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The Christmas Dinner Recipes That Make The Holiday Delicious

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12/18/2015 07:00am ET | Updated December 18, 2015
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Christmas is right around the corner and that means it's time to start planning the big dinner. We all tend to put a lot of time thinking about sweets around the holidays, but the actual meal we share to celebrate Christmas is just as important.

The feast for Christmas is not as labor intensive as Thanksgiving -- thank goodness -- but with the right recipes it can be just as memorable. And the best part is, anything goes. While prime rib is a natural choice for the main course, it's not the only one. We've got duck, turkey and scallop recipes to consider. Plus, delicious apps and savory sides to complete the meal too. And once you get that all planned out, don't forget to think about dessert.

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Warm Honey Fig Dip With Blue Cheese
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2
Persimmon Bruschetta
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3
Oysters Rockefeller
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4
Croque Monsieur Crostini
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5
Pear And Plum Puff Pastry Tart With Blue Cheese
Foodie Crush
6
Buttered Mushroom, Sage Pesto And Goat Cheese Sourdough Toast
Half Baked Harvest
7
Cheddar Gougères
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8
Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato And Pistachio Truffles
Half Baked Harvest
9
Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Dip
Wonky Wonderful
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10
Winter Salad With Maple Candied Walnuts And Balsamic Fig Dressing
Half Baked Harvest
11
Mussels With Shallots And Beer
Dinner Was Delicious
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12
Thyme White Bean Pot Pie
Minimalist Baker
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13
Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Tenderloin
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14
Roasted Plum Duck With Cider Maple Glaze
Feasting at Home
15
Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops with Scallop Jus
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16
Stuffed Pork Chops With Roasted Grapes
Foodie Crush
17
Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast With Wild Mushrooms
Feasting at Home
18
Tuscan Roast Pork
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19
Duck A L'Orange
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20
Brined And Grilled Pork Loin Roast With Balsamic Raspberry Chili Glaze
Foodie Crush
21
Sage Crusted Standing Rib Roast With Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Half Baked Harvest
22
Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Grilled In Cloth
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23
Torrisi's Turkey
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24
Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto
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25
Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
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26
Sweet Potato Gratin
Lovely Little Kitchen
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27
Whole Roasted Cauliflower And Whipped Goat Cheese
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28
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
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29
Spinach Gratin
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30
Cranberry And Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Swirls
Half Baked Harvest

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