From side dishes and appetizers to the main course, we have something on this list for whatever you need for Christmas dinner ideas. These Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas will take your meal to the next level and make your Christmas dinner amazing.

Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas dinner and Thanksgiving dinner are easily the two biggest meals you’ll serve all year. If you’re going to put in all that time, work, and effort, why not make it really special with these easy Christmas Dinner Ideas. 

If you are looking for ideas, we have everything you will need for a delicious Christmas dinner.  Your holiday menu will be complete from start to finish.

Try these easy Christmas ideas for a holiday meal no one will forget.  Delicious food and wonderful memories will be made around the holiday table enjoying a fantastic holiday dinner!

Whether you are looking for holiday menu ideas buffet style or southern Christmas dinner menu ideas served family style, there is something for everyone.

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30 easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

Get your notepad ready and let’s start with these Christmas menu ideas! From classic to new recipes, there are ideas for everyone.

What should I serve for Christmas dinner?

From appetizers and main courses to desserts, you will find everything you need for a spectacular Christmas meal! These recipes are delicious and will have guests asking for the recipe!

What can I make ahead for Christmas dinner?

The good news is many of these Christmas dinner ideas can be made ahead of time allowing you more time to spend with your family. No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen all day on Thanksgiving Day.

Appetizers like cheese balls can be made the day before and actually taste better made in advance.

Many side items like Sweet Potato Casserole and Green Bean Casserole can be made the day before and just baked on Thanksgiving Day.

You don’t need to spend all day in the kitchen with these easy and delicious ideas.  Many can be prepared in just 20 minutes or even 15 minutes!

Let’s get started with these easy Christmas dinner menu ideas!

Appetizers

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Cranberry Orange Meatballs

The cranberry combined with the orange make these meatballs tangy and sweet. They are the perfect starter to any meal! Try the recipe here.

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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Everything is better with bacon! This cheese ball is packed with flavor and so easy to make in the recipe here.

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BBQ Little Smokies 

You just need 3 ingredients for this simple but amazing BBQ Little Smokies Crock Pot Recipe here! It is our new favorite appetizers for any party.

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Crock Pot Honey Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Enjoy lots of buffalo flavor in this simple and easy recipe here. With just a few ingredients, this meal comes together quickly making it perfect for Game Day, parties and more.

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Bacon wrapped asparagus recipe

This easy but delicious asparagus recipe will not disappoint and has the most amazing flavor from the bacon. Get the recipe here.

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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

The cranberries and almond make this salad sweet and salty. The perfect ingredients to make this salad festive. Get the recipe here.

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Garlic & Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are so easy to make and this one full of garlic and onion flavor does not disappoint. This cheddar cheese ball is the perfect compliment to a Christmas meal. See the recipe here.

Side Dishes

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Honey Butter Rolls

These honey rolls are so light and fluffy. Every meal needs a good roll and this one is amazing! Find the recipe here.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole

This casserole is so simple because it starts out with frozen hash browns! It’s creamy and baked to golden perfection for a nice change from plain mashed potatoes. You can get the recipe here.

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Make creamed style corn in the crock pot. It’s much better than store bought and so easy! See the recipe here.

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Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Beans

Everyone knows you need a little bacon in your green beans! This recipe combines not only bacon but a hint of brown sugar. The recipe here will be anything but boring.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

This casserole is full of creamy sweet potatoes topped with a crunchy brown sugar topping! The nuts add an extra layer of flavor that is amazing with sweet potato. Find the recipe here.

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Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

The classic green bean casserole is made easier in the crock pot! No more waiting by the oven and it’s easy to take to your holiday gathering. Find the recipe here.

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Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Even the kids will eat carrots when they are roasted and topped with cheese! They also look gorgeous! Try the recipe here.

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Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole is creamy and filling. Guests will love this casserole topped with crispy fried onions. See the recipe here.

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Homemade Dinner Rolls

Make your own rolls with this easy recipe. They are so good and even better with some extra butter! The knots look so pretty and guests will think you spent hours on the recipe here.

Main Dish

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Holiday Fettuccine Alfredo

Alfredo sauce is so creamy and delicious. Make this special holiday version for your Christmas men. Get the recipe here.

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Crock Pot Spiral Ham

Only 4 ingredients and this ham will be cooked to perfection. Even better, it’s baked in the slow cooker! Take the stress out of holiday cooking and let the slow cooker do the work! This ham recipe here is so tender and flavorful with brown sugar and maple syrup.

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Garlic Rosemary Beef Tenderloin Roast

Roast seasoned with garlic and rosemary make this tenderloin so tender and flavorful. See the recipe here.

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Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

The secret is mayonnaise and you will be amazed at how moist this turkey is. No more dry birds! The recipe here is cooked to perfection.

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Individual Beef Wellington

Make Beef Wellington into single size portions! Perfect for something a little different and fancy! Get the recipe here.

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Garlic Rosemary Chicken and Cranberries

Roast chicken with garlic, rosemary and cranberries! The flavor is so yummy plus the cranberries look festive in the recipe here.

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Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is a popular side dish. Make this creamy baked version to please a crowd.  Try the recipe here.

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Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham

Use mustard and cranberries to glaze an oven baked ham or throw in a splash of orange juice. It’s tangy and sweet and so tender. See the recipe here.

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Prime Rib Roast

Everyone love prime rib and this roast cut is perfect for Christmas. It serves a crowd and falls off the bone it’s so tender. Find the recipe here.

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

This recipe shows you how to score the ham and coat it with an amazing brown sugar glaze. You are going to love this brown sugar flavor in the recipe here.

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Roast Goose

Try something different and roast a goose! The recipe here is packed with flavor.

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Easy Orange Honey Ham

This ham is so easy. The orange glaze adds a little bit of sweetness that is perfect with the ham! See the recipe here.

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Turkey Roulade with Bread Stuffing

Use stuffing inside a turkey breast to make this turkey roulade. It looks fancy but it’s very simple. Guests will love the recipe here.

Desserts

Chocolate Cola Cake

Chocolate cake is a must on everyone’s Christmas menu. This one is made with Coke and you will not believe how moist and flavorful it makes the cake! Try the recipe here.

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Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon swirled in this cake make this recipe so yummy. The decadent icing on top is sweet and delicious and looks gorgeous drizzled on top! Find the recipe here.

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Red Velvet Cookies

The secret to the recipe here is a cake mix! It’s so simple but these little bite size red velvet cookies are amazing. The powdered sugar on top just takes them to another level. Plus, they look so festive!

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Reindeer Brownies

Kid’s will love these reindeer brownies. Such a fun treat for children and they are very simple to make! Get the recipe here.

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Now that you have all of these ideas for Christmas dinner, what will you make?

Christmas is such a special time shared with family and friends. I have learned it is more about the company and not so much the surroundings.

So don’t stress over everything being perfect.

Make your list of easy Christmas dinner recipes to add to your menu plan and enjoy this wonderful season.

Just remember that it’s not about perfection but about making memories. Whether you are serving dinner for a few people or Christmas dinner ideas for a crowd, these recipes are sure to be a success.

From unique and easy Christmas dinner ideas to traditional Christmas dinner menu recipes, there are so many delicious recipes to try.

We have a large family so we love Christmas dinner ideas for large group. With 8 kids, we are a large group with just us. 🙂

Some years we have enjoyed alternative Christmas dinner ideas.

Everyone loves ham and turkey but some years it has been fun to try an alternative. Pork roast and Roasted Chicken have been hits in the past.

Get started with these Christmas dinner party ideas.

Enjoy! Let us know if you have any favorite holiday recipes that you always have to include.

We love family favorites and always enjoy a new recipe.

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  1. This is truly a great and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing it! I will make it for my family next Christmas!