What Christmas dinner looks like around the world

This is what Christmas dinner looks like around the world (Stock)
This is what Christmas dinner looks like around the world (Stock)

No matter where in the world you are, Christmas is about more than tradition and family – it’s also about food.

But what is actually served for Christmas dinner varies by country – with commonplace turkeys rarely having a place on the table outside of the US.

From Puerto Rican eggnog served in coconut shells to the Swedish egg-and-anchovy mixture gubbröra, traditional Christmas dishes from around the world provide an insight into the various ways that people celebrate and indulge on the holiday.

Sweden

In Sweden, the Swedish julbord or “Christmas table” usually begins with cold fish dishes, then meats, hot food, and dessert.

Swedish glazed ham is served cold on Christmas (Stock)
Swedish glazed ham is served cold on Christmas (Stock)

In most instances, the table features a Christmas ham, boiled then glazed with eggs, breadcrumbs and mustard – and served cold.

Apart from the centrepiece,

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