Christmas Morning Brunch Ideas

The holidays aren't complete without a Christmas morning brunch menu. Use these Christmas day brunch ideas to put together a spread that will rival your dinnertime feast. Grab your red and green plates, because these festive brunch ideas deserve nothing less!

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Christmas isn't the same without sweets, so why not start indulging your sweet tooth at brunch? Stuff biscuit dough with red and green maraschino cherries for added holiday cheer, then decorate the finished loaf with icing, almonds, and sprinkles.

Get the recipe: Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Start the day on a spirited note by adding a cocktail to your Christmas morning brunch menu!

Savory Red and Green Monkey Bread

If you want your Christmas breakfast/brunch ideas to be all about savory instead of sweet, pop this pesto-filled bread in your oven. Alternating between classic basil pesto and red sun-dried tomato pesto creates a surprise of Christmassy colors inside (and makes each bite extra delicious).

Get the recipe: Savory Red and Green Monkey Bread

Egg Baguette Bakes

Speaking of savory, your Christmas morning breakfast ideas have to include this cheesy, rich, indulgent casserole. The decadence starts with a hollowed baguette, and ends with a bubbly fontina cheese, Italian sausage, and egg filling. It might seem indulgent, but the best Christmas brunch ideas are all about celebrating, right?

Get the recipe: Egg Baguette Bakes

Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata

For heartier holiday brunch ideas, layer together asparagus, French bread, ham, eggs, and Gruyere cheese. You can make this casserole look extra special by creating six indents, then cracking an egg inside each one part-way through the baking process.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prep the entire casserole, minus the eggs, the night before. On Christmas morning, pop the strata in the oven so it bakes while you spend time around the tree. (Don't forget to take a break to add the eggs!)

Get the recipe: Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata

Eggs Benedict Bake

Eggs Benedict is always on our list of the best Christmas brunch menu ideas. This recipe takes it to new levels of party awesomeness by making it possible to prep for a crowd with little fuss.

If you don't want to spend Christmas morning in the kitchen, you can prep this recipe the night before (except for the eggs), then assemble and bake just before your meal.

Get the recipe: Eggs Benedict Bake

Let the kitchen fun spread throughout your cozy home with these beautiful ideas for holiday decorations using cooking tools.

Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

Including this gorgeous tea ring at Christmas brunch is almost like having another present to open! Filled with dried cranberries and pecans then drizzled in an orange glaze, this holiday tea ring is sure to be the highlight of your Christmas morning feast.

Tip: Use kitchen shears to easily slice the "petals" of this pastry flower. Then carefully twist before baking for the pretty fanned look.

Get the recipe: Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

Christmas Rolls

Take a cue from Grandma's brunch ideas for Christmas morning and bake a batch of cinnamon rolls. These special Christmas rolls have a secret ingredient that keeps the dough extra soft and moist, so they'll taste a little more magical than cinnamon rolls on any other day of the year. (Here's a clue about that mystery ingredient: You might be able to use leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner.) 

Get the recipe: Christmas Rolls

Even More Christmas Brunch Menu Ideas

If you're looking for more Christmas brunch party ideas, start here! Pick a holiday bread to bake, a luscious brunch cocktail to sip, or turn Christmas dinner into a showstopping Christmas brunch by following our menu suggestions.


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