Still looking for an elegant dinner to ring in this Dec. 25? Look no further; we've put together a Christmas party plan that's stunningly simple — yet its festive flavors will leave everyone incredibly impressed. Our favorite item? The chocolate beet cake at the end of the meal. It's a delicious surprise that'll create a wonderful talking point around the dinner menu. For more Christmas fodder, keep reading.
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The Hummingbird cocktail  is bubbly, flowery, and refreshing. It's the best way to start off the festivities!
For those guests who want something slightly more powerful, a mulled manhattan  is a wonderfully festive cocktail.
Goat Cheese- and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates
Dates stuffed with goat cheese and pistachios  are a great vegetarian alternative to bacon-wrapped dates.
Mushroom and Brie Bruschetta
A flavorful and elegant appetizer is mushroom and brie bruschetta.  Your guests won't be able to stop eating this one.
These antipasti skewers  incorporate a little of everything – sausage, artichokes, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.
Porchetta roast  is sure to be the star of your Christmas dinner table.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
Provide your guests with a crisp and delicious salad filled with shredded brussels sprouts and kale. 
Green Beans With Caramelized Onions
This simple, classic side dish doesn't take much preparation. Green beans with caramelized onions  accompany your main porchetta roast perfectly.
Mashed rutabagas  are an interesting side dish. The vegetable is flavorful and your guests will surely enjoy it.
Chocolate Beet Cake
This chocolate beet cake  is interesting, moist, and completely delicious. Trust us on this one, you'll love it.