5 Alternative Holiday Party Ideas

With all due respect to Christmas and Hanukkah, sometimes the smaller soirees are the most fun -- and have the best food! From tree-trimming to post-yuletide get-togethers, here are the parties five of our favorite hosts look forward to all year long.

By Gabriella Gershenson; Photography by Jonny Valiant

Katie?s Christmas Eve Eve
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Christmas Eve Eve

When Katie Lee began hosting Christmas at her home in Water Mill, New York, nearly 10 years ago, she was faced with a dilemma: What to feed out-of-towners who show up before the holiday? "I love lasagna and I'll take any excuse to eat it," Lee says. Thus, Christmas Eve Eve dinner was born.

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