Christmas is right around the corner – have you made plans for your Christmas breakfast yet? The holidays are a time for making precious memories and upholding favorite family traditions. No matter what your traditional Christmas morning looks like, everyone has to eat sometime! Whether your family likes sweet, savory, or a little bit of both, Christmas morning breakfast is the time to get creative. You may spend the morning opening gifts, watching a favorite Christmas classic, or calling relatives across the country, and opt to have a Christmas brunch after the morning festivities. Whenever you eat, you can make your Christmas breakfast or brunch the part of Christmas Day your family looks forward to the most, year after year. The options for making your Christmas breakfast a tradition are endless; you can make the family’s favorite dishes every year to help establish a tradition, or your tradition can be that each family member has their own set of special duties to help pull everything together. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

If you’re looking for some Christmas brunch ideas, why not start with some classic favorites such as muffins, baked breads, or cinnamon rolls for starters, then move on to main course items like a hearty breakfast quiche or sausage, egg, and cheese casserole. For those extra hungry holiday appetites, add in French toast, waffles, or your favorite pancakes. To wash all that deliciousness down you’ll need a tasty punch or homemade orange juice for the little ones, and perhaps a few festive mimosas for the older crowd. Invite your loved ones to join you and ask them to bring their favorite dish to add to the bounty. Your family will look forward to this Christmas morning tradition and carry it on in their own homes as they grow up and leave the nest. Get as creative as you like with your Christmas brunch, perhaps giving your special dishes their own special names, like “Elf on a Shelf Casserole” or “Rudolph’s Power Punch” and make it a lasting memory that you can always look forward to on Christmas morning.

To leave time for more fun festivities and spend less time in the kitchen, make some of your dishes ahead of time by using a slow cooker or the oven. Make-ahead breakfast is especially great for families with children, who are more interested in what’s under the tree than what’s on the Christmas breakfast table. See some ideas below for dishes you can make ahead for Christmas morning that your crew can zap in the microwave.

We hope your Christmas morning breakfast is a joyous occasion for you and your loved ones, no matter what or when you eat. Remember us when you’re out and about doing your holiday shopping this season, and stop in for a delicious homemade meal at one of our two convenient Original Pancake House locations in the Denver Tech Center and Cherry Hills. We’ve got great American classics like bacon and egg dishes as well as breakfast favorites from around the world like our amazing Dutch Baby Pancakes, savory Bacon Belgian Waffles, and mouthwatering Pork Green Chile Eggs Benedict. Stop by seven days a week from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and share a meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you soon!