Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

What’s eaten for Christmas dinner around the world?

“When it comes to Christmas dinner in Britain, there’s not much variation. Turkey with all the trimmings, followed by a mountain of Christmas pudding that sits in your stomach like a suet cannonball, is as traditional as the Queen’s Speech and a family row.

Around the world, however, people tuck into all sorts of weird and wonderful festive fare. In much of Europe, the main meal is held on December 24, and there’s not a speck of turkey to be seen.”

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