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What meat do you usually have for Christmas dinner?

Asked by AshlynM (10592points) December 15th, 2011

Turkey or ham? Do you make the same dinner you did on Thanksgiving?

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janbb's avatar

Turkey with all the trimmings or roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes.

talljasperman's avatar

It varies from Ham, Turkey, Prime Rib roast to Cornish Hens… one year our family had a box of fried chicken and another we slept in and didn’t cook anything.

Mariah's avatar

Honey baked ham. Om nom nom.

gailcalled's avatar

Happily, a vegetarian repast. Everyone and his digestive tract is very happy with our new regime.

FutureMemory's avatar

I think we used to have Turkey. Been veggie since 1989 though.

marinelife's avatar

Beef Rib Roast

john65pennington's avatar

Vegall from a can. Eating alone this Christmas.

I hate Vegall.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Usually ham. I hate ham. But thats ok cause ham is just one of the many things we have. Being a very Italian family we always do the seven fishes so every Christmas there is plenty of awesome seafood for me to chow down on.

Blackberry's avatar

We eat AshlynM.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Sesame chicken from the local Chinese food delivery guy,

sinscriven's avatar

Beef. <3

Tamales and Pozole ftw.

rojo's avatar

Whatever is in the tamales, usually pork or beef or ?

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Bacon wrapped bacon log topped with bacon bits with a side of bacon

Aethelwine's avatar

My husband and I started making finger foods for Christmas a few years ago. We usually do chicken wings and we’re adding meatballs to the menu this year. We’ll have deviled eggs, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, key lime pie and rum balls to go along with the meat.

We make most of the food the day before so we can enjoy Christmas day without having to do a lot of cooking and baking.

janbb's avatar

@jonsblond In my family, we had finger foods in front of the fire on Christmas Eve. My son and I plan to do that in SF this year.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Both turkey and ham. And yes, it’s the exact same dinner as we have at Thanksgiving. Family members are even assigned to make certain things because we’ve all agreed they’re the best at it. This cuts down on how much cooking any individual has to do and gives us an excuse to see everyone in the extended family all at once.


Christmas ham. Sometimes turkey with all the trimmings.

muppetish's avatar

Rotisserie chicken. We rarely do a big dinner on Christmas anymore.

Our group is getting smaller instead of bigger.

downtide's avatar

Duck and ham. Turkey is traditional here but our family prefers duck.

annewilliams5's avatar

Lamb with mint jelly, baby red potatoes, green beans with slivered almonds. I’m not sure what I’ll make for desserts-probably a couple of tarts, You get the idea.
Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding sounds good though-I haven’t done that in a while.

YoBob's avatar

Turkey for Thanksgiving, prime rib for Christmas.

marinelife's avatar

@annewilliams5 Love lamb. We always have that for Easter dinner.

Seaofclouds's avatar

We usually have lasagna as the main dish.

wundayatta's avatar

Over the years I’ve done Rack of Lamb, Five Rib Roast, Turkey, Duck, and Goose. I have yet to decide what I’m doing this year. The wife wants Turkey, but we just had Turkey. Don’t ask my why I’m using all these capital letters—I don’t know. I have never done a Ham for Christmas, although I did one for Easter once. I’m not all that thrilled with ham. I like it on sandwiches and all, but….

I dunno what to do… truly conundrumized… uninspired… stay tuned…

ucme's avatar

Turkey & roast beef, coz we’re greedy like that.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I used to do whatever was different from Thanksgiving, so I’ve done geese, ducks, ham, Roast Beast of this kind or that, now I do a really yummy Mac and Cheese. A tradition I plan to keep with forever.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

An oven baked ham with the bone in. For Thanksgiving it’s been anything but turkey for my last 30 yrs until 2011— turkey ick.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Usually, whatever I shoot or catch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Goose, duck, pheasant, squirrel and rabbit are the most common dinner guests, with the occasional walleye or trout making the list.

@wundayatta may I suggest an elk tenderloin?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@WestRiverrat: Oh yum!

Christmas morning- walleye with eggs and potatoes.

Christmas luncheon- squirrel pot pie.

Christmas dinner- Buffet of goose, pheasant, rabbits and elk tenderloins.

creative1's avatar

Prime Rib which I make my own marinade for and then cook it with rosemary tied around it so the flavor can really cook in.

Earthgirl's avatar

I have done Beef Rib Roast, Beef Bourguignon, Beef Wellington. I think it’s too soon for Turkey after Thanksgiving and my husband won’t eat ham. Leg of Lamb is nice too and Duck. I haven’t tried that yet. It depends on how many people are coming over.

filmfann's avatar

In my family, we always had a big breakfast, then Ham for dinner.
It became kind of a joke. Too much food.
Now we do the same breakfast, but we have finger food during the day, and skip dinner.
I do love a nice Christmas ham though.

annewilliams5's avatar

Oh man-I am sooooo hungry now! Thanks guys!

Aethelwine's avatar

@janbb I think we need to ditch the finger foods and go to @WestRiverrat.‘s That menu looks amazing!

Sunny2's avatar

We usually had a rib roast with Yorkshire pudding or whole beef tenderloin with wild rice and mushrooms. This year we’re following a Jewish tradition and going out to a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day.

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