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Traditional Christmas food in the UK includes Christmas pudding, mince pies, turkey and roast potatoes. Other foods including vegetarian, and vegan dishes are also growing in popularity.

And many people decide not to do the traditional roast and opt instead for something unusual – such as a curry!

For those who don’t know, Christmas pudding is a steamed or boiled pudding made from dried fruit, spices, suet and breadcrumbs. It is often served with brandy butter, custard or cream. We have lots of recipe ideas for puddings.

Mince pies are small, sweet pies made from a mixture of mincemeat (a mixture of dried fruit, spices and (sometimes) alcohol – BUT DEFINITELY NOT minced meat!), sugar and butter. They are often served with cream or ice cream. Again, our site has lots of great mince pie recipe ideas.

Turkey is the traditional main course for Christmas dinner in the UK. It is usually roasted and served with roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy.

Christmas biscuits are also popular, especially gingerbread biscuits in the shape of people or animals. These are often decorated with icing and sweets.

The Christmas.co.uk team love to eat at Christmas and offer a range of recipe ideas – and other food tips for the festivities.