questionswhat do you eat for christmas dinner?

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Sorry, we tend to lean towards the turkey/ham thing.

I'd be interested in other ideas too!

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At my inlaws for Christmas eve we have the traditional turkey/ham. For Christmas Day with my family, we tend to mix it up a bit. Last year I think we had Chicken ala King and various sides including home made mac and cheese. We've also had venison stew (with ham on the side for the non venison eaters) in past years and also lasagne. I'm not sure what we are having this year yet but I'm sure it will be interesting.

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Each year we pick a theme and everyone brings a dish that supports that theme, Last year it was "around the world" and we had dishes from several different countries/ regions.
The year before we did breakfast foods only so we had breakfast burritos, waffles, pancakes, bacon, eggs, and other breakfast foods.
This year we are thinking of something traditional, but since we have not done traditional for over 10 years we don't even know what that is anymore, my guess is we are going to end up with mostacholli and spaghetti with french bread.

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@darkone01: That is a really cool idea! I think I will suggest that to my family.

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@thedogma: Just don't order the smiling duck! Fa ra ra ra rah, ra ra ra rah!

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Traditional depends on one's traditions. Within my extended family, we have the Polish - sausage and dumplings, stuffed cabbage; the Italian (seafood on Christmas eve) - ravioli or lasagna for the formal dinner; the English - roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, etc.; and the South Florida - whole roast pig, yucca, rice and beans and plantains. And regardless of region, lots of sweet desserts.
And for the Jewish part of the family, Hanukkah requires latkes (potato pancakes) with brisket and/or chicken.

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Great ideas, they really got me thinking. I think I'm going to do a smoked beef wellington and then some chicken and dumplings as well or maybe one for Christmas Eve and one for Christmas Day.

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Last year we had some crawfish stuffed turducken. Needless to say it was different (but delicious).

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My Dad makes pancakes/breakfast for dinner on Christmas. It's fun. They usually get some kind of breakfast kit from someone and use that, plus any fiji sausages/etc.

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I need to stop reading...I'm getting hungry!

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Every year my wife's family has the tradition of a very simple soup.

Chicken broth, frozen cheese tortellini, and parsley.

Nothing else. And then plenty of Christmas cookies and treats throughout the day.

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I think we usually do ham. But, if we're not doing anything with family, we'll do whatever we're in the mood for. Which, sometimes, is still ham.

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Roast lamb shoulder with lots of garlic.

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Ham, mashed potatoes and corn.

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Grilled New York Strips, Baked Potatoes and Cheese Cake!!
Our family got tired of all the Christmas dinners and parties that served traditional holiday foods.
So we decided several years ago that we'd just grill steaks on Christmas. Even if it's snowing!

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Christmas eve is my time to shine in the kitchen, ever since I threw a tantrum fit that we had the same damned thing every damned year (surf and turf). So now my newly established tradition is to do something ridiculous with lobster, completely from scratch. Year before last, it was lobster ravioli with truffled cream and roe. Last year, it was saffronned lobster au gratin. This year, it's going to be lobster-stuffed beef tenderloin with pancetta, mushrooms, and bearnaise sauce.
It's even more of a pleasure for me because we celebrate xmas eve in our pajamas. The fun of eating a really structured, refined meal off our finest china whilst all frumpy and rumpled in our worst house-clothing is just too glorious. Ugh but I love xmas eve! (It also helps that it's the best of all family holidays because it's only ever my mother, brother, and me. No family evil intruding, just us three bunkered up together against the world.)

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Baked stuffed shrimp. And now a ham for the new relatives who don't like shrimp (heathens!)

We also always have twice baked potatoes, ginger squash soup, and some type of roasted veggie. Yum.