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Christmas celebrations come full circle with the traditional Christmas feast. You simply cannot envisage a Yuletide without the customary a-la-carte spread of pies, roast turkeys, rib roast, stuffed bacons, hams, gingerbread pancakes, toffee pudding, chocolate sundaes and Christmas cookies and so on. You start making preparations for this grandiose banquet right from the first week of December. The Christmas Dinner is conventionally consumed either on Christmas Eve or on Xmas Day. The traditional Christmas repasts differ from country to country but some items are inevitably present in almost all meals like the roasted turkey, cookies, and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.

Christmas Dinner Customs of Some Select Countries


Austria-Christmas Eve celebrations in Austria are held to mark the end of the fasting period. Itís a public holiday in Austria and Austrians spend the better part of the day with their families feasting on a range of sumptuous fares including goose, ham, Christmas cookies, and confectionaries.

Brazil-In Brazil, the banquet is served on Christmas Eve and it is an elaborate affair comprising roast turkey, roast chicken, roast pork, Brazilian nuts, fresh vegetable dishes, chocolate cakes, and lemon tarts.

Denmark-In Denmark the customary Christmas fare usually includes roast pork, roasted duck or goose served with deep fried baby potatoes, and rice pudding with red cabbage. At the end of the dinner, beers that have been specially fermented for the festive season are served. The meal is eaten on Christmas Eve.

Ireland- Christmas Dinners in Ireland are consumed on Christmas Day for which preparations start early on the eve of Christmas. The spread normally consists of roast turkey, Brussels sprouts, roasted and/or mashed potatoes, boiled vegetables, minced pies, and plum pudding. The dinner is rounded off with Irish wines.

Netherlands-The Christmas food fare in Netherlands generally comprises different types of muttons like beef, rabbit, pheasant and duck served with side dishes of potatoes, and vegetables. The host distributes the items that are in a semi-processed state to the guests which they then fry on their own in small quantities.

Spain-In Spain Christmas is celebrated in a little offbeat manner. No gifts are presented or exchanged. The usual hype over St. Nicholas or Santa Claus is remarkably absent. Christmas Eve is quite a gregarious affair in Spain as most of the people can be seen having a whale of a time in cafes and bars. Many families have their Christmas dinners quite late at night usually after attending midnight mass.

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United Kingdom-Christmas meals are customarily eaten on 25th December typically in the afternoon in UK. The spread normally consists of many dishes including but not limited to roast turkey (a must), roast game birds like pheasant, chicken or goose, and roast beef seasoned with cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, steamed vegetables, Christmas puddings and cakes.

United States-Since the United States was colonized by the British for a long time, the Christmas traditions and customs followed here are almost identical to the ones followed in UK. There is a marked variation in the kinds of meals eaten from one state to another although most spreads include roast turkey, ham, beef, pork Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, marzipan, Christmas pudding, apple pie, and so on.

Some Select Christmas Recipes


  • Cold Turkey
  • Cold Ham
  • Roast Chicken
  • Roast Turkey
  • Eggnog
  • Trifle
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Gingerbreads
  • Rice pudding
  • Pickled Red Cabbages
  • Carrot Casserole
  • Oysters
  • Foie Gras
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Christmas Mince Pies
  • Potato Salad
  • Fruit Cake
  • Pickled Herring
  • Cheesecake
  • Cabbage Rolls
  • Braciole
  • Homemade Spaetzle
  • Spiced Ham
  • Porchetta
  • Burgundy Mushrooms


The above is not an exhaustive listing as there are innumerable other Christmas Recipes.

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