Think – Weihnachtsmarket and Gluhwein in Germany, Christkindlmarkt in Austria, Reveillon and mulled wine in France, Pantomime and pudding in England, Grandfather Frost Carvings, Snow-maiden and Champagne in Russia…
Christmas Food & Drink. Worldwide:
Czech Republic: Traditionally the meal is eaten on Christmas Eve and consists of fish soup, salads, eggs and carp. The number of people at the table must be even or the one without a partner is supposed to be dead by next Christmas. Tricky if you dine alone!
Germany: Roast Goose is the favored Christmas meal, accompanied by potatoes, cabbage, carrots, parsnip and pickles. The meal is usually eaten on Christmas Eve. Rural southern Germany feast on game like wild boar and venison.
Sweden: A Smorgasbord Christmas meal eaten on Christmas Eve includes varieties of shellfish, pork, cooked and raw herring fish, caviar, cheeses and brown beans.