Use these seven festive holiday dinner menus to help you entertain this season.
Christmas Eve Fun
You won’t be left out of any of the festivities with our Test Kitchens Director’s make-ahead brunch. This menu is mostly make-ahead―so like us, you can relax and enjoy the beginning of the holiday.
Holiday Menu: Christmas Eve Fun
Sweet on Tamales
Families all over the South have special holiday traditions. Within the Hispanic community, making tamales tops the list. Don’t miss this twist on an authentic Mexican treat that’s as much fun to make as it is to eat.
Holiday Menu: Sweet on Tamales
Holiday Party with the Lee Brothers
Fun is in full swing when the Lee brothers throw an easygoing Christmas dinner that's oh-so-Southern. This merry menu reflects Ted and Matt's knack for updating Southern classics without loosing a lick of their delectable essence. Whatever your style, you'll find these recipes suit it beautifully.
Holiday Menu: Holiday Party with the Lee Brothers
Their First Christmas
If you're newly married, deciding where to spend Christmas dinner can be a challenge. Tim and Elizabeth Griffin solved the matter by starting their own tradition and inviting over a few couples for a laid-back get-together at their home in Little Rock, Arkansas. "These recipes are perfect for folks preparing Christmas dinner for the first time; they look special but are really easy to make," explains Elizabeth.
Holiday Menu: Their First Christmas
Hanukkah Tradition With a Twist
Bold flavors and a great look are the hallmarks of this updated Hanukkah feast.
"Family tradition evolves, and your menus can too," says David Poran, culinary director of Balducci’s Food Lover's Market in Washington, D.C. "Latkes made into bite-size appetizers are a nice change of pace from the side-dish version. Top with Salmon-Olive Relish, and you've updated a classic dish."
Holiday Menu: Hanukkah Tradition with a Twist
Dinner Is Ready
You have to try this menu. It's one sit-down dinner that's dressy enough to impress yet comfortable to enjoy. Pull it off by following our timeline and make-ahead tips.
Holiday Menu: Dinner is Ready
Take a cue from this couple to freshen up your Hanukkah menu. "Our best parties are grab-a-plate style," says Mindi Shapiro Levine, as she and husband Brett prepare for visitors. "We like it when guests settle on barstools and hang out," Brett chimes in.
Holiday Menu: A Hip Way to Celebrate