I know I am probably in hte minority on this subject. I decided this last Christmas. Last Christmas my marching orders(from my mother-in-law) were to bring a dessert. I went with a pecan pie cheese cake. Looked and tasted wonderful! The trouble, for me, was that it was too heavy a dessert. I love eating all the wonderful things for the meal so much that I have difficulty saving room for a heavy dessert!
If my marching orders this year are duplicate, I'm bringing something lite.