Christmas Dinner Menu

My favorite thing about Christmas is the dinner I have with my family. Unlike Thanksgiving, for Christmas we do a fancier, most intimate dinner with just my nuclear family. We don’t have a Christmas tradition that we partake in every year, but the main part of our holiday is to spend time together.

This year we have decided that on Christmas Eve we are going to the Fairmont Hotel to oggle at the massive gingerbread house in the lobby. Afterwards we’re either going to the bar in the Fairmont or another bar around to have a cocktail (it’s so weird that my brother and I can drink with our parents.) When we get home we’ll probably play a game of Hearts.

On Christmas we wake up at about 9. Mom will make some coffee. We’ll sit around and open presents and Mozart (the beagle) will actually do all of the unwrapping. And then we’ll have Eggnog and Cranberry Rolls for breakfast.

The rest of the day will be spent in the kitchen preparing a beautiful dinner.

The main dish isn’t quite decided yet because it depends on whether my mom decides to spend the money on a rack of lamb. If she decides against the price, we’re having a crown roast instead.


Glazed Racks of Lamb OR Crown Roast of Pork with Apple Stuffing
Burgundy Mushrooms
Sweet Potato Rolls
Breaded Brussels Sprouts
Creamed Onions
Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

What are your Christmas traditions?
What are you having for Christmas dinner this year?

* Shared with Weekend Cooking


13 responses

  1. Such a lovely day you have planned. I think we are going fancy this Christmas as well, making a prime rib roast, twice baked potato casserole and some sort of vegetable and dessert (TBD). Every Christmas morning we have Scotch Pecan Pull-Aparts as we open our presents.

  2. Sounds like a great day and a wonderful meal. I haven’t decided on Christmas Eve dinner, but we eat Christmas day dinner with friends — not sure what they’ll be making this year.

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