In the legacy video below, Tricia Post of The Emily Post Institute gives more detailed advice on how to set a holiday table. Her demonstration includes options for place settings based on courses and foods served, ideas on decorations, and tips for seating arrangements. For more on how to set the table, see our table setting guides or read chapter five, Table Manners, in Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th edition.

Happy Holidays from all of us at The Emily Post Institute!