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'Tis the season! Chat with Chowhounds about your favorite Christmas traditions: restaurants open for the holiday, family meals, go-to baking recipes, and more.

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Is it appropriate to give gift to bartender fro Christmas?

by rose18 3 hours ago

So, here's the thing. My partner and I have been frequenting the same bar for nearly a year or more now and there is ...


Njchicaa commented 11 minutes ago

Holiday Treats 2018

by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

It’s not too soon to start thinking about what homemade goodies we’ll be giving to family, friends, neighbors, collea...


smfan commented 44 minutes ago

Pre-make Christmas dinner ideas?

by valmomofboys 1 day ago

Any ideas how to assemble a christmas dinner for 8? I need to prepare 2-3 days in advance, and drive it 7 hours in ic...


KarenDW commented 2 hours ago

No oven on Christmas - What should I cook?!

by ursalita 6 days ago

It looks like I'll be hosting Christmas dinner with no oven. I will have access to all 5 burners on top of the stove....


KarenDW commented 2 hours ago

Mad hunt for vintage candy

by Phil_A_Mignon 11 years ago

My wife, for years, has raved about a holiday candy she enjoyed when she was a young girl back in the late seventies,...


luvairbons commented 1 day ago

Christmas Dinner

by minncalif 4 days ago

I'm wodering if there is a way to make a lamb roast and roasted potatoes in the oven at the same time. there roasting...


fourunder commented 3 days ago

Your favorite no-bake Christmas cookies?

by coll 20 days ago

I find myself without a working oven for the time being, and won't be able to get a repair done until after the end o...


coll commented 5 days ago

Aperol Spritzers

by shazzam 10 days ago

What appis can I bring to a small Xmas gathering serving Aperol Spritzers?


Harters commented 5 days ago

Festive Traditional Christmas Dinner in Paris

by frostingfriends 5 days ago

Hi. I'm looking for a restaurant with a festive atmosphere that serves a traditional Christmas dinner in Paris. Any...


Parnassien commented 5 days ago

Christmas day-off

by Foxeyblue 7 days ago

We have a Christmas day just the two of us sandwiched in between two days of family Christmas chaos with travel and l...


Madrid commented 5 days ago

Need help completing Christmas Menu

by JBN 10 days ago

I’m hosting Christmas this year, and will be making both lunch and dinner. For lunch I’m making chicken and rice, sh...


small h commented 7 days ago

Christmas Cookies 2018

by megney1 15 days ago

Hi All! I am prepping for Christmas cookie baking, and wanted to see what type of cookies you all like to make! I'...


ChefPattiJean commented 8 days ago

Christmas Breakfast

by iheartcooking 8 years ago

I'll admit I've seen posts along these lines so don't be mad that I'm asking... Traditionally I make Christmas Bre...


Querencia commented 8 days ago

Christmas gift ideas for Naples resident?

by Ratatouille 8 years ago

Hey chowhounds, My dad and his girlfriend live in Naples and I'm kinda stuck for a christmas gift to get them. I'm ...


Counselorkrs commented 11 days ago

Finding the right Glühwein recipe, or is it the right wine? Or both?

by magnoliasouth 13 days ago

First off, I apologize for the length of this post. I just wanted to explain so you fully get what my problem is. ...


sr44 commented 11 days ago

Spanish turron

by lorry04 21 days ago

Hi all, I just recently moved to Cambridge MA and was wondering were in the Boston area could I find Spanish turro...


lorry04 commented 13 days ago

Dim sum Christmas

by d4shop 17 days ago

Rather than hosting Christmas dinner, I’m thinking of dim sum late lunch then hosting a dessert buffet. Any recommend...

Ruth Lafler

Ruth Lafler commented 15 days ago

Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - Ina Garten's Icebox Cake

by vanessa7 19 days ago

I couldn't resist picking up a box of Tate's double chocolate peppermint cookies from Whole Foods yesterday. Like the...


vanessa7 commented 18 days ago

Holiday Dinner for a Dozen (or so)

by partyfoodie 22 days ago

I am having a dozen or so family for a holiday get-together dinner and I don't have a large enough dining area to sea...


thegforceny commented 21 days ago

Rose's Christmas Cookies by Rose Levy Beranbaum - anybody baking from this?

by buttertart 8 years ago

Hi all, have perused this book and come up with some things I absolutely have to make (the three-nut ovals sound subl...


Barara1456 commented 23 days ago

Articles on Christmas

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