In Greenland, a traditional Christmas dinner is the Inuit dish, Muktuk. Muktuk is raw, frozen whale skin and blubber usually taken from the Bowhead Whale which only inhabits Arctic or sub-Arctic waters. It can also sometimes be served deep fried with soy sauce.
In South Africa, a Christmas delicacy is the deep-fried caterpillar of the Emperor Moth. This is fitting, because the Emperor Moth caterpillar is also known as the Christmas Caterpillar due to its festive Christmas colored markings.
The Mayfair Pizza Company in England has decided that Christmas Pudding should be a bit more hip this year. So they've loaded up a pizza with pigs in blankets, pulled turkey, roast potatoes, vegetables, bread sauce and chestnut stuffing. Make sure you tip your pizza guy if you order it on Christmas Eve.
A long standing tradition in the Czech Republic is to catch a carp for Christmas and raise it in a bathtub in the weeks before the big day to ensure that it is as fresh as possible for Christmas dinner. When the day rolls around, the carp is served deep fried with potato salad.
Turkey is nearly an unknown dish in Japan. As a result, those in search of a traditional Christmas bird go to KFC. Orders for Christmas KFC are placed more than two months in advance to ensure availability. The Colonel does sort of resemble Santa so we guess this makes sense.
Maksalaatikko or Liver Casserole, is a Finnish dish made from ground liver, rice, butter, syrup, onion, eggs, raisins and is usually served with Lingonberry Jam. Fun fact: Maksalaatikko was once voted by Finnish schoolchildren to be their most disliked food. Merry Christmas, kids!
Definitely the saddest entry on our list, Hot Can Christmas Dinner is said to contain turkey casserole, cranberry sauce, stuffing and vegetables. On the plus side, it claims to be able to be prepared in just 8-12 minutes using an "exothermic reaction." Hooray science!
We know what you're thinking and we can assure you that is not a lamb's head. Smalahove is a Norwegian delicacy that is made from a lamb's head chopped in half. Apparently, the ears and eyes are considered the best parts and the rest of the head is traditionally eaten from front to back. Here's to hoping we don't find this under our tree this year.