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

How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better

Sugar cookies often look prettier than they taste. Now that's not right. With cookie season well under way, follow our tips to ensure your sugar cookies are beautiful inside and out. Don't Use Too Much...

Holiday Treats 2019

by sallyt 5 days ago

Hi everyone, let's talk about making candy, cookies, treats, etc. for yourself, family, friends and neighbors, whatever your cause for celebrating may be! ANY kind of edible treat is fair g...

Pre-make Christmas dinner ideas?

by valmomofboys 12 months 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 ice chests. Should only need to heat or bake on Christmas. Any tips or recommendat...

Mad hunt for vintage candy

by Phil_A_Mignon 12 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, early eighties. She calls them "mint puffs" which she's sure is not the techni...

Quebec City Yule Log

by msdariaf 1 day ago

Will be visiting Quebec City for Christmas. Any suggestions as to where I can purchase a great Yule Log for our family dinner?


KFC fried chicken-scented fireplace log

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

" . . . the new product has at least one important advantage over homemade alternatives, according to Walmart. The log, the retailer’s website states, is significantly less wasteful than 'burning a...

Feast of the Seven Fishes

by fourkorz 8 days ago

We are traveling to Coronado and celebrating Christmas away from home with my son's girlfriend. She is very close to her East Coast Italian family that celebrates the Feast of the Seven Fishes on ...

Christmas Pork Dinner

by JBN 8 days ago

I have a 2-part question. I would like to make this recipe for Roast Pork: https://www.thekitchn.com/juicy-and-tender-roasted-pork-loin-the-easiest-simplest-method-251998 But I'm thinking of us...

Holiday Treats 2018

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

It’s not too soon to start thinking about what homemade goodies we’ll be giving to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and hosts this holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christ...

Danish Christmas Eve

by highlyunlikely 7 days ago

I have undertaken to make a traditional Danish dinner for my half-Danish girlfriend for Christmas Eve: roasted pork with cracklin', red cabbage, carmelized potatoes, and rice pudding. Any recipe r...

Park Side Restaurant in Corona for Christmas Eve Dinner

by jcoves73 14 days ago

Hey everyone! I will be going to Park Side in Corona, Queens for Christmas Eve dinner with another couple and was wondering if anyone had any must order dish recommendations. The bread basket looks...

Chinese Christmas Day

by energystar 12 days ago

Looking for a Chinese Restaurant for Christmas day. Looking for Chinese not Thai and Chinese, fresh good food. Any suggestions. I live in Palm Beach

Help finding lost recipe

by jlhumbel 2 months ago

25 or so years ago I found a recipe for cut out ginger cookies. I loved it and used it for years every Christmas, it was in a magazine that I unfortunately threw out in a purge. The article was abo...

Christmas in Brussels

by omniphile 2 years ago

My partner and I will be spending late December in Belgium and in looking over relevant CH posts, most are fairly old. We're looking for good restaurants to eat that aren't "past their prime," as ...

Your favorite no-bake Christmas cookies?

by coll 1 year 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 of the year. I figured I could still do my traditional bourbon balls, since the...

Christmas in July

by Tehama 6 months ago

Good morning! Its been a while since I have had a soiree and for some reason I was thinking of hosting a Christmas in July party. There have been a couple of prior posts on the subject, but they a...

Spanish turron

by lorry04 1 year ago

Hi all, I just recently moved to Cambridge MA and was wondering were in the Boston area could I find Spanish turron (brands like El Almendro, 1880, Delaviuda...) during the holiday season. In Fl...

Holiday Eggnog 2016

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Stumbling upon three popular brands of eggnog at discounted prices at Grocery Outlet this month inspired a taste-off. http://www.chowhound.com/post/grocery-outlet-december-2016-1044155?comment...