As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to think about bringing family, friends, and maybe even coworkers together to celebrate. In my own family, Christmas lunch has always been the highlight, a tradition that makes the occasion an all day event of eating, imbibing, and catching up.

Whether you’re looking for wording that honors Christian traditions or prefer a secular approach that celebrates the season’s universal spirit of joy and togetherness, I’ve compiled a list of 75+ dinner invitation wording ideas that will give you inspiration this holiday season.

Christmas Dinner Invitation Sample Wording Ideas

  • You are warmly invited to join us for a festive Christmas dinner filled with warmth, laughter, and good cheer. Please let us share this special day with you at our home.
  • Hey there! We’re hosting Christmas dinner this year and would love for you to come. Good food, great company, and lots of holiday spirit guaranteed!
    Formal Written Invitation:
  • We request the pleasure of your company at our annual Christmas Dinner. Join us for an evening of traditional holiday cuisine and joyful celebration.
  • Santa’s making his list and checking it twice, and we’ve noticed you’ve been nothing but nice! Reward yourself with some Christmas delight, join us for dinner on Christmas night!
  • Mistletoe, candle glow, and snowflakes all aglow. Let’s celebrate this joyous season with a feast for no particular reason! Join us for Christmas dinner, where every guest is a winner!
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  • Our favorite part of Christmas is spending it with family. Please join us for dinner as we celebrate the blessings of the season and each other.
  • Season’s Greetings! As the holiday season approaches, we’d be delighted to have you join us for Christmas dinner at our home. Let’s make this Christmas a memorable one together.
  • To our dear friends, we extend this invite for a Christmas dinner that’s sure to be bright. Good food, drinks, and friends like you, let’s toast to the season and the New Year too!
  • Christmas is a time for love and sharing. Please join us for dinner on Christmas Day to celebrate the joy of the season together.
  • To our wonderful neighbors, we’d love to share the joy of the holiday season with you over dinner. Please join us on Christmas Day for good food and great company.

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  • You are cordially invited to an evening of elegance and holiday cheer. Please grace us with your presence for Christmas dinner and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
  • As the holiday season is upon us, we find joy in inviting our work family to join our home family for Christmas dinner. Let’s celebrate our year’s successes and the festivities together.
  • Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart during the holiday season. We warmly invite you to bridge the distance with love and laughter at our Christmas dinner.
  • We’re decking the halls and prepping the feast! All friends and family are invited to our Christmas dinner bash. DM for details and let’s jingle and mingle!
    Invitation with a Poem:
  • Under the twinkle of Christmas lights, we’ll dine and laugh into the night. You’re invited to join our festive table, where the company is merry and the food is able!

Christmas Lunch Invitation Sample Wording Ideas 

  • Let’s swap dinner for daylight! Join us for a merry Christmas lunch at our place. Expect good food, festive tunes, and the best of company.
  • Family and food are the heart of Christmas. We’re gathering for a cozy Christmas lunch and would love for you to be part of it. Come hungry!
  • Why wait until evening? Let’s bring the holiday cheer into the day! You’re invited to a Christmas lunch with the team at my home. Let’s celebrate our year together!

To our dear neighbors, let’s celebrate this festive season with a Christmas lunch. Good company, great food, and holiday spirit right next door!

  • Pop by for a plateful of Christmas joy! We’re hosting a come-and-go Christmas lunch and would love to see you there.
    Festive Lunch for Friends:
  • Friends are the family we choose, so let’s choose to celebrate Christmas together at lunchtime. Join us for a table full of treats and hearts full of laughter.
  • You are cordially invited to an elegant Christmas luncheon at our residence. Let’s toast to the holidays and enjoy a festive feast together.
  • Bring your favorite holiday dish and join us for a Christmas potluck lunch. Let’s make this a feast of shared flavors and friendship!
Christmas dinner invitation

The invites are in the mail.

  • Let’s take our Christmas cheer outdoors! Join us for a festive picnic lunch in our backyard. Bundle up for fun, food, and festivities.
  • We’re laying out all the holiday favorites for a Christmas lunch buffet. Swing by, fill your plate, and spread the holiday cheer!
  • Christmas is about moments together. Join us for a simple, heartfelt Christmas lunch at our home. It’s not about the spread; it’s about the company.

Escape the office and join us for a festive lunch break! We’re serving up holiday favorites and toasting to good times.

  • After we feast, let’s play! Join us for a Christmas lunch followed by an afternoon of classic holiday games and fun.
  • We’re going ‘Christmas Around the World’ for lunch this year. Join us for an international spread and bring a dish from your favorite holiday destination!
  • This Christmas lunch is about giving back. Join us for a meal, and if you’re inclined, bring a donation for our local food bank. Let’s spread the joy far and wide.

Religious Christmas Dinner Invitation Samples

  • Join us as we gather around the table to celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Christmas dinner. Let’s share in the joy and peace of this holy night together.
  • We invite you to a blessed evening of fellowship and feasting as we honor the arrival of the Lamb of God. Please grace our Christmas dinner with your presence.
  • As the stars once guided the wise men, let the light of faith guide you to our home for a Christmas dinner, celebrating the greatest gift of all, the birth of Christ.
  • This Christmas, we rejoice in the love and blessings of Jesus. You’re warmly invited to join us for dinner as we reflect on the sacredness of the season.

In the spirit of the holy night when Jesus was born, we’re hosting a Christmas dinner. Let’s break bread together and remember the humble beginnings in the manger.

  • Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with us over a special dinner, as we give thanks for the birth of our Savior and the joy He brings into our lives.
  • Let’s come together in the warmth of His love this Christmas. We would be honored to have you join us for a dinner commemorating the birth of Jesus.
  • As the angels sang to herald His arrival, let us raise our voices in celebration and gratitude at our Christmas dinner, honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • This Christmas, let’s gather to share a meal as the Holy Family shared their love and hope. You’re invited to our home for a dinner celebrating Jesus’s birth.
  • We’re blessed with the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus. Please join us in celebrating this divine love at our Christmas dinner.

Winter Holiday Invitation Sample Messages

  • As the nights grow longer and the year draws to a close, join us for a Winter Solstice dinner to celebrate the beauty of the season and the return of the light.
  • The festive season is upon us! We invite you to a night of good food, warm drinks, and great company. Let’s toast to the joys of winter together.
  • Let’s bid farewell to the year in style with an end-of-year banquet. Join us for an evening of reflection, celebration, and culinary delights.
  • The chill in the air calls for a gathering around the table. You’re invited to a cozy holiday dinner with friends and family. Let’s savor the warmth of togetherness.
  • As the year comes to a close, let’s come together to celebrate new beginnings and fresh starts. Join us for a non-religious dinner to welcome the upcoming year.
  • The season of frost and firelight is here. We’d be delighted if you could join us for a seasonal soiree filled with merriment and cheer.
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Mail delivered in the snow.

  • The snow is falling, and the table is set. Come over for a Winter Wonderland dinner and let’s make memories that we’ll never forget.
  • It’s the perfect time for a cozy get-together. Wrap up in your favorite sweater and join us for a warm winter dinner.
  • As the year winds down, let’s raise a glass to the past twelve months. We’re hosting a year-end celebration dinner and your presence would make it complete.
  • Each snowflake is unique, and so is this evening we plan to share. Join us for a Snowflake Banquet as we enjoy the wonders of winter together.
  • The fire’s roaring, the table’s set, all that’s missing is you. We warmly invite you to a fireside feast to chase away the winter blues.
  • The harvest is in and it’s time to celebrate nature’s bounty. Please be our guest at a Winter Harvest Dinner, celebrating the season’s best.
  • In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re hosting a dinner for all to enjoy. No matter what you celebrate, let’s share in the joy of the season.
  • The stars are bright on this midwinter night. We’d love for you to join us for a special meal as we revel in the magic of the season.
  • Season’s greetings! We’re gathering friends and loved ones for a dinner to honor the spirit of the season, and we hope you’ll be there.
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Mail your invitations before the holiday season ends.

What Details Should You Include in a Christmas Dinner Invitation? 

When writing a Christmas dinner invitation, you want to be clear, concise, and hospitable. Here’s a checklist of what to include, along with some tips to ensure your invitation is both informative and welcoming:

  1. Event Purpose: Clearly state that you’re hosting a Christmas dinner. This sets the tone and theme for the event.
  2. Date and Time: Include the specific date and time of the dinner. Be clear if it’s an evening or afternoon event, and consider using terms like “Christmas Eve dinner” or “Christmas Day feast” if applicable.
  3. Location: Provide the full address of the event. If your home has any quirks (like tricky parking or a hidden driveway), include brief instructions or heads-up.
  4. Dress Code: Let your guests know if you expect them to dress up for a formal dinner or if it’s a casual affair where ugly Christmas sweaters are encouraged.
  5. RSVP Details: Tell guests how and by when you’d like them to confirm their attendance. Provide a phone number or email for RSVPs, and consider a deadline to ensure you can plan accordingly.
  6. What to Bring: If it’s a potluck or you’d like guests to contribute a dish, be specific about what you need. You can also let them know if they don’t need to bring anything other than themselves.
  7. Special Instructions: If there are activities planned (like a gift exchange or games), let guests know so they can prepare. Also, inform them if children are welcome or if it’s an adults-only gathering.
  8. Contact Information: Provide a way for guests to reach you if they have questions or get lost on the way to your place.
  9. Accessibility: Mention if your home is accessible for those with mobility issues or if there are pets for those with allergies.
  10. Closing Note: End with a warm, festive closing that expresses your excitement about seeing them.

Here’s an example with all the detailed information added based on my own Christmas dinner invite:

Join us for a festive Christmas dinner filled with food, fun, and laughter! We’ll be gathering on [date] at [time] at [your full address]. Dress is holiday casual – feel free to rock your favorite Christmas sweater. Please RSVP by [date] at [your phone number or email]. We’re doing a white elephant gift exchange, so if you’d like to participate, bring a wrapped gift of around $20 value. Can’t wait to celebrate the season with you!

Remember, the key is to make your guests feel anticipated and welcomed. The more details you provide, the more comfortable they’ll feel about attending and the smoother your event will go. You got this! Here’s to a healthy and happy Christmas holiday.