UK’s Christmas dinner favourites unveiled – and many enjoy ‘mayo on their meal’

Christmas dinner is perhaps the most anticipated meal of the year, with the overall success of Christmas Day depending on its execution. 

White goods and tech retailer Currys have surveyed the nation, asking them to choose their favourite Christmas foods, drinks, treats and habits.

The traditional roast turkey still reigns supreme as the favourite Christmas dinner centrepiece in the UK, with over half (54 percent) of participants responding that turkey will be the main event of the dinner plate this festive season.

Far behind, and tied for second place, is roast beef and roast chicken – with 22 percent of Britons saying they will be opting for an alternative Christmas meat.

Nearly a quarter of Brits will be opting for vegetarian Christmas dinners, with the most popular choice for main being stuffed mushroom, followed by a nut roast and a veggie wellington.

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A Christmas dinner would be incomplete without all the trimmings, and the nation’s favourite is the humble and versatile potato – with nearly a quarter (24 percent) of respondents claiming that roast potatoes are an essential part of Christmas dinners.

Pigs in blankets followed closely behind as the UK’s second favourite Christmas trimming, with 20 percent of people choosing them as their top trimming.

In third place is a potentially shocking addition to a Christmas dinner, depending on where you stand on the subject. Surprisingly, Brussels sprouts are the third favourite Christmas trimming as chosen by Britons, with one in 10 stating the divisive vegetable is a must-have.

Cranberry Sauce, the classic complimentary sauce for turkey, will feature on the majority of plates with 28 percent of people choosing it as their top Christmas condiment.

However, 16 percent of people will be having mint sauce instead, despite the fact roast lamb wasn’t chosen as one of the UK’s top meats.

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A staggering five percent of people have claimed they will be having mayonnaise on their Christmas dinner – remember, these people walk among us.

Another shocking revelation to come out of the survey is that only 44 percent of respondents said they will be having gravy with their meal – meaning over half of the country will be tucking into their Christmas dinner without the glue that holds the meal together. 

There’s always room for dessert, and Christmas dinner is no exception. Christmas pudding is still the favourite dessert for more than a quarter (26 percent) of Brits on the big day.

Mince pies are the second favourite post-dinner treat (21 percent), while a cheese board surprisingly sneaks into the top three.

The favourite festive tipple across the country is wine, with over a fifth (22 percent) of people choosing a nice glass of red or white to accompany their Christmas dinner.

Just 15 percent of Britons said they’ll be enjoying a Baileys with their meal, whilst only 12 percent will be drinking champagne or prosecco.

For one in 10 respondents, the first alcoholic drink is poured as soon as breakfast – but the majority of people tend to remain sober until lunch time, with a quarter popping open the bottles then.

However 17 percent of Brits choose to spend the holiday sober and abstain from drinking alcohol entirely.

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