I tried to keep things easy with a fruit platter, a couple of baked goods and three casseroles. Two of them were able to be made a head of time but with one oven, it's hard to get everything out on a timely manner. The eggs benedict casserole was a hit and thinking it might be my go-to for Christmas morning.
I've been asked what makes a good party. Really I think there are a few key requirements: good food/drink, hosts enjoying themselves and creating an atmosphere for guests to do the same and making the party interesting. Or part of it. I try to have one interesting or fun aspect of the party, whether a birthday party or holidays party. I find having a 'station' is a sure bet. This year I had a photo station with some fun props. The kids have fun dressing up and it's a great memory.