What's for Christmas Dinner?

United States
December 16, 2008 5:28pm CST
We traditionally have ham for Christmas dinner. But this year I told my husband I want turkey instead. Apparently I didn't have my fill at Thanksgiving. I'm not a huge fan of ham, I have to be in the right mood for it. But turkey I can eat anytime, I love it. I especially love the left overs. What are you having for Christmas dinner?
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
16 Dec 08
My tradition is to celebrate Christmas Eve, not Christmas day. We don't serve any meat on Christmas Eve. In addition to, I am vegetarian. I will have some friends over and everybody will bring some dishes. I will probably buy some catering from vegetarian restaurant.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Dec 08
Well for christmas dinner we will be having party snacks! We don't have a big christmas dinner simply because everyone is always too excited to eat it! Instead we have our christmas dinner on boxing day, and this year we are having Lamb and Beef so I am looking forward to that.
• United States
17 Dec 08
We have the in laws over on Christmas, so I have to cook something.
@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Dec 08
We are not having anyone over christmas day, my parents are coming boxing day instead, I have not cooked for them in years. GULP!!!
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Dec 08
We just finalise dthe menu last night. I have to tell you though that there wil be at 14-16 peopole for dinner BUT everyone is bringing a dish to cut down on the expense for all of us. Turkey, ham, roast chicken, sweet potaoes, mashed potatoes, macaroni cheese,potato salad, rice & peas(Jamaican dish) vegetables and salad. I haven't worked out the dessert yet but my puddings are already baked. I have to tell you that after this feast we are filling food boxes and delivering food and drink to the homeless in the town near us. We must share our blessings. Blessings
• United States
17 Dec 08
That is so sweet of you! All the best.
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
17 Dec 08
As far as I know we are having ham. My grandmother usually makes turkey for thanksgiving and ham for christmas every year. Then we go to my husbands great aunts who makes both for both meals every year. So by the end of the year i'm pretty much maxed out on both of them.
• United States
17 Dec 08
We usually do it that way too, turkey on Thanksgiving and ham at Christmas. But this year I just really want the turkey again. We're going to do a small ham on Christmas Eve.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
17 Dec 08
We will probably have ham and turkey again for Christmas. My kids and grandkids love certain things and I just cook the same thing, knowing it will be eaten. They want the turkey and the dressing if we cook nothing else. My son had rather have turkey as to ham, but my 15 year old grandson loves ham!
• United States
17 Dec 08
I've decided we'll do a small ham for Christmas eve, that way we get both.
@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Dec 08
We would normally have turkey as it's the traditional Christmas dinner in the UK and I'm British. However, an English friend has invited us to eat with her on Boxing Day and will be serving the traditional turkey with all the trimmings so I've had to choose an alternative. We'll be eating roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and roasted veg. Loads of onions, I adore roast onions. Sod the consequences, it's Christmas! For desert we'll be having a chocolate fondant pudding which I've been practicing over the past few weeks. I do have a Christmas pudding, but as we'll eat that on Boxing day I'll save it for another occassion. I could quite happilly eat Christmas pudding every day.
@hildas (3031)
16 Dec 08
I always have a turkey for Christmas as it is a traditional thing still with me, but I cook a huge sirlon roast and also ham/gammon. I have cooked all three meats for years and it really is great for leftovers for days afterwards and it saves me cooking. I also make a curry with some turkey left overs and a turkey and broccili bake and freeze them both. I cannot wait now for my Christmas dinner.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I'm not sure about Christmas Eve. We are spending the night at my parents and we haven't really discussed that yet. It may just be a sandwiches and snacks sort of a thing. On Christmas day we will be at my inlaws, and her tradition is to make lasagna! It's different and it's just something one of the grandkids suggested to her one time so that's what we'll do!