There’s one time of year when all our favorite things come together: presents, presents, booze and ham. We assume you perused our many booze-themed gift guides, yes? May your ham be juicy and your eggnog strong and properly spiced (with home-spiced booze). Prepare for more champagne and appetizers-themed content in the days ahead counting down to the big ’13.

From all of us at Food Republic, Merry Christmas and happy ham.