There are few times of the year that are as stressful as the holiday season. You're trying to finish up all of your work before the end of the year, buy amazing gifts for everyone on your list and attend a few holiday parties.

OK, that last one is actually fun, but still. Once Thanksgiving is over, you only have a few short weeks to get a whole lot done. The holiday season is just a crazy time that inherently has a lot of tension. Why do you think there are so many movies and TV shows that revolve around Christmas?

With all of this going on, the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for Christmas dinner. You're never going to be able to live up to the banging Thanksgiving dinner your family enjoyed a few weeks ago, and there's just so little time to put together an amazing meal in the first place. You might as well just go out to eat, am I right? Here are some of the best restaurants open for Christmas this year, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. The hours and promotions for each restaurant may vary by location.

1. Boston Market

- Website: www.bostonmarket.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

2. Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

- Website: www.bucadibeppo.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

3. Country Buffet

- Website: www.countrybuffet.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

4. Denny's

- Website: www.dennys.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

5. Domino's Pizza

- Website: www.dominos.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: No

6. Fire Mountain

- Website: www.firemountainbuffet.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

7. Golden Corral

- Website: www.goldencorral.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: No

8. HomeTown Buffet

- Website: www.hometownbuffet.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

9. IHOP

- Website: www.ihop.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

10. Jack in the Box

- Website: www.jackinthebox.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

11. Legal Sea Foods

- Website: www.legalseafoods.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

12. Luby's

- Website: www.lubys.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

13. McCormick & Schmick's

- Website: www.mccormickandschmicks.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

14. Old Country Buffet

- Website: www.oldcountrybuffet.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

15. Ruby Tuesday

- Website: www.rubytuesday.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: No

16. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

- Website: www.ruthschris.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

17. Ryan's

- Website: www.ryans.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

18. Sarpino's Pizzeria

- Website: www.gosarpinos.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: No

19. Shoney's

- Website: www.shoneys.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

20. Sizzler

- Website: www.sizzler.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

21. Smith & Wollensky

- Website: www.smithandwollensky.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes


22. Starbucks

- Website: www.starbucks.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

23. Steak 'n Shake

- Website: www.steaknshake.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: Yes

24. Waffle House

- Website: www.wafflehouse.com

- Seasonal Menu Items?: No

[H/T RestaurantNews.com]

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