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Merry Christmas Lunch Ideas

Updated on August 2, 2016

Ideas and Recipes for a Fabulous Christmas Feast

A traditional Christmas menu satisfies in so many ways - the scents and flavors of the season all come together so you have no doubt that it's Christmas!!

Do you need some help planning your Christmas Lunch or Dinner? No problem, I'll help you find tons of great Christmas Recipes which will be a joy to bring to the table this year.

Image Credit: Creative Christmas Food Designs on Interest Box

A Christmas Wreath Appetizer

A Christmas Wreath Appetizer
A Christmas Wreath Appetizer
Easy fruit platter
Easy fruit platter


It's always a good idea to have some nibbles before your main course is ready - I don't believe there is any possibility "you'll ruin your dinner" at Christmas! ... and serving appetizers is a great way to keep your (older) kids out of trouble ;) ... of course, even the smaller ones can help out if you can give them something easy to manage like cookies or chocolates in a tin - your guests will gladly uncover it each time to accommodate them.

Browse through these fantastic Christmas Appetizer Recipes for ideas. I think it's just fine to have 4 to 6 appetizers for small house parties with fewer than 20 guests, apart from the fruit platter, here are my top 5 favorites for Christmas:

Sausage Rolls (a wide selection so you can pick your own favorite recipe)

Jamaican Beef Patties

Cheese Board

Coconut Shrimp

& Hummus

Old Fashioned Christmas Ham

Old Fashioned Christmas Ham
Old Fashioned Christmas Ham

Yummy, yummy Ham and Turkey :)

& maybe a leg of pork...

The Christmas feast for those of us who eat meat is best left in the hands of the older and more experienced members of the family - that being said, whenever you bake ham or turkey, the feeling of getting it done just right makes all the difference in how much the cook him or herself enjoys the food.

Here's a great video showing how you can bake the perfect ham and how about roast pork... don't go any further until you learn the 9 secrets for baking a turkey that is just perfect for the holidays.

...And while you're at it, why don't you check out these other delicious Christmas Roasts!

Side Dishes & Salads

At our table, family favorites such as macaroni pie and rice and pigeon peas OR rice with stewed pigeon peas will definitely be on the menu. I love Caesar Salad and here's a mouthwatering Festive Salad that you can try as well.

Browse through these sides & salad recipes to get terrific ideas for your Christmas lunch.

My Favorite Dessert - Coconut Cheesecake!

My Favorite Dessert - Coconut Cheesecake!
My Favorite Dessert - Coconut Cheesecake!

For The Grand Finale:

You're bound to find something you like from the delicious Christmas Desserts at the

Joy of Baking

& The Food Network

This Looks Awesome: It's A Towering Tree Cake!

This Looks Awesome: It's A Towering Tree Cake!
This Looks Awesome: It's A Towering Tree Cake!

How To Make Sorrel - A traditional Caribbean Christmas Drink

What do you think about my Christmas Menu?

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      6 years ago

      very nice food on a great lens

    • sweetstickyrainbo profile image


      6 years ago

      lovely food

    • kimark421 profile image


      6 years ago

      Yummy. That coconut cheesecake looks awesome. I am a cheesecake lover and have never had coconut cheesecake so that's on my to do list!

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      6 years ago

      so yummieee....i love coconut cheese cake

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh wow, so yummy!

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      6 years ago

      This is great information, I like them very much. :)

    • KandH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @verymary: Sounds good to me, thanks for stopping by :)

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      6 years ago from Chicago area

      My son loves coconut, so I may need to make that coconut cheesecake along with a pumpkin one!

    • KandH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Jogalog: Thanks, I can't wait!

    • Jogalog profile image


      6 years ago

      It sounds delicious.

    • KandH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Yes, please do - the more the merrier!

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      Faye Rutledge 

      6 years ago from Concord VA

      Mmm, this sounds wonderful! Can I come to your house for Christmas lunch? :)

    • KandH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Phillyfreeze: Thanks, all the best for this holiday season :)

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      6 years ago

      Mmmm ... I'm anxious to try the spiced sorrel drink. Coconut cheesecake sounds wonderful too. We're having mac & cheese with our Thanksgiving dinner. I'm sure it will disappear fast. Holiday food is the best!

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      Ronald Tucker 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      KandH, I think your Christmas menu looks absolutely scrumptious...after eating Turkey for 3 days ( sandwiches, hash on toast) I am ready for some delicious Honey Dipt' Ham with all the trimmings!

    • KandH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: It sure is, thanks so much for stopping by and while we don't celebrate it here in Barbados, here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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      6 years ago

      yum Love the ideas Appetizers

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      Heidi Vincent 

      6 years ago from GRENADA

      Lovely Caribbean flavoured christmas lunch ideas.

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Looking forward to Christmas already, especially if it includes some of these wonderful dishes.

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      6 years ago

      Hummus is my favorite appetizer... healthy and delicious. I love your idea of coconut cheesecake... I'll have to try that. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      7 years ago

      Very Appetizing, indeed.

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      7 years ago

      Oh my....I'm on my way! Beautifully and deliciously presented...I can see the stars in the eyes and smiles as your family and guests arrive at your Christmas lunch, wonderful!

    • KandH profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @JoyfulPamela2: Thanks - agreed, the wreath appetizer is definitely a great idea for any Christmas Lunch Menu!

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      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These look wonderful! I really like the wreath appetizer idea!

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      Barbara Isbill 

      7 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Yummy lrns.


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