Christmas dinner is always a memorable event, regardless of where you are in the world. If you’re in need of some new recipes to spice up your holiday meal, or just want to see how other countries celebrate, read on. 1. Sweden View this post on Instagram Lutefisk med trønderjentan #lutefisk #lutfæsk #helleskitchen @rorbuaakerbrygge @annaskim1 @christine_op A post shared by Hᴇʟʟᴇ Øᴅᴇʀ Vᴀʟᴇʙʀᴏᴋᴋ (@helleskitchen) on Dec 16, 2019 at 12:17pm PST In Sweden, Christmas dinner is a dish best served … cold? The traditional meal includes a chilled or warm Christmas ham, which is first boiled and then glazed with a coating of mustard, eggs and bread crumbs. Side dishes include lutefisk , dried fish that’s been soaked in lye and then soaked again in water to remove the caustic mixture. Hong Kong’s best festive drinks and Christmas cocktails 2. Japan View this post on Instagram もうすぐクリスマス～♪準備はバッチリ？ #クリスマス #クリパ #パーティ #チキン #シャンパン #シャンメリー #ケーキ #KFC #ケンタ #ケンタッキー #ケンチキ A post shared by ケンタッキーフライドチキン (@kfc_japan) on Dec 15, 2015 at 6:38pm PST A Japanese Christmas involves something surprising – fried chicken. In 1974, a KFC commercial promoted “Kentucky for Christmas.” Since then, Japanese people have been eating KFC as a traditional Christmas meal. Because of popular demand, many families reserve their meal months in advance. 3. Germany View this post on Instagram #christmasgoose #germanchristmasmeal #springerlie #linzer A post shared by Peter Boyer (@peterjboyer) on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:40am PST In Germany, a traditional Christmas meal includes a roast duck, goose or rabbit. The sides are usually hearty fare such as potatoes and cabbage dumplings. Taking centre stage for dessert is stollen , bread baked with candied fruits and nuts and dusted with powdered sugar that is reminiscent of a snow-covered landscape. Why non-vegans will love these plant-based places in Hong Kong too 4. Norway View this post on Instagram Droppa fredagstacoen med dette i kveld. #smalahove isteden for #fredagstaco #bedreennfryktet A post shared by Toril Moe (@torilmoe) on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:48pm PDT In Norway, Christmas dinner typically involves roast pork, alongside potatoes and sauerkraut. Many places also offer smalahove , an entire sheep’s head that’s steamed, with the ears, eyes and brain intact. 5. Jamaica View this post on Instagram Yummmm Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake laced with Wray and him nephew Who's having cake and Sorrel today? @wrayrum @gracefoodsca __________ #islandeats#jamaicanfood#rumcake #jamaica#caribbean #caribbeaneats #yardie#yaadfood#lunch#lunchtime#food#christmasdinner#caribbeanfood#christmas#jamaicanfood876#islandfood#islandgirl#foodie#foodblog#jamaicanchristmas#yum#tasty#beautiful#instafood#islandlife#yaad#igtravel#sorrel#fruitcake#cake A post shared by Jerene's Eats (@jereneseats) on Dec 25, 2018 at 11:30am PST A Jamaican Christmas meal includes sorrel, a fruit brew with a tart cranberry flavour. It’s often dressed up with some rum. Fruitcake, curried goat and stewed oxtail are other essential holiday components. Will eco-friendly materials change the way we celebrate Christmas? 6. Britain View this post on Instagram Adulthood for me is: ensuring I have my phone at all times purely so my step count for the day looks good. It is also: a never before experienced appreciation of Christmas pudding. In that vein, I’d like to introduce one of my proudest concoctions to date: a completely fruitless Christmas pudding. FODMAP friendly, gluten and grain free and adaptable to be dairy free, it is the ‘free-from’ works. Recipe link in bio, fellow adults. A post shared by Georgia McDermott (@georgeats) on Dec 17, 2019 at 12:58am PST In the UK, merrymakers dine on turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce – dishes that Americans associate more with Thanksgiving. They also make sure to include Christmas pudding, also known as plum pudding. The dish is doused with brandy and set on fire before serving. Tradition requires that a silver coin is baked inside, so that the lucky winner can uncover it – or break a tooth on it if he or she is unwary. 7. Italy View this post on Instagram Ogni Natale il nostro Pastry Chef Giuseppe Tarantino sforna con orgoglio le sue dolcissime creazioni. Lasciatevi avvolgere dal profumo del panettone artigianale alle mandorle appena sfornato. Prenota il tuo soggiorno . . #panettone #panettoneartigianale #panettoneallemandorle #pastrychef #mandorladiavola #granella #almondlovers #sicilianfood #siciliafood #siciliafoodporn #siciliamondocibo #siracusa #ortigia #sicilia A post shared by Ortea Palace Luxury Hotel (@orteapalace) on Dec 18, 2019 at 1:15am PST The various regions of Italy have many different traditional Christmas meals, but some of the most popular dishes include panettone , a fluffy cake with candied fruit, raisins and sometimes chocolate baked inside. Some regions celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which is a complex meal that incorporates seven different types of fish prepared seven different ways. These holiday meals, with their enormous variety of ingredients, show that there truly is a different tradition for everyone. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . 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