Celebrated by Italian-American families across the U.S., the Feast of Seven Fishes commemorates the wait for the midnight birth of Jesus, or the Vigilia di Natale. This year, start your own family tradition with these festive, Italian-inflected seafood recipes, from lobster fra diavolo (spicy lobster with pasta in tomato sauce) to sautéed sole topped with olives. See the menu for the Feast of Seven Fishes »Todd Coleman
A festive dinner is the best way to tie together a Christmas celebration, whether it’s a Southern-inspired spread with glazed ham and buttered turnip greens or an Icelandic feast centered around roasted grouse with bilberry sauce. Use any one of these 5 complete menus—inspired by the cuisines of Puerto Rico, Germany, the United States, Italy, and Iceland—as the blueprint for a perfect holiday meal.