There will be plenty of things open on Christmas Day besides just presents. So don't despair if the Bumpus hounds eat your holiday turkey, you don't feel like cooking dinner or you simply don't celebrate a completely arbitrary day chosen as Christ's birthday simply because it fell on a convenient pagan holiday. There are plenty of restaurants open for business on Christmas (and many places are offering delicious Christmas Eve dinners, too -- B4-U-Eat has a great list).
As always, if you're planning on eating out, remember to call in advance to make sure the restaurants are, indeed, open and to find out their hours of operation on December 25.
*17 at the Alden Hotel, 1117 Praire, 832-200-8800
Banana Leaf, 9889 Bellaire Boulevard, #311, 713-771-8118
Bernardo's at the Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, 406-765-7721
Bombay Brasserie, 2414 University Boulevard, 713-355-2000
Brazaviva Churrascaria, 11681 Westheimer, 281-597-8108
Cafe Kubo's Sushi, 9889 Bellaire Boulevard, #234, 713-995-4200
Empire Turkish Grill, 12448 Memorial Drive, 713-827-7475
Hubbell & Hudson, 24 Waterway Avenue, The Woodlands, 281-203-5600
Kim Son, three area locations, 713-222-2461
Loving Hut, 2825 South Kirkwood, #100, 281-531-8882
Mongolian Hot Pot, 5901 Westheimer, 713-975-0687
Picazo, 1421 Preston, 713-236-1300
Red Lion Pub, 2316 Shepherd Drive, 713-782-3030
Sabai Thai Cafe, 2705 Town Center Boulevard, Sugar Land, 281-325-1007
Tan Tan, 6816 Ranchester, 713-771-1268
For a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day that is constantly updated with new information as it comes in, head over to our friends at B4-U-Eat.