While most holidays have some special foods attached to them, Christmas seems to have the most variety. It's probably because Christmas is celebrated in so many ways leading up to the actually holiday - and it usually involves food.
Here in the U.S. we typically have parties long before the actual day. Office, school, or just celebrating "the holidays" with friends. These parties often involve festive drinks like wassail or hot buttered rum. Cookies are another huge part of Christmas. It seems like everyone has their favorite kinds that they make year after year: shortbread, candy cane cookies, cathedral windows, cherry winks, mincemeat and more.
Then there is the actual Christmas feast which can include a day-long feeding frenzy from a family brunch to dessert after dinner. Some traditional dinner foods include prime rib, turkey, goose, or ham. The side dishes often are similar to those served at Thanksgiving and include sweet potatoes, green beans, or stuffing.
No matter how you celebrate at the holidays, we hope that these recipes will make things just a little extra festive for you and your family.
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photo: CDKitchen Made with apple cider, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, pineapple juice, frozen orange juice concentrate crock pot Colonial Hot Buttered Rum
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photo: CDKitchen Made with heavy cream, water, brown sugar, butter or margarine, salt, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, ground nutmeg, rum crock pot Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots
photo: gerlinpic Simple but delicious, carrots are glazed with brown sugar, butter, and orange peel. stovetop Pretzel Kisses
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photo: dbcarney1 Made with candy coated plain chocolate candy, round pretzels, milk chocolate kisses oven Non-Alcoholic Eggnog
photo: CDKitchen Made with whipping cream, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, rum extract, nutmeg stovetop Marinated Prime Rib Made with fresh rosemary, beef prime-rib roast, dry red wine, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dried rosemary, dried marjoram, garlic salt, water oven
Cotton Candy Salad Made with pecans, Cool Whip, strawberry pie filling, cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, sweetened condensed milk
Candy Cane Ice Cream
photo: CDKitchen Made with candy canes, vanilla ice cream, peppermint extract microwave Christmas Pizza photo: KookyCookingforKids Made with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, pizza crust, green bell pepper, red pepper, frozen broccoli florets, olive oil, garlic salt, spaghetti sauce oven, stovetop Holiday Wassail Made with cinnamon sticks, apricot halves, pineapple juice, apple cider, orange juice, whole cloves stovetop