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List of Christmas dishes

An oven-roasted brine-soaked turkey

These food items are traditionally eaten during the Christmas season.

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ArgentinaEdit

Panettone (known locally as pan dulce) and turrón are the most popular Christmas sweets in Argentina regardless of socioeconomic status, with 76% of Argentines choosing the former and 59% the latter in 2015.[1] Mantecol, a typical peanut dessert, is also popular, being favored by 49% of Argentines in the same survey.[2] Sparkling wines, ciders and frizzantes concentrate most of their sales during Christmas season; sparkling wine is mostly consumed by small families with high and medium socioeconomic status living in Greater Buenos Aires and the country's largest cities, while cider and frizzantes are popular among lower classes and large families.[2]

 
Vitello tonnato is a very popular Christmas dish in Argentina, where it is known as vitel toné. The Piedmontese dish is valued during the summer for its cold serving temperature, and is the legacy of the large Italian immigration to the country.[3]

AustraliaEdit

 
Candy Cane can be hung as edible decorations.

BelgiumEdit

CanadaEdit

DenmarkEdit

 
Danish Christmas meal

FinlandEdit

Christmas smorgasbord from Finland, "Joulupöytä", (translated "Yule table"), a traditional display of Christmas food[25] served at Christmas in Finland, similar to the Swedish smörgåsbord, including:

FranceEdit

 
Foie gras en cocotte
 
Kouglof

GermanyEdit

 
A Christmas Stollen

IndiaEdit

Christianity is not a major religion of India, but Christians in India celebrate Christmas by enjoying several dishes, such as Allahabadi cake, Candy canes,Plum cakes etc. Some of the popular dishes eaten during Christmas in India are:

IndonesiaEdit

ItalyEdit

JapanEdit

  • Christmas cake - Different from the UK Christmas cake or American fruitcake, the Japanese style Christmas cake is often a white cream cake, sponge cake frosted with whipped cream, topped with strawberries and with a chocolate plate that says Merry Christmas,[40] though yule logs are also available.
  • KFC fried chicken - With turkey as a dish being virtually unknown in Japan[41] the popularity of this item at Christmas is such that orders are placed as much as two months in advance.[42]

NorwayEdit

  • Roasted pork ribs (or belly)[43]
  • Dried mutton ribs[43]
  • Gløgg - mulled wine
  • Lussekatter - Saint Lucy saffron buns
  • Lutfisk[44] - Lye-fish (whitefish) that has been boiled served with white gravy

PhilippinesEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

 
Julbord Christmas dinner in Sweden

UkraineEdit

Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians in Ukraine traditionally have 2 Christmas dinners. The first one is a Lent Dinner, it is held on the January 6 and should consist of meatless dishes. The second one is a Christmas Festive dinner held on January 7, when the meat dishes and alcohol are already allowed on the table. The dinner normally has 12 dishes which represent Jesus's 12 disciples. Both Christmas dinners traditionally include a number of authentic Ukrainian dishes, which have over thousand-year history and date back to pagan times.

United Kingdom and IrelandEdit

 
Christmas pudding

In the United Kingdom, what is now regarded as the traditional meal consists of roast turkey with cranberry sauce, served with roast potatoes and parsnips and other vegetables, followed by Christmas pudding, a heavy steamed pudding made with dried fruit, suet, and very little flour. Other roast meats may be served, and in the nineteenth century the traditional roast was goose. The same carries over to Ireland with some variations.

United StatesEdit

See also: Thanksgiving (the dishes tend to be similar).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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