Christmas dinner around the world
December 19, 2012 2:38PM
Updated: January 21, 2013 2:59PM
Australia: On Christmas Eve snacks are left out for Father Christmas and water for the kangaroos that pull his sleigh.
Austria: Christmas dinner would consist of braised carp served with gingerbread and beer sauce. Turkey is becoming more popular.
Ireland: There are three special puddings made for the holidays; one for Christmas, one for New Year’s and another for Twelfth Night.
Italy: Tortellini is a specialty of the Bolognese Christmas dinner (filled with turkey, ham, and sausage forcemeat).
Jamaica: Christmas dinner usually consists of rice, gungo peas, chicken, ox tail and curried goat.
Mexico: In Oaxaca, Mexico, Christmas Eve is also the Night of the Radishes, when large radishes are cut into animal shapes.
Poland: Traditional Christmas Eve supper consists of 12 non-meat dishes, representing the months of the year.
Sweden: Hiding an almond inside rice pudding is a Christmas custom in Sweden. Whoever gets it has good luck for the new year.
United Kingdom: The majority of families consider turkey a Christmas tradition, along with puddings, beer and wine.