Christmas lunch is a big deal in our family. But this year will be a bit different as our overseas family can’t skip our borders and group numbers are still restricted. But I think I would be lynched if I even suggested that we move Christmas lunch, like this mum did.
One mum has sparked a debate but suggesting that their family should cancel their family Christmas lunch and instead hold their festive feast the night before. She is keen to do the majority of her prep and cooking before Christmas and then to come together for a crackling and crackers dinner on Christmas eve.
The mum posted her question on Facebook, wanting to get opinions from others.
Shift Christmas Lunch To The Night Before
“Looking for folks opinion on eating the BIG Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve…is this a thing?
“Just feel I miss out on spending quality time with my children on the special day cause I’m always so busy in the kitchen.”
Don’t Do It!
The query caused quite the controversy, with many people saying that Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without lunch on the ‘real’ day.
“In my opinion, one of the best things about Christmas day is cooking the meal,” one said.
But there were others who supported the mum, saying that it was a great idea and that a number of countries traditionally enjoy their main Christmas meal on the Eve.
“We’ve been doing it for years, it’s the best thing we ever decided to do,” said one commenter.
“We have ours on Christmas Eve then watch a Christmas film and relax. Christmas Day is much less stressful for me as I don’t spend lots of time in the kitchen and we can go and visit family without clock watching.”
Would you charge your guests for Christmas Lunch?
In a related controversial Christmas meal story, one mum has created an uproar by deciding to charge her guests for Christmas dinner.
The mum-of-four said that she puts a lot of time and effort into making it the perfect day for her guests, so doesn’t feel that charging them each $55 is inappropriate.
Most people disagreed with this decision with one saying:
“NO it is never okay to charge your family for Christmas dinner Christmas is a time for family and giving.. What has happened to the world?”
Do you have Christmas lunch or Christmas Eve dinner, or something else? Tell us in the comments below.