Stuffed mushrooms (leek and bacon; cheese and red pepper) or deep fried breaded cheese (brie) make easy yet tasty starters or opt for melon and parma ham even easier.
A one pot casserole of beef and herb dumplings with a little added red wine is great for dinner. Everything goes in the one dish and cooks together.
Another family dish is paella; serve the paella to the table with fresh crusty bread rolls and a green salad.
Fruit pavlova makes a fab dessert and the pavlova can be made days before hand or easier still buy a flan case, fill it with cream, top with your favorite fruit and dust with icing sugar.
Serve shop bought chocolate truffles with coffee for a luxury ending.
There are numerous easy recipes available on google for beef casserole with herb dumplings and great paella dishes too.
Good luck and Happy Christmas