Whether you're planning a cocktail party, hosting Christmas dinner or baking dozens of desserts and giftable treats, Cooking Channel has the recipes, party tips, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you spread the cheer (and cheers).

  1. Gingerbread Icebox Cake + More Holiday Desserts

    'Tis the Season for Sweets

    Spiced, speckled sweets (like a gingerbread icebox cake), boozy bites, bowls of warm bread pudding and toasty baked goods: Embrace the sugar rush.

  2. Most-Popular Winter Recipes

    Our 25 Most-Popular Winter Recipes

    When the weather outside is frightful, turn to one of our top recipes for dinner (or dessert) inspiration and warm up.

  3. Prosciutto, Apple Butter + Brie Crostini

    Perfect Party Bites

    Become the star of the party circuit by serving crostini, stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and more tasty appetizer recipes.

  4. Christmas Recipes

    Christmas Recipes

    Plan Christmas Day (and night) with our recipes for a multicourse feast, indulgent brunch and everything in between.

  5. Salted Caramel Sauce

    Handmade Holiday Gifts

    Trust us: They don't want another ugly sweater or tie. Instead, give hand-wrapped, handmade edible gifts from the kitchen.

  6. Christmas Cookie Recipes

    Holiday Cookie Recipes + Tips

    Rock the cookie swap with our new cookie recipes fresh from the oven and get our best baking and decorating tips.

  7. Quick + Easy Holiday Recipes

    Your Easiest Holiday Yet

    Entertain effortlessly with recipes that look impressive (but rely on shortcuts and speedy prep secrets).

  8. Cooking Channel Talent Holiday Tips

    How Our Hosts Host

    Our chefs and hosts' told us how they get through the holidays with as minimal stress as possible.

  9. Holiday Garlands Made Out of Food

    Set the Stage

    Deck your beautiful (and practically arranged) buffet with clever handmade decorations made out of food.

  10. Cranberry, Orange + Prosecco Cocktail and More Holiday Drinks

    Holiday Cocktails: The Star of the Party

    Fill your glasses with mulled cider, hot chocolate, sparkling drinks and spiced seasonal cocktails.

  11. Christmas Brunch Waffles

    Best-Ever Christmas Brunch

    Enjoy overnight French toast, eggy casseroles, spiced waffles and sleep on Christmas morning with our tips.

  12. Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Holiday Recipes

    Ro's Tasty Treats: Holiday

    Youtube baking sensation, Rosanna Pansino, rings in the holiday season with cute treats.

  13. How to Throw a Cookie Swap Party

    Throw a Cookie Swap Party

    Get decorating ideas and recipes for a woodsy, wintry cookie swap, plus tips on how much to bake and more.

  14. All-Star Holiday Dessert Recipes

    Top-Rated Desserts

    Choose from our most-popular holiday dessert recipes from Cooking Channel chefs for your sweets spread.

  15. Alie + Georgia's Holiday Cocktails and Drinks

    Alie + Georgia's Best Holiday Booze

    These eight drinks from the cocktail mavens and best friends will spike up any holiday gathering, day or night.

  16. Panko- and Parmesan-Topped Broccoli + More Easy Sides

    Sides Take Center Stage

    Round out your Christmas dinner or holiday party menus with easy, elegant side dishes.

  17. Holiday Cocktail Party

    The Easier-Than-it-Looks Holiday Party

    Throw this glamorous holiday party (featuring jewel-toned and glitzy gold accents) with just five essential "ingredients."

  18. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge Recipe

    Holiday Tradition: Homemade Fudge

    This triple-decker peanut butter pretzel fudge will be the best thing you'll eat all holiday season long.

  19. How to Set Up a Bellini Bar

    Raise the Bar

    Set up self-assembly drinks and desserts to help guests feel right at home at your party.

  20. Baking Tips

    Baking: From the Basics to the Pros

    Learn the basics of baking or fine-tune your techniques, like frosting a cake or making ganache.

  21. Rev Run's Happy Holidays

    Rev Run's Happy Holidays

    The Simmons family celebrates the holidays with a full week of feasting and decorating.

  22. Hanukkah Recipes

    8 Days of Hanukkah

    Celebrate the Festival of Lights with crispy latkes, homemade apple sauce and a brisket even your grandma would love.

  23. Chocolate Cake Recipe

    Can't-Miss Christmas Cakes

    Poised on a pretty pedestal, a cake layered with rich, creamy frosting will steal the spotlight at your holiday dessert buffet.

  24. How to Host a Party

    Host(ing) With the Most

    We show you how to handle the food and drink prep, decorate, ready the house for guests and look good doing it.

  25. Eggnog Ice Cream

    Everything Eggnog

    Sure, you can sip the rich seasonal drink — or you can try a dessert (ice cream!) spiked with its creamy, spiced flavors.

  26. Chuck Hughes in Chuckmas

    Celebrate "Chuckmas"

    Chuck mixes tradition and flair when he hosts his very first Christmas dinner including his mom's special carrot cake.

  27. Winter Seafood Recipes

    Winter Seafood Recipes

    A fresh catch isn't just for the summer. Cozy up to these winter seafood recipes, including shrimp-filled paella, oyster chowder, and easy pasta with mussels and beans.

  28. Kwanzaa Recipes

    Recipes for Kwanzaa

    Celebrate Kwanzaa by preparing traditional sub-Saharan African and hearty soul food recipes.

  29. Prosecco Cocktail + New Year's Eve Party Recipes

    New Year's Eve Party

    Tasty bites, desserts on a stick and, of course, plenty of bubbly: It's a New Year's Eve you'll never (or maybe definitely) forget.

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