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15 Christmas Dinner Ideas That Are a Little Fancy and Very Festive

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Christmas is like clockwork: Thanksgiving passes, and all of a sudden your to-do list gets longer, with menu planning, gift shopping and wrapping, and Christmas tree-decorating. But just because Christmas comes around every year doesn't mean your menu has to. Are you tempted to cook the same Christmas dinner you made last year -- and the year before? Well, don't! Your family members will appreciate a change of pace, and some razzle dazzle isn't out of reach.

Here are 15 merry Christmas dinner ideas that your guests won't be able to stop talking about:

Persimmon Bruschetta by Aliwaks


Warm Olives in Anchovy Oil by ieatthepeach


Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Meyer Lemon, and Tart Dried Cherries by Elizabeth Stark


Balsamic-Roasted Shallots by Kenzi Wilbur


Pomegranate Roasted Carrots by Melissa Clark


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears and Pistachios by Bevi


Vegetarian Lasagna by Feed Me Dearly


Lemon-Oregano Leg of Lamb by CherylDLee


Duck à l'Orange by Cara Nicoletti


Whole Baked Fish in Sea Salt with Parsley Gremolata by TasteFood


Bûche de Noël (Yule Log) by Yossy Arefi


Double Layer Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake by Sarah Jampel


Pomegranate, Toasted Quinoa, and White Chocolate Bark by sarah kieffer | the vanilla bean blog


Clyde Common's Better Eggnog by Kenzi Wilbur


Holiday Manhattan by gingerroot

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