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    We have the traditional Christmas Dinner even though it very hot on Christmas day, I grew up in the UK and I have carried on the tradition of the hot Christmas dinner and my kids love the Yorkshire pudding along with the ham, turkey, chicken and pork and all te veg's plum pudding, mince pies, fruit fruit cake etc.

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    I like traditional but with my family whatever is easier we do. Had Xmas day at our house lAst year and made pastichio (pasta) while everyone brought a dish. My mil always makes lasagna for Xmas so that is tradition as well. Thanksgiving is the only guarantee for traditional turkey dinner.

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    We have made it our tradition over the last few years to have prime rib for holiday dinners.

    But this year we broke that tradition and for Thanksgiving had a duck for the first time ever. It was good, but I don't know if it'll be something we do for a holiday dinner again, although we will make duck again.

    I managed a 4 day weekend for Christmas by taking Monday off.
    It's been 4 days of eating and vegetating.
    Saturday breakfast was bacon, eggs and toast, Lunch was grilled cheese sandwiches, and in the evening we started the royal feasting with a pound of cold shrimp. Some cheese and crackers and wine.
    Sunday's decadence began by going out to Denny's for breakfast, followed by a Luncheon Birthday Party for the neighbor and they served Roast Beef, Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Country Mashed potatoes and gravy and salad. We had Filet Minion for dinner, Nothing else, just the steak because we had already had so much other stuff earlier.
    Yesterday we had Scrumptious Biscuits and Gravy for Breakfast. Loaded Nacho's for lunch and Snow Crab legs and Artichokes for dinner.
    Christmas Day started with Cinnamon Pecan rolls and for dinner we are having Prime Rib roast with twice baked potatoes, Aunt Ruth's Carrot casserole, Stuffed Mushroom Sage Dressing and Dinner rolls, Cranberry Sauce.


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    being half-Italian we have no choice but to have a big traditional dinner on holiday's.... there is a meat (turkey, ham, pork) and of course some form of pasta... lots and lots of food
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    Roast Turkey, roast ham, chipolatas, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, carrots, sprouts, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and a Yorkshire pudding.

    followed by rich Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce. YUMMY!!

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    This is a big year in my home, since my son will be in the Military I've decided to go big with all the holiday festivities so for Thanksgiving we had a big traditional (for my family) meal Turkey, Stuffing/Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, and just for him we had Goose too ... for Christmas we will do the same traditional meal minus the Goose LOL
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    Always traditional Thanksgiving and mix it up for Christmas, sometimes Lasagna and sometimes seafood, sometimes Prime rib and then it just all depends on the cook,(which is me)
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    One year I did a "Build Your Own Tostada Bar" for Christmas Day dinner here. It was fabulous and everyone loved it. I had everything you can IMAGINE to put on a Tostada from black beans to avocados to lime slices.

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    We do a prime rib on the rotisserie, it is so good!! But I also have a ham so not sure. Maybe prime rib on Christmas eve and ham on Christmas day.


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    Having lived in England until 5 years ago I had never celebrated Thanksgiving (obviously) .... and so Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day were always the big feasts for me. I always hosted .. because I love to cook so much.

    So Christmas Day is usually Roast Goose, Duck or Turkey (occasionally pheasant) with Stuffing, Chippolatas, Roast Potatoes, mashed potoates, sprouts, carrots, sweetcorn, broccoli, cauliflower cheese, and gravy. Then dessert was always Christmas pudding with Brandy butter and fresh whipped cream, or warm Mince Pies.

    Boxing Day is lighter ....... Usually a late afternoon buffet of all kinds of what I like to call "party foods" and whatever I can make out of the leftovers from Christmas Day.

    New Years Day ... Roast beef or Roast lamb or Roast Pork with gravy, roast potatoes, and another selection of veggies. Dessert is usually some form of baked cheesecake, or gateau.

    And now I'm hungry .....................

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    Ours is untraditional. Mike has a very small family (it's only him, his sister and a cousin left of their lineage). My Mom will be here this year but not my son. Over the last several years I prefer to do a Christmas Eve dinner instead of Christmas Day. I just don't want to spend my Christmas Day cooking. We do a prime rib (this year's will be a 10 pounder) and king crab legs, and then a few other goodies. Then for Christmas Day we'll have prime rib hoogie sandwiches. If Mike's sister or his sister's other half cook anything and bring it over we do not eat it, they're not the cleanest in the cooking area, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Ours is untraditional. Mike has a very small family (it's only him, his sister and a cousin left of their lineage). My Mom will be here this year but not my son. Over the last several years I prefer to do a Christmas Eve dinner instead of Christmas Day. I just don't want to spend my Christmas Day cooking. We do a prime rib (this year's will be a 10 pounder) and king crab legs, and then a few other goodies. Then for Christmas Day we'll have prime rib hoogie sandwiches. If Mike's sister or his sister's other half cook anything and bring it over we do not eat it, they're not the cleanest in the cooking area, lol.
    Oh Jeannie you make me laugh when I read your posts

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