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!”

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.


  • I don’t think I could, I have a thing about eating meat from a can…I can’t get past how many preservatives must be in it to keep it edible.


  • Oh my goodness No way it looks just too disgusting to even eat
    I will pass on this one thanks lol


  • I’m so disappointed this isn’t available to buy here!!!!!


  • Do you eat straight out of the can? Or do you heat it up first?
    Does it come with instructions?
    Definitely curious…


  • Looks descusting lol and we will probably make a lamb roast with roast veggies and lots of homemade sour dough bread and cook gingerbread too


  • There is no way I would ever be able to try that. It looks hideous


  • Gosh that grossed me out! I could not eat that at all it looks horrible


  • Oh my goodness, now I have seen everything. Not for me. I couldn’t imagine opening up a can for each family member on Christmas day and saying “Bon Appetit.” Maybe someone might like it though???


  • This is wrong on so many levels. I would never give up the whole Christmas dinner with it’s tantrums and mistakes to eat from a can.


  • Ew, yuck, no. It looks disgusting. I wouldn’t eat it, unless you paid me $1000 to eat it!


  • Looks yuk to me. But I’m sure those who have no food would love a tin like that. When my dad was in the army (which was required after the 2nd world war) he got food like that. In times of war they ate tullip bulbs and things like that, I’m sure a tin like this would have been a treat.


  • Om golly. NO i would not try it. Go to christmas dinner is prawns!!!


  • I want to vomit just looking at it. That’s a hard pass for me


  • I don’t think so


  • Ugh looks gross – I’ll pass thanks


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