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Christmas Dinnerware and Serving Pieces

Updated on September 13, 2013

Setting the Holiday Table - Plates, Serving Pieces and Accessories

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ntertaining for friends and family during the holiday season calls for special dinnerware and serving pieces. Whether your style is elegant or casual, you'll want everything to look special. All your carefully prepared holiday food will taste better on festive dinnerware.

Some Hints for Setting a Beautiful Holiday Table

Give Yourself Time to Plan Your Style

We especially want things to look nice for the holidays. Even the kids' table is special. Take some time to browse the different styles available, determine which ones especially appeal to you, and then narrow down your selections to a favorite. Whether your inspiration is your dinnerware, a special platter or the table linens, take your item with the print or design and plan all the other pieces around it. Don't let things get too busy. Let your main design stand out and take center stage. If your dinnerware has a pattern, make your tablecloth plain for an elegant look, or choose a plaid or non-competing pattern for an informal or country look.

Have fun with it, but the main thing is to take your time and build your pieces in layers. Things can add up fast, so you may want to add an element each year. If you're very selective and careful, your pieces can become family heirlooms.

Lenox Winter Greetings 20-Piece Gold-Banded China Dinnerware Set

Lenox Winter Greetings 20-Piece Gold-Banded China Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Lenox Winter Greetings 20-Piece Gold-Banded China Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

Artistic splendor to brighten your holiday table, that is what makes the Winter Greetings pattern so special. Created exclusively for Lenox by Catherine McClung, who is beloved by collectors for her accurate and vibrant bird portraiture. The festive design is an intricate composition of garden birds, red and gold bows, and holly. Crafted of ivory fine china and trimmed in precious gold, this collection will grow more cherished with each new holiday season.

 

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Lenox Holiday 12-Piece Dinnerware Set

Lenox Holiday 12-Piece Dinnerware Set
Lenox Holiday 12-Piece Dinnerware Set

12-Piece dinnerware set, service for 4

4 each: 10-1/2-inch dinner plate, 8-inch salad plate, and 12-ounce mug

The most popular holiday china pattern

Crafted of Lenox ivory bone china accented with 24 karat gold

Safe to use in dishwasher

A best-selling seasonal favorite since 1974, Holiday dinnerware from Lenox sets a festive table for either everyday or special occasion use during the holidays. Crafted of Lenox ivory fine china and banded generously with 24-karat gold, the pattern features a white background sprightly bordered with a wreath of bright green holly and red berries. This twelve-piece set consists of four of each of the following: 10-1/2-inch dinner plate, 8-inch salad plate, and 12-ounce mug. Instead of a holly border, each mug features a bouquet of holly on two sides, and glows with extra gold trim on the handle and around the base.

Ideal as a gift, this set starts or adds to a collection of Holiday gold-banded dinnerware and items for the home. The gold trim means the items are not microwave-safe but are fine for convenient cleaning in the dishwasher. Lenox backs its products with a lifetime warranty, and will replace any unsatisfactory item or provide the customer a full refund. In addition, under its lifetime breakage replacement program, Lenox will replace any broken piece that is in stock at 50 percent off the current suggested retail price. --Ann Bieri

What's in the Box

4 place settings. Each place setting consists of: dinner plate; salad plate; mug. 12 pieces total.

Product Description

The festive Lenox holly design has become one of the most familiar, beloved sights of the holiday season. Handcrafted of ivory fine china, the gold-banded Holiday pattern is complemented by dozens of accessories to transform your Yuletide entertaining into a cherished family tradition.

 

Lenox Holiday Iced Beverage

Lenox Holiday Iced Beverage Glasses, Set of 4
Lenox Holiday Iced Beverage Glasses, Set of 4

Set a table filled with holiday cheer! A charming holly pattern melds with 24 karat gold accents to bring touches of elegance to your tabletop this Christmas season.

 

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry 48-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 12
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry 48-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 12

As fall turns to winter, bright holly berries make their appearance, and are the most traditional of Holiday evergreens. Winterberry is the holiday classic that brings this timeless motif to life with a raised filigree and handpainted holly with red berries design. This 48-pc. Dinnerware Set includes service for twelve with twelve of each of the following: 10 .5-in. Dinner Plate, 8-in. Salad Plate, 12-oz. Soup/Cereal Bowl, 10-oz. Coffee Mugs. Dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

 

Mikasa Parchment Red Formal Holiday China

Mikasa Parchment Red Formal Holiday China 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1
Mikasa Parchment Red Formal Holiday China 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1

Red and gold transform Mikasa's platinum-trimmed Parchment pattern into a version specifically designed for the holidays. The gleaming white china features a wide cranberry-red border, on which is lavished delicate gold filigree. Gold also trims the edge of each piece. This five-piece place setting for one includes the following: a dinner plate, salad plate, rimmed soup plate, footed teacup, and tea saucer.

Parchment Red doesn't have to be saved just for the Christmas season, however. A golden wedding anniversary, landmark birthday, or any significant event can be celebrated with this sumptuous pattern. Under normal household use, the dinnerware can be cleaned safely in the dishwasher. Handsomely gift-boxed, the set makes a exceptional gift for that special someone building a full collection.

 

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Emerald

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Emerald 10-1/2-Inch Dinner Plates, Set of 4
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Emerald 10-1/2-Inch Dinner Plates, Set of 4

Pfaltzgraff Emerald set of four 10.5-in. dinner plate is a festive accent to your Winterberry collection. Mix and match these Emerald dinner plates with Winterberry or set a rich, Christmas green table to celebrate your favorite holidays.

 

Churchill China Seasons Greetings

Churchill China Seasons Greetings Multi 45-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service For 8
Churchill China Seasons Greetings Multi 45-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service For 8

Product Description

Seasons Greetings is a holiday design encapsulating the time-honoured festive period. The majestic Christmas tree adorned with candles, tinsel and baubles is surrounded by traditional Christmas toys such as a drum, rocking horse, train and of course a teddy bear. The holly and berries border encircles the design to complete the joyful scene creating a piece that will brighten any table during the holiday season. The generous 45 piece collection is designed for eight complete place settings and consists of eight dinner/buffet plates, eight salad plates, eight rimmed soup bowls, eight tea cups and saucers, one salad bowl, one oval serving dish, one covered sugar bowl and one creamer. Seasons Greetings products are both Microwave and dishwasher safe. The collection is endorsed by Churchill China with its 200 years of history in the manufacture of dinnerware for the home.

 

Reversible Cake Plate / Chip & Dip - Christmas Mistletoe

Reversible Cake Plate / Chip & Dip - Christmas Mistletoe
Reversible Cake Plate / Chip & Dip - Christmas Mistletoe

Two gifts in one great product! Serve your holiday guests with our Reversible Cake Plate / Chip & Dip Use it to serve your delicacies or turn it around for chips and dip! Plate measures 12" diameter; dip bowl measures 4.6" x 4.4" and holds 8 oz. Available in different holiday patterns.

 

Portmeirion A Christmas Story Dinner Plates, Series 3, Set of 4

Portmeirion A Christmas Story Dinner Plates, Series 3, Set of 4
Portmeirion A Christmas Story Dinner Plates, Series 3, Set of 4

This new collection from Portmeirion was inspired by the old-time favorite poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Susan Winget's intericately detailed images will amuse and enchant throughout the holiday season and A Christmas Story will become a treasured collection, with a series of new items to be added year after year, offering a lifetime of enjoyment!

 

Lenox Holiday Gatherings Damask Dinner Plate

Lenox Holiday Gatherings Damask Dinner Plate
Lenox Holiday Gatherings Damask Dinner Plate

A muted holly leaf design is the backdrop for a bold sprinkling of holly berries. The green leaf pattern encircles the rim, while the berries extend from the rim onto the plate's white center. The result is a two-dimensional effect that will add a festive dimension to your holiday table.

 

Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate 16- Pc Dinnerware Set. Service For Four

Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate dinnerware pattern is perfect for winter entertaining. This whimsical, fun holiday dinnerware features the adventures of our five penguin pals on a wintry day.

Colorful, whimsical holiday dinnerware will set a fun winter tablesetting enjoyed by all ages

Create a new family tradition with this fun, whimsical Christmas dinnerware pattern that features adventurous penguin pals.

Dishwasher Safe

Microwave Safe

 

Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate Sculpted Salt And Pepper Set

Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate Sculpted Salt And Pepper Set
Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate Sculpted Salt And Pepper Set

Pfaltzgraff Penguin Skate handpainted, stoneware salt and pepper set is a practical, yet fun way to serve your favorite spices - salt and pepper.

Colorful, whimsical holiday penguin salt and pepper set decorate your tablesetting and spice your food.

Create a new family tradition with this fun, whimsical Christmas dinnerware and serveware pattern that features adventurous penguin pals.

Dishwasher Safe

Sculpted, handpainted penguin salt and pepper set

 

Lenox Holiday Gatherings Wreath Dinner Plate

Waechtersbach Gracie Dinner Plates Set of 4

Waechtersbach Holiday Gracie Rimmed Dinner Plate, Set of 4, Cherry with White Snowman
Waechtersbach Holiday Gracie Rimmed Dinner Plate, Set of 4, Cherry with White Snowman

Material: Ceramic

Style: Gracie

Size/Capacity: 10.75-in.

Cleaning & Care: Dishwaser Safe

Casual: 1

 

Noritake 037725301846 Crestwood Platinum 9" Holiday Accent Plate (Set of 4)

Noritake Crestwood Gold 9-Inch Holiday Accent Plate
Noritake Crestwood Gold 9-Inch Holiday Accent Plate

Noritake 037725301846 From the Legendary Fine China Collection, Crestwood Platinum has a white body rimmed with a wide etched platinum band to present a look of elegant simplicity. Features: -Part of the Legendary Collection -White porcelain with Platinum banding -Dishwasher safe Specifications: -Pattern number 4166 -Material: White Porcelain -Made in Sri Lanka

 

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Yahoo you are a winner in The Squidoo Home for The Holidays Lens Contest So Go Grab your badge.

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      ShopNowBuyNow 7 years ago

      nice lens

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great selection of tableware Nancy.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a beautiful collection of Christmas dinnerware. The way time is flying, Christmas will be here sooner than we know it! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      glad I browsed your lens! If you like to browse too, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      Netlexis LM 5 years ago

      I'm on the hunt for a set of Christmas dishes, but I'm hoping to find something at a yard sale or thrift store. Missed out on a great, full set. Thanks for the lens, it was fun.

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      Beautiful selection of Christmas dishes.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I would love to splurge on a set of special Christmas dishes. We have a big collection of Fiestaware in different colors, so I'll probably get red and green sets and accent with smaller patterned plates. My aunt does the whole Christmas table in Spode, and it's gorgeous.

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      spartakct 5 years ago

      Nice collection! thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A beautiful selection of holiday dinner ware with many that I haven't seen before so I did enjoy peeking in your window for sure!

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      Jennifer_Glennon 5 years ago

      These are great. I really need some holiday dishes to serve on.

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Lots of good info. Very nice lens!

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      WorldVisionary 5 years ago

      Such gorgeous plates! Here's a thumbs up and an Angel blessing for you!

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      A great selection here. Many years ago my mother in law gave me a Christmas tree set of dishes. It was one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received. We have been adding pieces to it over the years and now are sharing with our adult kids.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      I LOVE the Holiday Magic dinnerware by Pfaltsgraff! Beautiful lens!

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      angielichtenstein 5 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      I have the Lenox Holiday. I always look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and getting out to use. Lovely lens.

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      Great lens! I like the pieces.

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      LadyCharlie 5 years ago

      Beautiful tableware ideas. Great Holiday lens!

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Well, it would be a real challenge for me to pick only as much as I need from the list here as every single item you're recommending is simply gorgeous. I personally love red and green Christmas dinnerware, but I really think I'd end up buying them ALL :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      These table settings are so lovely. They remind me of how my mother would set the table for her family on holidays. But even more, it reminds me of how she would never use paper products - not even for family. She would like this lens.

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      BakerBayBeadCo 5 years ago

      I never thought about fancying up my table but this is lovely! I am adding that into my meal plan this year. Thank you for sharing this!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens.Superb collection of dinnerware set.All are beautiful.Specially i love that Gold Banded 5 piece.It's so beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

      -Cookware

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      tinaanne 5 years ago

      Nice collection of dinnerware

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      PTurner56 5 years ago

      Nancy, I could look at these dishes all day long! They are so beautiful that I almost want to cook! Great lens!

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      misterjake 5 years ago

      I can honest tell you that my wife loves your lens. Keep up the good work. If you have kids or if you are in school and you want to get better grades, you may want to check out my lens and I always welcome your comments. Thanks.

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      mowug1776 5 years ago

      some of the more beautiful ware i have ever seen

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      waterlily78 5 years ago

      Beautiful dinnerware! I've had some pieces of the Lenox Holiday in the past, and it is lovely stuff.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      My wife wishes to nominate this lens for a purple star. Awesome, Merry Christmas!

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      Northwestphotos 5 years ago

      I enjoyed looking at all the lovely holiday plates. Would like to have all of them!

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Very nice - we don't actually have any holiday plates specifically. Might be a nice idea.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Excellent resource for EBAY buyers/sellers.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I absolutely love each design you have chosen!!! amazing! Blessed!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I absolutely love each design you have chosen!!! amazing! Blessed!

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      whodiesinthenew 5 years ago

      Some of these sets look just gorgeous. I love it!

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      tonyb65 5 years ago

      A super site, and given me some ideas for presents.

      Have a good day

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      beautiful dinnerware!

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      LadyCharlie 5 years ago

      Very pretty table settings...nice touch!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Pretty collection of Holiday dinnerware. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful pieces!!

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      great lens

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Beautiful Christmas dishes - I especially like the nuthatch and cardinal tray! Merry Christmas!

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      privresearch 5 years ago

      Your dinnerware sets are beautiful. Merry Christmas!

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      Chocolatealchemy 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      What a great Lens - food for thought for next year! I love the wide range of items you've chosen.

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Keller, Texas

      My set is made by Nikko. It wears well and they have a good selection.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Beautiful selection of dishes. I have always loved dishes so these are very tempting! Thumbs up and blessed,

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      sentanta lm 4 years ago

      Ahh it seems like this is making me wish it was it was Christmas time and it's only August.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Classy lens indeed...

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      MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      Loved this lens! Very good products and descriptions.

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      Alan Katz 4 years ago from Florida

      Nice lens. Beautiful selection.

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Great lens thanks

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      pinkrenegade lm 4 years ago

      Wonderful collection!

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