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Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve marks the auspicious and happy beginning of magnificent Christmas celebrations. In all Christian countries around the world who follow the Gregorian calendar, Christmas eve is observed on December 24. Most of the Christmas decorations and preparations for Christmas celebration, are completed by the Christmas eve, in most of the countries.


It may be noted that Christmas is celebrated by over 400 million people of all across the world, and is therefore, can be regarded as a truly global festival. And, Christmas eve dinner is the most vital and impressive element of this Christmas celebrations. Below, we give ideas about the most famous and popular Christmas eve dinner food recipes, commonly cooked and served in countries around the world. In countries of central and eastern Europe, there are served a traditional meatless Christmas eve supper consisting of 12 dishes, and is called as 'Holy Meal'. People of Italy and United States of America also like to enjoy meatless Christmas eve feast, before attending the midnight Christmas eve mass. However, there are a great many countries all across the globe that consume Christmas eve dinner with diverse meats.

The following are some of the most prominent and popular Christmas Eve dinner food dishes, in Christian countries of all across the world :
  • Mexican Chile-Glazed Chicken on Hominy Polenta
  • Truffle Risotto with Parmesan Croutons
  • Herb-crusted Salmon with roasted lemons
  • Cranberry Compote
  • Mushroom bread pudding
  • Spinach-radish slaw with crispy Chiles and Pepitas
  • Beef tenderloin with Horseradish and black pepper crust

Christmas eve dinner is regarded as a holy feast consumed collectively with near and dear people amidst environment of joyful festivity and happiness. Thus, Christmas eve dinner is an excellent means of inspiring and spreading the noble messages of Jesus Christ among people of society in general.