The 20 Best Places to Buy Pre-Made Christmas Dinner

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Get Christmas day dinner to go from these restaurants & retailers, and enjoy more family time this year!

table set for Christmas dinner

If you’re hoping to spend less time in the kitchen on Christmas and more time gathered around the tree with your family, consider treating yourself to a ready-made Christmas dinner instead of doing all that cooking and prep work!

There are many restaurants, grocers, and online retailers that sell fully-cooked holiday dinners so you can just sit down to a delicious meal with the rest of your family. All you need to do in most cases is just turn on your oven, heat, and eat! It doesn’t get any easier than that, and we’re all for keeping it simple at Christmas. 🙌

Here are the restaurants and retailers that offered Christmas day dinner to go in 2021:

spiral cut ham dinner

1. Albertson’s had a holiday dinner for pre-order in 2021.

If you live near an Albertson’s Market, you could let one of their chefs prepare a Holiday Dinner for you in 2021. Albertson’s holiday dinners included an entrée and all the sides, dressings, and condiments. They came cold, fully cooked, and ready to heat.

To order, you could simply call or visit your local store and then schedule a pickup and pay in-store. You could also order and pay online! Holiday dinners started at $62.99, and you could add on an extra side kit for an additional $29.99.

Here’s what you got with Albertson’s Spiral Cut Ham Holiday Dinner for 8-10 ($67.99):

  • Spiral Sliced Ham
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Giblet Gravy
  • 1 Dozen Rolls

Albertson’s Side Dish Kit ($29.99) included the following:

  • 4 lbs. Cornbread Dressing
  • 2.5 lbs. Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 lb. Cranberry Relish
  • 30 oz. Giblet Gravy

ham dinner from Bob Evans

2. You could bring home a Farmhouse Feast from Bob Evans in 2021.

The Bob Evans signature Farmhouse Feast came with everything needed to serve up a traditional Christmas dinner in 2021. These meals fed up to 4 people for $59.99 or 8 people for $89.99. You could even customize your feast with additional bakery treats and extra sides if desired.

All you had to do was heat your meal, and even that is fool-proof! Step-by-step directions were included so everything would be done perfectly at the same time.

Here’s what was included in the Bob Evans Farmhouse Ham Feast for 4 ($59.99):

  • Hickory-Smoked Ham
  • Bread & Celery Dressing
  • Buttered Corn
  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Green Beans with Ham
  • Freshly-Baked Rolls
  • Pumpkin Pie

ham dinner with sides

3. Boston Market offered a holiday meal to go in 2021.

Last Christmas, Boston Market offered a variety of complete holiday meals for pickup. They came fully cooked and chilled, so all you had to do was heat and serve!

Here’s what came in Boston Market’s Essential Boneless Ham Dinner For 4-6 ($89.99): 

  • Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham
  • 32oz Mashed Potatoes
  • 32oz Vegetable Stuffing
  • 32oz Gravy
  • 6 Dinner Rolls
  • Your choice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie

Italian Christmas meal

4. Buca di Beppo had an Italian Christmas feast for pick-up.

Buca di Beppo was closed on Christmas 2021, but you could still preorder a Christmas meal for your family and pick it up ahead of time. The Regular Christmas Family Meal came with your choice of salad and pasta, and the Deluxe Christmas Family Meal came with your choice of salad, pasta, an additional entrée.

The Christmas Family Meals were all “Buca Large” and served 5 people. Prices did vary by location, so customers were encouraged to contact their local Buca for pricing.

Here’s what you got in Buca di Beppo’s Deluxe Christmas Family Meal for 5:

  • Caesar Salad, Chopped Antipasto Salad or Apple Gorgonzola Salad
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Baked Ziti, Baked Rigatoni, Penne alla Vodka, or Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
  • Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Limone

table with meal delivery kit from Costco

5. Costco sold a meal delivery kit in 2021.

Costco partnered with Rastelli’s to bring its members holiday meal delivery kits in 2021. Starting at $119.99, you could have a complete, easy-to-make holiday meal for 8 delivered right to your doorstep on the day of your choice.

These kits were packed in dry ice and only shipped on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday delivery.

Here’s what was included in the Rastelli Antibiotic-Free Spiral Ham Holiday Meal for 8 from Costco ($119.99):

  • 7-8 lb ABF Spiral Ham, Pre-Sliced & Fully Cooked
  • 2 lb Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 lb Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
  • 2 lb Creamed Spinach
  • Card featuring preparation instructions and cooking tips

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cracker barrel holiday meal on table

6. In 2021, you could grab a Holiday Heat n’ Serve Meal from Cracker Barrel.

The Holiday Heat & Serve Meal from Cracker Barrel came with Spiral-Sliced Sugar Cured Ham and all the traditional holiday fixings for $99.99. The Family Dinner served 4-6, or you could feed 8-10 with the Heat n’ Serve Feast for $149.99.

Both of these meals were available to customize ahead of time, and they could be picked up December 21 – 28 (with the exception of Christmas Day, when Cracker Barrel was closed). Note that 24-hour notice was required for orders, and the Heat n’ Serve Meals come chilled and require about 3 hours to heat.

Here’s what was included in Cracker Barrel’s Holiday Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner for 4-6 ($99.99):

  • Spiral Sliced Sugar Cured Ham
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Roasted Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Choice of 1 Country Side
  • Sweet Yeast Rolls

Thanksgiving turkey on platter with stuffing and rolls

7. Dickey’s Barbeque Pit had a Holiday Feast to go.

Dickey’s had several heat-and-eat options for the holidays, including a Complete Feast (serves 10-12 for $115), a Dinner Feast (serves 8-10 for $92), à la carte holiday meats & sides, and a NEW Peppercorn Prime Rib option.

They also had a Holiday Big Yellow Box, which fed 8-12 and could be ordered hot and ready-to-eat for $129.

Here’s what you got with Dickey’s Complete Feast for 10-12 ($115):

  • Your choice of Smoked Turkey, Prime Rib, Peppercorn Garlic Prime Rib, Cajun-Fried Turkey, or Spiral Ham
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Baked Potato Casserole
  • Green Beans with Bacon
  • 12 Buttery Rolls

ham with pomegranite seeds and citrus

8. Fred Meyer made it easy to serve an affordable Christmas dinner in 2021.

Fred Meyer grocery stores offered a Home Chef Holiday Meal Bundle for in-store pick-up through December 24, 2021. Holiday Meal items were precooked and were ready to heat and eat upon pickup. Selections included customizable ham and turkey dinners that could feed anywhere from four to eight people.

Here’s what came in Fred Meyer’s Home Chef Boneless Ham Meal for 4-6 ($60):

  • 3-4 lb. Boneless Ham
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Souffle
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy
  • 12 ct Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Pumpkin Pie

carving a turkey

9. Golden Corral offered the chance to preorder a turkey dinner to go.

In 2021, you could pre-order a complete Holiday Meal for 6-8 featuring your choice of Holiday Glazed Ham or Whole Roasted Turkey from Golden Corral.

The restaurant requested that Holiday Meal orders be placed at least 72 hours before the scheduled pick-up time, but select Golden Corral locations were able to handle last-minute requests too.

Here’s what came in Golden Corral’s Holiday Glazed Ham Meal for 6-8 ($99.99):

  • Holiday Glazed Ham
  • 2 quarts of Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 pints of Gravy
  • 1 quart of Cornbread Stuffing
  • 1 pint of Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 dozen Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter
  • Your choice of 1 Homestyle Side
  • Your choice of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie

roast turkey on rosemary

10. Once again, Hello Fresh offered a Holiday Hosting Box in 2021.

In 2021, Hello Fresh sold a Holiday Hosting Box that you could customize with your choice of entrée: Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with a Cherry Balsamic Sauce for 4-6 ($22.99/person) or Prime Rib with Rosemary Jus & Creamy Horseradish Sauce for 8-10 ($29.99/person).

Not only could you select an entrée, but you could choose your delivery date, too! Orders had to be placed by December 17, 2021.

Here’s what you got in the Hello Fresh Beef Tenderloin Holiday Hosting Box for 4-6 ($137.94):

  • Pan-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Cherry Balsamic Sauce
  • Cherry Ricotta Crostini with Walnuts
  • Orange & Ginger Glazed Carrots with Salted Brown Butter Pecans
  • Creamed Kale with Crème Fraîche & Nutmeg
  • Truffled Mashed Potatoes with Garlic & Sour Cream

Honey Baked Ham holiday dinner

11. Honey Baked Ham made it easy to feed the whole family Christmas dinner in 2021.

Honey Baked Ham had a good selection of pre-bundled meals that the whole family could enjoy in 2021. You could also create your own bundle by selecting the protein of your choice and pairing it with any combination of starters, sides, and desserts.

Honey Baked Ham’s family meals started at $54.99 and served anywhere from 6 to 15 people.

Here’s what came in the Honey Baked Quarter Ham Dinner for 4-8 ($84.99):

  • Honey Baked Quarter Ham (4-4.5 lbs.)
  • Maple Sweet Potatoes Soufflé whipped with brown sugar and spices, topped with crunchy pecans (24 oz.)
  • Green Bean Casserole with mushrooms and red peppers, tossed in a cream sauce, topped with crispy fried onions (24 oz.)

turkey dinner on table

12. HyVee offered a holiday brunch or dinner for preorder in 2021.

HyVee grocery stores sold a wide array of holiday meals that served anywhere from two to 12 people, and we’re not just talking about dinner, either! HyVee was one of the few places where you could also pick up a heat-and-eat brunch for 2-6 people, starting at just $21.99.

HyVee’s holiday dinner options included ham, turkey, prime rib, and surf and turf, and they started at just $34.99!

Here’s what you got in HyVee’s Ham or Turkey Dinner for 4 ($59.99):

  • Sliced pit ham (2.5-2.75 lbs.) or boneless turkey breast (2.5-2.75 lbs.)
  • One large side of mashed potatoes
  • Two additional large sides
  • Choice of beef or turkey gravy (16 oz.)
  • Four dinner rolls

prime rib feast on table

13. Logan’s Roadhouse offered a Roadhouse Holiday Feast in 2021.

Logan’s Roadhouse sold a family feast for $99.99 in 2021. The Roadhouse Holiday Feast served six to eight people and could be ordered with your choice of protein, including Roasted Turkey Breast, Prime Rib, Pork Chops, BBQ Pulled Pork, Meatloaf, and Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs.

The Roadhouse Holiday Feast was available in Hot & Ready or Take & Bake options and could be ordered 24 hours in advance.

Here’s what you got in a Roadhouse Holiday Feast:

  • Your choice of meat
  • One dozen made-from-scratch rolls
  • 2 Sides
  • Family-size House Salad
  • Mississippi Brownie

marie callendar's thanksgiving food spread on table

14. Marie Callender’s had several different holiday feasts for pickup.

Marie Callender’s offered six different types of holiday feasts to choose from in 2021, so there was one for every kind of family celebration! Whether you were looking for a traditional ham or turkey dinner or if you wanted to splurge on a Prime Rib feast, they had something for everyone. Marie’s holiday feasts were available for pre-order and could be picked up on your desired date, including on Christmas Day (after 11 AM).

The pre-made dinners required about 3 hours of cook time with zero prep on your end. All you had to do was pop it in the oven! Their Classic Ham Feast served 4-6 people for $149.99 with the option to add sides and legendary holiday treats for an additional cost.

For those preferring to leave the oven off on Christmas Day, most Marie Callender’s locations were open at 11 AM on December 25 for takeout, delivery, and dine-in (where available). Participation varied by location.

Here’s what was included in Marie Callender’s Classic Ham Feast for 4-6 ($149.99):

  • Bone-in Spiral Cut Quarter Ham with Chipotle-Pineapple Glaze Topping
  • Apple-Sage Stuffing
  • Fire-Roasted Yams (with cranberry streusel topping)
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Fresh Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Chef’s Vegetables
  • Fresh Baked Cornbread
  • Whole Pumpkin or Apple Pie

15. Mimi’s Bistro & Bakery offered a premade Christmas dinner in 2021.

Mimi’s Bistro & Bakery sold a Holiday Take-Home Feast online for just $129.99 in 2021. Mimi’s Holiday Take-Home Feast for 8-10 included a whole ham or turkey and all the fixings!

The Mimi’s Holiday Take-Home Feast for 8-10 ($129.99) included:

  • Choose from a Sliced Smoked Ham with Orange Dijon Glaze OR a Whole Herb-Buttered Turkey
  • Chef-Made Gravy
  • Cranberry-Orange Relish
  • Whipped Mashed Potatoes
  • Candied Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Buttered Cornbread Stuffing
  • Green Bean Casserole with crispy onion strings
  • Two Carrot Raisin Nut Loaves
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie

spiral sliced bone-in ham Christmas day dinner to go

16. Omaha Steaks sold Holiday Dinner Packages in 2021.

In 2021, Omaha Steaks offered Holiday Dinner Packages featuring everything from prime rib to surf and turf to traditional ham. The company’s Build Your Own Holiday Menu fed 6 for $139.99 and featured your choice of protein, two gourmet sides, and a decadent dessert.

Shipping was free and your meal arrived in 3-5 business days (or less) from the day you placed your order.

Here’s what you got with Omaha Steaks’ Build Your Own Holiday Menu for 6 ($139.99):

  • Siz 5-oz. Butcher’s Cut Filet Mignons OR one 8-lb. Spiral Sliced Ham
  • 25 oz. Harvest Rice Pilaf OR 32 oz. Family-Size Whipped Sweet Potatoes
  • 19 oz. Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Bacon OR 24 oz. Green Bean Casserole
  • six 1.2 oz. Mini Chocolate Mousse & Caramel Cups OR 2 lbs. Premium New York Cheesecake

Turkey dinner with side dishes

17. The Publix deli sold fully-cooked holiday dinners in 2021.

Starting at just $55, you could swing by the deli at your local Publix and pick up a fully-cooked, ready to heat-and-eat holiday dinner. These meals served 7-10 people and required 48 hours notice when ordering. Heating instructions were included with your meal, which took up to 90 minutes to fully heat.

Here’s what came in the Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham Dinner for 7-10 ($59.99):

  • One 4.5 to 5.5 lb. Boar’s Head Boneless Sweet Slice Smoked Ham
  • 2 ¼ lb. Sweet Potato Casserole
  • 2 lb. Green Bean Casserole
  • 28 oz. Marshmallow Delight

holiday ham dinner

18. ShopRite’s Holiday Ham Bundle fed 8 for just $99.99.

If you had your heart (and your belly) set on an affordable family feast and you live near a ShopRite, you could score a Holiday Ham Bundle for 8 for just $99.99 with your Price Plus card in 2021! All you had to do was thaw, heat, and eat!

Here’s what was included in ShopRite’s Holiday Ham Bundle for 8 ($99.99):

  • Applewood Smoked Cider Maple Glazed Ham
  • Cheddar Scallion au Gratin Potatoes
  • Honey Thyme Roasted Carrots
  • Wild Rice with Pecans and Cranberries
  • Chocolate Bomb Cake

spiral cut ham on wooden cutting board

19. Safeway had Holiday Dinners for preorder in 2021.

Safeway was ready and willing to handle the cooking on Christmas 2021 with a prepared Holiday Dinner complete with all the sides. There were several options to choose from including turkey, ham, prime rib, and turkey breast dinner. Safeway’s holiday meals could be ordered ahead of time at your local store’s deli or by calling 1-888-358-7328.

Here’s what was included with Safeway’s Spiral Sliced Ham Dinner for 8-10 ($69.99, may vary by store):

  • 6 – 8 lb. fully-cooked spiral sliced ham
  • 30 oz. scalloped potatoes
  • 30 oz. green bean casserole
  • 24 oz. mashed sweet potatoes
  • 16 oz. spiced apples

serving a citrus-brined turkey

20. Whole Foods offered a classic holiday dinner in 2021.

In 2021, you could reserve a premade holiday dinner online for easy pickup in-store at any Whole Foods. Just reheat your meal, pour the wine, and enjoy!

Whole Foods’ Holiday Meals featured classic dinner packages along with the option to order additional sides and desserts a la carte if you desired.

Here’s what you got in Whole Foods’ Classic Roast Turkey Breast Dinner for 4 ($74.99):

  • Classic Roast Turkey
  • Green Beans with Roasted Shallots
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Herb Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Orange Sauce

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Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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