Did you know that goose was the traditional Christmas bird in England until King Henry VIII switched to turkey? Or that Brits spend over $3 million on Brussels sprouts each year?
You'll have plenty of fun facts to share at Christmas dinner thanks to this cool infographic. Illustrated by Laura Hunter for Barclaycard, this nifty visual guide features classic holiday foods like cured ham, roasted vegetables, mulled wine and cheese along with a bit of trivia.
It's a nice way to get into the holiday spirit. Take a look below for some fun facts and scroll down for delicious recipes for the ultimate Christmas dinner.
CHRISTMAS DINNER RECIPE IDEAS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND CHESTNUTS
White balsamic vinegar and chestnuts are a nice way to dress up Brussels sprouts. Get the recipe now.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
A creamy casserole with a buttery, crispy topping everyone will love. Here's the recipe.
This is the easiest cranberry sauce recipe you'll ever make. Learn how to make it now.
ROAST TURKEY WITH STUFFING
Prepare a beautifully roasted turkey with sage-infused stuffing. Get the recipe now.
BUTTERY 'SNOW' COOKIES
Polvorones, also known as Mexican wedding cookies, are dusted with 'snow' (aka powdered sugar). Get the full recipe now.
SANTA CLAUS CUPCAKES
A treat for Santa never tasted this sweet. Get the full recipe here.
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