Christmas is a time filled with traditions. Every individual family has their own traditions, especially with what they eat. My family has a particular Christmas Eve dinner, a traditional Christmas breakfast, and treats. I’m sure your family eats certain dishes, too. They may have been passed down from generation to generation.

Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves
Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Many Christmas bread recipes go back for hundreds of years. The Italian Christmas bread, Panettone, goes back to the Middle Ages. Stollen is a German bread. Many of the sweet breads were created during the Middle Ages and saved for the holiday season, because they were very expensive to make. Read more about Christmas Food History here.

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Christmas Tea Ring

German Christmas Stollen

Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves

Candy Cane Chocolate Loaves

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Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread)

Pecan Maple Loaf

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Gingerbreads

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

What are your favorite Christmas breads? My family always makes plenty of pumpkin bread to eat and give for gifts. When I was younger, I made loaves for all my neighbors. The only thing bad about pumpkin bread is that I can’t stop eating it and it’s so fattening! Share your favorites. I would love to try something new this year.

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Lisa Ehrman

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Gina Ferrell · December 18, 2021 at 9:14 am

OMGosh these breads look delicious! I definitely would like to try some of these bread recipes.

Lauryn R · December 18, 2021 at 2:41 pm

All of these Christmas breads sound delicious! The Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves look so good, I have never had anything like them.

Jeanna Massman · December 19, 2021 at 7:27 am

I love all these ideas and recipes! They would make great additions to our holiday menus.

K · December 22, 2021 at 11:23 am

Thanks for sharing these recipes! I can’t wait to try the pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

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