Here, I put together a menu with dishes from around the world to celebrate Christmas, it would be fun to try something new this year. I think this is also a great way of raising awareness of culture sensitivity among all the family members.
- Vánoční rybí polévka - Christmas fish soup from the Czech Republic and Serbia
- Barszcz or borscht - vegetable soup with red beets from Poland
- Moros de guandules con coco - rice with pigeon peas and coconut milk from Dominican Republic
- Reindeer (in northern Finland) (poro) from Finland
- Weisswurst - sausages with veal and bacon, usually flavoured with parsley, lemon, mace, onions, ginger and cardamom from Germany
- Hallaca - rectangle-shaped meal made of maize, filled with beef, pork, olives, raisins and caper, and wrapped in plantain leaves from Venezuela
- Romeritos - small green leaves of a particular type mixed generally with mole and potatoes; generally accompanied with "tortitas de camarón" (shrimp bread) from Mexico
- Rødkål - sweet and sour red cabbage, as a side dish from Norway
- Janssons frestelse ("Jansson's Temptation") - warm scalloped potato casserole with anchovies from Sweden
- Cougnou (with various like cougnolle), sweet bread in the form of the infant Jesus from Belgium
- Bûche de Noël from Canada, France (and other French speaking countries)
- Christmas cake - Different from a UK Christmas cake or American fruitcake, the Japanese style Christmas cake is a white cream cake, often sponge cake frosted with whipped cream, topped with strawberries and with a chocolate plate that says Merry Christmas.
- Cola de mono - Chilean Christmas beverage, with aguardiente, milk, coffee, and flavoured with vanilla and cloves from Chile
- Julebryg - Christmas beer from Denmark and Finland