There’s no denying that year after year, Christmas songs dominate the festive period. While office playlists become plagued by our festive favourites and Michael Bublé climbs out of his cave to deliver yet another Christmas album, it’s easy to miss the true spirit of Christmas.
One thing that’s pretty amazing about these Christmas songs is their ability to translate our love of food through catchy tunes and merry melodies. In the Christmas classic ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’, we hear how the artist craves their fair share of figgy pudding (whatever that is) while in ‘The Christmas Song’, Nat King Cole tells the tale of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. In all truth, no matter which way you spin it, Christmas songs and festive foods go together like pigs and blankets.
However, thanks to a recent survey carried out by the team here at Carole Nash, we think that things are about to change.
With more and more people opting for Chinese, Italian and Indian takeaways as opposed to traditional Christmas food during the two weeks over Christmas, there’s a strong chance that over the next few years, we’re going to be hearing a lot less of those three kings from orient are, and a lot more of ghee, chow mein and orient are.
For some, this change comes as something of a nightmare – and just before Christmas too! However, to ease you into the ‘new way’ in terms of Christmas food and festive traditions, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favourite treats that combine both traditional Christmas foods with modern takeaway options.
Curry Christmas, every naan – here’s our top three festive takeaway favourites…
Containing chestnut mushrooms, pancetta and yep, you’ve guessed it, the great sprout, this particular goodie from Pizza Express manages to combine the best flavours of Italia with a very English twist. Yum.
Where other burger joints have failed to ‘meat’ the demand for traditional English fodder, MEATliquor has used Christmas 2015 as a platform to showcase their awesome XXmas Burger. Containing all your usual favourites, including turkey, gravy and stuffing sprinkles (not to mention the fact they deliver through Deliveroo!), this particular option is one to relish this Christmas.
KFC struggling to fill a bird-shaped hole? Perhaps Starbucks’ inability to deliver a ‘Grande’ sized cup of gravy is bringing you down? Fear not, Subway’s got your back. Delivering a chicken and stuffing sub as part of this year’s festive menu, this particular high-street favourite has shot straight to top of our tree this Christmas.