Today I am sharing our 2020 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Menu. This year’s holiday menu focuses on the traditional recipes my family loves most, but includes a few new ones too. Our dinners are complete with cocktails, appetizers, sides, mains, and, of course, sweet desserts too. Bonus? I decided to share what we’ll be having for breakfast too…there’s certainly never too much food at Christmastime!
I’m very late to the game with this year’s menu. However, I figured I should still share what I’m planning to make this year…just in case there are any last-minute people out there like me! As always, I’m keeping things on the simple side since it’s just my immediate family for Christmas. But everyone in my family loves simple and traditional.
Cooking Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners are always my two favorite dinners of the year to cook. Unlike Thanksgiving, there is zero pressure to make multiple dishes and desserts. Instead, I just serve what my family really loves most…along with plenty of cocktails…and desserts too. I just have fun in the kitchen, and this year Asher is planning to help me!
I’m so excited!
So with that, here is this year’s menu. Hope this helps to inspire some of your holiday menus! Excited to see what you all put together!
Christmas Eve dinner menu
I usually make one or two drinks on Christmas Eve…sometimes more if requested.
Nightcap: The North Pole Cocktail…for a sweet Christmas Eve.
Or…my Vanilla Espresso Martini. Take your pick!
I make Chex Mix early in the day for everyone to snack on. Then I serve one to two appetizers before dinner.
I always do beef tenderloin as our main, but I also include a nice vegetarian option as well!
All the cookies! Tis’ the season! Serve the leftovers on Christmas Day!
Christmas Day dinner menu
Again, I make one to two cocktails, more as requested by the fam.
Nightcap: Creamy Coconut White Russian
I always do a cheese board, but I’ll be adding some bacon-wrapped dates and seasoned crackers this year!
Seasoned Crackers (new and coming soon)
Excited to make my chicken marsala this year, but I’m including some vegetarian options too!
Spicy Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka (vegetarian option)
OR something more traditional…Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with White Wine Pan Gravy
OR I LOVE to make lasagnas on Christmas. Below are my favorites!
All the chocolate for dessert!
For Breakfast, I like to make dishes that I can have baking in the oven while we open gifts. No need to spend the morning in the kitchen. Relax and enjoy the time with family!
Christmas Eve Morning: Baked Cinnamon Crème Brûlée French Toast with Raspberry Preserves
Christmas Morning: Easy Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls
Lastly, if you make any of these dishes from our 2020 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner Menu be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!