Roast turkey did not appear consistently on royal Christmas Day menus until 1851 when it replaced roast swan. The medieval dish of Boar’s head remained popular with Royals for much longer.

Christmas Crackers were invented around 1846 by Tom Smith who developed them for Christmas from the French habit of wrapping sugared almonds in twists of paper as gifts.

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia leads the world in exporting lobster, wild blueberries, and Christmas trees.

In Armenia, the traditional Christmas Eve meal consists of fried fish, lettuce and spinach.

Christmas has different meanings around the world; Christmas Eve in Japan is a good day to eat fried chicken and strawberry shortcake.