmas Monster Cookies

Christmas Bellybuttons

I hope having these recipes a little early in the week help you enjoy what’s most important about Christmas—spending time with your family! Have the best holiday!


Photo by Jenn Marie Creative & Co.

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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