We get it. On Christmas morning, the last place you want to be is in the kitchen, missing out on holiday merriment. You won’t be left out of any of the Christmas celebrations with our Test Kitchen Director’s make-ahead Christmas brunch recipe guide. Choose from two cheesy, savory, make-ahead Christmas breakfast casserole recipes for a hearty start to day’s festivities. A light, sweet winter fruit compote is a perfect Christmas brunch side dish. For a morning Christmas dessert, skip the complicated holiday pies, and bake a batch of fluffy, warm muffins instead. Our Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread Muffins, served with a cream cheese glaze and candied Kumquat fruit garnish, are the ultimate make-ahead Christmas dessert. They can be baked and frozen up to one month ahead of time. Of course, no list of Christmas brunch recipes is complete without something for the adults to enjoy. The spicy bite of a Bloody Mary adds a fresh kick of flavor to a sweet Christmas brunch. So skip the stress and actually enjoy Christmas morning for once with these make-ahead brunch recipes.