Victorian ideas from the 1860s inspired many of the ways the world celebrates Christmastoday. Christmas cards weren’t given widely until then; the tradition didn’t spread to the United States until the early 1970s. Until the late nineteenth century when turkey took center stage, the Christmas feast focused on goose, chicken, or roast beef. It was also common to see people caroling door-to-door. The tradition of decorating Christmas trees also came from this era — it began in Germany, spread to America by way of German settlers, and made its way to England in 1840 due to Prince Albert.
Wondering what the rest of the world is cooking up to celebrate Christmas and spread the yuletide cheer? The Daily Meal is here to take you to Christmas tables around the globe to get a taste of their traditional Christmas meals.