Family Meal Ideas and Recipes for Christmas Eve

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Christmas time is such a busy time of year. Running back and forth to get last-minute gifts, wrapping paper, tape, and heading to various Christmas parties on top of all of your other daily activities can make for quite a hectic time. By the time Christmas Eve rolls around you are likely ready to start pulling your hair out. There is one thing that you can do to make Christmas Eve a little less stressful. Have a simple family meal planned! No need to get extravagant when you are already busy. Here are some great Christmas Eve family dinner ideas that you and the kids will love.

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Easy Christmas Eve Family Meal Ideas and Recipes

With a plan in place you can make your Christmas Eve all about the family for us it’s the way we kick start the celebrations. We’ve finished the main jobs in preparation for Christmas Day and the kids are especially excited for what tomorrow will bring. So before our elves deliver the Christmas Eve Surprise Box and we snuggle down with our new Christmas Movie we sit down and enjoy a delicious but easy to prepare dinner as a family.

Recipes for Christmas Eve Family Meals

If you are looking for more ideas check out these other simple holiday traditions that you and your family may enjoy for the start of the holiday meal on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Recipes to Make

Don’t stop with the family dinners why not try some of these other ideas this Christmas

stack of cranberry filled cake bars with a crumble top on a wooden chopping board with pecan pieces around them

a plate with a stack of green waffles placed to look like a Christmas tree covered in a glaze and with rainbow sprinkles for Christmas breakfast with the kids
a red checked plate on a wooden table with 3 diy hot chocolate bombs made with green candy melts and decorated with red and white chocolate piped on and a heart on top for some grinch themed movie fun

Buy extra cranberries and make some delicious cranberry crumble cake bars.

Although we love this Christmas tree waffles recipe for breakfast it also makes a great dessert with some ice-cream on Christmas Eve.

Save this Grinch Themed Hot Cocoa Bomb to enjoy with the movie all you need add is a cup of hot milk and voila grinch themed hot chocolate for all.

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