Designing the Ideal Christmas Table

With Christmas just around the corner, our family is already buzzing with excitement for planning this year’s holiday celebrations. Many of our beloved family gatherings occur around the dinner table, from a candlelit Christmas Eve gathering to enjoying holiday sweet treats after dinner, so what better place to start decorating than the Christmas tablescape? Whether serving hot cocoa by the fire or trimming the tree, festive Christmas dishes are a staple for serving holiday meals all season long. 

If you’re not already busy planning away for your own Christmas plate settings, now is the perfect time to get started! But in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, feeling frazzled is perfectly normal. That’s why we’ve gathered our best tips and tricks and plenty of décor inspiration to help you create a warm and festive atmosphere for you and your loved ones to enjoy. 

With years of holiday hosting experience, we’ve learned how to set the table for any occasion with colors for Christmas! We'll show you how to switch from everyday dinnerware sets to cheerful Christmas dishware in bright and neutral options to suit your seasonal style. And let’s not forget the delightful holiday home decor that will help bring effortless season’s greetings and style to your home. Plan a vibrant Christmas plate setting, decide on colors for Christmas décor, and learn how to set an unforgettable Christmas table! 

Choose the Tone You Want to Set for Your Christmas Dinner

Christmas is the perfect time of year for families to come together, honor traditions, and create new memories. As the host, you have the privilege of setting the tone for your holiday festivities. From simple details to jolly Christmas serving platters, the thought and effort you put into styling your Christmas table can make your guests feel welcomed and appreciated. 

Envision your loved ones gathering around the dining room table, embracing the company, sharing in the laughter, and enjoying the delicious Christmas dishes you’ve prepared. Then, think about how you'd like to create that mood when they enter your doorway. From bright, cheery colors to sophisticated silhouettes, our Christmas dinnerware sets are perfect for curating the festive tablescape of your dreams.

Whether you already have one of our Christmas plate sets or prefer mixing and matching everyday plates and Christmas serving dishes, we have the essential pieces you need to help set the tone of your Christmas table. Not only will they help you serve your guests in style, but we'll also guide you through creating an unforgettable Christmas table that creates lasting memories!  

Why We Love Christmas Dinnerware

The dinnerware you select for your Christmas table ties everything together, helping you set the theme and atmosphere for your holiday dinner. Choose dishes in the colors for Christmas you like to tie in the theme throughout the home. Whether you plan to layer your decorative Christmas plates with our stylish Signature White Ruffle Dinnerware Sets or stick to one pattern, choosing your Christmas dinnerware first will help guide you as you style your tablescape. 

Your Christmas dishes can elevate your holiday gathering effortlessly by adding merry illustrations and cheerful hues. Fill the room with the joys of Christmas by pairing our Buffalo Ruffle white and red plates with one of our Christmas Dinnerware Set Collections. Or start with a classic white setting and sprinkle in a little holiday magic by accenting your tablescape with festive serveware. No matter which colors or patterns you choose to brighten your holidays, we strive to create dinnerware and serveware that make entertaining effortless. 


 Set the Table with Christmas In the Village

Embrace the nostalgic feelings of the holidays with the whimsical, colorful dinnerware from our Christmas in the Village Collection. Create a vibrant place setting featuring different illustrated scenes, from quaint homes to magical ice-skating rinks, and set a plated dinner at a formal gathering with the Flying Santa Plates and matching salad plates. Tie in the classic colors for Christmas with red and green themes to set a traditional yet playful table that will be a hit every year. 

Set the Table with O Holy Night

Add a sophisticated sparkle to your home with the one-of-a-kind O Holy Night Collection. With beautiful gold stars covering each item, these designs will help you set a table that matches your religious home décor and tells the vital story of the birth of Christ. From a serving tray with depictions of the Wise Men to salad plates featuring the manger, each of these Christmas dishes helps you celebrate the reason for the season.  

Set the Table with North Pole Designs

Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or a cookie decorating party, sometimes you have to design a kid’s table. Set the table with the dishes in the North Pole Collection alongside our popular melamine Christmas plates and highlight the childlike wonder of the holidays with reds, greens, and doodles of Santa’s elves and reindeer. 

Set the Table with Balsam and Berry

Nothing says tis the season quite like the reds and greens of our Balsam and Berry Collection! Inspired by winter greenery and classic holiday greetings, set the table with these Christmas dishes to transform any gathering. Create an entire place setting with ruffle salad plates and shallow bowls, or incorporate them with another collection for a personalized tablescape your guests will never forget.

Mix-and-Match Your Go-To Dinnerware with Christmas Dishes for a Merry Tablescape


You can never go wrong by pairing a joyful Flying Santa Dinner Plate with our Signature White Collection. A minimalist salad plate adds a sophisticated touch with our beloved ruffle, while Santa stays the center of attention at each setting. The jolly Christmas colors will dance across the table, seamlessly coordinating with the serveware and linens you choose for the special gathering.  

Be sure to have plenty of plates on hand! We enjoy ending our holiday meals with a Christmas platter filled with delicious desserts, providing each guest with a decorative holiday salad plate to fill. The festive hand-painted illustrations help carry our Christmas spirits into the tree-trimming phase of the evening. Don’t forget to coordinate with coffee mugs for hot tea or cocoa, then glance around at the smiling faces you’ve helped create. 

Add a Splash of Classic Christmas Colors with Linens 

Find colorful accents for your tablescape with table linens in various holiday hues. Whether you pair your Christmas-themed plates with Flying Santa Napkins or add a two-toned color block linen to the mix, you’re sure to create a bright atmosphere for all to enjoy. 


And don’t forget to accessorize your napkins with personal touches! Get creative with your holiday designs by making unique napkin rings. Use a fun, curated collection of ornaments to tie around each napkin. Then, sprinkle the surrounding areas of your room and home with additional ornaments so guests have the full experience of your decorated home for the holidays. 

What Serveware Do I Need for a Christmas Table Setting?

We recommend collecting plenty of Christmas trays, platters, and serving bowls to accommodate your anticipated guest list. Ultimately, you can never have too much serveware on hand! Preparing for your gathering by choosing essential serveware, from Vintage Santa Christmas platters to festive appetizer Christmas bowls, will ensure your Christmas meal is served in style.



 Utilize your serveware for your main course, side dishes, sauces, and dressings. We encourage you to mix and match, adding texture with our wooden platters and coordinating colors and patterns to enhance the tone. 

Setting a Holiday Buffet Table 

If you’ll be serving your guests buffet style, serveware is a must! From platters of every shape and size to stylish serving utensils, your Christmas buffet table should be just as stunning and festive as your dinner table. Mix and match colors for Christmas while incorporating holiday cheer. Your guests will marvel at your tasty menu and swoon over your attention to detail with Christmas dishware. 

Complete Your Christmas Table with a Festive Centerpiece and Accessories

Transform your Christmas tablescape with accessories and unique centerpieces, whether you’re leaning into vintage Christmas colors or adding sophisticated gold touches. Feel inspired by some of our favorite ideas:

  • Set a Christmas platter in the center with lit candles to create an intimate, inviting tone.
  • Spruce up your look with mini Christmas trees and vintage light bulbs in your Christmas colors.
  • Spread the cheer across your tablescape by storing your favorite ornaments, like our Oh Holy Night Ornaments, in a large glass vase or bowl in the center of the table.   
  • Use fresh greenery, like mistletoe or pine branches, and embrace the nature of the season.
  • Create a winter wonderland scene with your favorite Department 56 buildings and fake snow.
  • Enhance place settings with colored ribbon—maybe even tie them up like a present.
  • Personalize ornaments for your guests and use them as place cards around the table.

Extend Christmas Décor Around the Home For the Full Effect

Don’t count on the table setting to do all the work. To create the perfect atmosphere, deck the halls and decorate the entire dining room in the same theme, from skinny bottle brush trees to garlands and more. Ensure that every surface in the space gives a nod to the styles on the table, such as festive cocktail napkins on the bar cart.



Along with bringing your holiday decorations into your dining room, you can enhance your holiday home décor with stunning serving pieces and linens. From Christmas serving bowls with seasonal treats on the coffee table to holiday-scented candles on your mantle, highlighting the seasonal décor around your home will create a cohesive tone for all your Christmas celebrations. 

5 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Christmas Dishes and Accessories

Don’t keep your beautiful Christmas dishware, table linens, and festive accessories out of sight—keep them on display while they aren’t being used as sophisticated and unique home décor:


  1. Use a Christmas platter as a trinket tray for jewelry and perfume on your vanity or a catch-all dish for keys in the entryway. 
  2. Place Christmas hand towels in the guest bathroom and kitchen for visitors to enjoy.
  3. Line your mantel with our darling selection of festive stockings matching your colors for Christmas.
  4. If your home has a staircase, we suggest wrapping it in garland, intertwined with our shimmering Gold Star Garland décor.
    5. Finally, don't forget to add your favorite Christmas tree skirt as you gather around the tree after dinner to decorate. 

Christmas Ornaments Decorating Ideas

This year, spread holiday cheer with festive handmade glass ornaments, both on and off the tree. With bright colors for Christmas and jolly illustrations, add a bold embellishment to the Christmas tree or decorate rooms in your home for creative décor. From lining the mantle to gracing the dinner table, these beautiful ornaments add holiday spirit wherever you decide to display them. 

Remember to bring your unique style to the table as you plan your Christmas feast and the stunning holiday tablescape you’ll serve it on. Your loved ones will appreciate every detail, from the beautiful Christmas dishes to a lovingly made centerpiece that ties in perfectly with your tree. We invite you to mix and match our incredible Christmas collections and everyday dinnerware and serveware to create an unforgettable holiday tablescape at your holiday events! 


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