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    Christmas dinner table

    I'm curious how everyone sets their Christmas table.

    Do you go all out with silver and crystal?
    Do you just set the table like any other day?
    Do you do an adult table and a kids table?
    Do you own Christmas dishes?
    Do you switch it up every year?

    There is no right or wrong answer. Everybody has their own style and traditions. I'm just curious, and I'm trying to come up with ideas myself.

    My table (and my meal for that matter) depend on how many people I am having over. My dining room table only comfortably sits 4. If it's only 4 I do a simple setting with a centerpiece of floating candles. I have some Christmas napkins that are white with silver and gold running through them.

    If I have more than 4 people, I borrow a long folding table from the condo party room. I cover the table with a red tablecloth and use green cloth napkins with long taper candles.

    I bought quite a few clearance items after Christmas this year (napkin rings, charger plates, Christmas crackers) so it will probably look different from what my guests are used to.

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    I generally host a Christmas Eve buffet with anywhere from 8 to 15 people. The table is set with a red and green plaid wool tablecloth. The food is served in buffet warmers and on a variety of crystal and silver platters. I use crystal plates and wine glasses, as well as disposable festive napkins and cups. We eat casually in the living room. Christmas dinner is usually just us, our 2 daughters and their boyfriends, so we don't get very fancy!
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    We decorate our whole house with beautiful flowers, candles, lights, my mom made our favorite food.. She decorate dinner table with Lovely Scented candles....
    We spend our Christmas eve together... Great fun and lots of love!
    Last edited by Eric Brown; 09-24-2015 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyElfDC View Post
    I'm curious how everyone sets their Christmas table.

    Do you go all out with silver and crystal?
    Do you just set the table like any other day?
    Do you do an adult table and a kids table?
    Do you own Christmas dishes?
    Do you switch it up every year?

    There is no right or wrong answer. Everybody has their own style and traditions. I'm just curious, and I'm trying to come up with ideas myself.

    My table (and my meal for that matter) depend on how many people I am having over. My dining room table only comfortably sits 4. If it's only 4 I do a simple setting with a centerpiece of floating candles. I have some Christmas napkins that are white with silver and gold running through them.

    If I have more than 4 people, I borrow a long folding table from the condo party room. I cover the table with a red tablecloth and use green cloth napkins with long taper candles.

    I bought quite a few clearance items after Christmas this year (napkin rings, charger plates, Christmas crackers) so it will probably look different from what my guests are used to.
    Sounds good! I don't own any crystal or silver, but I always made a point of having a green tablecloth and using candles. My Christmas plates are called Friendly Village.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry Christmas Darling View Post
    Sounds good! I don't own any crystal or silver, but I always made a point of having a green tablecloth and using candles. My Christmas plates are called Friendly Village.

    Those are beautiful!
    "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."

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    I love those plates! My tastes run very traditional and those are perfect.

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