23 Non-Alcoholic Christmas Drinks for the Whole Family

Eggnog in a glass with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks
Photo: sanzoe

The holiday season is finally here, and with it comes a plethora of seasonal libations. But you might be looking to skip the booze this year, or perhaps you're serving up drinks for the whole family (including kids and/or non-drinkers). Here are 23 of our most delicious, alcohol-free Christmas drinks. You won't even miss the booze.

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Luscious Slush Punch

a row of three glasses of bright-red punch, taken at an angle, on a strawberry-print background

"This is our Christmas Eve punch tradition, and there is never a drop left," says recipe creator Valerie Cain Cuff. No party is complete without a fruity slush punch — this one is made with Jell-O mix, pineapple juice, orange juice, and lemon-lime soda.

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Apple Orchard Punch

sliced apples in Apple Orchard Punch

What seasonal flavor is more comforting than apple? This punch can be made with ginger-ale or champagne, so you might as well make two batches and give folks the option.

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Sparkling Punch

Sparkling Punch
Sadie's Kitchen

Swap champagne for sparkling apple cider and you have a sparkling, seasonal punch that all can enjoy. "I have a warning for you-if you make this, make about triple the recipe for the number of people you have," says reviewer Tina. "The recipe makes plenty however this punch is SO good and people like it SO much it goes fast!"

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Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider
Pictured: Hot Apple Cider. France C

Take store-bought cider to the next level with the addition of real maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and citrus peel.

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Famous No Coffee Pumpkin Latte

no coffee pumpkin spice latte
Holiday Baker

Get the warm, comforting flavor of a PSL without the caffeine. "It is very kid-friendly or great at the midday office holiday party," says recipe creator Michael Powers.

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Candy Cane Cocoa

hot chocolate with candy canes and whipped cream
Buckwheat Queen

Two of the season's most iconic flavors, hot cocoa and peppermint, come together in one drink. Pull out your most festive mug for this one!

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Holiday Punch II

Cranberry punch with cranberries floating on the surface

Recipe creator Aleta suggests making this festive, fruity punch a few days in advance to allow the flavors to meld. "I love how it was not too sweet as punch can tend to be," says reviewer Shannell McCain.

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Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Homestyle hot chocolate with whipped cream
House of Aqua

While instant hot cocoa is convenient, some moments call for the from-scratch variety. "This is most definitely a 5 star recipe. The chocolate sauce is very rich and the addition of cinnamon and vanilla make this recipe a keeper," says reviewer House of Aqua.

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Cran-Dandy Cooler

Two martini glasses with cranberry punch and orange slice garnishes
Jennifer Aleman

This refreshing, pineapple-cranberry cooler will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike: "The kids at the party loved this punch....that is until my husband put rum into the mix. Then we had to ban the kids from drinking it," says reviewer JOANNE NEMETH.

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Eggnog Latte

Eggnog Latte
House of Aqua

If you have a home espresso machine, don't deprive yourself of the opportunity to enjoy one of these decadent lattes. And of course you can't have one without a little homemade whipped cream!

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Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate
House of Aqua

Turn yesterday's Halloween candy into today's holiday drink made with real chocolate: "I wanted to use up some full-size chocolate bars leftover from Halloween and decided to make hot chocolate out of one," says reviewer Duckball.

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Mom's Eggnog

Eggnog in a glass with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks

Don't stray from tradition with this classic, homemade eggnog. "Milk is sweetened and cooked with egg yolks to make a creamy custard. It is then lightened with whipped egg whites and topped with whipped cream and nutmeg," says recipe creator MARKR. And yes, it is safe to drink eggnog made with eggs.

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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

pumpkin spice hot chocolate with whipped cream in a white mug
Buckwheat Queen

If you can't decide between these two classic flavors, why not combine the two? "This drink will turn you into the Grinch who stole the hot chocolate," says reviewer Buckwheat Queen.

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Cranberry Punch

Iced cranberry punch with mint and lime wedge
The Gruntled Gourmand

For a refreshing change of pace, stir up this cranberry cocktail made with cranberry-apple juice, ginger ale, limes, and fresh mint. "Making this at Christmas time will definitely be a new family tradition," says reviewer Michelle Merolla.

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Eggnog Coffee Punch

Eggnog coffee drink in glass cup with whipped cream
Holiday Baker

"This is the perfect after dinner coffee," says reviewer Helen Lang Rosenbaum. "It is festive and fun!" Coffee ice cream, eggnog, coffee, frozen whipped topping, and a healthy dose of nutmeg combine to create a concoction that is more dessert than drink.

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Mikael's Wassal

Hot tea in ceramic mug

"Apple cider, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice are spiced with cinnamon and served hot," says recipe creator Heather M Howard. "This is a nice cold day beverage that pumps the family up with vitamin C and warms them from the inside out. Great for anyone from 1 to 99!" This traditional, English beverage was originally served during the holidays as a ritual to ensure a good apple harvest in the following year.

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Colonial Holiday Cup

Cup of tea on china plate with orange slices

Steer clear of powdered mixes this season and instead opt for this warm, spiced beverage made with a mixture of apple juice, orange juice, emmon juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, cloves, allspice, and orange.

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Grampa's Brandy Alexander

Chocolate brandy cocktail with whipped cream and cherry
Allrecipes Trusted Brands

"I got this recipe from my Italian Grandpa, who used to make it for me at Christmas time," says recipe creator Leslie. "Perfect for a choco-holic like me."

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Chocolate Christmas

Frozen chocolate drink with white straw

This frothy, blended drink combines chocolate syrup with milk, ice, banana, and chocolate candy kisses. It's all the comfort of hot chocolate but served chilled for warmer winter days.

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Spicy Apple Cider

apple cider with orange slices in a glass mug

Homemade, spiced cider is always a good idea. Apple juice is spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and citrus rounds.

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Minty Eggnog Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate with marshmallows in a green cup

Fans of the mint-chocolate combo — look no further. Eggnog, milk, chocolate, and mint-chocolate baking pieces are all heated together in one highly-addictive drink.

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Blueberry-Ginger Fizz

Blueberry fizz cocktail with orange garnish
Kim's Cooking Now

"This blueberry ginger fizz 'mocktail' is perfect for non-drinkers and those watching their waistlines," says recipe creator Kim's Cooking Now. " It's light and refreshing and perfect for the holidays." Fresh blueberries, fresh ginger, orange juice, and club soda are the key ingredients in this unique party drink.

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Holiday Punch Bowl Ice Ring

Fruit punch ice ring

While not a drink in itself, this festive ice ring adds a special touch to any punch bowl you choose to add it to.

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