Our family’s Christmas dinner tradition has changed throughout the years. There were the themed years with homemade Irish, Italian or Mexican foods on the menu. When our boys were small, and we were exhausted, Christmas dinner featured Stouffer’s frozen lasagna. The era of Chinese take-out was an easy transition; I convinced my family that food in small containers was fancy.
It’s mid-December and I don’t have a plan for this year. A Christmas dinner at an area restaurant may be our family’s next new tradition.
Here are 17 restaurants open on Christmas Day in Charlotte:
303 S. Church St.
Christmas Breakfast: 8 – 11 a.m.
Christmas Dinner: 12 – 7 p.m. Holiday menu.