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Today I am sharing our 2021 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!

An Easy Christmas Tablescape | halfbakedharvest.com #christmas #tablescape #holiday #dinner

I am very late with this, but so many of you requested menus for this year. So I’m sharing some ideas with you below! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with plenty of good food!

Christmas eve dinner menu

Cocktails

I usually make one or two drinks on Christmas Eve…sometimes more if requested.

Frosted Mistletoe Margarita | halfbakedharvest.com

Frosted Mistletoe Margarita

Bad Santa White Russian | halfbakedharvest.com

Bad Santa White Russian

Appetizers

I make Chex Mix early in the day for everyone to snack on. Then I serve one to two appetizers before dinner.

Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic | halfbakedharvest.com

Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic

Crispy Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Brussels Sprouts | halfbakedharvest.com

Crispy Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Dinner 

I always do beef tenderloin as our main, but I also include a nice vegetarian option as well! This year, we’re actually doing ribeyes from Five Mary’s, but I’m simply searing them in skillet with a little butter, garlic, and shallots. Super, super simple. So I’m also sharing my go-to tenderloin!

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce

French Onion Dumplings | halfbakedharvest.com

French Onion Dumplings

Creamy French Onion and Mushroom Soup | halfbakedharvest.com

Creamy French Onion and Mushroom Soup

Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks | halfbakedharvest.com

Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks

Crispy Parmesan Thyme Sweet Potato Stacks | halfbakedharvest.com

Crispy Parmesan Thyme Sweet Potato Stacks

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Salad | halfbakedharvest.com

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Salad

Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread

Dessert

Christmas Monster Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

Christmas Monster Cookies

2021 Holiday Cookie Box | halfbakedharvest.com

2021 Holiday Cookie Box

Christmas day dinner menu

Cocktails 

Christmas Old Fashioned | halfbakedharvest.com

Christmas Old Fashioned

Spicy Pomegranate Ginger Paloma | halfbakedharvest.com

Spicy Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

Appetizers

I always do a cheese board, I’ll be sharing a new one tomorrow!

Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates | halfbakedharvest.com

Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates

Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie | halfbakedharvest.com

Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie

Dinner

We’re doing Mexican this year!

Crispy Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema | halfbakedharvest.com

Crispy Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema

Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch | halfbakedharvest.com

Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch

Creamy White Chicken Chili | halfbakedharvest.com

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Queso Fundido Taquitos | halfbakedhavest.com

Queso Fundido Taquitos

OR I LOVE to make lasagnas on Christmas. Below are my favorites!

4 Cheese Sage Pesto Florentine Lasagna

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

White Pesto Spinach Lasagna

Pesto Bolognese Lasagna

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 4 Cheese Pesto Lasagna

Dessert

Molten Chocolate Crackle Pie | halfbakedharvest.com

Molten Chocolate Crackle Pie

Easy Vanilla Bean Christmas Lights Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

Easy Vanilla Bean Christmas Lights Cookies

Breakfast

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 time with family! 

Brown Butter Iced Mocha Cinnamon Rolls | halfbakedharvest.com

Brown Butter Iced Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls | halfbakedharvest.com

Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake | halfbakedharvest.com #brunch #breakfast #holiday #Christmas

Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake

Lastly, if you make any of the dishes from Our 2021 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!

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  1. Happy New Year Tieghan!
    I made the ham and cheese croissant bake for New Years morning! It was delicious and easy to assemble partially in advance the day before. It was a toss up between the eggnog and gingerbread cinnamon rolls, but my love for gingerbread this time of year swayed me to make those for Christmas morning! I love your recipes and always look forward to seeing what you’re making!

    1. Hi Lori,
      Thanks so much for reading and making so many recipes this holiday season. I love to hear that they were enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  2. I made your Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce for Christmas dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for sharing your yummy recipes. I look forward to trying more this week. Merry Christmas!

    Mandy

  3. I really like how your Christmas menu includes a lot of the same ingredients. That makes things so much easier. ❤

  4. Your meals have been one of the best things of 2021!!! Thank you 🙏🏼 I live the white scallop plates. Where are they from! Wishing you the merriest Christmas.

  5. So far this week, I have made your popovers with the rosemary, your apple cinnamon rolls and your chicken and wild rice soup. We are doing a menu similar to yours in reverse. The tacos on Christmas eve and the beef tenderloin with lobster on Christmas day. Have really enjoyed making your recipes. Have one of your cookbooks and asked Santa for another one. Thank you and Merry Christmas?

    1. Hi Mary,
      Wow! That is truly amazing! Thank you for trying so many recipes and being here, I appreciate your support! Have a very Merry Christmas! xTieghan

  6. Your crème brûlée baked French toast is currently soaking in my fridge. My daughter has informed me that I will not get in the door on Christmas morning without your eggnog cinnamon rolls (although I will be trying out the iced mocha rolls for my husband and myself for New Year’s morning). We have made many of your Mexican-inspired dishes as well. THANK YOU for such wonderful, delicious, homey content! It’s truly been a salve for these past couple of years. MERRY CHRISTMAS, GERARDS! #GoRedBeijing22

    1. Hi Jen,
      Thanks so much for your kind message! I so appreciate you trying so many recipes, I love that your family has been enjoying them. Merry Christmas!! xTieghan

  7. My goodness that is a lot of different food to prepare. How do you get it all fixed and it begot at the same time? I admire you for being willing to cook so much. It makes me tired just to think of it. HA!! You are young though…

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      It does require a lot of time in the kitchen, there are some items that can be prepped ahead, you just do what works for you:) xTieghan

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Wouldn’t be Christmas without the Santa Claus cookies. The cutest. Also tried the Christmas monster cookies. Wow!!!! Seriously addicting.xo

  9. I did my first Christmas cookie box this year and included SO MANY half baked harvest cookies 🙂 Christmas monster, brown sugar peanut butter, crinkly caramel stuffed brownie, and the vanilla bean Christmas cookies! All such a huge hit with my friends and family! Love your recipes and cooking inspo ☺️

    1. Hi Megan,
      Thank you so very much for making so many recipes!! I love to hear that they were enjoyed! Merry Christmas! xTieghan

  10. They all look amazing! The baked Brie was outstanding. I can’t wait to try more.
    Thank you for everything you do.
    Merry Christmas.
    Kellie

  11. I’m doing a HBH Christmas menu! I’m worried about the tenderloin… never done one before. My tenderloin is thick on one end and gets skinnier. Is that how yours started? I feel like I see twine in ur photo, can you explain that a bit to me?
    Also, do you cover it in the oven?
    Thank you so much for taking time to answer!!!

    1. Hey Johna!! I would recommend tying the tenderloin to help with even cooking. If you have a butcher, have them do it! Linking a great video below 🙂

      No need to cover it in the oven. Merry Christmas!!

  12. We are having a very Half-Baked Harvest Christmas dinner this year! For Christmas breakfast I’m trying out the ham and cheese croissant bake. Dinner will be roasted beef tenderloin with french onion au jus, the squash, fig and feta salad, creamed spaghetti squash, and brown sugar maple cookie pie. Thanks for elevating our cooking this year, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Kuleigh,
      Wow! That is so great to hear, I hope your family loves all of the recipes. Have a very Merry Christmas! xTieghan