One of my go-to meats for a holiday is Garlic Stabbed Prime Rib.
After getting the meat up to room temperature, but before preheating the oven, slice an entire head's worth (not a clove, a head) of garlic into thin slices (~1/8". Take another head of garlic and puree it with 1/2 c olive oil and a teaspoon salt. Now, stab your roast at 1/2" intervals on all sides that aren't bone. Start poking those slivers of garlic into those wounds you just made on your roast. If you run out of garlic before you've finished all the roast, slice up more. If you run out of wounds before garlic, which is more likely unless it's huge, reserve some for garnish, stuff it into some of the deeper holes, or puree it in with the olive oil garlic. Now, take that olive oil garlic and liberally smear it all over the roast. You aren't done smearing it on until you're out of garlicky goodness. Now, pepper the fuck out of it. We're going for a garlic pepper crust, so don't be stingy with either.
Start the oven and follow the recipe.