25 delicious Christmas Day breakfast ideas

Christmas Day is a real feast day from start to finish. For us Christmas Day breakfast has always been a tricky one. Christmas dinner is such a huge meal, but we tend to eat it late on, so we favour a hearty breakfast, a skipped lunch and a giant Christmas dinner later; followed by nibbling our way through leftovers, festive chocolates; cheese and biscuits and so on, and on, and on again.

It can be good on high days and holidays to mix things up and put your normal toast and cereal breakfast to one side and have something a bit different. Smoked salmon and eggs in various forms often make a good Christmas Day breakfast, but it’s Christmas and all rules go out of the window. I have a good friend who has a pork pie for her Christmas Day breakfast, do what you want, it’s Christmas!

25 delicious Christmas Day breakfast ideas

If you’re struggling for ideas, I’ve got 25 ideas for Christmas Day breakfast for you and your family to enjoy.


  • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a muffin/bagel/toast
  • Pancakes, bacon and maple syrup
  • Cinnamon buns
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel
  • Croissants filled with ham and cheese and warmed in the oven
  • Black pudding sausage rolls
  • Eggs Benedict and smoked salmon/ham/wilted spinach on a muffin
  • Potato cakes with fried eggs
  • A full English!
  • Crumpets with lashings of butter – you can get them in festive shapes now, like Christmas trees
  • Toasted panettone
  • French toast with berries and maple syrup
  • Bacon butties
  • Kedgeree
  • Eggy bread and bacon
  • Danish pastries with jam and butter
  • Nigella’s Christmas morning muffins
  • Pork pie and pickled onions
  • Yoghurt and fresh fruit
  • Brie and cranberry bagels
  • Waffles with fruit and maple syrup
  • Avocado on toast with a poached egg
  • Staffordshire oatcakes and bacon with cheese
  • German pear pancake
  • Blinis with smoked salmon and cream cheese
  • Sausage butties
  • Porridge with festive dried fruits stirred through it
  • Heuvos rancheros
  • Mincemeat flapjack slices
  • A selection box

What are you having for Christmas Day breakfast? Please do comment below…

25 delicious Christmas Day breakfast ideas

20 easy ideas for Christmas Day Starters

Christmas dinner is one of the foodie highlights of the year. For me, it’s not necessarily the food which makes it special, it’s sitting down with the family, sharing a meal and enjoying the occasion. Whilst the main course on Christmas Day is more or less fixed, the Christmas Day Starters are a movable feast.

It can be difficult to decide what to make for your Christmas Day starter, but ideally it should be something you can make ahead of time, or something you can quickly cook before serving.

Our family always has soup as a Christmas Day starter. This year I’ll be serving my luxurious cauliflower and chestnut soup which is a grand way to start off the festive feasting. Plus, it’s so easy to make ahead and freeze. All you need to do is warm it through and serve with some crusty bread. Happy families!

20 easy ideas for Christmas Day Starters

Christmas Day Starters

Pâté, meat or veggie – served with melba toast. It’s a Christmas Day classic!

Goats cheese caramelised onion tarts

Mini Yorkshire puddings with creamy smoked trout and horseradish pâté

Crab and avocado tian with lovely thin Melba toast and good butter

Soup – make your own or jazz up a tub of shop bought. It’s a simple starter and a crowd pleaser!

20 easy ideas for Christmas Day Starters

Stuffed mushrooms wrapped in Parma ham

Prawn cocktail – a 70’s classic which will never go out of fashion.

Scallops, pea puree and black pudding

Parma Ham and melon

Smoked salmon blinies with cream cheese

Pâté stuffed Mushrooms

20 easy ideas for Christmas Day Starters

Pan fried mushrooms on ciabatta with a Stilton sauce

Antipasti – Olives, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella balls and cured meats

Oysters –  a simple classic

Pear and mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham

Mini baked Camemberts with bread and celery to dip – super quick and easy

Baked brie or Camembert to share

20 easy ideas for Christmas Day Starters

Figs with mozzarella

Filo baked figs with goats cheese

Potted shrimp and crusty bread

What are your favourite Christmas Day starters? Let me know in the comments below.

20 easy ideas for Christmas Day Starters