Magazine article USA TODAY

The Goose Is Gone Bring on the Turkey

Magazine article USA TODAY

The Goose Is Gone Bring on the Turkey

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In the days of yore, families gathered around the Christmas table to feast on home-cooked roast goose, oyster stuffing, plum pudding, and plenty of wassail. Times have changed, though, and so has traditional holiday fare. Turkey (43%) is America's favorite Christmas main dish, according to a national survey conducted by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, Ark. Ham (27%) places second, while beef (nine percent), pork loin (three percent), fish (two percent), and goose (one percent) rank far from popular.

Meanwhile, 15% say they will be enjoying more than one main course this year. As for those memorable holiday dishes--many may not be from traditional family recipes, but instead prepared by your favorite grocery, bakery, or dell. Half of the respondents serve at least some pre-made dishes, with desserts topping the list.

Other survey highlights include:

Please pass the carbs. Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, it still is the number-one choice for holiday sides--more than one-third of Americans rate it as their top pick. …

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