Everyone knows that the Christmas season is one of the most delicious times of year—and we’ve got all of the Christmas recipes you need to celebrate the season in style, including tempting Christmas cookies (perfect for a cookie swap!), festive warm cocktails, and extravagant Christmas dinner recipes. Prefer to keep things casual? Try a few of our suggestions for an inviting holiday open house lineup, or get a jump on planning and use our make-ahead menu instead. (Don’t forget, dinner isn’t the only thing you can plan: these tasty Christmas desserts are all make-ahead as well.) Of course, the Christmas season is all about giving, too—and few presents are more welcome than a homemade gift straight from the kitchen. Find some inspirational ideas in our collection of easy but impressive DIY holiday gifts, all of which are made from just a few simple ingredients (and lots of love, of course).