Holiday and Christmas Recipes

Whether you're planning a cocktail party, hosting Christmas dinner or baking dozens of desserts and giftable treats, Cooking Channel has the recipes, party tips, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you spread the cheer (and cheers).

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    'Tis the Season for Sweets

    Gingerbread Icebox Cake + More Holiday Desserts

    Spiced, speckled sweets (like a gingerbread icebox cake), boozy bites, bowls of warm bread pudding and toasty baked goods: Embrace the sugar rush. Our Best Holiday Dessert Recipes

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    Our 25 Most-Popular Winter Recipes

    Most-Popular Winter Recipes

    When the weather outside is frightful, turn to one of our top recipes for dinner (or dessert) inspiration and warm up. Our Fans' Favorite Recipes

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    Perfect Party Bites

    Prosciutto, Apple Butter + Brie Crostini

    Become the star of the party circuit by serving crostini, stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and more tasty appetizer recipes. Our Top Recipes for Entertaining

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    Christmas Recipes

    Christmas Recipes

    Plan Christmas Day (and night) with our recipes for a multicourse feast, indulgent brunch and everything in between. Mix New Dishes With Traditional Favorites

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    Handmade Holiday Gifts

    Salted Caramel Sauce

    Trust us: They don't want another ugly sweater or tie. Instead, give hand-wrapped, handmade edible gifts from the kitchen. Top Edible GiftsKelsey Nixon's Recipes for Gifting

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    Holiday Cookie Recipes + Tips

    Christmas Cookie Recipes

    Rock the cookie swap with our new cookie recipes – fresh from the oven – and get our best baking and decorating tips. Calling All Cookie Monsters

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    Your Easiest Holiday Yet

    Quick + Easy Holiday Recipes

    Entertain effortlessly with recipes that look impressive (but rely on shortcuts and speedy prep secrets). Quick + Easy Holiday Recipes

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    Christmas at Tiffani's

    Christmas at Tiffani's

    Tiffani's festive feast features Smoked Turkey with Crispy Skin, Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin, boozy Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce and much more. Get Recipes

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    How Our Hosts Host

    Cooking Channel Talent Holiday Tips

    Our chefs and hosts' told us how they get through the holidays with as minimal stress as possible. Top Do's and Don'ts | Holiday Playlists | Funniest Memories | New Year's Resolutions 

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    Set the Stage

    Holiday Garlands Made Out of Food

    Deck your beautiful (and practically arranged) buffet with clever handmade decorations made out of food. Holiday Garlands Made Out of Food | Secrets to a Better Buffet

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    Holiday Cocktails: The Star of the Party

    Cranberry, Orange + Prosecco Cocktail and More Holiday Drinks

    Fill your glasses with mulled cider, hot chocolate, sparkling drinks and spiced seasonal cocktails. 40 Holiday Party Drinks | Watch: How to Stock Your Bar

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    Best-Ever Christmas Brunch

    Christmas Brunch Waffles

    Enjoy overnight French toast, eggy casseroles, spiced waffles and sleep on Christmas morning with our tips. Best Breakfast Recipes | Christmas Brunch at Bobby's

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    Ro's Tasty Treats: Holiday

    Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Holiday Recipes

    Youtube baking sensation, Rosanna Pansino, rings in the holiday season with cute treats. Rosanna's Nerdy Holiday Recipes

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    Throw a Cookie Swap Party

    How to Throw a Cookie Swap Party

    Get decorating ideas and recipes for a woodsy, wintry cookie swap, plus tips on how much to bake and more. Cookie Swap in Five Steps | Your Party Checklist

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    Top-Rated Desserts

    All-Star Holiday Dessert Recipes

    Choose from our most-popular holiday dessert recipes from Cooking Channel chefs for your sweets spread. 20+ Chefs' Best Desserts | Their Holiday Wish Lists

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    Alie + Georgia's Best Holiday Booze

    Alie + Georgia's Holiday Cocktails and Drinks

    These eight drinks from the cocktail mavens and best friends will spike up any holiday gathering, day or night. Bourbon Cider Sipper, Orange Brandy Hot Chocolate + More

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    Sides Take Center Stage

    Panko- and Parmesan-Topped Broccoli + More Easy Sides

    Round out your Christmas dinner or holiday party menus with easy, elegant side dishes. Roasted Broccoli + More Side Dish Recipes

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    The Easier-Than-it-Looks Holiday Party

    Holiday Cocktail Party

    Throw this glamorous holiday party (featuring jewel-toned and glitzy gold accents) with just five essential "ingredients." 5 Steps to This Holiday Party | Cocktail Party Menu

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    Holiday Tradition: Homemade Fudge

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge Recipe

    This triple-decker peanut butter pretzel fudge will be the best thing you'll eat all holiday season long. More Fudge + Homemade Candy | Make Your Own Truffles

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    Raise the Bar

    How to Set Up a Bellini Bar

    Set up self-assembly drinks and desserts to help guests feel right at home at your party. How-To: Bellini Bar | Holiday S'mores Buffet

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    Baking: From the Basics to the Pros

    Baking Tips

    Learn the basics of baking or fine-tune your techniques, like frosting a cake or making ganache. Watch: Baking 101 | Fix These Baking Disasters

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    8 Days of Hanukkah

    Hanukkah Recipes

    Celebrate the Festival of Lights with crispy latkes, homemade apple sauce and a brisket even your grandma would love. Get Our Hanukkah Menu

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    Can't-Miss Christmas Cakes

    Chocolate Cake Recipe

    Poised on a pretty pedestal, a cake layered with rich, creamy frosting will steal the spotlight at your holiday dessert buffet. 36 Out-of-This-World Cake Recipes

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    Host(ing) With the Most

    How to Host a Party

    We show you how to handle the food and drink prep, decorate, ready the house for guests and look good doing it. Watch: Hosting Secrets | 10 Ways to Stay Stress-Free

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    Everything Eggnog

    Eggnog Ice Cream

    Sure, you can sip the rich seasonal drink — or you can try a dessert (ice cream!) spiked with its creamy, spiced flavors. 10 Eggnog Desserts + Eggnog Recipes

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    Celebrate "Chuckmas"

    Chuck Hughes in Chuckmas

    Chuck mixes tradition and flair when he hosts his very first Christmas dinner – including his mom's special carrot cake. Get Chuck's Recipes | See Behind-the-Scenes Pics

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    Winter Seafood Recipes

    Winter Seafood Recipes

    A fresh catch isn't just for the summer. Cozy up to these winter seafood recipes, including shrimp-filled paella, oyster chowder, and easy pasta with mussels and beans. Put the S-E-A in Feast

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    Recipes for Kwanzaa

    Kwanzaa Recipes

    Celebrate Kwanzaa by preparing traditional sub-Saharan African and hearty soul food recipes. 10+ Kwanzaa Recipes

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    New Year's Eve Party

    Prosecco Cocktail + New Year's Eve Party Recipes

    Tasty bites, desserts on a stick and, of course, plenty of bubbly: It's a New Year's Eve you'll never (or maybe definitely) forget. Ring In 2017 With These Recipes