If the idea of getting Christmas dinner delivered makes you giddy, with joy ... read on!
Rushing up and down supermarket aisles in the run-up to Christmas is not always at the top of most peoples last-minute fun things to do, so why not take the stress out of the preparation and order Christmas to come to you instead!
These days having Christmas dinner delivered, is possible, what's more, in an era of food delivery, it's more than attractive.
If you there are high culinary expectations riding on one of the biggest feasts of the year, you can always take a short cut and order lunch pre-cooked by pro chefs, fully assembled, or with easy to follow instructions on how to cook. Meaning you can take your time entertaining, safe in the knowledge the food is under control.
Many food delivery companies let you pick the size of the turkey and plus choose sides and desserts, allowing you to build your own traditional lunch or go more contemporary, without breaking a sweat.
Here is a selection of retailers, farms and online food delivery companies, offering you Christmas, at your door in the UK, Australia and the US. Where the turkey will almost take care of itself.
How to have your Christmas Dinner Delivered
Go organic with this long-established food delivery company with a small roast turkey with clementine & bay leaf butter and herby lemon stuffing, five vegetable side dishes and a bonus prize of a magnum of Prosecco!
Riverford - Christmas Dinner box with turkey - £159.95 - 6 to 8 people
Everything you need for Christmas dinner delivered to your door straight from the farm. Imagine all you need in a large festive veg box, including an organic free-range turkey, pork and apricot stuffing and favourite pigs in blankets, and cranberry sauce, ready to get cooking. You can even go all out on pudding!
Farmison & Co - The Michelin star Beef Wellington Kit - £65 - serves 6
For a Christmas lunch with a difference try this Michelin inspired dinner kit with 32 Day dry-aged fillet in puff pastry with duxelles, serrano ham and a red wine jus and say happy Christmas without the hassle of cooking a turkey!
Field and Flower - Large Christmas Day Box - £150 - feeds 8 to 10
This delivery company has its heart in farming. The carefully curated temperature controlled boxes of Christmas cheer arrive at addresses around the UK. Small turkey, gammon, ham, pigs in blankets complete with a cheese selection. There is also a range of meats or fish with traditional and not-so-traditional selections to choose from.
Cook - Christmas lunch for 8 - £111.00
The frozen gourmet food experts have even come up with the perfect Christmas. There are all the traditional bits, but do factor in time to defrost the turkey before cooking!
Swillington Organic Farm - Festive Box - £89
For a one-stop-shop for all your meat, go organic with the delivery of all cuts and types of meat, with stuffing and popular pigs in blankets included.
Eversfield Organic - Christmas Turkey Banquet Box - £165 - feeds 6-8
From a company that specialises in grass-fed meat and organic vegetables, its Christmas box meal is no different. It comes complete with a roast bronze turkey, herby roast potatoes, chestnuts wrapped in streaky bacon, creamy mashed carrot & swede, zesty shredded sprouts, honey roast parsnips and cranberry & onion gravy.
Hello Fresh - The Christmas Box - Starting from $199.95 AUS
Delivering to most big cities in Australia this festive box comes full of fresh ingredients, step-by-step recipe cards and a handy preparation and timing guide, leaving little room for error.
Delish - Cooked & Stuffed Whole Turkey Large - $260 - 10 to 12 people
Take advantage of a whole range of turkeys, from whole and stuffed to already cooked and carved and served on a platter plus a selection of salad sides.
Myfoodiebox - The Christmas box - 8 people -$249.95
Chef Yuki and the team will take care of you and your guests with this culinary box based on Western Australian ingredients including an easy-to-follow recipe booklet to get Christmas lunch or dinner on your table in just 2 ½ hours.
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Wholefood - Classic Roast Turkey dinner - serves 8 - $129.99
If you live within delivery-distance of a Whole Foods, Christmas could be extra easy. Order a seasoned and stuffed turkey which roasts in an hour, along with plenty of sides and gravy. There’s also a vegan option (for four or for one) of Mediterranean vegetable terrine.
Boston Market - Heat and Serve dinner - $140
Christmas lunch from a quick-serve restaurant allows you to have the entire meal on the table in less than two hours - just heat and serve!
Harry and David - Gourmet Turkey Feast - $199.99
Everything you need for a fuss-free meal, from a ready-to-heat, cooked and brined turkey to side dishes and stuffing. The meat arrives frozen so factor in defrost time!
Sendameal - Tailor Made Turkey Dinner - $199.97 - serves 4 to 8
Ready-to-cook turkey complete with a cooking bag and pop-up timer for guaranteed oven-ready results, plus sides and desserts. Perfect for the turkey first timer and available in 50 states.
The meal-kit company has turkey or beef tenderloin on offer, with appetizers and sides, promising fours hours cooking from start to finish. t
Fresh Direct - FreshDirect Roasted Turkey Holiday Meal - $149.00 - 12-14 lb (turkey cooked weight) - serves 6- 8
Choose your turkey and trimmings, delivered to your door. All you have to do is finish the meal in your oven. Simple and fuss-free!