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Selecting Christmas Plates

With a holiday season full of parties, dinners and events, it's vital that you have plenty of place settings, platters and serving bowls. Many families have a set of Christmas plates they adore but add to a collection every year with at least a few new pieces. Curate your holiday tabletop now with a delightful new design from Pottery Barn.

Adding To Your Christmas Dinnerware

Your Christmas dinnerware can coordinate with your everyday plates exactly or simply act as a stand-alone service you pull out for special occasions.

  • If you love white place settings, look for Christmas plates and dishes that have white backgrounds and feature heartwarming holiday scenes.
  • For those with bright solids or patterned dishes, you could choose red or green to complement what you already have.
  • If your normal tabletop elements don't mix with a wintry, celebratory look, just create a new look with a dinnerware set that includes all the bowls and plates you need.

Christmas Dishes for Every Meal of The Day

Since it's likely you've planned a special menu for each meal of the day, consider having lots of Christmas dishes ready to go. Maybe breakfast goes on salad plates from a set, or you get a solid red service plates to mix and match with what you have.

Making Sure You Have Everything for Entertaining

Your Christmas dinner sets may take care of the meal, but when you're throwing a holiday dinner -- even if just for your immediate family in your home -- you need a few other serving pieces.

  • Make sure you have enough stemware to serve wine or champagne throughout the evening.
  • If you need ice buckets, party buckets, wine coasters or any other bar service piece, get them before the party.
  • Stock up on cheese boards, nut bowls, platters and serving utensils. Don't forget cheese knives.

Do The Dishes Match The Decor?

Since you only use these dishes one season during the year, you might want to ensure that your dinner sets match your holiday decor.

If your dining room creates its own scene, that's perfectly fine, too -- in fact, it'll probably be quite memorable in the best way possible.