Mince pies… the best and the rest

Travelling home for Christmas? Then you’remore than likely to be packing some mince pies – but which are the best to eat and will they survive the long journey home in car and plane? Important questions – and we’ve got the answers right here.

Along with a taste test, we’ve also got our exclusive APH mince pie travel test results. From being flung about in a car boot to being dropped and bashed in a suitcase, we’ve a simulated test to see which pies stay in one piece.


We’re testing mince pies, but what’s your favourite festive food? Tell us what your Christmas isn’t complete without and you could win a huge chocolate hamper. Simply scroll to the bottom of this page and enter your answer in the comments box. You’ve got until midnight on Sunday, December 28.

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Taste test…

Our panel of testers included everyone from mince pie fans to haters and a self-confessed food snob – leaving all angles covered. See what they thought of the six big-hitters available this Christmas.


Appearance: 12/20
Pastry: 12/20
Moistness: 16/20
Taste of Christmas: 10/20
Total: 50/80
“Great value and taste, according to the testers.”


Appearance: 12/20
Pastry: 10/20
Moistness: 15/20
Taste of Christmas: 10/20
Total: 47/80
“A great showing from the Sainsbury’s pies, which narrowly miss out on top spot.”

Mr KiplingMr-kipling

Appearance: 9/20
Pastry: 9/20
Moistness: 11/20
Taste of Christmas: 8/20
Total: 37/80
“Pastry is a little anaemic looking and a bit short on filling. Rather bland.”

Holly Lane – AldiAldi-Holly-Lane-deep-filled

Appearance: 8/20
Pastry: 6/20
Moistness: 8/20
Taste of Christmas: 8/20
Total: 30/80
“Impossible to get out of the foil without the pastry lid coming off in your hand.”

Heston Blumenthal – WaitroseHeston

Appearance: 11/20
Pastry: 13/20
Moistness: 13/20
Taste of Christmas: 13/20
Total: 50/80
“Most liked it – but questions over whether it really is a mince pie. Not for traditionalists.”


Appearance: 12/20
Pastry: 11/20
Moistness: 9/20
Taste of Christmas: 6/20
Total: 38/80
“Looks nice, but taste lets it down”

Bash test yummies

So, we know which ones taste the best, but which of our pies will travel well, too? From being bashed about in your car to encounters with angry baggage handlers, here’s how the pies fared.

The test: Firstly we placed the pies (in their packaging) in the boot of a car, before driving a 30-minute route of sharp corners and sleeping policemen. Next, we simulated severe suitcase turbulence by dropping the packets from eight foot in the air onto a hard solid floor – five times.

Hover over the baubles to see how the pies got on…

592 comments for “Mince pies… the best and the rest

  1. William Richardson
    29/12/2014 at 7:49 pm

    Quail ……….. small but tasty

  2. Sue Ellins
    29/12/2014 at 5:44 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  3. christine burton
    29/12/2014 at 3:22 pm

    without prayer and thanking the lord for all his provision

  4. BEC F
    29/12/2014 at 2:31 pm

    Christmas Pudding

  5. Barbara Bunning
    29/12/2014 at 1:01 pm

    I am a perfectionist and I need all the trimmings – so pigs in blankets, cranberry and bread sauce etc.. if any were missing I would feel I had destroyed kitchen.

  6. Soraya Rodrigues
    29/12/2014 at 11:14 am

    Christmas cake

  7. Kate Kibble
    29/12/2014 at 2:46 am

    STUFFING of any kind, pork and chesnut, mushroom and cranberry and herby and whatever..just..STUFFING

  8. EVA
    29/12/2014 at 1:57 am

    roasted vegetables

  9. Colette Sheeran
    29/12/2014 at 1:35 am

    Sherry Trifle

  10. Lorraine Tinsley
    29/12/2014 at 12:02 am

    Sprouts!! I love them

  11. Sarah J
    28/12/2014 at 11:54 pm

    Mince pies :)

  12. katrina walsh
    28/12/2014 at 11:45 pm

    pigs in blankets – there are just never enough of them tho !

  13. George Wright
    28/12/2014 at 11:20 pm

    Brussels sprouts! ;)

  14. Mrs Bowers
    28/12/2014 at 10:46 pm

    Cheese and grapes

  15. sarah pearce
    28/12/2014 at 10:18 pm

    mince pies x

  16. Don
    28/12/2014 at 10:11 pm


  17. Melissa Lee
    28/12/2014 at 10:05 pm

    I love a nice box of praline chocolates

  18. Hannah
    28/12/2014 at 9:59 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  19. fran140@******
    28/12/2014 at 9:37 pm

    Got to be christmas pudding x

  20. Gemma jordan
    28/12/2014 at 9:26 pm

    Black forest gateux

  21. Rosalind Blight
    28/12/2014 at 9:18 pm

    pigs in blankets, why do we only have them at christmas

  22. Nic Dawson
    28/12/2014 at 9:13 pm

    Sprouts :)

  23. Em S
    28/12/2014 at 9:04 pm

    I love goose fat roast potatoes, only have them at Christmas :)

  24. Rachel B
    28/12/2014 at 8:55 pm

    It has to be a lovely piece of my mother’s Christmas Cake.

  25. Barbara Stephenson
    28/12/2014 at 8:54 pm

    Christmas Pudding with white sauce and Brandy butter is my favorite but I usually have to eat it on Boxing Day because I’m so full after eating my Christmas dinner of turkey and all the trimmings

  26. Kerry Charlesworth
    28/12/2014 at 8:48 pm

    Gluten Free Mince Pies!!!

  27. Sophie Foulds
    28/12/2014 at 8:10 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  28. sian hallewell
    28/12/2014 at 7:50 pm

    got to have a home made Christmas cake

  29. Caroline H
    28/12/2014 at 7:43 pm

    For us it’s the homemade Christmas cake. It really wouldn’t feel like Christmas without it although it’s so big we’re still eating it in February!

  30. wendy jamieson-price
    28/12/2014 at 7:34 pm

    my favorite festive food is stollen with a pot of tea at the end of a busy day entertaining friends and family

  31. Sarah Bates
    28/12/2014 at 7:30 pm

    A ham from the butchers!

  32. jen jackson
    28/12/2014 at 7:01 pm

    I love christmas cake with lancashire cheese!

  33. Julie Kenny
    28/12/2014 at 6:51 pm

    I love mince pies – so yummy x

  34. Vicky
    28/12/2014 at 6:40 pm

    Mince pies with brandy cream!

  35. mandy eakins
    28/12/2014 at 6:26 pm

    cranberry sauce – it just lifts the christmas dinner to a different level – i love the stuff and go through a jar of it in 2 days … just on my own

    28/12/2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love Christmas dinner and pannetonne

  37. Helie Jones
    28/12/2014 at 6:08 pm

    Chocolate! Hot or cold… boxes or tins! Yum!

  38. Sarah Mc
    28/12/2014 at 5:58 pm

    I love my mum’s oatmeal stuffing- mmm amazing!!!

  39. Stuart Brown
    28/12/2014 at 5:51 pm

    Mince pies and brandy cream

  40. Amanda Thomas
    28/12/2014 at 5:44 pm

    My christmas wouldn’t be the same without lots and lots of different cheeses…
    This week I have consumed Stilton, Brie, Cheese & Chive, Apple Cider and the all time british favourite…Cheddar

  41. Helen Swales
    28/12/2014 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve a sweet tooth so my favourite festive food is brandy snap baskets filled with a dollop each of ice cream and double cream and topped with fresh fruit.

  42. Helen Smith
    28/12/2014 at 5:36 pm

    Got to be Christmas turkey roast dinner with all the trimmings: pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce & chestnut stuffing

  43. Sue Tyler
    28/12/2014 at 5:27 pm

    For me it’s got to be my homemade Christmas Pudding.

  44. Tracey Poulter
    28/12/2014 at 5:19 pm


  45. Joanna S
    28/12/2014 at 5:18 pm

    Chocolate Lebkuchen & Giant Gingerbread Hearts! Both a throwback to when I worked away in Germany & had them for the first time. They’ve since become a festive traditional treat I have every christmas now I’m back home in the UK, brought from more local Christmas markets though!’ :)

  46. claire haskins
    28/12/2014 at 5:14 pm

    mince pie warmed up with double cream!

  47. Julie Feathers
    28/12/2014 at 5:03 pm

    Christmas pudding and brandy sauce

  48. Karen R
    28/12/2014 at 5:03 pm

    I just love mince pies :)

  49. amelia_avossa@******
    28/12/2014 at 5:00 pm

    My mums butter, Pancetta Brussel sprouts! YUM

  50. John Pepworth
    28/12/2014 at 4:58 pm

    It has to be turkey, mince pies and Christmas cake.

  51. Lesley Bain
    28/12/2014 at 4:54 pm

    Roast potatoes and Skirlie <3 xxx

  52. Becky John
    28/12/2014 at 4:46 pm

    Christmas pudding and brandy cream :-)

  53. Laura Hadland
    28/12/2014 at 4:41 pm

    It’s got to be pigs in blankets.

  54. janet ashworth
    28/12/2014 at 4:38 pm

    Christmas Pudding with Brandy sauce, warm & yummy, x

  55. June Munday
    28/12/2014 at 4:28 pm

    My Christmas is not complete without pigs in blankets to go with my roast turkey dinner. Just love those little piggies.

  56. Deborah Swain
    28/12/2014 at 4:27 pm

    A-mple amounts of my legendary sherry trifle,
    P-ork pie, and, home made pickles,
    H-andfuls of Choc’s, watching festive films !!!

  57. John Coughlin
    28/12/2014 at 4:09 pm

    Brussels Sprouts are my favourite part of the Christmas meal

  58. georgemjohnson1@****
    28/12/2014 at 4:05 pm

    pigs in blankets

  59. Alice Baines
    28/12/2014 at 4:02 pm

    I love Mr Kipling Mince pies

  60. Chris
    28/12/2014 at 3:58 pm

    Christmas Pudding with thick Baileys Cream of course!!!!!

  61. Christine Bray
    28/12/2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love Christmas cake with cheese!

  62. Emma Craven
    28/12/2014 at 3:50 pm

    Love proper nuts in their shells – esp brazils and almonds – which you can’t seem to find the rest of the year

  63. kate andrews
    28/12/2014 at 3:48 pm

    A big Honey glazed ham for dinner and leftover sandwiches – yum!

  64. cecelia Allen
    28/12/2014 at 3:41 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without a tray full of vol au vents with lots of different fillings. and lots of cheese and pineapple

  65. juliedee4663@****
    28/12/2014 at 3:40 pm


  66. lyn burgess
    28/12/2014 at 3:30 pm

    Mum’s home-made Christmas Pudding and whisky cream, delicious.

  67. Andi G
    28/12/2014 at 3:28 pm

    Costco Mince Pies make Top of my Christmas food list

  68. Impulse737@*****
    28/12/2014 at 3:27 pm

    mince pies

  69. Samantha Sugden
    28/12/2014 at 3:15 pm

    pigs in blankets

  70. Lynne
    28/12/2014 at 3:07 pm

    Once the decorations are up In the house Chrismas has arrived!

  71. yolanda davis
    28/12/2014 at 3:04 pm

    I love the turkey roast dinner.

  72. stephen wilson-leach
    28/12/2014 at 2:56 pm


  73. Barbara Handley
    28/12/2014 at 2:45 pm

    My mother’s homemade mince pies could not be beaten. I always buy a few boxes now but they are generally disappointing.

    28/12/2014 at 2:43 pm

    Christmas pudding and brandy sauce

  75. Rachel Clark
    28/12/2014 at 2:38 pm

    Mince pies are my fave festive treat hands down! Thanks for sharing your best picks.

  76. Debbie Timms
    28/12/2014 at 2:26 pm

    Pigs in blankets, they are the yummiest snack ever! x

  77. Heather Jenkinson
    28/12/2014 at 2:23 pm

    I like home made Christmas cake, made with plenty of fruit and lots of booze added to it! Delicious! :)

  78. Pamela Gossage
    28/12/2014 at 2:20 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  79. Jo C
    28/12/2014 at 2:17 pm

    Boxing Day lunch at Mum’s. Sliced ham and turkey, Mum’s lovely mash, and a few sides. Just yum! Such a tradition for us :)

  80. Melanie Gardiner
    28/12/2014 at 2:11 pm

    Homemade pork and chestnut stuffing and pigs in blankets are something to look forward to :)

  81. Lisa Parker
    28/12/2014 at 2:04 pm

    Turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing sandwich x

  82. Bernie Tyrrell
    28/12/2014 at 2:04 pm

    I love pigs in blankets the most, the kids love the Yule Log – both decorating and eating it!!

  83. Charlotte Arnott
    28/12/2014 at 2:03 pm


  84. Charlotte Arnott
    28/12/2014 at 2:01 pm

    A bit controversial: sprouts

  85. Alisa Moore
    28/12/2014 at 1:57 pm

    My Christmas isn’t complete without Stollen

  86. Sue Harrison
    28/12/2014 at 1:53 pm

    Love the nibbles and variety of food. Chocolate has to be my favourite, but love all the nuts too.

  87. Karen Barrett
    28/12/2014 at 1:46 pm

    Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce

  88. Alison Barker
    28/12/2014 at 1:32 pm


  89. karen ruby
    28/12/2014 at 1:30 pm

    My favourite has got to be chritmas pudding topped with cornish clotted cream…..yummy!!!! :)

    • fattygotslim73@*****
      28/12/2014 at 1:31 pm


  90. Barrie Phillips
    28/12/2014 at 1:26 pm

    Turkey dinner,then turkey sandwiches and eventually turkey curry.

  91. Tina Hewitt
    28/12/2014 at 1:17 pm

    Savoury sausage plait I learnt to make this at school 44years ago and its a big hit with all my family and friends especially at Christmas time

  92. Amanda Mallows
    28/12/2014 at 1:12 pm

    I LOVE Christmas Pudding with lashings and lashings of custard.

  93. Jennie Cunningham
    28/12/2014 at 1:09 pm


  94. Paul T
    28/12/2014 at 1:07 pm

    Mince Pies!

  95. Rebecca Miller
    28/12/2014 at 12:54 pm

    My Christmas wouldnt be complete without a massive box of thorntons!

  96. Trish Ormerod
    28/12/2014 at 12:53 pm

    I love pigs in blankets

  97. Claire Wilkinson
    28/12/2014 at 12:52 pm

    nannas homemade pork pie – we get one every year for a prezzie its delish

  98. jen english
    28/12/2014 at 12:45 pm

    I love a moist, fruity Christmas cake.

  99. Hazel Wright
    28/12/2014 at 12:45 pm

    Cheese! My favourite indulgence at any time of the year!

  100. Vicky Carter
    28/12/2014 at 12:41 pm

    Christmas Cake!

  101. Deborah Munn
    28/12/2014 at 12:37 pm

    Sprouts and roast parsnips

  102. jayne Underwood
    28/12/2014 at 12:37 pm

    mince pies

  103. Rachel Colclough
    28/12/2014 at 12:32 pm

    My Christmas is not complete without roast 5 in 1birds, roast potatoes, boiled herby potatoes, parsnips & sweet potato, green beans, corn on the cob, Yorkshire pudding and cranberry sauce washed down with rose followed by chocolate yule log.

  104. Michelle Bamber
    28/12/2014 at 12:30 pm

    Chestnut stuffing is my favourite festive food

  105. sairz eastham
    28/12/2014 at 12:25 pm

    Mince pies, I love them! (hot with a drop of vanilla ice cream)

  106. Sharon Griffin
    28/12/2014 at 12:18 pm

    The christmas pudding :)

  107. san
    28/12/2014 at 12:18 pm

    roast chestnuts!
    I did a VERY BASIC mince pie taste test with my family this year after they moaned about last years pies having too much pastry. The bog standard asda ones came out on top for us.

  108. carrie-ann pierce
    28/12/2014 at 12:17 pm

    Christmas day wouldnt be the same without pigs in blankets

  109. Anne B
    28/12/2014 at 12:16 pm

    Gingerbread house & men, great fun to make & eat!

  110. liz denial
    28/12/2014 at 12:01 pm

    I’m a vegetarian so I make a Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croute

  111. Allison Sherwood
    28/12/2014 at 12:00 pm

    sprouts smothered in black pepper

  112. 28/12/2014 at 11:54 am

    Christmas pudding with thick cream – yum!

  113. James Dunn
    28/12/2014 at 11:46 am

    Lets be honest. Pigs in blankets are THE best Christmas food. Pig wrapped in pig. Nothing better.

  114. Judi Watson-Jones
    28/12/2014 at 11:41 am

    My Christmas day wouldnt be the same without Carols from Kings and sprouts!

  115. Barbara Webster
    28/12/2014 at 11:40 am

    Brussels sprouts are my favourite festive food.

  116. Michael
    28/12/2014 at 11:37 am

    Pickled Walnuts

  117. claire blaney
    28/12/2014 at 11:35 am

    eating short bread i love eating it a christmas time

  118. jeff lowe
    28/12/2014 at 11:32 am

    warm mince pies with cream

  119. bexhillsue@****
    28/12/2014 at 11:30 am

    cold turkey, bubble & squeak with pickle on boxing day

  120. elliot dawson
    28/12/2014 at 11:29 am

    Mince pies & lots of them!

  121. Kristy Brown
    28/12/2014 at 11:21 am

    Christmas pudding! I love it

  122. Michelle Evans
    28/12/2014 at 11:19 am

    My Favorite festive food has to be Pigs in blankets.

  123. karen mcmillan
    28/12/2014 at 11:12 am

    My mums home made mince pies, straight out of the oven :D

  124. louise long
    28/12/2014 at 11:05 am

    Turkey and stuffing Sandwiches on Boxing day……MMMMMMmmmmmmm!

  125. Stef Leigh
    28/12/2014 at 10:56 am

    Home made sausage rolls.

  126. Annette Langston
    28/12/2014 at 10:46 am

    My Christmas isn’t complete without home made mince pies and Christmas cake and all the family round to help eat a giant Christmas dinner

  127. zoe spinner
    28/12/2014 at 10:44 am

    My dad’s home made pickled onions. Delicious but deadly!!

  128. suzanne brzeski
    28/12/2014 at 10:39 am

    ohhhh pigs in blankets with christmas dinner.

  129. kendra florence
    28/12/2014 at 10:36 am

    Pigs in Blankets!

  130. Barbara Madden
    28/12/2014 at 10:27 am

    Ilove my mince pies this year we have had asda,s which have been nice but i will agree Icelands have been so fruity and not has dry has MR Kipling

  131. Christine Dodd
    28/12/2014 at 10:26 am


  132. Paula Phillips
    28/12/2014 at 10:25 am

    The turkey dinner.

  133. David Ross
    28/12/2014 at 10:10 am

    Most things doused in alcohol. From the root veg to the dessert. Just as well I am not driving anywhere for a while.

  134. conradedwards@*****
    28/12/2014 at 10:09 am

    Game pie omnomnomnom really meaty

  135. sharon
    28/12/2014 at 10:04 am

    Mince pies with lots of cream

  136. simone lee
    28/12/2014 at 10:04 am

    got to be the sprouts as its a must for chrstmas dinner mince pie fresh cream the best

  137. Penny Crumpton
    28/12/2014 at 10:00 am

    Christmas cake, its addictive!

  138. Maureen Quinnell
    28/12/2014 at 9:44 am

    Can’t be Christmas without cranberry sauce

  139. Cheryl
    28/12/2014 at 9:41 am

    I have to say the best Christmas food is pigs in blankets! no meal is complete without them

  140. Ann Bolton
    28/12/2014 at 9:38 am

    The cheeseboard with a glass of red

  141. saranbenjamin@******
    28/12/2014 at 9:38 am

    Mince pies are the best :0)

  142. hayley berry
    28/12/2014 at 9:34 am

    I love stuffing with sausage meat and the vast amount of chocolate without the guilt!

  143. Ann
    28/12/2014 at 9:23 am

    Pigs in blankets – yum x

  144. Gary Topley
    28/12/2014 at 9:22 am

    Christmas Pudding

  145. Pete
    28/12/2014 at 9:22 am

    Pigs in blankets – why can’t we have them with every roast dinner?

  146. anthony harrington
    28/12/2014 at 9:19 am

    It has to be the chocolate Yule Log, my fav!

  147. Mrs Rachel Heap
    28/12/2014 at 8:58 am

    pigs in blankets yum yum

  148. Stephanie Whitehouse
    28/12/2014 at 8:52 am

    I love the leftovers from the Christmas dinner. Cold meat and cold roast veggies with bread sauce and cranberry sauce mmmmm

  149. leanne weir
    28/12/2014 at 8:46 am

    Christmas pudding

  150. Helen Greaves
    28/12/2014 at 8:45 am

    It has to be turkey, seasonal parsnips, and my mum’s delicious sprouts with chestnuts and bacon. :)

  151. NickyB
    28/12/2014 at 8:42 am

    It’s got to be Ferrero Rocher chocolates

  152. Carmen Bateman
    28/12/2014 at 8:38 am

    My Christmas isn’t complete without the traditional turkey meal, with homemade stuffing, bread sauce, pigs in blankets, veg and gravy, mmm .

  153. David Reeves
    28/12/2014 at 8:29 am

    Lovely, slightly under-cooked Brussels sprouts!

  154. Roisin O'Brien
    28/12/2014 at 8:29 am

    A Christmas tree!

  155. Nicky Hawley
    28/12/2014 at 8:28 am

    Warm mince pies and brandy cream

  156. Claire Smith
    28/12/2014 at 8:22 am

    Sprouts – I think I am the only person in the World who likes them and because of that I only get to eat them once a year :-(

  157. HELEN A
    28/12/2014 at 8:16 am

    Christmas Pudding mmmmmm

  158. Jane M
    28/12/2014 at 8:15 am

    Christmas pudding with brandy butter!

  159. Suzy
    28/12/2014 at 8:13 am

    Sherry trifle. Agree with the Iceland mince pies, very tasty.

  160. Louise A
    28/12/2014 at 8:09 am

    Christmas pudding..love it

  161. Sean Brady
    28/12/2014 at 7:52 am

    Pumpkin pie

  162. Tracey Belcher
    28/12/2014 at 7:50 am

    It is all about the Brandy Cream

  163. Heather Knotts
    28/12/2014 at 7:32 am

    You can’t beat home made christmas cake soaked in brandy :)

  164. lynn lewer
    28/12/2014 at 6:16 am

    mince pies

  165. Susan McFarlane
    28/12/2014 at 3:37 am

    Turkey for Christmas day, Boxing day, 27th, 28th……etc

  166. Leah F
    28/12/2014 at 3:13 am

    Love mince pies and really like the tesco ones this year, really yummy :)

  167. Rich Tyler
    28/12/2014 at 2:15 am

    Beautiful people, fantanstic food, music & smiles! :)

  168. 28/12/2014 at 2:03 am

    mince pies and brandy cream

  169. Zoe G
    28/12/2014 at 1:15 am

    I like Christmas cake, love the icing and marzipan

  170. thekiwibex
    28/12/2014 at 1:08 am

    I’m a vegetarian so can do without the roast itself, but Christmas wouldn’t be complete without all the trimmings!

  171. Claire Butler
    28/12/2014 at 12:52 am

    turkey cant get enough

  172. charlotte connolly
    28/12/2014 at 12:48 am

    Roast dinner with all the trimmings x

  173. tiggerific1973
    28/12/2014 at 12:43 am

    The best ‘food’ at Christmas is my gravy for the Christmas dinner…….its like soup!!! LUSH! :D

  174. Carla
    28/12/2014 at 12:31 am

    Rum Truffles

  175. Bianca Franks
    28/12/2014 at 12:14 am

    Stuffing! Mmmmm x

  176. samantha wesley
    28/12/2014 at 12:11 am

    Key Lime Pie – a family tradition!

  177. jamie millard
    28/12/2014 at 12:08 am

    Soup. Don’t eat it very often but a steaming bowl of carrot and potato soup as a starter makes my Christmas day.

  178. glenn hutton
    27/12/2014 at 11:59 pm

    smoked salmon / turkey

  179. Caroline Wood
    27/12/2014 at 11:54 pm

    For me it HAS to be…. Turkey…. yup… It is only time of year we eat it and I just love it….. even the following days afterwards… yum!!

  180. Emma Birley
    27/12/2014 at 11:46 pm

    Red Velvet Cake <3 My daughter always bakes one at Christmas!

  181. David Prince
    27/12/2014 at 11:44 pm

    Christmas cake a Cheese

  182. Maddy
    27/12/2014 at 11:39 pm

    Brandy butter over mince pies :)

  183. Teresa Lee
    27/12/2014 at 11:19 pm

    Christmas pudding with custard

  184. Jamie
    27/12/2014 at 11:17 pm

    Love Mince pies, not been so great this year but still tasty :)

  185. Sarah N
    27/12/2014 at 11:12 pm

    My mums homemade Christmas pudding is my favourite festive food!

  186. Kathryn Hill
    27/12/2014 at 11:08 pm

    Turkey and cranberry sauce!

  187. Elaine P
    27/12/2014 at 11:00 pm

    Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

  188. Louise Smith
    27/12/2014 at 10:53 pm

    Hubby’s homemade Mince Pies are better than any shop bought ones, they are delicious

  189. lianne claire martin
    27/12/2014 at 10:41 pm

    christmas pudding and loads of custard

  190. Alison
    27/12/2014 at 10:36 pm

    Chocolate Yule Log

  191. Faye Reed
    27/12/2014 at 10:33 pm

    Smoked Salmon

  192. Christina Curtis
    27/12/2014 at 10:28 pm

    Mini Rum Truffles! Gorgeous!

  193. Deborah Wheeler
    27/12/2014 at 10:28 pm

    Christmas pudding with clotted cream – not one for the calorie counters!

  194. Nigel Hollingsworth
    27/12/2014 at 10:24 pm

    Pigs in Blankets :)

  195. Christina M
    27/12/2014 at 10:23 pm

    Has got to be the pigs in blankets x

  196. Chris Edmonds
    27/12/2014 at 10:21 pm

    Mince pie

  197. Ellie Bromilow
    27/12/2014 at 10:13 pm

    The sprouts for me, wish they were seasonal all year round!

  198. abby carroll
    27/12/2014 at 10:12 pm

    Mince pies and brandy extra thick cream

  199. Isabelle Smith
    27/12/2014 at 10:11 pm

    ice cream with crimbo pudding

  200. Rebecca
    27/12/2014 at 10:09 pm

    Red wine and a chocolate log ;)

  201. Jill Webb
    27/12/2014 at 10:09 pm

    home made sausage rolls yummy

  202. Juliette
    27/12/2014 at 10:08 pm

    Christmas pudding with brandy butter

  203. jody robinson
    27/12/2014 at 10:02 pm

    Brussell sprouts !!

  204. Patricia Avery
    27/12/2014 at 10:00 pm

    Anything made at home with love tastes wonderful not just at Christmas but any time of year :)

  205. Kevin Bloomfield
    27/12/2014 at 9:53 pm

    Has to be cashew nuts!

  206. kayti scott
    27/12/2014 at 9:50 pm

    pigs in blankets mmm

  207. justine meyer
    27/12/2014 at 9:44 pm

    Christmas pudding

  208. Rebecca Bluett
    27/12/2014 at 9:40 pm

    Cheeses, chutney & biscuits

  209. Carol Greenfield
    27/12/2014 at 9:39 pm

    Chestnut stuffing but it has to be MandS as its not too heavy on the onions and to be honest as good if not better than homemade.

  210. Hong
    27/12/2014 at 9:38 pm

    A full table, loaded with food & surrounded by family!

  211. Victoria Cunniff
    27/12/2014 at 9:36 pm

    Christmas Cake, but I love it that much I could eat the whole thing!

  212. Jacqueline Fawcett
    27/12/2014 at 9:36 pm

    My favourite festive food has to be my gran’s stuffing! I wait all year just for Christmas to come so I can have it, I absolutely love it, definitely the best out there :) xx

  213. Andy Hayes
    27/12/2014 at 9:35 pm

    Chritmas day food is all a bit to regular for me. It’s eating the leftovers on boxing day that’s better. Refry all the leftover veg into a bubble & squeak and eat with all that leftover meat. All washed down with the best wine (use the second best for christmas day as you’ll already be to drunk to appreciate it) this is the best food of the holidays.

  214. Beth Bowdler
    27/12/2014 at 9:33 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  215. jimblocker@*****
    27/12/2014 at 9:32 pm

    I have to have at lease 3 bowls of a boozy Sherry trifle

  216. Jean Stewart
    27/12/2014 at 9:30 pm

    My daughter always produces lovely Christmas Fayre made with love and we all appreciate it very much. It is always very tasty but the company we are in make it the most wonderful day of the year because the family are all together.

  217. ayako
    27/12/2014 at 9:27 pm

    Roast potatoes and parsnip

  218. Lyn Bosomworth
    27/12/2014 at 9:25 pm

    It has to be pigs in blankets

  219. blulu42@*****
    27/12/2014 at 9:23 pm

    That would have to be my mulled wine. Honey is my special ingredient.

  220. Melinda Petro
    27/12/2014 at 9:20 pm

    Orange and chocolate cake hmm

  221. Nicky Benton
    27/12/2014 at 9:18 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  222. Danielle Frowde
    27/12/2014 at 9:14 pm

    Genoa cake. I don’t like marzipan so this is a perfect Christmas cake.

  223. Joanne Jackson
    27/12/2014 at 9:13 pm


  224. Alison Joyce
    27/12/2014 at 9:13 pm

    Christmas Pudding

  225. Pam Whitham
    27/12/2014 at 9:11 pm

    Christmas cake

  226. rachaelmarsden1@******
    27/12/2014 at 9:10 pm

    Roast potatoes

  227. lisa evans
    27/12/2014 at 9:09 pm

    I love Stilton on crackers at Christmas! I hardly buy it the rest of the year.

  228. suzanne oneill
    27/12/2014 at 9:06 pm

    No Christmas dinner is complete without pigs in blankets. Only time of the year we have them.

  229. crystal
    27/12/2014 at 9:06 pm

    Christmas cake is my favourite x

  230. Roxanne Hall
    27/12/2014 at 9:06 pm

    Christmas Pudding

  231. Amy PJ
    27/12/2014 at 9:03 pm

    Chocolate log is my favourite thing to eat at Christmas, if that really counts as quality ‘food’!

  232. bob@******
    27/12/2014 at 9:00 pm

    Christmas Pudding – with brandy sauce

  233. toni quandt
    27/12/2014 at 8:59 pm

    Has to be mince pies we do a taste test every year for the 2 months leading up to xmas

  234. allison dorrian
    27/12/2014 at 8:59 pm

    mince pies

  235. Diane Goulding
    27/12/2014 at 8:57 pm

    Pigs and blankets, love them.

  236. kim manson
    27/12/2014 at 8:55 pm

    My Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t have good old sprouts I love them and always have loads!!!!!!!

  237. Vivien Baird
    27/12/2014 at 8:55 pm

    My favourite festive food is chestnuts, ever since we were children and roasting them on the fire.

  238. Cath Joyce
    27/12/2014 at 8:54 pm

    Christmas pudding

  239. Jo welsh
    27/12/2014 at 8:54 pm

    Homemade Christmas cake is the best food at Christmas

  240. Stephen
    27/12/2014 at 8:54 pm


  241. hannonle
    27/12/2014 at 8:50 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be the same without trifle, it’s my favourite christmas food.

  242. angela sandhu
    27/12/2014 at 8:48 pm

    Has to be home made shortcrust pastry mince pies-yum!

  243. Dorothy Merrett
    27/12/2014 at 8:47 pm

    christmas pudding

  244. Kate D
    27/12/2014 at 8:47 pm

    Pork stuffing with chestnuts and apricots.

  245. Janet King
    27/12/2014 at 8:46 pm

    Christmas Cake

  246. Lisa Williams
    27/12/2014 at 8:46 pm

    I am more of a savoury girl so for me it’s got to be Roast parsnips and stuffing :)

  247. cherylann2461@*****
    27/12/2014 at 8:43 pm

    Chocolate Yule Log

  248. Izzy Mse Baker
    27/12/2014 at 8:40 pm

    Prawn volavants

  249. Ali Thorpe
    27/12/2014 at 8:37 pm

    My family come first as most important and, food-wise, they are followed by the cheese board.

  250. Megan Adams
    27/12/2014 at 8:37 pm

    Terry’s Chocolate Orange – All mine :-)

  251. Karen
    27/12/2014 at 8:35 pm

    Choc yule log!

  252. Victoria N
    27/12/2014 at 8:35 pm

    Christmas Cake – I eat it for breakfast until its gone!

  253. pm liu
    27/12/2014 at 8:31 pm


  254. John Tingay
    27/12/2014 at 8:31 pm

    My all time favourite festive food is pigs in blankets.

  255. vanessa gannon
    27/12/2014 at 8:30 pm


  256. Helen T
    27/12/2014 at 8:28 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Mince Pies :-)

  257. Sue Robinson
    27/12/2014 at 8:23 pm

    Single cream…it goes on every sweet pud!

  258. Kay Broomfield
    27/12/2014 at 8:23 pm

    Yule log!

  259. Diane Shek
    27/12/2014 at 8:23 pm

    All of the chocolate

  260. stacey melia
    27/12/2014 at 8:21 pm

    Christmas Cake :)

  261. FionaLynne Edwards
    27/12/2014 at 8:17 pm

    Brussels Sprouts!

  262. Sarah H
    27/12/2014 at 8:16 pm

    Pigs in blankets!

  263. sandy ralph
    27/12/2014 at 8:15 pm

    a warm mince pie with Baileys instead of cream poured over the top of it….yum

  264. Lorna MacFadyen
    27/12/2014 at 8:14 pm

    mine would not to be the same without stuffing and gravy! if you can’t be naughty on Christmas Day when can you?!

  265. Gill Thomas
    27/12/2014 at 8:14 pm

    Favourite part of the Turkey lunch are the honey roast parsnips, red cabbage and bread sauce, but just love the whole of the main course really ! Heaven !

  266. Melissa Manning
    27/12/2014 at 8:12 pm

    Every Christmas I head to Tesco to stock up on Lebucken (or however they’re spelt!) – those iced stars that taste like cinnamon and gingerbread, yum yum!

  267. Gill Thomas
    27/12/2014 at 8:12 pm

    Most especially the Honey Roast parsnips with spiced red cabbage with bread sauce (and of course Turkey and the rest of the veg) Heaven !

  268. Amelia Kennedy
    27/12/2014 at 8:06 pm

    Stollen, or anything containing marzipan!

  269. Steve Curtis
    27/12/2014 at 8:06 pm

    Mince pies

  270. Epip
    27/12/2014 at 8:05 pm

    Mince pies with clotted cream !

  271. Kelly Hooper
    27/12/2014 at 8:02 pm

    Its not christmas without sage and onion stuffing

  272. Darren Abbott
    27/12/2014 at 8:02 pm

    Chocolate, chocolate – it just has to be chocolate

  273. Bobby Williams
    27/12/2014 at 8:01 pm

    Homemade turkey soup as the starter to the main Christmas dinner course!

  274. Andrea Caizley
    27/12/2014 at 7:59 pm

    I just love a slice of yule log x

  275. Edward Guerreiro
    27/12/2014 at 7:59 pm

    Definitely Turkey. If not for the Christmas tradition, I would never get to eat it. It’s too much for anything other than a special occasion, and a lot of people don’t much care for it, or are indifferent to it.

  276. joanne torrance
    27/12/2014 at 7:57 pm

    mince pie and brandy sauce

  277. Ron Goodwin
    27/12/2014 at 7:57 pm

    “Pigs in blankets” for me :)

  278. Claire JB
    27/12/2014 at 7:54 pm

    Turkey, pigs in blankets & chocolate. I actually don’t like mince pies or christmas pudding.

  279. renaplumb@******
    27/12/2014 at 7:54 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Twiglets!

  280. J Ashby
    27/12/2014 at 7:52 pm

    Pigs in Blankets

  281. Hannah Lawrence
    27/12/2014 at 7:51 pm

    The gravy!! Makes a meal :)

  282. Katie Smith
    27/12/2014 at 7:51 pm

    Indulgent eggs benedict for breakfast & succulent beef wellington for lunch washed down with a glass (or bottle) of prosecco!

  283. Jessica Powell
    27/12/2014 at 7:51 pm

    Christmas puddings :)

  284. Laura Asplin
    27/12/2014 at 7:49 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  285. ValB
    27/12/2014 at 7:46 pm

    My festive treats are chocolate brazil nuts

  286. David Wilson
    27/12/2014 at 7:46 pm


  287. Ruth Hunter
    27/12/2014 at 7:46 pm

    booja booja chocolate

  288. Anne-Marie Large
    27/12/2014 at 7:44 pm

    Mince pies. :)

  289. Jo Jones
    27/12/2014 at 7:44 pm


  290. Richard Mortimer
    27/12/2014 at 7:43 pm

    Turkey and all the trimmings

  291. Jane Chadwick
    27/12/2014 at 7:43 pm

    Christmas pudding for us

  292. Rebecca Bradley
    27/12/2014 at 7:40 pm

    Gotta agree, its all about the mince pies at Christmas!

  293. Lesley Cohen Wright
    27/12/2014 at 7:40 pm

    my homemade chicken liver pate a big family favourite and made to an old family recipe handed down by my mother and her mother and grandmother before her

  294. charley foulds
    27/12/2014 at 7:33 pm

    christmas cake yum!

  295. Ellie M
    27/12/2014 at 7:30 pm

    So much yummy food but I think home made stuffing and pigs in blankets edge it!

  296. Emma H
    27/12/2014 at 7:28 pm

    Christmas pudding

  297. Christine Stephens
    27/12/2014 at 7:28 pm

    I just love Christmas pudding and I always make room for some on Xmas day.

  298. Allan
    27/12/2014 at 7:28 pm

    Love snowballs

  299. Di Dilly
    27/12/2014 at 7:27 pm

    Home made Christmas pudding.

  300. Jane Middleton
    27/12/2014 at 7:26 pm

    Turkey, roast potatoes and brussels

  301. Carol Bell
    27/12/2014 at 7:23 pm

    Pickled Onions and Extra Mature Cheddar

  302. jennifer thorpe
    27/12/2014 at 7:19 pm

    pigs in blankets

  303. Melanie Edjourian
    27/12/2014 at 7:19 pm

    I do love a good stollen ;-)

  304. Jane Adair
    27/12/2014 at 7:19 pm

    It has to be my Father-in-law’s cranberry sauce whose recipe has been handed down from generation to generation and each era adding more booze until it is now so potent it needs to carry it’s own health warning!

  305. Alison Wakefield
    27/12/2014 at 7:19 pm

    Home made mince pie’s

  306. lorraine stone
    27/12/2014 at 7:18 pm

    Warm mince pies with a big dollop of Cornish clotted cream ~ superb!

  307. Catherine amaro
    27/12/2014 at 7:17 pm

    Pigs wrapped in blankets

  308. sue hodges
    27/12/2014 at 7:15 pm

    christmas dinner not complete without pigs in blankets

  309. peter@******
    27/12/2014 at 7:14 pm

    It’s got be a home made Stollen Log

  310. John Dean
    27/12/2014 at 7:13 pm

    Stollen (no not the presents) the cake!

  311. Brigitte Leprince
    27/12/2014 at 7:11 pm

    Fresh nuts, chocolate & clementines!

  312. stephanielouise27@******
    27/12/2014 at 7:10 pm

    I love Pigs in Blankets <3

  313. Lindy Hine
    27/12/2014 at 7:09 pm

    Christmas Cake – with lovely marzipan and thick white soft fondant icing – delicious!

  314. Janet Dring
    27/12/2014 at 7:05 pm

    Pigs in blankets

  315. Rebecca Foster
    27/12/2014 at 7:05 pm

    Christmas pudding with brandy cream sauce

  316. cheryl.belshaw@******
    27/12/2014 at 7:01 pm

    My favourite is the Yorkshire puddings!

  317. Norma McGill
    27/12/2014 at 7:00 pm

    Christmas would not be Christmas without a homemade Christmas cake covered in plenty of scruptious marzipan and icing!!

  318. Emma nixon
    27/12/2014 at 6:58 pm

    Christmas is not complete until we have had homemade mincepies with baileys cream

  319. Val Hartley
    27/12/2014 at 6:58 pm

    I love a turkey sarnie with brown sauce.

  320. Catherine Owen
    27/12/2014 at 6:56 pm

    Chocolate fudge icing yule log – yummy

  321. PaulP BeeRummie
    27/12/2014 at 6:56 pm

    Christmas turkey dinner – of course!

  322. Joanne Mapp
    27/12/2014 at 6:55 pm

    I do love Brussels sprouts, but as they are eaten at other times of the year, I will have to say Christmas pudding.

  323. Tina Young
    27/12/2014 at 6:53 pm

    Australian christmas pud, my aunties recipie..frozen xmas pud but made with ice cream, cream and coconut, i didnt have it this year as hubby put in the fridge and not the freezer..xmas day wasnt the same with out it!!

  324. Kate Loader
    27/12/2014 at 6:52 pm

    Christmas Cake :)

  325. David Rodhouse
    27/12/2014 at 6:48 pm

    gammon sandwiches made from the left overs. Wouldn’t be Christmas without them.

  326. julie h
    27/12/2014 at 6:47 pm

    port and stilton, nothing is better at Christmas

  327. maddalena dalton
    27/12/2014 at 6:46 pm

    christmas pudding with fresh cream

  328. Katelyn Beattie
    27/12/2014 at 6:45 pm

    Christmas isn’t the same without mince pies and double cream & pigs in blankets :) both yummy and make you feel festive

  329. Barbara O'Brien
    27/12/2014 at 6:41 pm

    I love the traditional Turkey and all the trimmings but my favourite pudding was my mums home made clooty dumpling with wrapped up sixpennies baked in it for surprizes. My sister still uses mums recipe but gives a scratchcard for a surprize treat instead.

  330. adele leek
    27/12/2014 at 6:41 pm

    I love my own mince pies made with home made mincemeat. x

  331. Christine Northrop
    27/12/2014 at 6:40 pm

    my favorite Christmas dessert is Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

  332. Hayley Armstrong
    27/12/2014 at 6:39 pm

    Definitely a tie between mince pies and pigs in blankets – love them both!

  333. Michelle
    27/12/2014 at 6:38 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without the orange in a stocking each (plus a few other nibbles). An orange is tradition.

  334. maria Clarke
    27/12/2014 at 6:38 pm

    Christmas pudding – mmmm love it

  335. Andrea Fletcher
    27/12/2014 at 6:37 pm

    Warm home-made mince pies and cream.

  336. Laura
    27/12/2014 at 6:36 pm

    Mince pies

  337. jenette ogborn
    27/12/2014 at 6:36 pm

    our xmas day isn’t the same without my mums handmade mince pies :) they are so yummy

  338. SJ
    27/12/2014 at 6:36 pm

    Chocolate Yule Log cake :)

  339. laura banks
    27/12/2014 at 6:35 pm

    my husbands homemade salmon pate he only makes it for me at xmas

  340. Carys Jones
    27/12/2014 at 6:34 pm

    I love mince pies, and my favourite this year have been Waitrose’s own brand.

  341. Cher Waite
    27/12/2014 at 6:33 pm

    Double cream with courvoisier drizzled on a warm mince pie.

  342. Lorna Kennedy
    27/12/2014 at 6:31 pm

    Oh Mince Pies :-) I know you can get them or make them all year round, but they taste best at Christmas!

  343. Gaynor Thomson
    27/12/2014 at 6:30 pm

    Has to be Cranberry and Brie in Filo pastry parcels, Christmas not the same without them :)

  344. Katy Spence
    27/12/2014 at 6:27 pm

    cheese and crackers

  345. barbara shaw
    27/12/2014 at 6:25 pm

    Turkey – I love it with cranberry sauce – thanks

  346. Annabel
    27/12/2014 at 6:25 pm

    Devil’s on horseback , love them

  347. David Walker
    27/12/2014 at 6:22 pm

    Roast Turkey

  348. Fiona K
    27/12/2014 at 6:21 pm

    My favourite festive food is warm mince pies with cream

  349. Melissa Peakman
    27/12/2014 at 6:17 pm

    Panettone, I just love it!

  350. Andy W
    27/12/2014 at 6:15 pm

    Can’t beat a nice fat juicy turkey

  351. matthewstott1@******
    27/12/2014 at 6:14 pm


  352. Donna
    27/12/2014 at 6:10 pm

    Smoked salmon and scrambled egg breakfast :)

  353. Nadine
    27/12/2014 at 6:09 pm

    Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
    And warm mince pies and cream

  354. denise s
    27/12/2014 at 6:09 pm

    trifle homemade with good dollop of sherry.

  355. Laura Harris
    27/12/2014 at 6:08 pm

    The dinner itself is the main event for me….And it’s not complete without bread sauce, cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets and sausage eat stuffing. Yum!

  356. hathersx@******
    27/12/2014 at 6:08 pm

    Hot Mince Pies with Cream

  357. Laura Jeffs
    27/12/2014 at 6:08 pm

    Definitely mince pies!! ;-)

    27/12/2014 at 6:07 pm

    Smoked salmon but only if accompanied by champagne.

  359. Emma
    27/12/2014 at 6:07 pm

    I love Christmas cake with marzipan and icing

  360. Laura martyin
    27/12/2014 at 6:06 pm

    Defo Brussels and pig in blankets yum yum yum xx

  361. emmajhawkins@******
    27/12/2014 at 6:05 pm

    I love Christmas cake

  362. tracy steer
    27/12/2014 at 6:05 pm

    homemade trifle the best

  363. Lorraine Partyn
    27/12/2014 at 6:04 pm

    Pigs In Blankets

  364. kirsty kovacs
    27/12/2014 at 6:02 pm

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without pigs in blankets!

  365. Kathryn Davies
    27/12/2014 at 6:02 pm


  366. Kimberley Alex
    27/12/2014 at 6:01 pm

    Pigs in blankets are awesome!

  367. Alana Walker
    27/12/2014 at 6:01 pm

    I love bread sauce, Christmas Day is the only day I ever have it!

    27/12/2014 at 6:00 pm

    Christmas cake – love it but only eat it at Christmas.

  369. susan clarke
    27/12/2014 at 5:59 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without
    home made christmas pudding soaked in brandy with
    fresh cream on top!

  370. Mark Johnson
    27/12/2014 at 5:59 pm

    Christmas cake

  371. Angela
    27/12/2014 at 5:57 pm

    All the trimmings like pigs in blankets and yes, even the sprouts!!

  372. tracy
    27/12/2014 at 5:57 pm

    Christmas cake – ’cause it’s all mine,mine,mine!!

  373. liane mccreanor
    27/12/2014 at 5:57 pm

    The stuffing – forget the turkey, i could eat stuffing by the bowlful :-)

  374. e.malcolm
    27/12/2014 at 5:57 pm

    My Christmas isn’t complete without my mum’s special Jamaican egg nog first thing in the morning. Laced with rum, it,s the perfect start to the day.

  375. Peter Foster
    27/12/2014 at 5:57 pm

    Left over Christmas dinner sandwich – turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, bacon, bbq sauce, pringles, beef, pineapple, cheese and black pepper.

  376. Gina Raymond
    27/12/2014 at 5:57 pm

    marzipan….straight up…hold the fruit cake and icing!!

  377. Alison Melrose
    27/12/2014 at 5:54 pm

    Home made trifle (loaded wth booze for the adults and mini ones without for the kids). Mmmmmm

  378. sam bailey
    27/12/2014 at 5:53 pm

    I make a xmas pud and its filled with booze for about 3 months! Not for the faint hearted

    27/12/2014 at 5:53 pm

    pigs in blankets, we only have them at christmas, i might have to bulk buy so i can have them all yer round :)

  380. barbara daniels
    27/12/2014 at 5:53 pm

    christmas pudding

  381. juliehayes1983@******
    27/12/2014 at 5:52 pm

    Christmas would not be complete without eating some Stollen bites. They are delicious. Only discovered this German bread last year and have been hooked ever since!

  382. 27/12/2014 at 5:52 pm

    I love Mince pies the best!!! Yummy!

  383. kazza ham
    27/12/2014 at 5:52 pm

    Roast chestnuts are my favourite Christmas food

  384. Hannahpp
    27/12/2014 at 5:51 pm

    Turkey with Cranberry Sauce :)

  385. Richard Randall
    27/12/2014 at 5:50 pm

    Homemade mice pies

  386. amanda smith
    27/12/2014 at 5:49 pm

    for me my favorite christmas treat is homemade shortbread! Its the only time of year I make it.

  387. Tracy Nixon
    27/12/2014 at 5:49 pm

    I don’t like Christmas cake so my mum bakes me an iced ginger cake! It is lovely served with homemade cutard!

  388. Lisa Buckley
    27/12/2014 at 5:48 pm

    I love mince pies! Miss the ones my Grandma used to make, with a shortcrust pastry…

  389. Paul Wilson
    27/12/2014 at 5:47 pm

    Christmas Pudding.

  390. Sharon Mead
    27/12/2014 at 5:43 pm

    love anything with mincemeat

  391. christine shelley
    27/12/2014 at 5:43 pm

    I love my homemade mince pies but this year I have a broken foot so have bought M & S and Iceland ones, and they are very nice, I must say

  392. Ellen Sheppard
    27/12/2014 at 5:42 pm

    Hot mince pies with extra thick cream and pigs in blankets, although not at the same time :-)

  393. ClaireFarley1981@******
    27/12/2014 at 5:42 pm

    It has to be Mince Pies but they have to be warm so 25 seconds in the microwave with a big dollop of clotted cream – Perfect :)

  394. Claire Tucker
    27/12/2014 at 5:41 pm

    Got to be Christmas cake, made with all that love earlier in the year

  395. Teresa James
    27/12/2014 at 11:53 am

    Love a glass of mulled wine with a warm mince pie – a smattering of snow is also handy!

  396. Chas Gilbert
    27/12/2014 at 11:00 am

    My Christmas is not complete without a football match to go to on Boxing Day

  397. John
    27/12/2014 at 1:26 am

    A kiss and cuddle on Xmas morning from my wife of 53 years

  398. fran140@******
    26/12/2014 at 9:20 pm

    Christmas day wouldn’t be complete without forgetting something to go on the dinner, and most of the time its the parsnips x

  399. Gill
    26/12/2014 at 11:43 am

    Brandy baskets fresh berries and double cream is my Christmas treat

  400. Pippa Cork
    25/12/2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hot home made mince pies using 5yr old Antigua Rum brought back from last year’s visit, lemon and lime jellly, marmalade and chocolate chips added to the spiced mincemeat mixture. Served with thick Baileys and Amaretto cream melted on top.

  401. margaret tombleson
    24/12/2014 at 9:53 pm

    My Christmas day essentials are champagne truffles and cherry pie for dessert, and my favourite vegetables … runner beans.

  402. Gwen Kinghorn
    24/12/2014 at 8:49 pm

    My Christmas would not be complete without a Scottish fish and seafood platter starter. Very extravagant but it is but once a year. Think smoked salmon, hot flaky salmon, crab, langoustines, lobster, scallops…mmm!

  403. Alan Robertson
    24/12/2014 at 8:24 pm

    Excited to see the family appear. Brings back my youth.

  404. V Baker
    24/12/2014 at 6:47 pm

    Mince pies and Christmas pudding, both with brandy butter.

  405. Michael Farmer
    24/12/2014 at 6:36 pm

    Cold Turkey, Jacket Potato and Heinz Baked Beans with copious amounts of Piccalilli.
    It was always my favourite on Boxing Day as a child and 40 years on it still cant be topped.

  406. Barbara crozier
    24/12/2014 at 5:19 pm

    Christmas Day for me is a traditional Xmas dinner with all the trimmings followed by warm mince pies (from Iceland ) with fresh cream and sat at the table with all my family….Perfect!!!!!

  407. Pat Sandercock
    24/12/2014 at 4:09 pm

    My Christmas Day wouldn’t be the same without a great big Christmas dinner with Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, sprouts, swede, carrots, peas, parsnip, cranberry sauce and of course roast potatoes done in beef dripping all with a lovely glass of wine. aahhhhhhhhhhhhh!! truly scrumptious.

  408. Alan Skelt
    24/12/2014 at 3:38 pm

    Lots of chocs!

  409. Vince Millar
    24/12/2014 at 2:11 pm

    You can`t beat M&S Christmas pudding to finish off a good meal, every one will be happy and contented and full.

  410. sharon foy
    24/12/2014 at 12:36 pm

    christmas to me means special time with family and friends,
    and all the merriment and laughter xx

  411. s martin
    24/12/2014 at 10:53 am

    Festive looking chocolate log, with a robin on top and sprinkled icing sugar for snow.

  412. I Hawley
    24/12/2014 at 9:45 am

    Christmas cake with a slice of stilton and an apple on the side

  413. isobel
    24/12/2014 at 9:44 am

    Pigs in blankets

  414. Helen Smith
    24/12/2014 at 9:14 am

    Rum Butter for the mince pies

  415. ann
    24/12/2014 at 8:35 am

    its stollen and brandy snapps

  416. Matthew
    24/12/2014 at 8:05 am

    Christmas is not complete without a Snowball……….the alcoholic one not the white cold stuff !

  417. Victoria Savill
    24/12/2014 at 6:02 am

    Roast potatoes and pigs in blankets

  418. Rick Welburn
    24/12/2014 at 3:55 am

    A big slice of my wife Irenes christmas cake, which she made 2 months ago and has been feeding them (yes there are 3 of them) with brandy weekly since ——— DELICIOUS.

  419. Champaklal Lad
    24/12/2014 at 3:14 am

    Home made Indian Tandoori Turkey

  420. Julie Jones
    24/12/2014 at 12:59 am

    I love Christmas Cake with a slice of cheese :-)

  421. Sooz
    24/12/2014 at 12:20 am

    Apart from all the usual Christmas Fayre, I always make some pickled eggs to have with cheese & pickle and crusty bread. Delicious Supper.

  422. alyssa naylor
    24/12/2014 at 12:06 am

    being with Family and friends and playing lots of board games and of course getting a little merry it’s the best fun all year

  423. Ruth Hamilton
    24/12/2014 at 12:03 am

    The best part of the Christmas meal for me is the home made stuffing, made to a family secret recipe. Also having our family with us, which doesn’t happen often because of work commitments, but when it does it is magical.

  424. Chris Boyle
    23/12/2014 at 11:05 pm

    Christmas is never complete unless you have sprouts and a snooze after watching the Queens Speech

    23/12/2014 at 10:53 pm

    Christmas Pudding -with all the trimmings – steaming hot! Yum!

  426. Lorraine Palmer
    23/12/2014 at 10:52 pm

    Your loved ones!

  427. Rachel
    23/12/2014 at 10:31 pm

    Has to be Pigs in Blankets

  428. Evette Williams
    23/12/2014 at 10:14 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without Turkish Delight, Matchmakers, Quality Street, Mint Thorntons, Maltesers, Liqurice Allsorts, Ferreo Rochoe, After Eight. Why O why do I get all these in every year!

  429. Adrian Mathers
    23/12/2014 at 10:10 pm

    The answer is obvious…a huge chocolate hamper
    In case I win – thanks for making my Christmas complete
    In case I don’t win – thanks for spoiling my Christmas

  430. johntrimming@*****
    23/12/2014 at 10:10 pm

    Mince pies

  431. Jayne
    23/12/2014 at 10:08 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the love of my family.

  432. Sandra mellor
    23/12/2014 at 9:35 pm

    My partner makes the most delicious roast parsnips which taste so fresh as they are also home grown.

  433. John Baxter
    23/12/2014 at 9:26 pm

    Turkey stock made on Christmas Day late at night which then makes the basis for a wonderful Boxing Day turkey soup using everything left over from the previous day including those uneaten brussels sprouts! A culinary delight!

  434. Chris
    23/12/2014 at 9:16 pm

    Mince pies are my favourite but only had first one last week have made up since ha ha ha. Made some myself last year with orange juice in pastry which are rather special cannot remember where I found the recipe!!!!

  435. Bob Coates
    23/12/2014 at 8:57 pm

    About half past November, I make a start on the Christmas Pudding. I’ve used the same recipe for years and it’s never failed yet. Cooks aren’t supposed to enjoy their own cooking, but this breaks the rule! Christmas Pudding!

  436. Paul Varley
    23/12/2014 at 8:49 pm

    A good quality fresh turkey – essential for evening turkey and stuffing sandwich Christmas Night, smothered with brown sauce (must be HP!).

  437. Bryan Burton
    23/12/2014 at 8:48 pm

    Shallots, roasted until caramelised, with roast pork and crunchy crackling.

  438. Laurence Sullivan
    23/12/2014 at 8:48 pm

    A Warm House….my loved ones and a huge glass of “Good Port”…..Fantastic!!

  439. denis murphy
    23/12/2014 at 8:37 pm


    christmas must start with pork pie for breakfast

  440. denis murphy
    23/12/2014 at 8:35 pm

    the charter house
    12a rectory rdchristmas day

    pork pie for breakfast on

  441. Tony Whiting
    23/12/2014 at 8:33 pm

    Christmas to me means mince pies with brandy butter followed by Stilton Cheese and a large glass of the finest port .
    What more could you want.

  442. alan deadman
    23/12/2014 at 8:32 pm

    honey glazed ham.

  443. Michael Madner
    23/12/2014 at 7:58 pm

    Just give me marzipan, I’m not bothered what it’s in!

  444. susan.snowdon@*****
    23/12/2014 at 7:56 pm

    My christmas wouldn’t be complete without all my wonderful family sitting round the table for lunch and also a visit to the cemetery to remember all the family and friends that have passed away.

  445. david
    23/12/2014 at 7:51 pm

    roast turkey with stuffing

  446. Katrina
    23/12/2014 at 7:26 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without home made Scottish tablet, homemade rum truffles, dates filled with marzipan and dipped in CHOCOLATE and of course homemade trifle. Happy Christmas everyone

  447. john williamson
    23/12/2014 at 7:21 pm

    A plate of fresh vegetables is fine for me.

  448. brian miller
    23/12/2014 at 7:20 pm

    Electricity/Gas cant do without cause I wouldn’t be able to cook the turkey, mince pies etc. Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2015. To all the team.x

  449. Sarah
    23/12/2014 at 7:11 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a bottle of sherry for my boyfriends mum…so funny when she’s had a few :-)

  450. Phil Holland
    23/12/2014 at 7:10 pm

    Sausage rolls

  451. Deborah Clempson
    23/12/2014 at 6:59 pm

    A Mince pie and a Brandy & Port after I have parked the car, closed the curtains and got my pyjamas on after finishing work on Christmas Eve and listening to Carols from Kings. MERRY Christmas Everybody.

  452. Teresa Owens
    23/12/2014 at 6:55 pm

    Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry of course to bring that warm feeling of togetherness xxx

  453. Brian
    23/12/2014 at 6:52 pm

    Christmas is best with my wife’s Christmas pud and brandy sauce.

  454. Kevin Friend
    23/12/2014 at 6:50 pm

    Chestnut stuffing. My late Nana always used to make it as her contribution to the family Christmas dinner that we all sit down to. Sadly she passed away last year (at the ripe old age of 101 mind you!) but whenever I taste it, it always reminds me of her :)

  455. Patricia Ashby
    23/12/2014 at 6:35 pm

    I enjoy a slice of Christmas Cake with a cup of tea :)

  456. E Evans
    23/12/2014 at 6:27 pm

    Watching and Tasting the Brandy on the Christmas cake

  457. Janet Smith
    23/12/2014 at 6:27 pm

    Turkey with all the trimmings

  458. barbara DONNELLY
    23/12/2014 at 6:26 pm

    my son this year who is overseas with the army

  459. Paula Isaacs
    23/12/2014 at 6:24 pm

    I love pigs in blankets

  460. Kaz
    23/12/2014 at 6:20 pm

    Bread sauce, yummy!

  461. dave thomas
    23/12/2014 at 6:15 pm


  462. ann pearson
    23/12/2014 at 5:59 pm

    Christmas cake of Course

  463. Diane Lumb
    23/12/2014 at 5:58 pm

    A chocolate selection box mmmm

  464. Michael Steward
    23/12/2014 at 5:37 pm

    I just love homemade stuffing made with breadcrumbs, sausage meat, onions, mushrooms, raw chestnuts and apricots. I cook it by itself instead of in the bird as it then gets a slightly toasted crust, which adds texture.

  465. Alan Turner
    23/12/2014 at 5:29 pm

    Cadburys chocolate – – – – sigh

  466. Ann
    23/12/2014 at 5:27 pm

    Fresh cream chocolate log and my granddaughter face when l explain how santa sent her pressies to Nannies house as he knew she would be visiting!!

  467. Barrie & Barbara
    23/12/2014 at 5:26 pm

    A visit to Church on Christmas Eve to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

  468. Kevin Oldfield
    23/12/2014 at 5:25 pm

    Has to be bread sauce and cranberry sauce with my turkey. Could not survive Christmas dinner without it!

  469. Susan Booth
    23/12/2014 at 5:21 pm

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without decorations, trees, Carols and Family!!!

  470. Neil Senior
    23/12/2014 at 5:10 pm

    Turkey and homemade chestnut stuffing served with all the trimmings.

  471. Mark Duford
    23/12/2014 at 4:59 pm

    Roasted garlic sprouts with chestnuts, maple smoked bacon and a good smear of stilton cheese, what a side dish!

  472. Susan Wilson
    23/12/2014 at 4:49 pm

    Christmas pudding as it is not normally eaten at any other time of the year!

  473. Tony Wells
    23/12/2014 at 4:48 pm

    The best ingredient on Christmas Day is homemade brandy butter regardless of whether you have it with Christmas pudding, mince pies or on its own!!

  474. barry knight
    23/12/2014 at 4:47 pm

    Turkey on the day with Haggis stuffing, yum yum.

  475. phil
    23/12/2014 at 4:46 pm

    My family Christmas would never be complete without my wife’s homemade sausage rolls. Whether she has to work or not she always makes these and is sometimes still in the kitchen at midnight on Christmas eve. I suppose what i’m really saying then my Christmas would not be complete without her.

  476. Colin Throssell
    23/12/2014 at 4:40 pm

    Christmas pud but it has to be with custard

  477. Ian plummer
    23/12/2014 at 4:21 pm

    Christmas cake with cheese very nice

  478. Alan Rushworth
    23/12/2014 at 4:12 pm

    The best thing is seeing the grandchildrens faces opening there presents with the family all around.

  479. Jo Young
    23/12/2014 at 3:59 pm

    A tin of chocolates, although they’re now in a plastic tub and it’s about half the size!

  480. carol
    23/12/2014 at 3:58 pm

    Holly Lane Aldi once you have mastered the way to get them out of the foil in 1 piece they are great for the price

  481. trish clark
    23/12/2014 at 3:57 pm

    can have a roast any time but on boxing day we have mixed cold meats pickles coleslaw salad cream an loads creamy mashed potatoes, and all washed down with a very large snowball ” advocat and lemonade delicious………

  482. Nicola Steadman
    23/12/2014 at 3:56 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without cold roast potatoes in the evening!

  483. Tracey
    23/12/2014 at 3:48 pm

    Trifle on Boxing Day mid morning lol

  484. Stuart Sossick
    23/12/2014 at 3:30 pm

    Christmas Pudding with lots of custard – forget the brandy butter or creem

  485. Denise caetwright
    23/12/2014 at 3:24 pm

    Being sat down with all the family for dinner with a nice glass of bubbly

  486. Richard
    23/12/2014 at 3:22 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without…….a glass of sweet dessert wine at the end of the festive meal.

  487. tatch
    23/12/2014 at 3:15 pm

    roast turkeyy and mince pies

  488. Chris
    23/12/2014 at 3:10 pm

    Brussel sprouts making their only appearance all year. Come on, someone must agree with me!

  489. Ian
    23/12/2014 at 3:03 pm

    Relaxing after a big lunch with a nice port and Stilton.

  490. B. Marsden
    23/12/2014 at 2:52 pm

    I like a nice big dinner with Turkey and pork best of all is with all the family

  491. Daphne
    23/12/2014 at 2:49 pm

    Retro I know but prawn cocktail !!

  492. hazel clarke
    23/12/2014 at 2:49 pm

    Warm croissants spread with lots of butter and ginger marmalade, washed down with a glass of bucks fizz.

  493. Ronald Homer
    23/12/2014 at 2:46 pm

    Christmas pudding.

  494. K Rawlins
    23/12/2014 at 2:43 pm

    Christmas is not like Christmas without Stilton Cheese

  495. Ruth baxter
    23/12/2014 at 2:34 pm

    Roast turkey dinner, but with a starter of yorkshire puddings and onion gravy

  496. Susan Penrose
    23/12/2014 at 2:29 pm

    Christmas is not Christmas withought all of the world wide family sitting by the open fire eating chocolate caramels

  497. labrador
    23/12/2014 at 2:24 pm

    toasted cheese and onion sandwich on Boxing Night and a glass of rum swizzle at any time – sunshine in a glass!

  498. I Williams
    23/12/2014 at 2:18 pm

    Christmas would not be complete without the warmth of those you love around you.

  499. Alison McMinn
    23/12/2014 at 2:17 pm

    20 Blake Gardens
    Gt Harwood

    • Alison McMinn
      23/12/2014 at 2:18 pm

      It’s the only time of year I eat christmas cake. Yummy!

      • Chris Tyson
        23/12/2014 at 6:12 pm

        My Christmas Day wouldn’t be the same without my wife’s home made pork pie for breakfast. I have the job of cutting up the pork.

  500. G.H.Briggs
    23/12/2014 at 2:07 pm

    I love chocolate and my favorite is cabary’s triple chocolate roll, a chocolate sponge covered in chocolate sause then the chocolate cream after rolling its smothered in cabury’s chocolate all over including the ends. Fantastic!! a real treat and yes when I slice it up [you guessed ] I get the end pieces first or hide them under the middle pieces. Mini rolls are nice but big brother is super.

  501. brian odden
    23/12/2014 at 2:05 pm

    Crab meat, tiger prawns and smoked salmon served with avocado pear as a starter for Xmas lunch. Could not do without it!

  502. Audrey
    23/12/2014 at 1:55 pm

    My son says Christmas is only complete with sprouts and orange matchmakers (but not together!) he he

  503. su kane-Jones
    23/12/2014 at 1:55 pm

    Christmas day would not be the same without all the family for dinner normally 15of us love them all xxxxxxxx

  504. kath
    23/12/2014 at 1:53 pm

    My home made Christmas pudding + brandy butter

  505. Carole Schlarb
    23/12/2014 at 1:53 pm

    Bread sauce with the turkey…….just wouldn’t be complete without it!

  506. Alan M
    23/12/2014 at 1:50 pm

    homemade sausage rolls with a hint of mustard or cranberry

  507. Margaret
    23/12/2014 at 1:47 pm

    Cheese sandwiches as we walk up to Mellor Cross on Christmas Day, XXX.

  508. T MADDOCK
    23/12/2014 at 1:45 pm

    Having children around, to see their faces when they are opening their presents.Priceless

  509. Shafiq Mumani
    23/12/2014 at 1:41 pm

    Christmas would not be the same without great friends to share the good food with!

  510. Patricia Ellis
    23/12/2014 at 1:40 pm

    Roast turkey Christmas dinner Heston’s Christmas pudding with custard and home made trifle yummy. p.s. lots of champers

  511. Helen Kilby
    23/12/2014 at 1:35 pm

    My Christmas isn’t compete until all the family are with me! Love Christmas day laughing and eating x

  512. JUlie Shaw
    23/12/2014 at 1:29 pm

    Knowing that if I win this wonderful hamper I can treat lots of people who could not afford this themselves

  513. John Freeman
    23/12/2014 at 1:27 pm

    Not complete without oozzles of extra thick double cream on my pudding

  514. David
    23/12/2014 at 1:25 pm

    Has to be the Drambuie shot after the turkey dinner :-)

  515. Darrell Williams
    23/12/2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love roasted chestnuts that have been warmed over an open log fire

  516. angela.massey@***
    23/12/2014 at 1:15 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without home made pickle onions and a holiday booked plus the security of knowing APH will collect our car and look after it safely:)

  517. Jacki Taylor
    23/12/2014 at 1:05 pm

    Home made parsley stuffing and bread sauce with the turkey

  518. Sheila Love
    23/12/2014 at 1:05 pm

    My husband’s home-made Xmas cake – he is a Yorkshireman and we have it with cheese! It’s delicious!

  519. Al
    23/12/2014 at 1:02 pm

    Dark chocolate mint creams!!

  520. Lisa Bishop
    23/12/2014 at 12:58 pm

    Bubble & Sqeak on Boxing day with all the left over veg and cold turkey…. yummy

  521. john.ireland.14@****
    23/12/2014 at 12:56 pm

    A nice malt whisky from the Isle of Skye, can only be Talisker.

  522. Elizabeth Bennett
    23/12/2014 at 12:54 pm

    Roast turkey with chestnut stuffing

  523. Claire Weller
    23/12/2014 at 12:50 pm

    Nothing can beat homemade mince pies yum yum

  524. Alan Jones
    23/12/2014 at 12:50 pm

    My favourite food at Christmas is a Walkers Pork pie hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  525. Victor bream
    23/12/2014 at 12:46 pm

    A good strong cheddar cheese and a good glass of port

  526. linda alexander
    23/12/2014 at 12:35 pm

    opening my lindt choc santas and then I know xmas has arrived

  527. ann myatt
    23/12/2014 at 12:34 pm

    Fresh vegetables from our allotment that we work on all year

  528. Deborah Taylor
    23/12/2014 at 12:34 pm

    My mum-in-laws home made stuffing – fantastic !

  529. Leila Benhamida
    23/12/2014 at 12:33 pm

    Turkey with gravy

  530. Roger Bowe
    23/12/2014 at 12:31 pm

    My wife’s sherry trifle

  531. Frank Woodward
    23/12/2014 at 12:30 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without Christmas pudding

  532. Julie
    23/12/2014 at 12:30 pm

    The family is the most important but I can’t find the White Stilton with lemon that used to be my Christmas treat.

  533. Kate Gilbert
    23/12/2014 at 12:26 pm

    Christmas would not be complete without all the trimming and good friends and family to share them with

  534. Phil C
    23/12/2014 at 12:26 pm

    Cold Turkey & chips on Boxing Day!

  535. Alan Murphy
    23/12/2014 at 12:20 pm

    Mince pies

  536. Dariusz Majkut
    23/12/2014 at 12:18 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without Baileys and Panettone cake

  537. Alan McDonald
    23/12/2014 at 12:14 pm

    It’s always been a family tradition to have Baxter’s Royal Game Soup as a starter.

  538. Becky Thompson
    23/12/2014 at 12:13 pm

    My Dad’s stuffing everytime – xmas dinner isn’t compete without it!

  539. Donna French
    23/12/2014 at 12:13 pm

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without family, so it’s not what’s on the table but who is sitting around it.

  540. John Wrapson
    23/12/2014 at 12:12 pm

    Chocolate Brandy Cream made using an old recipe from the Hungry Monk, Jevington, Sussex

  541. Maggie Coles
    23/12/2014 at 12:08 pm

    My home-made mince pies, complete with home-made mincemeat, warm from the oven – mmmm! And on the day, my favourite part of the meal is my home-made pork and apricot stuffing.

  542. Mike Pollard
    23/12/2014 at 12:07 pm

    We enjoy a refreshing peach flan & cream as desert after Xmas lunch and Xmas pudding on boxing day after cold
    turkey,mash and pickles.

  543. Steven Marsh
    23/12/2014 at 12:05 pm

    Christmas isn’t complete without my family

  544. nicola-m.hopkins@****
    23/12/2014 at 12:04 pm

    A warm mince pie and an iced Baileys, mmmm!

  545. Alison Stratton
    23/12/2014 at 11:58 am

    You can’t beat my Mum’s homemade stuffing. Even though she can no longer make, I try my best to replicate the recipe!!!

  546. Neil Bishop
    23/12/2014 at 11:54 am

    Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Pigs in blankets of course, what else?

  547. Paul Bowler
    23/12/2014 at 11:54 am

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without pickled walnuts.

  548. Pauline
    23/12/2014 at 11:53 am

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without buying gifts for the grandchildren and seeing there little faces all smiles and laughter.

  549. caroline mccabe
    23/12/2014 at 11:48 am

    I love pigs in blankets and Christmas would not be the same withouto them!

  550. Kirk Mottershead
    23/12/2014 at 11:45 am

    Warm Mince Pies with Brandy Cream – with a Brandy on the side of Course!

  551. Brian Dean
    23/12/2014 at 11:43 am

    A glass of fizz and good white wine what more could a person want!

  552. Diana lindsay
    23/12/2014 at 11:42 am

    Will mince pies still be available after 14th January, when I fly back to uk from Australia..I hope so..

  553. Andy Walls
    23/12/2014 at 11:42 am

    Christmas isn’t complete without all the things we sometimes take for granted. A break from the routine, contact with people we might otherwise forget, a smooth journey with straightforward airport parking…

  554. Diane Harvey
    23/12/2014 at 11:36 am

    Brandy Butter melting over a brandy soaked Christmas puddiing – it doesn’t get any better for the real taste of a traditional British Christmas

  555. Ellie Sutch
    23/12/2014 at 11:35 am

    My Christmas isn’t complete without Blue Stilton cheese :)

  556. julie h
    23/12/2014 at 11:33 am

    port and stilton

  557. Pamela Palmer
    23/12/2014 at 11:31 am

    My favourite food at Christmas is Wensleydale Cheese with cranberries!

  558. Julie
    23/12/2014 at 11:30 am

    My christmas isn’t complete without …….. My “chocolate nanna” – that’s been her nickname since my children were little – she always had chocolate in the fridge for them. Sadly she’s no longer with us but she’s the one person that would make christmas complete.

  559. robertdingley
    23/12/2014 at 11:25 am

    Christmas would not be complete without family close by

  560. Paul Brown
    23/12/2014 at 11:23 am

    Christmas dinner wouldn’t be complete without sauteed sprouts, pan fried in butter and served with the zest of orange and sliced almonds. Posh or what?

  561. James Edmondson
    23/12/2014 at 11:23 am

    MInce pies are wonderful but Christmas would not be right without a roast turkey.

  562. marion bogg
    23/12/2014 at 11:20 am

    the best christmas present is love, peace and joy for everyone.

  563. Carole Clark
    23/12/2014 at 11:20 am

    my favourite is pigs in blankets. They make Xmas dinner

  564. Carole Clark
    23/12/2014 at 11:19 am

    1 Seacrest
    The Promenade my favourite is pigs in blankets

  565. Trevor Moseley
    23/12/2014 at 11:17 am

    Christmas would not be complete without a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings especially ‘pigs in blankets’, crisp roast potatoes and sprouts with crispy bacon bits and chopped roast chestnuts.

  566. Richard
    23/12/2014 at 11:13 am

    Christmas must have on Boxing Day – Cold turkey, salad and a baked potato with lashings of butter plus a glass or three of chilled white wine.

  567. Katrina Palmer
    23/12/2014 at 11:12 am

    Roast turkey and stuffing

    23/12/2014 at 11:12 am

    pigs in blankets

  569. Mike Smith
    23/12/2014 at 11:09 am

    Christmas Pudding

  570. Joyce
    23/12/2014 at 11:08 am

    My friends mum’s homemade Christmas cake. She has made me one for the last 14years and has become a family tradition . It is just so exciting when it arrives all wrapped up smelling delicious. Never lasts long as my family cannot wait to devour it. Not in in the UK for Christmas this year, though have asked for one on my return in January.

  571. Glenda Minns
    23/12/2014 at 11:05 am

    My Christmas would not be complete without ‘smelly’ cheese, when I was young only myself and my nana liked stilton cheese so the only time I would have it would be Christmas.

  572. sally wilkinson
    23/12/2014 at 11:05 am

    Chestnut stuffing, which requires chestnut puree which is’nt always easy to find! this year I am adding whole chestnuts ;)

  573. Katrine Delaney
    23/12/2014 at 10:59 am

    My favourite thing at Christmas is watching my little granddaughter opening her presents. The innocent pleasure is a joy to behold!

  574. Paul
    23/12/2014 at 10:56 am

    Marks and Spencer biscuits and a nice glass of Cockburns Port!

  575. Claire Tomenson
    23/12/2014 at 10:56 am

    My Christmas isn’t complete without Turkey and cranberry sauce!

  576. alison.pickup@******
    23/12/2014 at 10:55 am

    pigs in blankets mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  577. Carol Mcpherson
    23/12/2014 at 10:53 am

    Been waiting till nearer Christmas and had my first mince pie from Iceland on Sunday last. Ooooooo, it was so good, warmed a little with pouring cream and melted in the mouth, soon have the box finished now.

  578. Jo Southern
    23/12/2014 at 10:53 am

    At my family’s Christmas meal the one thing I always look forward to is the brandy snaps which my auntie brings with her. It is the only time of the year we have them so they are have a true association with Christmas. Yum!

  579. Lucy fleming
    23/12/2014 at 10:52 am

    Family! My Christmas isn’t complete without my familybxx

  580. Sue Murdoch
    23/12/2014 at 10:51 am

    The best Christmas food? Roast duck with quince sauce (I’ve got a freezer packed with it!) and a spicy rice stuffing.

  581. Jane Smith
    23/12/2014 at 10:50 am

    Home made chestnut stuffing, but thank goodness for frozen chestnuts, peeling real ones was an awful job.

  582. Philip pickwick
    23/12/2014 at 10:47 am

    Not complete without family

  583. hilary wiggans
    23/12/2014 at 10:47 am

    Turkey, to eat as the Christmas meal, to grave on later on the day, sandwiches the following day and the rest to use in a curry!

  584. cecil Logan
    23/12/2014 at 10:46 am

    Mince pies, I eat one every day leading up to Xmas.

  585. Mike Hoole
    23/12/2014 at 10:33 am

    Christmas Day breakfast – kedgeree, enjoyed by the Victorians, sets you up for the day and puts you in the Xmas spirit.

  586. Kathy Miller
    23/12/2014 at 10:31 am

    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without christmas pudding and brandy cream and glass champagne

  587. Christine Lay
    23/12/2014 at 10:31 am

    Christmas pudding

  588. John Hayton
    23/12/2014 at 10:26 am

    Christmas isn’t complete without my wife’s homemade brandy truffles.

    • Tom Alcroft
      23/12/2014 at 7:00 pm

      Turkey, champagne and Christmas pud with brandy and cream – yummy

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