2024 Christmas Dinner Cost Calculator

This Christmas dinner cost calculator allows you take the generic Christmas menu on this page and change the menu items or ingredients, their unit cost, quantity and even the sales tax rate,so you can quickly determine exactly how much your specific holiday dinner will cost.  The table is pre-loaded with the typical items and their typical 2024 cost take from our annual cost of Christmas dinner survey, which also has tips on how to save money!  The default below is for 4 to 6 people with good appetites! Our default is a 14 lb turkey and a 2 lb ham, making a meal for 4 to 6 people, but you can change that and everything else for your own situation.

  • Change: Click the edit button on its line, scroll up to the edit boxes, enter the quantity and unit price and click the add/update button. The changed entry will be put at the bottom of the list.

  • Add: To add an item, simply enter the info in the boxes below and click the add/update button

  • Delete: To delete an item, click the delete button next to an item.

  • Print shopping list: When you get it just the way you like, click Ctrl-P or the print icon in your browser to print the shopping list!

US Christmas Dinner Cost Calculator

Ingredient Quantity
(lbs or packages)
Unit Price ($) Item Subtotal ($) Edit Delete
Turkey 12 $1.68 $20.16
Ham 2 $4.56 $9.12
Stuffing 1 $5.00 $5.00
Potatoes bag 1 $4.29 $4.29
Gravy mix pkt 1 $2.50 $2.50
Chicken Broth 1 $3.00 $3.00
Cranberry Sauce 2 $1.50 $3.00
Dinner Rolls 1 $4.00 $4.00
Celery 1 $0.95 $0.95
Onions 1 $1.50 $1.50
Broccoli 1 $3.00 $3.00
Pumpkin Pie 1 $8.00 $8.00
Miscellaneous 1 $5.00 $5.00

Total Cost: $69.52


You can also save money and make a MUCH better tasting dish without processed chemical, by making it yourself.  And it is so easy with our recipes. These are by far the best and easiest:

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