It's the time of the year again: the shelves begin to fill with Advent calendars and Lynx gift sets, and people begin to shop for the stressful task of Christmas in preparation for the big day
But what is the best of Christmas? If you ask someone, they will probably say they eat all the food. Oh, the food! Your mother takes out the salted KP peanuts, the assorted cookie jar, and the box of celebrations she's been hiding in the closet for three months. And the waist naturally expands!
If you do not count the days until it's time to devour your Christmas dinner, are you human at all? It is the only time of the year to drink alcohol, it is socially acceptable as soon as you wake up, gorge on pigs in blankets (heaven on earth) and eat an unattractive amount of fried potatoes. Do not judge.
Whether you're out for Christmas or just enjoying a traditional dinner of a different culture, here are some of our favorites / the craziest we could find around the world.
Christmas dinner in Japan
It's no secret that Japan is crazy and likes to make things a little different from the rest of the world, but the Christmas dinner is delicious. Three words: fried chicken. The Japanese are crazy about a family costume from KFC. It is so popular that in some chains the special Christmas dinner has to be ordered in advance. We can not decide if it's awesome or just wrong.
Christmas dinner in Italy
Another for the Pescetarians out there, Italy, serves a feast of seafood. Traditionally, the feast of the seven fish is served on Christmas Eve. Why? Because the Roman Catholic tradition is to forego meat the day before a feast day. Fair enough.
Christmas dinner in Australia
Obviously the heat in midsummer in Australia is just too much to have a turkey dinner at Christmas, so it's BBQ. Everyone should at least once a hot Christmas experience. It's very special to relax on the beach and watch the waves dive into burgers and BBQ seafood on Christmas day. Throw another shrimp on the Barbie, Bruce!