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Has Christmas dinner had its day?

Zoe Williams and Henry Dimbleby argue over whether Christmas dinner is a grand old tradition—or a bland meal that should be relegated to the past

A roast turkey and sprouts. But is it time to admit Christmas Dinner has had its day? Photo: Pexel


People who dislike Christmas dinner tend to critique it by breaking it down into its constituent parts in order to make themselves understood. This is understandable, as it makes such a strong case: turkey is an inferior meat, tasteless and dry, bred for bulk, which is the worst possible reason for breeding anything, often masked with sugar to make it bearable and the wrong colour, calling to mind a…

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