The 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 prep work and cooking!

Many restaurants, grocers, and online retailers 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 on Christmas. 🙌

Here are the restaurants and retailers that are offering Christmas dinner to go in 2023:

spiral cut ham dinner

Albertson’s has a holiday dinner for pre-order.

If you live near an Albertson’s Market, you can let one of their chefs prepare a Holiday Dinner for your Christmas celebration! Albertson’s holiday dinners include an entrée and all the sides, dressings, and condiments. They come cold, fully cooked, and ready to heat.

To order, you can simply call or visit your local store and then schedule a pickup and pay in-store.


ham dinner from Bob Evans

You can bring home a Farmhouse Feast from Bob Evans.

The Bob Evans signature Farmhouse Feast comes with everything needed to serve up a traditional Christmas dinner. These meals feed anywhere from four to 10 people and start at just $13.63 per person. You can even customize your feast with additional bakery treats and extra sides if desired.

All you have to do is heat your meal, and even that process is foolproof! Step-by-step directions are included so everything will be done perfectly at the same time.

Here’s what’s included in the Bob Evans Ham Farmhouse Feast for 8 ($109):

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

table with meal delivery kit from Costco

Costco sells meal kit deliveries for the holidays.

Costco is partnering with Rastelli’s to bring its members holiday meal delivery kits for the winter holidays. For $199.99, you can have a complete, easy-to-make holiday meal for 8 delivered right to your doorstep on the day of your choice.

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

Here’s what’s included in the Rastelli Spiral Ham Holiday Meal for 8 from Costco ($199.99):

  • Smithfield Fully Cooked Spiral Cut Ham (8-10 lbs.) w/glaze
  • 2 lb. Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin
  • 2 lb. Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
  • 2 lb. Creamed Spinach
  • 2 lb. Mac & Cheese
  • Card featuring preparation instructions and cooking tips

cracker barrel holiday meal on table

Cracker Barrel sells Holiday Heat n’ Serve Meals.

The Holiday Heat & Serve Meal from Cracker Barrel comes with your choice of Spiral-Sliced Sugar Cured Ham or Prime Rib and all the traditional holiday fixings. The Family Dinner serves 4-6, or you can feed 8-10 with the Heat n’ Serve Feast.

Any of these meals are available to customize ahead of time, and they can be picked up December 21 – 28. Even better, if you pick up your order on 12/22 or 12/23, you can get a free $10 bonus card with your Feast, or a free $5 bonus card with your Holiday Meal.

The Heat n’ Serve Meals come chilled and require about 3 hours to heat.

Here’s what’s included in Cracker Barrel’s Holiday Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner for 4-6 ($114.99):

  • Spiral Sliced Sugar Cured Ham
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Roasted Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Macaroni n’ Cheese
  • Your choice of 1 Country Side
  • Sweet Yeast Rolls

Thanksgiving turkey on platter with stuffing and rolls

Dickey’s has several heat-and-eat options for the holidays, including a Complete Feast (serves 10-12 from $128), a Dinner Feast (serves 8-10 for $105), and à la carte holiday meats and sides.

They also have a Holiday Big Yellow Box, which feeds up to 12 and can be ordered hot and ready-to-eat for $185.

Here’s what you get with Dickey’s Complete Feast for 10-12 (from $128):

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

ham with pomegranite seeds and citrus

Fred Meyer makes it easy to serve an affordable Christmas dinner.

Fred Meyer grocery stores are now offering Home Chef Holiday Meal Bundles for in-store pick-up. Holiday Meal items are precooked and ready to heat and eat upon pickup. Selections include customizable ham and turkey dinners that can feed anywhere from four to eight people.


holiday ham dinner on table

The Fresh Market has a holiday meal option for every gathering.

The Fresh Market offers a variety of fully cooked holiday meals featuring everything from prime rib to ham, to turkey breast, to whole turkeys.

The Fresh Market’s Holiday Ham Meal serves 8-10 with spiral-cut ham and all the sides for $99.

Here’s what you get in The Fresh Market’s Holiday Ham Meal for 8-10 ($99):

  • Spiral Sliced Bone-In Honey Ham (9 lb.)
  • White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes (2.5 lb.)
  • Seasoned Green Beans (2 lb)
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries (2 lb.)
  • Cranberry Relish with Walnuts (2 lb.)
  • Soft Golden Dinner Rolls (12 ct.)

carving a turkey

Golden Corral offers the chance to preorder a holiday dinner to go.

This year, you can pre-order a complete Holiday Meal for 6-8 featuring your choice of Golden Corral’s Holiday Glazed Ham or Whole Roasted Turkey from Golden Corral.

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

Here’s what’s included with 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 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

Honey Baked Ham holiday dinner

Honey Baked Ham makes it easy to feed the whole family Christmas dinner.

Honey Baked Ham has a good selection of pre-bundled meals for the winter holidays. You can 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 start at $74.99 and serve anywhere from 6 to 20 people. Best of all, through 12/21 only, you can save $7 on select holiday meals with promo code 726859 when you opt for pickup!

Here’s what comes in the Honey Baked Turkey Breast Dinner for 6-8 – $67.99 w/promo code 726859 (regularly $74.99):

  • Honey Baked Turkey Breast (2.5 lbs.)
  • Cheesy Potatoes AuGratin
  • Green Bean Casserole

turkey dinner on table

HyVee offers a holiday brunch or dinner for pre-order.

HyVee grocery stores sell a wide array of holiday meals for two to 12 people, and we’re not just talking about dinner, either! HyVee is one of the few places where you can also pick up a heat-and-eat brunch for 2-6 people, starting at just $29.99.

HyVee’s holiday dinner options include ham, turkey, prime rib, and surf and turf, and they start at just $39.99!

Here’s what you get in HyVee’s Ham or Turkey Dinner for 4 ($69.99):

  • 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

spiral sliced ham with side dishes

Kroger has complete heat & eat holiday meals to go.

The Kroger deli offers a variety of heat-and-eat holiday meals, each one with your choice of protein and all the holiday sides! Customers can choose from ham or turkey, and there are three ways to order: online at Kroger.com, by phone at 1-877-894-3707, or in person at the Kroger deli.

Here’s what’s included in Kroger’s heat & eat bone-in ham dinner (feeds 6-8 for $75): 

  • Private Selection 7-9 lb. Bone-In Ham
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy

prime rib feast on table

Logan’s Roadhouse sells a family feast starting at just $99.99! The Roadhouse Holiday Feast serves six to eight people and can be ordered with your choice of protein, including Prime Rib, Pork Chops, BBQ Pulled Pork, Meatloaf, and Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs.

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

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

  • Your choice of meat
  • One dozen yeast rolls
  • 2 Holiday Sides
  • Family-size Garden Salad
  • Your choice of a Mississippi Brownie or 1 dozen cookies

Turkey dinner with side dishes

The Publix deli sells fully-cooked holiday meals.

Starting at just $45, you can swing by the deli at your local Publix and pick up a fully cooked, ready-to-heat-and-eat holiday dinner!

These meals serve anywhere from two to 10 people and require 48 hours notice when ordering. Heating instructions are included with your meal, which can take up to 90 minutes to fully heat.

Here’s what comes in the Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham Dinner for 7-10 ($79.99):

  • 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

ShopRite’s Holiday Ham Bundle feeds 8 for $119.99.

If you have your heart (and your belly) set on a holiday feast, you can score a Holiday Meal Bundle for 8 for $119.99 with your Price Plus card at ShopRite! All you have to do is choose between turkey and ham, place your order, and then thaw, heat, and eat!

Even sweeter, through December 31st, you can score $20 off your $100 order placed using Order Express with promo code HOLIDAY. This would make your catered meal just $99.99! See your location’s Weekly Circular Ad for more details!

Here’s what’s included in ShopRite’s Holiday Ham Bundle for 8 ($119.99):

  • 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

Safeway has Holiday Dinners for pre-order.

Safeway is ready and willing to handle the cooking on Christmas with a prepared Holiday Dinner complete with all the sides. There are several options to choose from, including turkey, ham, and prime rib.

Safeway’s holiday meals can be ordered ahead of time at your local store’s deli or by calling 1-888-358-7328.

Here’s what’s included with Safeway’s Christmas Homestyle Turkey Dinner for 6-8 ($69.99, may vary by store):

  • 10-12 lb. fully-cooked turkey
  • 32 oz. mashed potatoes
  • 28 oz. homestyle stuffing
  • 24 oz. homestyle gravy
  • 14 oz. cranberry sauce

serving a citrus-brined turkey

Whole Foods offers a classic holiday dinner for pickup.

Did you know that you can reserve a pre-made holiday dinner for easy pickup at any Whole Foods?! Just reheat your meal, pour the wine, and enjoy!

Whole Foods Holiday Meals feature classic dinner packages along with the option to order additional sides and desserts à la carte if desired.

Here’s what you get in Whole Foods’ Maple Bourbon Ham Meal for 8 ($169.99):

  • Maple Bourbon Ham with Brown Sugar Citrus Glaze
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese

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