2. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
This version includes stovetop instructions, but you could easily make a big batch in a slow cooker too. Just simmer milk + chocolate on low until combined, switch to warm, then add wine. Recipe here.
4. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
No shame in going the Grands route, but if you’re looking for a from-scratch option, this dough can be made the night before. Recipe here.
6. Maple & Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham
Because during the month of December, the oven should be free for PIES. Recipe here.
8. Orange Pomegranate Cider
Big batch drinks FTW. Recipe here.
10. Wild Rice Pilaf with Fresh Cranberries
Vegetarian, gluten free, and great as a colorful side — or meat-free main. Recipe here.