5 Classic Christmas Desserts

Every holiday meal needs at least one (but preferably several) desserts to complete it. See more pictures of holiday desserts.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are well-known for the extravagant meals that are the centerpiece of holiday family time. While the turkey and its trimmings may get most of the press, the sweet treats you indulge in afterward are just as much a part of holiday traditions. Each family has its own favorites, but everybody has something special they look forward to each year on the holiday dessert tray. Indeed, this is the time of year that even the most calorie-conscious usually allow themselves a little indulgence. Here are five classic Christmas desserts that the whole family will enjoy.