We have a grown up setting, which through the years has become more formal than when we were children at our family shore home. We serve turkey with spinach gratin and smashed sweet potatoes with orange. We don't do stuffing - that's done the old-fashioned way with oysters at Christmas. People have more fun if they don't eat so much they have to be taken home on a stretcher. We serve no hors d'oeuvres - only cashews and Veuve Clicquot mixing one teaspoon of cassis per glass of Champagne and serve them in my "Provence" glasses from Baccarat - it's sort of formal; however, it's amongst family & close friends.