Lift holiday spirits with any of these vivacious Christmas dinners.

Christmas Dinner (Serves 8)
Simple, fresh, and delicious sides like Brussels Sprouts with Pecans compliment spicy ham for a memorable yuletide meal that ends with Sweet Potato Cheesecake.

Showstopper Supper
Traditional dishes with a festive flair like Green Beans with Crushed Walnuts and Coffee-Lacquered Sage Turkey with Redeye Gravy make for a flawless holiday feast.

Sweet and Savory Supper
This menu featuring Ham with Champagne and Vanilla Glaze, Corn Bread Stuffing with Sausage and Prunes, and Maple-Bourbon Pumpkin Pie is sophisticated in flavor yet in sync with the season. (Shown at left)

Casual Buffet Dinner Menu (Serves 12)
Welcome one and all with a reception that can be casual or refined. This robust menu features Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Loin with Raisin-Mustard Chutney and Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Tarragon Mayonnaise.

Holiday Dinner (Serves 8)
For the more adventuresome holiday host, this menu offers a touch of spice and color in sides like Seasoned Basmati Rice and White Cheddar and Black Pepper Biscuits alongside juicy Pork Tenderloin with Dried Apricot and Onion Marmalade.

Inspired Vegetarian: Comfort and Joy (Serves 8)
An easy-to-make, peasant-style lasagna is the centerpiece of this meatless holiday menu that also includes savory Artichoke Pasta Piccata and tart Maple-Cranberry Baked Apples.