What special things do you eat at Christmas?

@1creekgirl (10163)
United States
September 30, 2015 3:35pm CST
Every family seems to celebrate Christmas meals in a different way. Our kids usually come home around the 23rd since that's our oldest granddaughter's birthday. We celebrate that, then on Christmas Eve we have our big dinner. My family doesn't want to change up the menu at all...I guess it's a tradition now. We usually have turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, 2 kinds of stuffing (our son-in-law is gluten intolerant), broccoli casserole, cranberry sauce, fried corn bread, and deviled eggs. For dessert, we have pumpkin, pecan, and chocolate pies, chocolate mint squares, candied peanuts, and sometimes other desserts. Needless to say, after all that cooking (the kids do help some), we eat left-overs on Christmas Day!
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• United States
1 Oct 15
Plum pudding with brandy sauce is the main Christmas dish that we like. We dont always have it, but that is the main.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
2 Oct 15
What exactly is plum pudding made of? It sounds like a dessert rather than a main dish. I'd love to try it!
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• United States
3 Oct 15
@1creekgirl Yes it is a desert mostly in England..heres what it looks like..there are recipes online of course Vicki..it tastes really good. Sort of like steamed fruit cake. But it is the brandy sauce I love with it.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
3 Oct 15
@TiarasOceanView Looks delish!
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@xFiacre (4382)
• Ireland
30 Sep 15
That sounds great. I always roast a leg of lamb on Christmas day with a lot of other stuff too. I start as soon as we get back from Church art around 11 a.m. and eat around 4 a.m.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
30 Sep 15
I've never eaten lamb. Is that a tradition for Christmas? What do you have with it?
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 15
Wish we had lamb instead of turkey, it's so much better
@xFiacre (4382)
• Ireland
30 Sep 15
@1creekgirl Most people do turkey but I find it dry and I don't want to eat what everyone else is eating. Each of our 5 kids (4 of which are adults) insist on their favourite other stuff so the meal is a hotch potch of seemingly random dishes - sweet potatoes, cauliflower in a blue cheese sauce, honey roasted parsnips etc.
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
2 Oct 15
I bet you have more leftovers than just for a few days!
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
2 Oct 15
True, I usually have enough to send a few left-overs home with the kids!
@swissheart (6291)
• Romania
1 Oct 15
I can't wait for christmas to come. I miss getting back with all my family. there are some special cakes that we eat, cakes that are made with nuts
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
2 Oct 15
Oooh, I love anything with nuts. What's the best cake you have?
@Susan2015 (20413)
• United States
1 Oct 15
I make a small chicken and we have potatoes and biscuits. Usually buy an apple pie too.
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep 15
As long as there's pigs in blankets, stuffing, mince pies and banoffee pie I'm happy
@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
30 Sep 15
I like the rest of your list but what is banoffee pie?
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 15
@1creekgirl it's a biscuit base with caramel covered bananas and cream with flake to top it off, you have to try it to truly appreciate its greatness
@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
30 Sep 15
@rachelyoung13 It sounds yummy! If I ever get to visit my friend in Scotland, maybe I'll get a chance to try it.
@lady1993 (16863)
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
all of those sound delicious we always have fruit salad, my mom's recipe and spaghetti sometimes we have ice cream too
@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
21 Oct 15
That sounds delicious! We always have the same menu at Christmas.
@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
30 Sep 15
We haven't had a good Christmas tradition for a few years now due to changes in family situations, etc. Last year I got convinced to go to my sister's house and they had Chinese food for dinner! I can't do that again. I will stay home and cook a turkey, even if it takes us a week to finish eating it.
@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
1 Oct 15
My aunt and uncle let their family take turns deciding what main dish to have at Christmas. I don't think Chinese sounds too Christmasy. I guess after this many years, we'll keep the same menu.