I have the 12 piece set of Christmas Tree Collection by Spode. I bought it back in 2002 and have used it for our family's Christmas dinner every year since.
The 12 piece set comes with four mugs, four 10 inch dinner plates, and four 7 inch salad plates. The set is microwave and dishwasher safe. I have both microwaved and dishwashed the set and they haven't faded at all.
Every Christmas, my friends and family compliment how nice the dinnerware is. I know that $120 is a nice chunk of change for a set of dishes you use only once a year, but the set is the most beautiful set I've ever owned and they are extremely durable and heavy. The set is made in England out of earthenware.
For anyone looking for a Christmas set of dishes, I would recommend these!