Logo for Santa.com
MAKING HAPPY HAPPEN

297

days to go

Menu icon
Search icon

Food & Drink

December 14, 2023

Christmas Breakfast & Brunch Ideas

Start the Big Day with a Bang!

Share

Facebook IconEmail Icon
A pancake shaped like Rudolph on a red spotted plate, with bacon for antlers, mozzarella and an olive for eyes, bacon for a mouth and a cherry tomato for the nose.

iStockPhoto / Azurita

Twas the night before Christmas...breakfast that is! If you're wondering how to fuel your young elves for a busy day of tearing into presents, we've got you covered with some merry morning menus. 

While snuggling up by the tree sipping cocoa sounds dreamy, we all know that a sleepy, hangry crew ends up making Santa's naughty list. So whether you're dreaming of a waffle Christmas or hoping for pancakes, eggs and ham, we've got a sleigh-full of sweet and savory spread ideas to start your Christmas day off just right. Ho ho ho and bon appétit.

The Sweet

French toast made from panettone on a plate topped with cranberries and whipped cream.
French toast made from panettone on a plate topped with cranberries and whipped cream.
Jessica Holoka

There are a plethora of sweet breakfast recipes that can be prepped the night before and heated up when the family is ready to feast. We love this Panettone French Toast Bake or these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls. And this Blueberry and Meyer Lemon Breakfast Pastry uses store-bought frozen puff pastry  for a sweet, easy treat.

The Savory

A Christmas breakfast casserole made from tater tots.
A Christmas breakfast casserole made from tater tots.
Caitlin Bensel

Since Christmas morning can tend to go on for hours, casseroles are great bake-and-munch options. The Pioneer Woman’s Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is always a crowd favorite, but we also love this Egg Croissant Casserole, made with or without leftover ham. 

The Vegan

A vegan Christmas breakfast frittata made with tofu and mushrooms.
A vegan Christmas breakfast frittata made with tofu and mushrooms.
Forkful of Plants

Whether you’re a vegan or simply a foodie interested in trying some new plant-based options, these delicious vegan Christmas brunch options are sure to please! Try a Cheesy Broccoli Vegan Quiche with some fresh fruit or a side salad. And this Vegan Tofu Breakfast Frittata is a great way to use up some leftover veggies.

The Fun

A Christmas breakfast pancake shaped to look like a reindeer, on a red & white spotted plate.
A pancake shaped like Rudolph on a red spotted plate, with bacon for antlers, mozzarella and an olive for eyes, bacon for a mouth and a cherry tomato for the nose.
iStockPhoto / Azurita

Christmas is a time for fun, and what better way to coax a Yuletide smile than with these adorable Rudolph pancakes? Simply shape the pancakes to look like a head, with smaller ovals for ears. Strips of bacon form the antlers, with a sliver of bacon for the mouth. Use a slice of mozzarella and an olive for the eye, and a cherry tomato for the nose.

Want something sweetener? Use marshmallows and an M&M for the eye, a small strip of red licorice for the mouth, and a red candy for the nose. Check out these 12 festive pancake ideas for more holiday breakfast fun.

The Drinks

Cup of crockpot hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and cinnamon, with a bundle of cinnamon sticks and star cookies on the saucer. Pine branches, Christmas ornaments and star anise in the background.
Cup of crockpot hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and cinnamon, with a bundle of cinnamon sticks and star cookies on the saucer. Pine branches, Christmas ornaments and star anise in the background.
iStockPhoto / Valentina_G

No Breakfast is complete without something delicious to drink!  We love this Crockpot Hot Chocolate recipe. It’s super indulgent and perfect for leaving out all morning as people come and go from your Christmas breakfast or brunch. Add a little Amaretto and you'll be sure to start your day in a great mood! 

Need something a little lighter to drink? Try this Wassail recipe you can make ahead and warm as you go!  

SANTA.COM… MAKING HAPPY HAPPEN™

You Might Enjoy...


Santa.com wants to help you find everything you need to make the holidays special! If you purchase or click on something we link to, Santa.com may be entitled to a commission. "We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites."


Product Image

10-Pack Tea Box with Infuser

$70.00

This Deluxe Tea Box contains 10 of our best-selling teas along with a FREE Victorian stainless steel mesh tea infuser. There's also room to add in a few extras if you want to personalize this gift.

Product Image

32oz Chai Tea Variety Pack

$44.99

Combining the world’s best tea and spices, our Chai Concentrates achieve a perfect balance of lightly sweet and perfectly spiced. As a 1:1 concentrate, customize and make up to 8 big 8oz glasses of classic chai however you like - straight up or as a latte. Try all three flavors!

Product Image

Peak State Coffee Sample Variety Pack

$19.95

Coffee Sampler includes 3 x 4 oz sample bags of our three best sellers of infused coffee: IMMUNITY BOOST, BRAIN SUSTAIN, & STRESS LESS (24 cups of coffee). Fair trade, organic single-origin coffees (mold-free & pesticide free).

Product Image

Latte Lover's Coffee Design Topper Tool, 2-Pack

$16.99

Get your creative juices flowing and make great latte art! This coffee design topper tool will turn a daily humdrum cup of coffee into a mesmerizing work of art in an instant.

Product Image

Olivewood Honey Jar

$38.99

Serve your honey in this attractive solid olive wood honey pot or jar.