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Christmas Punch

This Christmas Punch is the perfect holiday party punch to serve up to a crowd. It is easy to make, delicious and festive.

christmas punch in a cup

Christmas Punch

Every year my husband and I host Christmas Eve dinner at our house with family.

One of my go-to’s for our dinner is having a Christmas Punch and Hot Wassail.

We typically do one alcoholic Christmas punch and one non-alcoholic Christmas Punch (perfect for the kids) and that is why I love this recipe so much.

You can make this recipe as-is (with the alcohol) or omit the alcohol altogether and make it the rest of the way.

Either way, it will be delicious and a huge hit at any holiday party.

Want more Christmas punch recipes? Check out our Grinch Punch and Candy Cane Punch.

christmas punch in a glass on a table

What You Need to Make Christmas Punch

christmas punch on a table

How far in advance can I make this?

Since this can be made in minutes, I suggest making it right before serving. If you make it too soon in advance, the ginger ale will lose it’s carbonation and won’t taste as bubbly and good.

Can I use cranberry juice cocktail?

Yes! While I prefer the 100% cranberry juice, you can certainly use the cranberry juice cocktail instead.

christmas punch in a glass on a table

How to Make Christmas Punch

In a Glass Drink Container with a spout, add the bottle of Cranberry Juice, Ginger Ale, Pomegranate Juice, Malibu Rum, Ice, and The Ice Cream.  Stir well to combine. 

pouring juice for christmas punch into large container

Wash and dry the Limes, and slice the Limes into slices, and place in the punch.

Wash the Cranberries and add as many as you like to the Drink Container for Garnish. 

putting vanilla ice cream into the christmas punch

Cut the Pomegranate, and place the seeds in a small dish with a spoon so your guests can add to their glasses, or cups. You can use the Pomegranate for added color to your table, or Buffet. 

Place the Rosemary Sprigs in glasses to serve as a garnish to the drinks.  Let your guests serve themselves, or serve the punch as you prefer. 

Serve and Enjoy!

glass of christmas punch on table

Things to Note:

  • Drink Containers come in different sizes; I used a 2 Gallon container to make this punch.  If you have a smaller container, I would halve the recipe, and then refill, or add the remainder of the ingredients when the container is empty. 
  • You can buy POM Brand Pomegranate Seeds, in a container if you prefer.  I used the fresh fruit, and kept it on the table for the beautiful color.

Christmas Punch

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This Christmas Punch is the perfect holiday party punch to serve up to a crowd. It is easy to make, delicious and festive.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20 6 oz. Drinks


  • 1 large bottle of Cranberry Juice – 64 ounces
  • 1 large bottle of Ginger ale – 2 litres
  • 1 bottle of Pomegranate Juice – 16 ounces
  • 1 ½ cups of Malibu Rum
  • 1 pint of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 Limes – sliced
  • 1 Pomegranate – cut and seeds added to punch
  • 1 package of Whole Cranberries
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs – to garnish


Serving: 1 | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

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