The traditional Christmas dinner in France includes an assortment of French delicacies and numerous courses. The Christmas Eve meal is the most celebrated meal in most French families.
French holiday meals are served with champagne or wine. The meal is usually started with foie gras, which is served on bread, oysters or escargot.
Chestnut stuffing and goose or turkey are often served as the main course. Some families may opt for less traditional courses of ham, duck, venison or boar.
Cranberry sauce is often served as a sauce or relish. Lobster and crab and other types of seafood also grace French tables during the Christmas season.