10 Make Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

10 make ahead Christmas morning breakfast ideas and a few extra tips to keep things running smoothly Christmas morning.


I heart Christmas but let’s just say it…..Christmas morning is kind of nuts. The kids are all hyped up like they’ve eaten 37 candy canes before they’re even out of bed. Parents are groping for their coffee while trying to keep the kids from ripping into the gifts without them. You know, because you were up late wrapping and making everything perfect.  And despite the chaos, we don’t want to miss a minute, right? Which is why we like to prep our Christmas morning meal ahead of time around here. Yes, it’s one more thing to do leading up to the big day, but it’s totally worth it.

(If you don’t have kids, congratulate yourself and sleep in late. I’ll just be over here envying your lifestyle.)

To make things a little easier on Christmas day, I’m sharing 10 make ahead casserole and breakfast ideas so you can actually enjoy some time with your family while breakfast is taken care of.  After you’ve drooled all over the screen and the tasty recipes, you’ll find a few more tips keep things running a little smoother on Christmas morning.

Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake 

10 Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Blueberry French Toast Bake

Make Ahead Mexican Breakfast Casserole

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Crockpot Overnight Breakfast Casserole

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Christmas Breakfast Casserole

10 Make ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes- Christmas breakfast casserole from Stone Gable


Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

10 Make ahead Christmas breakfast ideas- pumpkin french toast casserole

 Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

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Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Bake

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Bacon and Hashbrown Egg Bake 

Bacon and Egg Hashbrown Bake and 9 other make ahead breakfast ideas for Christmas day

Mini Frittatas 

Mini frittatas and 9 other make ahead breakfast ideas for Christmas morning


  • Make your bacon ahead of time, wrap in paper towels and reheat in the morning. No greasy mess to clean up when you’re trying to control the kids.
  • Set your table or buffet the night before.
  • Fill and preset the coffee maker before you go to bed.
  • Have trash bags handy for flying gift wrap and packaging materials. (I stick a few under the tree skirt)
  • Use disposable plates (I ordered these ones!) and cutlery. It’s okay. It’s either that or keep running the dishwasher all day long. Both are “bad for the environment”…do what’s easy.

Do you have any tips or tricks for making Christmas morning a little less chaotic?



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  1. I agree, disposable stuff is fine for just one day.
    Your opening paragraphs made me a little sad though, my kids are all big people who roll downstairs mid morning now – the days of sending them back to bed till the little hand points at the 7 are LONG gone! In some ways it’s nice and much less stressful but I do kind of miss having excited little ones about. This list still looks like a good idea, even if the family is all grown up, I like the keep it simple in the morning idea.

  2. Oh this is perfect Jenna. I’d like to have breakfast prepped for Christmas morning as we’ll be heading out for lunch this year. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll definitely be making something from this list. PS this will be featured at my Christmas round up going live tomorrow. Thanks for being a part of it.

    Anne xx

  3. My sister in law and I take turns hosting Christmas breakfast/brunch and I am definitely pinning ALL of these ideas to my Christmas breakfast board; thank you! I was getting pretty sick of quiche; my go to prepare ahead breakfast idea!

  4. Oh wow! Those look amazing!! Pinned and chosen as one of my favorite 3 from the party!! Come see it being featured on Thursday at 7pm EST. and link up your latest recipe or DIY post! I love seeing them!

  5. Jenna, pinned and stumbled this, there are so many things on this list that look so good, we love breakfast around here, so much. I mean breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore, right??? Thanks for all the suggestions, perhaps I should see how many I can work my way through! LOL

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