I hope I don't dissapoint anyone, even after all of your wonderful suggestions, but I didn't do as well on this as I wanted to.
We don't have a sit down dinner on Christmas because many of our friends have family obligations at different times. I planned food that could be served anytime.
Maverick-kitten suggested bucks fizz (we call it mimosa) which Dave liked. We also had tea, of course. Dave had coffee.
(Later on he switched to beer.) Maverick-kitten also said cheese & crackers. We had a good assortment and it went along well with what else we were having.
Jennyranson said split pea or lentil soup. I always make "so-many-vegetables-you-won't-miss-the-meat-soup," but considered the lentil until Dave said - "Are we having your vegetable soup again? I love that soup!" Sooo...we had the veggie, but at least I know he liked it (and he ate 3 bowls).
Flisssweetpea's daughter said opening the stockings at 2AM was her favorite part. Well, we didn't do it at 2, but we had a stocking for him too.
I tried the board games, but no one wanted to play. They were too interested in the toys they got for Christmas. (So what we're in our 40's)
They mostly played with remote control cars all day.
So, we had the soup, cheese & crackers, smoked salmon, relish tray (pepperocinis, olives, pickles, pickled cauliflower/veggie mix), spinich-swiss cheese bagels (always a big hit because they look like little wreaths), fruit, and baby brie wrapped in pastry.
I would still like more ideas, because Dave is moving in next door March 1st, so I'll have plenty more chances. (We're so glad he's moving in. He and our neighbor will be roomates. They both LOVE our cats and the cats love them!)I don't eat meat, myself (just fish), but I don't mind cooking it. My boyfriend and Dave love my beef stew. I really wanted to try Yorkshire pudding, but I've never had it before and ran out of experimentation time. I will have to do that!
Thanks so much, again all of you!