It’s a burning question

If you’re one of those “Other” weirdos, you need to explain why.

Oh wait, I am one of those “other” weirdos! Back when I was a kid I spent most of my Christmases with my grandparents in France, and one of the things we had every Christmas eve was oysters. Yes, raw and squiggly and doused in lemon. I actually like oysters, though I’ll admit I don’t like to watch (or think about) the squiggliness, and oysters have always been associated with Christmas eve for me and not with, uh, more horizontal pursuits.

The main course part varied, as far as Christmas day goes. Some years turkey, some years ham, some years other stuff like the venison my cousin made which was the only time I’ve ever had it, and tasted yummy even if it did come from Bambi.

12 thoughts on “It’s a burning question

  1. I voted for “Turkey” even though I am making prime rib for dinner on Christmas. There are only 3 of us and I made turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving. So I am going simple for Christmas with prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli.

  2. I’m doing Mexican this year.

    But generally, since becoming a Veg-head, it’s whatever concoction we feel like making. For T-day it was pumpkin crusted seitan with all the usual trimmings made vegan-style.


  3. You know me, I’ll eat most things put in front of me (stop your sniggering in the cheap seats!), but this year we are having lamb, which ranks as the all time, number one, superfood as far as roast dinners are concerned. And Christmas dinner is essentially a glorified version of the same.

  4. As long as there’s good fudge around, I don’t much care what else is for dinner. I’ll even settle for mac & cheese.

  5. I marked other because a) There was no “all of the above” choice. b) I seem to run the ethnic gamut at Christmas. Traditional Polish with my wife’s family on Christmas Eve (fish, pierogies, mushroom soup), French on Christmas Morning (quiche, crepes) and traditional American on Christmas night with my parents (turkey, ham, Italian sausage, lasagna). Ah yes…everyone has a little Italian in them, no?

  6. Ham. Definitely. It’s traditional Christmas feast in here, so I won’t change the habit.

    And lots of different cold fish and meat entres. Thats about the Christmas dinner.


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