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Stuff your stocking -- and stomach -- with these Christmas meal options

Still no plans for Christmas? The easy option is to head to a hotel restaurant: Second Home is hosting a pajama brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 25, complete with holiday crafts and movies in the kid's room while adults can create their own art at a build-your-own Bloody bar (call 303-253-3000 for reservations). And its sibling, the Corner Office, inspired by A Christmas Story, is offering a Chinese-influenced meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (call 303-825-6500). And there are other options:

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Atomic Cowboy & Fat Sully's Pizza You can enjoy your Christmas pizza and beer at both locations of Atomic Cowboy and Fat Sully's Pizza -- the original on East Colfax and the new spot that opened last month on South Broadway -- from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Christmas. The usual happy-hour deals will be available from 3 to 6 p.m.; there's also a $3.50 Kentucky Gentleman & PBR Boilermaker special at the Colfax location from midnight to close. Grab a slice of pie to soak up that drink for $3.50; a whole pie to share starts at $16.95. The restaurants will also be hosting a gift drive, Playthings for Progeny, to benefit Children's Hospital. Guests who bring in new, unwrapped toys will earn a free Breckenridge Brewery Beer of their choice for every gift.

Unfortunately, the sibling restaurant, Denver Biscuit Company, will be closed on December 25, but it will be open New Year's Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge Celebrate Christmas morning at Dazzle with a big, $30 brunch and $10 all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys and mimosas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pianist and Ellyn Rucker and jazz vocalist Mayra Warren will entertain the crowds. For reservations, call 303-839-5100.

Jerusalem Restaurant Vegetarians can eat their fill of herbivore-friendly fare at Jerusalem Restaurant, which will keep its usual hours of 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Hong Kong BBQ Want the full A Christmas Story, Parker family experience? Head to Hong Kong BBQ, which will be serving from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 25. You can get Peking Duck (half $12.50, whole $24), along with other classic Chinese dishes. Nothing says Christmas like bamboo fungus with crispy tofu. For reservations, call the restaurant at 303-937-9088.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to [email protected].

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Loren Lorenzo
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