CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For most people, Christmas means a big dinner with family and friends with a table full of turkey, ham and desserts.
But if you don't know or have the time to cook, there are a few restaurants offering special deals so you can get all those holiday flavors, stress free.
First, there's Cracker Barrel. The southern-comfort chain is offering a special "heat and serve" holiday meal. The meal includes a spiral ham and "all the fixings," including pie. All customers have to do is order and pick it up anytime until 1:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Boston Market is offering a similar holiday meal plan. Customers can choose between prime rib, turkey, or ham dinners - complete with sides and dessert. The dinner costs $120 and feeds up to 12 people. Order online and pick it up any day but Christmas day.
Finally, if you want to skip the cooking and cleaning altogether restaurants like Waffle House, I-Hop and Ruth Chris will be open on Christmas day.