What is Served at a Traditional Christmas Dinner?

Traditional Christmas dinner usually includes stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, broth, cranberry sauce, and carrots, turnips, parsnips, etc. Include vegetables. Other types of poultry, roast beef or ham also use it quite often. For dessert, pumpkin or apple pie, raisin pudding, Christmas pudding or fruitcake are a must on Christmas tables. Ultimately, Christmas dinner is less about what you eat than creating a good vibe around the table.

What time is traditional Christmas dinner?

Confusingly, Christmas dinner is a late lunch, served between 2pm and 3pm. Go into early evening and guests will be too hangry or drunk to appreciate it. Traditionalists will be livid (“Your grandad didn’t vote leave so he could eat Christmas dinner at 7pm, Claire! We’re not French”), as will those who suddenly find that eating clashes with the Strictly Christmas special.