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15 Must-Try Christmas Brunch Recipes for a Happier Holiday

Put a smile on everyone's faces this Christmas morning with these delicious brunch recipes.

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It’s the yummiest time of the year

There are some Christmas eats you can always count on—ham, eggnog, festive cookies. This year, branch out with twists on some of those classics—as well as some less traditional Christmas brunch recipes you’re sure to love. You’ll also want to try these delicious Christmas appetizers that will have your guests coming back for more.

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Eggnog French Toast

This delicious eggnog french toast is one of the most festive (and delicious) Christmas brunch recipes. Serve with syrup and enjoy next to the tree. Also consider whipping up one of these impressive vintage Christmas recipes.

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Hash Brown Breakfast Quiche

So easy: Use store-bought shredded hash browns for the delicious crunchy crust, and whatever cheese, veggie, and meat combo your family prefers for the rest. Check out what people eat on Christmas in 19 different countries.

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Baked Blueberry and Banana Oatmeal

Blueberries, banana, and a touch of honey are the only sweeteners, perfect for those craving something a little lighter. And the oats are packed with fiber to keep you full until your holiday dinner. (Bonus: Kids won’t be bouncing off the walls when guests arrive). Read up on these Christmas traditions from around the world.

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Holiday Mimosa

What is a brunch without mimosas? This delicious drink will add a pop of color to your breakfast table. Find out what old-fashioned Christmas traditions we think should make a comeback (hint: a couple involve booze).

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Pumpkin Pie–Spiced Granola

A parfait bar is the perfect way to tackle breakfast on a busy Christmas morning. Set out yogurt, granola, and fresh cut fruit, then let your guests or kids assemble their own dish while you sip your cup of coffee. Pumpkin seeds, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg give this granola a distinct holiday flavor. Have a lot of foodies in your family? Consider getting some of these food-themed gifts everyone will love.

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Bacon Monkey Bread

This is your favorite breakfast sandwich smashed into a delicious pull-apart casserole. Refrigerated biscuit dough makes prep extra easy. While cooking, listen to our 20 favorite Christmas songs of all time.

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Homemade Biscuits & Maple Sausage Gravy

These Christmas brunch recipes just keep getting tastier and tastier. These flaky, gravy covered biscuits are sure to fill up everyone’s tummies on Christmas morning. Find out the real reason we eat fruitcake during the holidays.

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Sweet Broiled Grapefruit

This tangy and delicious recipe is a great way to enjoy grapefruits. All you need is a grapefruit, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Looks like a brunch fit for royalty—and speaking of, here’s what the royal family eats on Christmas.

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Spiced coffee

Everyone needs their coffee to wake up in the morning—especially when you were up all night wrapping presents. Add some chocolate syrup and cinnamon sticks to your coffee to give it a holiday morning kick. If you prefer hot chocolate, try some of these cocoa hacks to take it to the next level.

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Christmas Brunch Casserole

This delicious casserole can be made ahead of time and is sure to fill up all of your Christmas morning guests. Just pop it in the oven after you wake up and then have it cook while you open presents. You can also try out the best casserole recipe from every U.S. state.

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Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

Mix up sausage, sweet potatoes, and a little salsa for a fun and different hash. Impress your guests with some of these fun facts you never knew about the holiday season. After dinner, find out why lovebirds kiss under the mistletoe.

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Angel Frost

This refreshing beverage is the perfect addition to your Christmas brunch. It’s a great sweet treat to sip on while you eat your savory breakfast. Check out the history behind your favorite Christmas traditions.

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Country Potato Pancakes

This is one of the perfect Christmas brunch recipes that can be whipped up quickly. Peel and grate your potatoes the night before so they’re ready to go the morning of Christmas. They’re the perfect side dish or a nice light main course depending on how hungry you are. Check out these Christmas cookies from every state that everyone will love.

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Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

You can’t go wrong with sweet, gooey cinnamon buns. These ones are perfect for Christmas morning because there is a hint of eggnog in the frosting. Eggnog fans won’t be able to resist this boozy nog from Costco.

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Apple Butter Biscuit Breakfast Bake

This delicious breakfast bake is the perfect way to use up your leftover ham and biscuits from your Christmas Eve dinner. Once you’re done making these Christmas brunch recipes, check out these Christmas cookie recipes that make the perfect holiday dessert.

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