A Christmas day meal in Australia commonly includes seafood. Prawns, fish and lobster (often barbecued) are popular on this holiday.
Many Australians also prepare traditional English foods on Christmas. Turkey, pork and ham are all conventional holiday dishes. Similarly, Christmas pudding is a popular dessert on this day that also has English roots. This pudding is topped with a sweet brandy sauce that is lit on fire before it is served.
Christmas meals are often served during the afternoon at lunch time. Due to the warm weather in Australia during the Christmas season, many people opt to celebrate their holiday with a picnic or day at the beach.