Christmas Tablecloths: 7 Table Setting Ideas For A Festive Holiday

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 14, 2022

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

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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

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.

Nearly Natural

Pinecone & Pine Arrangement Candelabrum

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


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

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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!


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. 


Gold Taper 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

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.

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. 


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. 

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

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.


Marquis Verano Pillar Candlestick

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

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

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.

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.  


Olive Tree Handcrafted Metal Menorah

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

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

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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.

Yummi Candles

Handcrafted Taper Candle in Light Rose

Dot the landscape of your holiday table with a few of these twelve-inch tapers to illuminate


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