Mike and I are hosting my parents and his family on Christmas Eve and I've been planning the menu for a good month now. Since my mother-in-law is making a traditional turkey dinner on the 25th, I've been looking for recipes that are festive without repeating the classic flavor combos that we'll have on Christmas Day. I'm also excited to start some of our own food traditions around the Holidays. My brother and I are adamant that my mom always cook the same meals on Christmas Eve (Chinese fondue) and Christmas Day brunch (Eggs Benedict). It's something we look forward to all year and despite her attempts to change it up, we still insist on the same menu. I hope that my kids will look forward to some of our as yet undetermined family classics. Here are some of the dishes I'll be trying out.