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Extravagant feasts played a large part in the winter solstice festivals of ages past.
Apart from being a gathering where people exchanged good will and cheer, the mere existence of these feasts displayed faith in the prosperity of the upcoming year.
Holiday feasting hit its peak in medieval England, where the king and his court were constantly trying to outdo each other with outrageous quantities of food and drink. The guests at these festivities preferred their food to be presented looking as much like its animal of origin as possible. Not that the work was admired for long once it made it to the table. Conspicuous consumption was, after all, the order of the day.
In Victorian times, the boar's head, roasted oxen, and turkey had replaced other wild beasts, goose, plum pudding, and Yorkshire pudding.
Though there are still many traditional menu items, these days the food on the table is not as important as the idea of a gathering with family and friends, full of warmth and Christmas spirit.