Christmas China Patterns You'll Love for Your Southern Home
Christmastime comes around each year bringing festive family gatherings, fun holiday parties, and endless feasts along with it. We can smell the heavenly aroma of cinnamon and cranberry simmering on the stovetop, and we can definitely taste our grandmother's homemade cheese straws (perhaps, a few too many). It's the best time of year, and spending it with friends and family makes it even better. No holiday celebration is complete without breaking out the Christmas china to set the perfect table. It's special in that it gets everyone in the Christmas spirit. As far as Southern holiday traditions go, of which there are many, putting together a holiday get-together that'll leave everyone feeling extra festive. And it must be done in traditional Southern fashion, complete with our Christmas china, the good silver, and maybe some ambrosia. When it comes to Christmas china, there are so many patterns that reflect the season. Selecting seasonal china is no easy feat, as we want to choose a pattern that will withstand the test of time, while also giving a hint of our personality. Whether you're more fancy or casual, or if you're more classic or modern, there is a beautiful holiday china pattern for every hosting style. Here are some of our favorite Christmas china patterns you'll love for your home during the holidays.
Get in the Holiday Spirit with This Elegant Christmas China
Gibson Home Ceramic Poinsettia Holiday Dinnerware
BUY IT: $41.99 for service for four; target.com
Dramatic red and white poinsettias adorn this dinnerware set, complete with cups and saucers for the post-meal tisane.
American Atelier Floral Winter Holiday Dinnerware
BUY IT: $59.99 for service for four; amazon.com
Veer away from monotonous patterns with this porcelain set, adorned with holly, poinsettias, and other festive plants.
Mercer 41 Dinnerware Set
BUY IT: $70.19 for service for four; wayfair.com
Bold and definitely cheery, this festive dinnerware set will put your guests in the holiday mood as everyone gets ready to tuck into the Christmas feast.
Arte Italica "Natale" Pattern
Buy It: $208 per set of four dinner plates; amazon.com
Bring a slice of Europe to your holiday table with these made-in-Italy plates and their wintery landscapes.
Gibson Holiday Poinsettia Fine Ceramic Dinnerware
BUY IT: $49.99 for service for four; target.com
The poinsettia is the star here – and we couldn't be happier with large floral motifs decorating each piece.
Portmeirion "The Holly & The Ivy" Pattern
Buy It: $199.99 per set of six dinner plates; amazon.com
Festive holly sprigs adorn these dinner plates, along with lyrics from the traditional British Christmas carol.
Holly and Berry Gold Dinnerware Set
BUY IT: $308.09 for service for eight; wayfair.com
A holly and berry motif accents this dainty white porcelain set, which includes dinnerware for eight.
Kate Spade New York Belle Boulevard Platinum Pattern
BUY IT: $42 per dinner plate; dillards.com
With its signature charm and playfulness, Kate Spade New York delivers a fresh and simple take on holiday china that you can repurpose all year long.
Lenox "Holiday" Pattern
Buy It: $111.02 per five-piece set; amazon.com
Holly dances cheerfully around these gold-rimmed plates, sure to delight your guests as they fill them up during the holiday meal.
Gibson Elite Winter Cottage Pattern
BUY IT: $60.05 for service for four; amazon.com
Each piece is a work of art, depicting an idyllic, winter country landscape. It may not be snowing where you are, but this dinnerware set will transport you to a dreamy winter wonderland.
Noritake Crochet Place Setting
BUY IT: $120 for a five-piece set; wayfair.com
This geometric pattern adds a liveliness to the otherwise standard bone china.
Mikasa Holiday Traditions Pattern
BUY IT: $149.99 for service for four; amazon.com
Deck the halls with this 16-piece dinnerware set, with holly dancing along the gold-rimmed edges. To that we say, fa-la-la-la-la.
Lenox "Winter Greetings" Pattern
Buy It: $25.21 per dinner plate; amazon.com
These chirpy little birds will welcome your guests to fill their plates and dig in.
Vietri "Lastra Christmas Tree" Pattern
Buy It: $44 per dinner plate; macys.com
Hand-painted Christmas trees add the finishing artistic touch to your tabletop decor.
Vietri "Old St. Nick Red Hat" Pattern
Buy It: $198 per four-piece place setting; macys.com
This is about as close as you'll get to dinner with Santa. Leave a few cookies out on this plate, and he'll know exactly who they're for.
Teitelbaum Dinnerware Set
BUY IT: $199.99 for service for four; wayfair.com
This deep evergreen will have you dreaming about chopping down a snow-covered tree on the farm. Touches of gold add warmth and depth.
Spode Home Robin Wreath Pattern
BUY IT: $78.66 for service for four; wayfair.com
Make your Christmas dinner a joyous affair with this dinnerware set, featuring a dainty robin perched on bunches of holly.
Lorren Home Trends La Luna Bone China
BUY IT: $319.99 for service for eight; amazon.com
For the formal gathering, this 24-karat gold floral dinnerware set is a showstopper. Better yet, it can be pulled out at any time of the year. But, we think the gold flair does especially well when hosting the Christmas dinner.
222 Fifth Plaid Set
BUY IT: $69.95 for service for four; replacements.com
Reminiscent of matching holiday pajamas, this fun dinnerware set comes in a red, white, and green plaid pattern.
222 Fifth Night Before Christmas Set
BUY IT: $69.95 for service for four; replacements.com
The red, white, and green plaid rims frame a jolly Saint Nick with a sack of presents thrown over his shoulder. This is a fun set for Christmas Eve dinner, reminding everyone of what's to come.
Lenox Holiday Gatherings Damask Pattern
BUY IT: $399.95 for service for four; replacements.com
Soft shades of jade-green are accented by delicate pops of red berries.