Nation divided over whether Yorkshire puddings belong on a Christmas dinner

Nation divided over whether Yorkshire puddings belong on a Christmas dinner

It’s been a crazy old year with many new challenges for people up and down the country, so it only seems fitting that we, as a nation, sit down and stuff our faces with all the rich festive foods today – because we deserve it.

Whether you’re spending your day isolating with flatmates, surrounded by the whole family or even going it alone, here’s to hoping you’re enjoying some form of Christmas dinner.

Many people would argue that a Christmas dinner is the best meal of the whole year, and we’re inclined to agree – but when it comes to what actually goes into a festive feast; that’s when people’s opinions start to differ.

It goes without saying that a Christmas dinner is, of course, a turkey roast, but over the years people have evolved to having other meats, such as ham or other poultry. And, let’s not forget about our veggie and vegan friends who will be munching down on a nut roast too.

The question that gets raised every single year, however, comes down to one of the most contentious Christmas dinner additions: the Yorkshire pudding.

It’s more divisive than Brexit but a lot more fun to debate; do Yorkshire puddings belong on a Christmas dinner? Well, according to people who responded to our poll on Twitter, the majority of people said yes, they do, but it remains a controversial subject.

There are bound to be plenty of people reading this, questioning why on God’s green Earth Yorkshire puddings would ever not be on a Christmas dinner – although you can probably bet most of these people were born after the millennium.

When I speak to my grandma about the age-old debate, she never skips a beat in telling me that Yorkshire puddings absolutely do not belong on a Christmas dinner, because traditionally, Yorkshire puddings are only supposed to be served with roast beef, which could be deemed as sacrilege to the modern day roast lover.

Back in the day, Yorkshire puddings would be cooked below the joint of beef, and would soak up all the fatty goodness which would drop from the meat, but even Aunt Bessie would argue we’ve come a long way since then.

And, it seems like most people would agree – as 83 percent of people who responded to a poll we put out on Twitter decided that Yorkshire puddings to, in fact belong on a Christmas dinner. Hallelujah!