Pick the Right Christmas China
$12.99 for 10.5-inch dinner plate, by Spode, macys.com
Pair with: red plaid table linens and your grandmother's silver. Take tradition and run with it!
$75 for dinner plate, by Bernardaud, available from neimanmarcus.com
Pair with: your crystal stemware and crisply pressed white linen napkins for a timeless look.
Belle Boulevard Gold
$36 for dinner plate, by Kate Spade by Lenox, macys.com
Pair with: other metallic tones like mercury glass and simple gold chargers to keep the look glitzy but under wraps.
$48 for set of four dinner plates, by Oneida; oneida.com/holiday or 1-888-263-7195.
Pair with: candy canes set at each place setting for a fun treat that echoes the plate's striped design.
$42 for dinner plate, by Royal Worcester, available from Bromberg's; brombergs.com or (205) 871-3276.
Pair with: classic red and green accents and simple white paperwhites for a refined yet festive feel.
$160 for dinner plate, by L'Objet, available from Neiman Marcus; neimanmarcus.com or 1-888-888-4757.
Pair with: gold or brass flatware and amber-hued glasses for a luxe look.
$38 for dinner plate, by the Lenox Simply Fine Collection; lenox.com.
Pair with: red and pink accents for a bright and quirky color scheme and a centerpiece of red berries to carry on the berry motif.
Deck the Halls
$40 for 12-inch serving plate, by Rosanna; rosannainc.com or 1-866-767-2662.
Pair with: natural, woven chargers and linen napkins in chocolate for a casual look you can use any night of the week.
$43 for four-piece place setting, by Martha Stewart Collection for Macy's; macys.com.
Pair with: a white soup tureen filled with fresh holly from the yard for a lush centerpiece.
Pear Tree Point
$36 for dinner plate, by Kate Spade by Lenox; katespade.com.
Pair with: simple white accessories and clear glassware for a modern, minimalist feel. Scatter votives around the table for a romantic glow.
Our Favorite Chargers
Aegean Gold Charger: $250, by L'Objet, available from Neiman Marcus; neimanmarcus.com or 1-888-888-4757.
Avignon Charger: $72 for set of four, in Red, from Williams-Sonoma Home; wshome.com or 1-888-922-4108.
Caterer's 12-piece Charger Set: $59, in Champagne, from Pottery Barn; 1-888-779-5176.
Gold Band Service Plate: $220, by Royal Crown Derby, available from Bromberg's; brombergs.com or (205) 871-3276.