Christmas Tablecloths: 7 Table Setting Ideas For A Festive Holiday

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 1, 2023

It’s time to break out the Christmas tablecloths! Whenever you celebrate your holiday meal, you’ll want to create holiday table settings that tell your story. Would you say you’re more of a merry-and-bright kind of host, or does the idea of a quiet walk in snowy woods speak to you?  Do you love traditions, or do you like traditions served with a twist? Whatever your style, we have a holiday tablecloth for you. 

gold and white Christmas tablecloth and table setting

Red Christmas tablecloths for a festive Christmas table setting

Red and white conjures whimsical Christmas imagery. For this tablescape, we turned to our red Christmas tablecloth and took a stroll down candy cane lane. Fete Royale, a patchwork print, anchors the look. A merry Christmas centerpiece rounded out this Christmas tablescape filled with holiday cheer.

festive Christmas tablecloths with red and white and candy canes and roses

Set a holly, jolly table

Create a joyful holiday table setting with linens inspired by vintage Christmas wrapping paper, red table decor, and a floral bouquet in festive colors!

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Fete Royale Red Cloth Napkins

Block print cloth dinner napkins with red accents lend festive fair to your holiday place settings.

Crate and Barrel

Waltz Red Pillar Candle Holders

These glossy red pillar holders bring substance to the table. Try a few different heights to create dimension in your holiday tablescapes. 


Christmas Roses

A rose bouquet never goes out of style. For lively flair, wrap the vase in a rubber band and insert candy canes behind it. Tie with a satin ribbon for instant holiday goodness!

Hobby Lobby

Red Plate Charger

Your Christmas dishes will stand out in the most excellent way when set upon a ruby red charger plate.


A vintage Christmas tablecloth

Pull open your photo albums and you’re sure to find the floral patterns of Christmases gone by. Bold floral patterns once dressed every holiday table, and the good news is they still can! Our Tropical Gardens collection seems well-suited for this vintage Christmas table. Here, red hibiscus flowers take on new life as poinsettias. Simple Christmas table decorations like candles, greens, and pinecones round out the vibrant look.

Christmas tablescape with vintage Christmas tablecloths in a red floral pattern

Set a classic vintage table

Lean into vintage charm with floral napkins, hurricane candle holders, and classic silverware. Here’s an idea to take it one step further: Capture the spirit of a bygone era with vintage-inspired holiday cares as place settings.

cloth napkins with red floral print
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Tropical Gardens Cloth Napkins

These cloth napkins feature a floral print of sweet red and golden buds. This vintage pattern makes a great addition to a vintage holiday table setting.

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Orange Blossom ~ Persian Mediterranean Floral Print Napkin

You might prefer the graceful styling of this delicate Persian inspired floral motif that  mimics the bright blooms of our vintage Christmas tablecloths.

Vintage Christmas table setting decor using pinecone and pine candelabrum
Nearly Natural

Pinecone & Pine Arrangement Candelabrum

Pinecones and greens remain a staple in holiday decorating and holiday centerpieces alike. 


Classic vintage Christmas table setting with glass hurricane candle holder
Simon Pearce

Revere Hurricane

Contemporary design meets classic beauty in this stylish hurricane candle holder. What a bright way to illuminate your holiday table setting!


A green Christmas tablecloth & elegant table setting

Fresh meadow green offers a welcome interpretation of green and gold Christmas decor.  With a rich navy floral motif trimmed in gold, Memories of Shalimar feels refined. This Christmas tablecloth inspires a proper holiday feast! We wanted to bring some glitz and glamour to the table, so we reached for metallic Christmas table decorations. Memories of Shalimar is one of our discontinued prints, but we recommend Versailles or Dreams of India if you want touches of gold for your table setting.

Christmas tablescape with elegant holiday decor on green Christmas tablecloths

Set a sophisticated table

Achieve an elegant Christmas table by combining crisp fabric linens and subtle holiday-themed accents, complemented by strategically placed candlelight for a warm and sophisticated ambiance.

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Gardens of Versailles ~ Floral White Dinner Napkins

Silver and gold cloth napkins from our collection complement each place setting. 

ChargeIt by Jay

Baroque Silver & Gold Charger Plates

Shiny charger plates bring sparkle and shine to the table. And we mean that both literally and figuratively!

Elegant Christmas tablecloth with mercury glass tree set

Mercury Glass Trees, Set of Three

A trio of mercury glass Christmas trees makes for a stunning Christmas centerpiece in a number of Christmas tablescapes. 

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White Filigree Hand Painted Candle Holders

Slender tapers impart a sense of grace whether grouped together or used singularly to flank a Christmas centerpiece.

White Christmas tablecloths for winter tablescapes

We admit that snowmen are adorable and snowflakes mark winter’s arrival. Still, we wanted to see how we could develop the sense of a winter wonderland without using those holiday themes. Enter Vanilla Glace, a white-on-white block print and the basis for this dreamy holiday tablescape. By adding a few simply seasonal touches, we found ourselves dreaming of wintertime strolls in snow-covered woods. 

Christmas tablescape with gold and white Christmas tablecloths for elegant holiday decor winter wonderland theme

Set an elegant, wintry table

Evoke the serene beauty of winter in your Christmas table setting with a palette of crisp whites and gold, paired with classic holiday motifs like snowflakes, frosted trees, and hints of evergreen.

white and gold cloth napkins with floral pattern
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Vanilla Glace White and Gold Cloth Napkins

Delicate golden stripes frame the exquisite floral print from the Vanilla Glace collection.

Winter christmas table setting with mercury glass candle holders
Ballard Designs

Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holders

Mercury glass has that same silvery appearance of icicles and frost, so they’re perfect for our Christmas table setting idea. 

Winter christmas table decor with evergreen and pine plate

Woodland Berry Charger Plate

These chargers depict a true winter forest and its white ground filled with berries and pinecones. They’re just the thing for our holiday table. 

White christmas table decor using frosted pine trees
Your Hearts Content

Bottle Brush Trio in White Platinum Glitter

A collection of bottle brush trees never looked so chic! We love grouping them together for an eye-catching Christmas centerpiece. Fairy lights optional!

Black and red Christmas tablecloths on a classic Christmas table

Red and black makes a cozy color scheme for the holidays. For a traditional holiday table setting with a twist, try this global chic pattern. Rich and holiday-ready, the black and red table linens of Ruby Kilim inspire lively conversation at this year’s holiday table. Balance out the boldness with crystal candle holders and a classic Christmas centerpiece.

Traditional holiday table setting with black and red Christmas tablecloths

Set a classic table

Keep it truly classic with white pillars candles, polished silverware, and a red and green centerpiece.

cream and red cloth napkins with global chic pattern block print


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Ruby Kilim Napkins

Soft cream provides a gentle balance to the main print.  You’ll love using these cloth napkins at each place setting.



Merry Magnificence

Greens, berries, and a red candle all wrapped up in velvet bow make a  timeless holiday centerpiece.

Classic Christmas table decor glass candle holder



Marquis Verano Pillar Candlestick

You can simply never go wrong with crystal. Why not enjoy a relaxing Christmas dinner bathed in beautiful candlelight?

Classic Christmas table decor silver chargers


Ophelia & Co.

Mitcheldean Charger

These hand-embossed charger plates provide another layer of timeless style to your table.

Elegant Hanukkah decorations

The bright blues and indigos of Starry Night create a cheerful atmosphere at your holiday table, and it lends itself well to a Hanukkah celebration.  For this holiday table setting, we kept the traditional color scheme but included a few extra handcrafted, artisanal items for interest and beauty.

Hanukkah table runner and Hanukkah table decoration

Set the Chanukah table

Gleaming metallic accents, deep blue and white linens, and a tasteful menorah centerpiece makes for a sophisticated and celebratory atmosphere for the Festival of Lights.

blue cloth napkins star print star pattern for Hanukkah table and Hanukkah decorations


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Starry Nights Napkins

A set of these blue cloth napkins, dressed in a pattern of stars, can grace your table long after the eighth night of Hanukkah.

Elegant Chanukah table setting decor white beaded charger


Quick Candles

Richland Blue Beaded Glass Charger Plate

Use whatever dishes you like and set them on a striking charger like this, whose deep blue beads trim this clear glass charger plate like jewelry.  

Elegant Chanukah table setting metal menorah



Olive Tree Handcrafted Metal Menorah

Art and tradition meet in this handcrafted menorah. You’ll treasure this heirloom-quality piece year after year.

Chanukah Christmas table setting with blue and white flowers


From Your Flowers

Captivating Cobalt Bouquet

White roses and blue hydrangeas create a stylish centerpiece for the Hanukkah table. 

A grey tablecloth for a chic, elegant celebration

Grey might not be the first color that comes to mind when you’re planning your holiday tablescape, but its neutral ground makes it a great backdrop to a host of color schemes. We particularly love seeing our 1920 tablecloth as the basis for a feminine, glamorous, and chic table dressed in shades of blush, mulberry, and wine. It feels festive and seasonal yet completely unexpected. While our 1920 has been discontinued, we recommend Dahlia Daydreams for another glamorous take on your traditional festive table setting.

Set a festive table

Feature cheerful red accents, grey linens, and sparkling silverware to create a stylish ambiance for your gathering.

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Deco Glam Grey Cloth Napkins

With a whimsical Art Deco-inspired pattern and a Greek key border, these dinner napkins are exactly right for this posh tablescape.

Rosdorf Park

Tillia Glass Charger Plate

A mirror finish and geometric pattern makes these charger plates feel extra fancy and festive.

Riverbend Home

Christmas Garland in Berry Red

Mulberry makes for a fabulous Christmas color–not quite red, but not as bold as fuschia or bright pink. It’s simply divine against our charcoal grey cloth, and the garland brings jingle, jangle, and sparkle to the table.

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Desert Canyon ~ Hand Painted Taper Candles

Dot the landscape of your holiday table with a few of these nine-inch tapers to illuminate your elegant Christmas table.

A boho Christmas tablecloth and nontraditional setting

A blue and gold combo offers a welcome interpretation of Christmas decor. With richly patterned details that resemble vintage Christmas ornaments in light blue, white and gold, Istanbul feels exotic and distinctive. This boho tablecloth calls for a Mediterranean holiday feast!

Set a boho table

We wanted to bring some warmth and artistic flair to the table, so we chose boho Christmas table decorations: colorful, hand-painted dishware, golden chargers, and twinkling amber candle holders.

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Istanbul ~ Palm Tree Boho Navy Blue & Gold Dinner Napkins

Bring a harmonious blend of elegance and free-spirited energy with these unique dinner napkins!

La Tienda

Dinner Plate, Traditional Design

Vibrant colors and intricate patterns add a dash of Mediterranean charm create a captivating dinner experience.


Citrus Garland

Adorned with slices of orange, this zesty centerpiece adds a burst of freshness to your holiday table setting.

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Desert Canyon ~ Hand Painted Pillar Candles

These candles feature warm, earthy tones and geometric patterns, complementing the vibrant ambiance of your boho table.

French country Christmas tablecloth

Christmas in France is a magical event, whether you’re walking the cobblestone streets of the capital or tucked away in a countryside cottage. For a French country Christmas table, consider the Morning Dew tablecloth topped with a mini Christmas tree, French crystal goblets, orange floral napkins, and charming dinner plates.

Set your inviting French Christmas table

French country decor is known for its inviting, delightful appeal. Playful and whimsical accents such as brass napkin rings and simple glass goblets enhances the timeless aesthetic of a French table setting.

Orange paisley cloth dinner napkins
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Indian Summer ~ Orange Paisley Dinner Napkins

Despite its rustic elements, French country decor maintains an inherent elegance. Balance simplicity with sophistication using these orange floral napkins.

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Vintage Brass Star Cutout Napkin Rings

Playful and whimsical accents such as these brass napkin rings add to the carefree and eclectic nature of French country style.

Williams Sonoma

Gold Rim Wine Glasses

Elevate your quaint and cozy French table with a set of gold rim glasses and serve up some classic French sparkling wine or a classic kir, a wine cocktail of dry white wine and black currant liqueur.

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White Filigree ~ Hand Painted Pillar Candles

French country decor transcends trends—arrange a few white pillar candles around your Christmas table setting to make it even more delightful.

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