Who needs a home cooked meal when you’ve got all the flavours of Christmas presented in one portion-perfect can?

Second only to presents, Christmas food is one of the most important elements of the day – whether you’re a prawns and salad family or total traditionalists with turkey, ham and baked potatoes, there’s nothing like sitting down to a delicious meal to get you in the Christmas spirit. Here to quash all your culinary hopes and dreams, however, is the dreaded Christmas Tinner, originally created by gaming site GAME in 2013 for those that simply can’t tear themselves away from their screens on the most magical day of the year…

Just Plain Wrong

Let us talk you through each delicious layer of this Christmas feast. It starts with scrambled egg and bacon, followed by two mince pies, then the main course of turkey and potatoes with gravy, throw in some bread sauce and cranberry sauce, top it off with veggies and a piece of Christmas pudding for dessert and you’ve got yourself a nine layer assault on your tastebuds.

The idea has sparked quite a bit of interest online startsat60.com reports, with one Twitter user saying, “it looks disgusting…but it’s probably the reason I’d have to try this!”

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Another said, “Is this for real? I almost want to try it because it looks so gross!”

No matter how intriguing the idea is, we think it’s just plain wrong. On so many levels.

Tin of Sin

The disgust about this ‘meal’ is shared by common folk and celebrities alike. According to tendaily.com.au late night talk show host Seth Meyers described the Christmas Tinner perfectly. “Containing layers of turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pudding, then the bottom layer is a gun so you can finish the job,” he said.

If you are happy to replace the joy of Christmas with this nine course disaster, we can’t help but feel that Seth’s description is in keeping with the mood.

Yet somehow this flavour fiasco has endured, reappearing year after year.

Thankfully GAME’s Christmas Tinner isn’t available in Australia, but the image alone is enough – we’ll be enjoying our Christmas dinner a little bit more this year knowing what the alternative looks like.

What’s your go-to Christmas dinner? Would you try GAME’s nine course feast in a can? Let us know in the comments.


  • This is the first time I’ve ever seen this garbage in a tin. Don’t know whether to laugh or not. I just want to know who eats this stuff. I expect it might be useful as one of those Secret Santa gifts (for someone you don’t like) or a stocking filler joke. To be honest, I wouldn’t feed that to my dog.


  • So I assume you’re supposed to eat each course as one big sloppy mess and that doesn’t sound very nice at all. If they had each course in separate tins, then I would definitely be interested, but not with it all smashed together in one tin. Gross.


  • It doesn’t look very attractive and they say you eat with your eyes! On the other hand it might be delicious and an ideal meal for single people on a budget.


  • No it looks disgusting! This year we are having a simple bbq lunch with marinated meats and everyone bringing a salad. Much easier than the full traditional Christmas dinner


  • Oh dear that’s gross


  • No I don’t think I could eat that. Not appealing at all.


  • Why bother eating at all if you eat this.. ????!!!


  • Oh Dear, the thought of this makes me nauseous. I just have to ask WHY??


  • Heck no,
    If i saw that someone had it in their pantry to eat on christmas I’d go and buy them something else to eat.
    The concept isn’t not appealing at all.


  • No definitely would not eat this.


  • my son and i joke about this every year!!!! its so gross but if i could buy a tin i would just as a gag gift for him …. but yuk !!!!


  • No way


  • Din in a Tin, I don’t think so even if i was on my own for Xmas.
    i’d rather eat a frozen pizza


  • Yuck, this doesn’t appeal to me.


  • Oh I’d totally be in for this!!!


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