Christmas breakfast is a wonderful meal, especially if it's done ahead of time! I have good memories of digging into hot cinnamon rolls and strong black coffee as I watched my siblings open gifts. Here's a few more ideas for Christmas breakfast dishes that can be prepared ahead of time and still served piping-hot on Christmas morning.
• Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast, from Leite's Culinaria. This French toast can be made the night before and baked in the morning. It's rich, cinnamon-y and gooey-delicious.
• Almond croissants, from Chocolate and Zucchini. This recipe uses day-old bakery croissants. They can be filled and glazed ahead, and then popped into the oven in the morning. These are also very rich and sweet, with a crispy sugar-glazed top. My favorite!
• Crockpot Ham and Egg Casserole, from About.com. This sounded scary at first, but after I read it I was intrigued. With good ham, a mix of cheeses, and the fluffiness of slow-cooked eggs it could be really good.
• Easy Crepes, from Epicurious. Crepes can be made ahead of time and stored, well-wrapped, in the fridge for a day or the freezer for longer. Set out jam, mascarpone, yogurt, whipped cream, or fresh fruit to roll up in the crepes for a lighter Christmas breakfast.
Any other ideas?