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As much as Christmas Day is synonymous with family, faith and a big dinner, for those who don’t celebrate, it’s also synonymous with Chinese food. Last year, many Asian restaurants were so inundated with orders, they stopped taking them. So, to avoid any “hangry” crankiness among members of your family, many restaurant owners suggest ordering early. You should also call first to double-check hours though all will open Dec. 25.

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Best Wok, Pearl River: This neighborhood spot features the usual Chinese fare — think sesame chicken, beef and broccoli, teriyaki chicken and wonton soup. 20 E. Central Ave., 845-735-0663, best-wok-pearl-river.edan.io 

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Fortune Garden, Nanuet: Moo shu chicken, sweet and sour pork, beef with snow peas and more make up this comprehensive menu. 179 W. Route 59, Nanuet, 845-623-0058, fortunegardennanuet.com

Golden Dragon, Nanuet: It’s easy to order online at this Nanuet spot where you’ll find all of the classics including roast pork lo mein, vegetable egg foo young, sesame shrimp, and more. 98 Route 59, Nanuet, 845-624-3663, thegoldendragonny.com