Christmas Brunch Ideas To Impress Holiday Houseguests

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holiday brunch
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Merry Brunchmas

So you've already opened stockings and unwrapped presents How do you keep the festivities going? A bangin' Christmas brunch can often leave fonder memories than the gifts themselves, so we found 13 Christmas brunch ideas to keep everyone sated. Your family and friends won't know what hit 'em.

Related: Brunch Recipes for an Indulgent Feast at Home

Breakfast Egg Casserole
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caramel pecan sticky buns on a wire rack
caramel pecan sticky buns on a wire rack by Stacy (CC BY)

Sticky Buns

Ree "The Pioneer Woman" Drummond is the exact type of person you'd want to look to for sticky buns. Specializing in country recipes, this recipe doesn't hold back on the butter — as it shouldn't.

Recipe: The Pioneer Woman

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gingerbread pancakes
gingerbread pancakes by Scott Veg (CC BY)

Gingerbread Pancakes

Kind of a no-brainer, right? These gingerbread pancakes are easy, delicious, and soul-warming.

Recipe: Ahead of Thyme

breakfast casserole
breakfast casserole by cobalt123 (CC BY-NC-SA)

Bundt Pan Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Standard, sweet bundt cake is so two-thousand-and-late. Throw one of these savory hash brown breakfast casserole bundts on the table, and your guests' proverbial caps will be tipping in no time.

Recipe: Bundt Pan Recipes

strawberry santa hats
strawberry santa hats by Nicole (CC BY-NC)

Mini Strawberry Santas

How flippin' adorable. These little Santas rely on some innate artistic ability, so if you're anything like me, you probably want to pass these off to a more capable person.

Recipe: Allrecipes

Meat loaf ring baked in pastry

Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring

Any recipe that calls for Pillsbury is A-OK with me. I've never met a dish Pillsbury didn't improve — especially when bacon, eggs, and cheese are involved.

Recipe: Jo Cooks

fluffy japanese pancake
fluffy japanese pancake by Ajay Suresh (CC BY)

Japanese Soufflé Pancakes

Leave it to Japan to figure out a way to innovate pancakes. If these sky-high, ultra fluffy pancakes are anywhere near as magical as the rest of the food Japan brings us, you might have the brunch win of the year on your hands.

Recipe: Creme de la Crumb

mulled wine
mulled wine by Pearl Pirie (CC BY-NC-ND)

Inverno Arancione

It feels wrong not to include a cocktail, you know? Mulled white wine is a winter classic in Italy, so skip the red and try this fun alternative with some pinot grigio.

Recipe: Food & Wine

green eggs
green eggs by Jonathunder (CC BY-SA)

Christmas Deviled Eggs

Don't freak too quickly; it's just food coloring that gives these bright green yolks their hue. But quite a heart-stopping moment at first glance, eh?

Recipe: The Pioneer Woman

Grapefruit and pomegranate salad

Citrus & Pomegranate Fruit Salad

This citrus and pomegranate fruit salad is bright in both flavor and color, and also serves as a great palate cleanser. It'll light up your table.

Recipe: Once Upon a Chef

chocolate crepes
chocolate crepes by MariaPolna (CC BY)

Chocolate Crepes with Orange Cream Cheese Filling

A good crepe is a huge step. A chocolate crepe is one step further. An orange, cream cheese-stuffed, chocolate crepe is all the way past the finish line.

Recipe: The Pioneer Woman

crispy cinnamon twists
crispy cinnamon twists by Sarah R (CC BY-NC-ND)

Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Twist Bread

Cinnamon twist bread, known often as babka, will never do you wrong. Instead of the usual brioche, this recipe calls for sourdough, and those fermented flavors sound perfect.

Recipe: Ahead of Thyme

french toast souffle casserole
french toast souffle casserole by Bunches and Bits {Karina} (CC BY-NC-ND)

Boozy Caramel French Toast Casserole

A little Grand Marnier in your French toast casserole? Love that. If it were me, I'd toss a bit of bourbon in there, too.

Recipe: Once Upon a Chef