Whether you enjoy the morning with just your immediate family or host a larger gathering, these Christmas Brunch ideas are delicious and perfect for celebrating the holiday.
We do Christmas big in our household. From professionally photographed Christmas cards to handmade ornaments, our family loves to get our tinsel on. And who doesn’t love to share their favorite Christmas recipes with each other?
We like to spend Christmas morning opening presents and enjoying time together, so breakfast can sometimes be on the later side. Instead, we have a longstanding tradition of having my family over for a tasty Christmas brunch.
I’m crossing my fingers that we’ll be able to gather together this holiday season. I firmly believe in the power of positivity, so I’ve drummed up delicious Christmas brunch ideas that bring families together for love, laughter, and a cocktail or two.
Christmas brunch doesn’t have to be elaborate but it should be delicious! Skip the fancy china (unless you want to use it!) and enjoy some tasty dishes while some holiday music plays on in the background.
You can set up a Christmas brunch buffet or serve things on the table. Heck, you can keep it even easier by serving everything from the kitchen.
Since Christmas morning is the only holiday meal that I host I like to make it look nice, but it is totally not necessary to serve your family a delicious meal.
If you need even more ideas for how to set up your brunch check out my easy brunch ideas here.
Sweet Breakfast Bake Recipes
Your Christmas brunch menu wouldn’t be complete without a sweet baked casserole, bread pudding, or similar dish.
They’re the ultimate in holiday comfort food and are made to feed a crowd.
Baked French Toast Casserole
This easy Christmas brunch recipe combines crusty French bread with a sweet combination of vanilla, eggs, and mouthwatering streusel topping. Mix up the Baked French Toast Casserole the night before for a quick, stress-free dish that everyone will love.
Baked Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Glaze
This Baked Pumpkin Fresh Toast recipe is a pumpkin-infused take on a traditional French Toast casserole. It is sure to impress even though it’s so simple to make. The maple glaze is divine and adds an extra special twist.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
If you’re searching for Christmas brunch buffet ideas, why not a pancake bar? These sinfully delicious Carrot Cake Pancakes are covered in a maple-cream cheese drizzle, and it’s basically like having dessert for breakfast.
Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole with Strawberries and Cream Topping
You normally wouldn’t think of peanut butter and jelly in French toast casserole, but this Stuffed French Toast Casserole recipe with Strawberries blends flavors in the most delicious way. It’s a fun Christmas brunch recipe that your kids will especially love.
Very Berry Bread Pudding
You can make this fruity Very Berry Bread Pudding in the air fryer, oven, or instant pot. Who doesn’t love the versatility of this Christmas brunch recipe? (Or if you are just craving bread pudding you can make a single serving in the microwave!)
More sweet, baked ideas:
- Cinamon Crescent Roll Braids
- Easy Sweet Bread Pudding
- Blueberry Pancake French Toast
- Easy Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Mince Pie Baklava
If you want to keep things really simple set up a Cinnamon Toast Bar and let everyone make their own! It’s one of my favorite Christmas brunch ideas but works any time of year!
Cinnamon Rolls, Muffins, and Pastries
I have a wicked sweet tooth so my holiday table will always have several baked goods to choose from.
Pumpkin Muffins aren’t just for Thanksgiving. Use up the rest of your canned pumpkin in these flavorful muffins full of seasonal spices.
Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
When I see a name like Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls I’m SOLD! A good cinnamon roll can be hard to find but there’s no better time than Christmas brunch to test out a new recipe.
Blueberry Sweet Buns with Lemon Glaze
These Blueberry Sweet Buns with Lemon Glaze sound just delightful! I am a big fan of lemon and think the pairing with blueberry would be unexpected, fresh and a fun recipe to serve your family.
Ultimate Mixed Berry Scone
Use this Ultimate Mixed Berry Scone Recipe to make the perfect accompaniment to all your other Christmas Brunch ideas. Crumbly and sweet, a scone is always a great baked good to serve!
More tasty baked goods to browse:
- Stuffed Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls with Berries
- Toasted Coconut Muffins
- Chocolate Chip and Orange Zest Muffins
- Easy Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- Apple Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastry
- Vegan Pumpkin Rolls
Savory Breakfast Bake Recipes
Eggs and salt are always crowd pleasers so these savory breakfast bake recipes are essential to the best Christmas brunch! Choose one or make several!
Apple Sausage Hash Casserole
You’ll love how the Apple Sausage Hash Casserole blends savory flavors with a touch of sweetness. It’s easy to put together and hearty enough to fill bellies until the next holiday meal.
Tomato Basil Egg Casserole
This Tomato Basil Egg Casserole has all the flavors from a caprese in it which means everyone will love this! It’s an Italian twist on a standard egg bake that is full of flavor and easy to make.
Farmer’s Market Overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole
This Farmer’s Market Overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole is easy to make ahead and full of fresh veggies to give you a lighter egg option. Seasoned with spices and a little bit of cheese, this dish is sure to be a hit.
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Bread Rolls
This fun twist on a basic roll will add color and flavor to any meal. Make some Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Bread Rolls to add one extra treat to your Christmas Brunch ideas.
More savory baked ideas:
- 7-Ingredient Air Fryer Sausage Kolaches
- Bacon Egg Cups
- Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant Ring
- Ham and Cheese Strata
Christmas Brunch Potato Recipes
Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole
With a quick and simple prep, this Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole cooks in the slow cooker on its own so you can make other recipes. Best of all, it needs just 7 ingredients!
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
I love tater tots and the idea of using them in place of regular hashbrowns in a casserole recipe. This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is full of flavor thanks to the sausage AND bacon!
Crock Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
Another slow cooker recipe, this yummy potato dish is a totally new take on traditional morning potatoes. If you love ranch seasoning, you must try these Crock Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes.
You had me at Party Potatoes. With a name like that, you know this is going to be a decadent dish that is made to feed a crowd and keep people happy. We serve party potatoes every Christmas dinner but they also work for brunch!
Sausage, Potato and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole
This dish does it all! Sausage, Potato, and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole has breakfast meat, potatoes and veggies all in one easy dish!
More tasty potato recipes:
- Baked Sweet Potato Frittata
- One-Pot Corned Beef Hash
- Roasted Skillet Breakfast Potatoes with Peppers & Onions
- Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
- Greek Roasted Potatoes with Feta
Christmas Brunch Cakes and Breads
Some may think cakes are the best after dinner. But I am a huge proponent of breakfast cake. And when baked in a loaf pan, you can call it bread. I love this world!
Cranberry Orange Bread with Glaze
Is there any better combo than Cranberry and Orange? This Cranberry Orange Bread with Glaze makes a delicious cake idea to serve at all your Christmas brunches.
Pain D’Épices or French Ginger Bread Loaf is bold and full of holiday flavors. This one just might become a new holiday tradition!
My favorite Christmas brunch tradition is to make a Wine Cake with sherry wine. It’s full of flavor including tons of nutmeg which makes it taste just like Christmas. It’s moist and easy to make and also a fun recipe to gift to others!
Vegan Chocolate Babka
This swirled Vegan Chocolate Babka topped with a rich chocolate sauce is a showstopper! It not only looks amazing but tastes amazing too!
Spiced Fruit Christmas Wreath
This stunning Spiced Fruit Christmas Wreath is the perfect sweet centerpiece to any holiday table. With a slightly fruity taste, this bread is perfect to serve with coffee or a cocktail.
More cakes and sweets to peruse:
- Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
- Gluten-Free Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Streusel
- Easy Cranberry Skillet Bread
- Cranberry Christmas Cake
- The Best Monkey Bread
For a store-bought option, you can create a Donut Tree! It looks awesome and takes just a few minutes to put together.
Christmas Brunch Cocktails
Skip the traditional mimosa in favor of one of these festive holiday cocktails. They’re easy to make for a crowd and will pair beautifully with your other Christmas brunch ideas.
Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
I made this Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail after tasting a similar cocktail at a restaurant. It’s yummy and easy to make ahead (in fact, it should be!) and it is great for sharing with friends.
White Wine Sangria with Berries
Switch up your usual sangria recipe with this White Wine Sangria with Berries. It’s a great one to serve in a pitcher on the table so everyone can serve themselves while enjoying brunch.
Citrus Champagne Punch
This Citrus Champagne Punch recipe has been my go-to for any celebratory party and holiday get togethers. It is full of citrus flavor and super easy to make. Make several batches because you don’t want to run out!
The Best Cranberry Christmas Punch
The Best Cranberry Christmas Punch just screams holiday! The color is bright and the flavors are tart and sweet. It’s a great punch to serve in a clear punch bowl to serve right alongside all your brunch favorites.
A Winter Margarita is something you need to try if you haven’t already. It’s a fun and festive twist on the refreshing classic tequila cocktail.
More festive drinks to enjoy:
- Orange Cranberry Prosecco Cocktail
- Cranberry Daiquiri
- Cranberry Apple Holiday Sangria
- Spiked Hot Chocolate Whiskey with Marshmallows
- Cranberry Mimosa
- Pineapple Screwdriver
These fun and easy Christmas Brunch ideas will help you host friends and family with a tasty menu and delicious cocktails!