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What time do you have your Christmas dinner at?

1pm or 7pm? Or anywhere in between?

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THERE’S A LOT of contention surrounding what is perceived to be the ‘normal’ time to eat Christmas dinner.

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Some people strongly believe it should be eaten between 1pm and 3pm, but others have it as late as 9pm (seriously).

Sitting down to eat dinner at 1pm and 9pm are the two extreme ends of the spectrum.

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But few people are able to agree on what a ‘normal’ time for Christmas dinner is. The late night Christmas dinner eaters insist that anything before 5pm is actually lunch, but the early Christmas dinner eaters reckon that once the clock hits 5pm it’s officially time for ‘tea’.

Where do you stand on this?

Poll Results:

Anywhere between 3-5pm (2341)
Christmas dinner is eaten between 1-3pm (1962)
Later. Between 5-7pm. (1005)
Even later still... Beyond 7pm. (188)
My family don't eat Christmas dinner (44)

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