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Christmas Eve Dinner

Saptakee Sengupta Dec 14, 2018
Are you looking for some great menu ideas for the Christmas eve dinner? Read on to know the best way to treat your guests.
Friends and family have gathered on Christmas eve and everyone is seen larking in the joy of celebrating the festival. The aroma of cakes, cookies, donuts, and pies is in the air, while the dinner is yet to be cooked.
You would love to bake the best variety of food and prepare drinks with a grand libation in order to treat your friends and family. Here we have presented you wonderful options for an exotic Christmas eve dinner.

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu Ideas

Christmas eve is celebrated posthumously across the globe. Preparing different varieties of recipes is an important part of the celebration. While some prefer traditional dishes, others are fond of conventional cuisines. Spanish, Mexican, Italian and various other continental dishes are mostly cooked on Christmas eve.


Carousing on Christmas eve is the most joyful way to celebrate the occasion. And for this, drinks are must. Arrange your drink rack with exotic wine, beer, whiskey, and vodka. Serve cocktails, mocktails and various types of sorbets stirred with soda. Also arrange for beverages, which serve wonderful refreshment drinks. Have a look at list of drinks.
  • Irish Coffee
  • The Grinch
  • White Christmas
  • Ambassador's Punch
  • Black Santa
  • Holiday Cheer Mimosa
  • Mexicabo Hot Chocolate
  • Apple Orchard Punch
  • Christmas Cranberry Punch
  • Hard Rocker Cider
  • The Poinsettia
  • Candy Cane Martini
  • Eggnog Extreme
  • The Silent Night
  • Candy-Cane-Tini
  • Blue Snowflake
  • Honeydew Sorbet


Appetizers are served before the main course. The recipes for Christmas appetizers and snacks range from crackers, dips, sausages, roasts, soups, etc.
Instead of searching the cookbooks randomly, you can have these following Christmas dinner menu for the appetizers. Your guests will love the delicacies. Make sure the appetizers are ready at least an hour before you serve the main course. Serve them hot.
  • Pineapple Cheese Logs
  • Acorn Squash Soup
  • Pumpkin Pie Fudge
  • Water Chestnut Wraparounds
  • Almond Curry Spread
  • Hot Beef and Cheese Dip
  • Prosciutto Pinwheels
  • Cranberry Feta Pinwheels
  • Microwave Pralines
  • Smoked Salmon Rolls
  • Zucchini Cheese Squares
  • Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip
  • Ranch Oyster Crackers
  • Sticks and Stones Candy Bark
  • Zippy Tomato Soup
  • Sherried Orange Walnuts

Main Course

A hearty dinner served on the table is the ultimate essence of the festival. You can choose either traditional or conventional dishes. The flavor of continental food is much liked by all. Non-veg servings along with side dishes are relished during Christmas eve. You can prepare the recipes from the following list of menus.
  • Cola Roast Turkey
  • Sesame Chicken and Rice
  • Latin Stuffed Peppers
  • Philly Cheese Steak Pizza
  • Teriyaki Beef and Noodles
  • Chicken and Kielbasa Couscous
  • Tuna Casserole
  • Honey Pecan Pork Chops
  • Chili Coke Roast
  • Taco Sandwiches
  • Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Grilled Lamb Shish Kebab
  • Classic Chinese Wontons
  • Thai Red Beef Curry
  • Spicy Shrimp Gratin
  • Cauliflower Broccoli Salad
  • Baked Flounder with Bacon
  • Lima Beans Salad
  • Dry Brined Turkey


Finally the party ends with dessert delights. Christmas is the time when you get the chance to make variety of desserts. The jars are filled with cookies and boxes are stuffed with chocolates. Centered around the table are different types of cakes and pies. And sweets are loved by all. Have a look the dessert recipes.
  • Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Coffee Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • White Chocolate and Berry Cheesecake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
  • Tiramisu Layer Cake
  • Blueberry Lime Mold
  • Applesauce Cake
  • Rice Pudding
  • Irish Cream Bundt Cake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Strawberry Bavarois
  • Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Berry Meringue Roll
  • Minty Milk Shake
Opt for dishes that are easy to cook and do not require much time to serve. Enjoy Christmas with your loved ones amidst good food and fun. Merry Christmas!