By the time Christmas rolls around, many of us have recovered from the delectable Thanksgiving meal we ate almost a month ago, and can’t wait to get our hands on the next round of delicious holiday dishes.

Here are a few favorite Christmas selections from Taste of Home:

Christmas Cookie Recipes: Santa’s favorite holiday cookie recipes. There’s a reason why our Christmas cookie cookbooks sell out!

Christmas Party Ideas: Who needs an excuse for a party? From ornament and cookie exchanges to progressive dinner parties, the best part of the holidays is getting together with friends and family.

Top 25 Food Gifts: Give the gift of great recipes this holiday season. Surprise someone special with one of our favorite food gift ideas—Christmas cookies, mixes and more!

Christmas Centerpieces: Decorating ideas to add the perfect holiday touch to your Christmas table, including simple centerpieces using everyday items and yummy edible decorations, too.

New Year’s Recipes: Ring in 2011 with delicious party appetizers and tasty drinks.

Holiday Drink Recipes
: Gather ’round for classic holiday cheer with these delicious winter drinks including recipes for wassail, eggnog, hot toddies, martinis, ice cream drinks, and mulled wine.

New Year’s Recipes for Good Luck and Health: Who couldn’t use a little extra luck these days? Many cultures believe eating certain foods on New Year’s Day will give people good luck and bring prosperity.

Happy EATING & HAPPY holidays!