12 Facts About Christmas dinner


In many parts of the world, particularly former British colonies, the meal shares some connection with the English Christmas dinner involving roasted meats and pudding of some description.

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Christmas dinner Day is a national holiday in Austria and most Austrians spend the day feasting with their family.

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Fried carp, Sachertorte, and Christmas dinner biscuits are eaten, as are many other chocolate delicacies including edible Christmas dinner ornaments.

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Christmas dinner is usually goose, ham served with Gluhwein, Rumpunsch, and chocolate mousse.

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Christmas dinner drinks are Gløgg and traditional Christmas dinner beers, specially brewed for the season and which usually have a high alcohol content.

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In some regions, the Christmas dinner is traditionally served on Christmas Day rather than Christmas Eve.

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Sweets and Christmas dinner pastries are all but obligatory and include marzipan, gingerbread, several types of bread, and various fruitcakes and fruited loaves of bread such as Christstollen and Dresdener Stollen.

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In Spain, Christmas dinner Eve is a time for celebrating in neighbourhood bars and cafes and around the table with family and friends.

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The tradition of turkey at Christmas dinner rapidly spread throughout England in the 17th century, and it became common to serve goose which remained the predominant roast until the Victorian era.

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Christmas dinner, although eaten at lunch time, in Australia is based on the traditional English versions.

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However, due to Christmas dinner falling in the heat of the Southern Hemisphere's summer, meats such as ham, turkey and chicken are sometimes served cold with cranberry sauce, accompanied by side salads or roast vegetables.

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In Brazil, the Christmas dinner meal is quite a feast, offering large quantities of food, such as a wide variety of dishes which include roast turkey, fresh vegetables, luscious fruits and Brazil nuts.

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