Learn English with Anglophenia

World Christmas Food

Published: 12.22.2022
Level 4   |   Time: 2:51
Accent: British

Anglophenia describes Christmas dishes and food traditions from around the world.


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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stretchy pants [n] - pants that extend or stretch [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ feast our eyes on... [exp] - look at...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a coin [n] - round metal money [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chew [v] - bite and grind with the teeth
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hump [n] - the back of a camel [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a camel [n] - a desert animal [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the three wise men [n] - the three men who travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dine [v] - eat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ haunt [v] - visited by evil creatures
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ demons [n] - similar to a devil, an evil creature
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a slice [n] - a piece of food like pizza or pie [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ KFC [n] - Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pull your leg [exp] - lie to you, try to fool or trick you in a funny way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ finger licking [adj] - so delicious that you want to lick your fingers after you eat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the Colonel [n] - the image or mascot of Kentucky Fried Chicken [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ festive [adj] - looking bright and cheerful
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ queue [v] - wait in line
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ favour [v] - prefer
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a plethora of [exp] - a lot of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ vary [v] - change
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Christmas Eve [n] - the night of December 24th
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gobble up [phv] - eat quickly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a feast [n] - a large meal

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Brussels sprouts [n] - a type of vegetable [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Christmas pudding [n] - a Christmas desert [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mince pies [n] - pies made of dried nuts and fruit [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ red cabbage [n] - a type of vegetable [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stollen [n] - a type of bread [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cod [n] - a type of fish [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ clam linguini [n] - a type of seafood pasta [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ calamari [n] - a type of seafood [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a roast [n] - a type of meat [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ eggnog [n] - a drink made from cream, sugar and eggs [image] vocab image

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Brits usually eat turkey for Christmas.

  2. Brits avoid potatoes on Christmas Eve.

  3. A coin is often hidden inside Christmas pudding.

  4. Germans usually eat turkey for Christmas.

  5. Mince meat pies can be made from both beef and pork.

  6. Stollen is made using camel milk.

  7. Germans believe that Jesus ate stollen.

  8. Kentucky Fried Chicken is the most popular Christmas meal in Japan.

  9. Italians avoid fish during the Christmas season.

  10. The famous Christmas meal in Italy is usually eaten on Christmas Eve.

  11. Americans often eat ham and roast beef for Christmas.

  12. Pumpkin and pecan pies are the most popular Christmas desserts in the US.

triangle The Details 세부 사항 Os detalhes Los detalles

  1. What kind of pants does she recommend wearing?

    Stretchy pants

  2. What three types of potatoes does she mention?

    Boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes

  3. What is mincemeat?

    A mix of dried fruit and nuts

  4. What Christmas food in often set on fire in the UK?

    Christmas pudding

  5. What is stollen?

    German Christmas fruit bread

  6. What will happen if you don't dine well on Christmas Eve in Germany?

    You will be haunted by demons.

  7. In what decade did Christmas KFC dinner become popular in Japan?

    The 1970s

  8. What is the name of the man on KFC signs and buckets?

    The Colonel (pron: kurnal)

  9. What is the name of the famous Christmas feast in Italy?

    The Feast of Seven Fishes

  10. What type of Italian Christmas pasta does she mention?

    Clam linguini

  11. Why do some Americans avoid turkey at Christmas time?

    Because they eat turkey on Thanksgiving

  12. What two types of pie do Americans usually eat on Christmas eve?

    Pumpkin pie, apple pie

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. The video mentions Christmas food in the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US? Can you remember one detail about each country?
  2. Which of the dishes or traditions in the video is most similar to your own Christmas food and traditions?
  3. Which Christmas food from another country seems the most interesting? Why?
  4. Japan's KFC Christmas is a result of a successful marketing campaign. Can you think of any other examples where marketing has significantly influenced Christmas traditions in your country? In other countries?
  5. The US has pumpkin and apple pies as Christmas desserts. The UK has mince pies and Christmas pudding. What's your go-to Christmas dessert? Do you usually buy it or make it?
  6. If you were to pick one dish mentioned in the video to try this Christmas, which would it be, and why?
  7. What is your best or most Christmas meal ever? Who made it? Why is it so memorable?
  8. If this video included Christmas foods from your country, what dishes or traditions do you think it would show?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Put on your favourite stretchy pants as we feast our eyes on Christmas foods from around the world.

Hi, I'm Kate and this is Anglophenia.

Now, if you've already seen our episode on how to have a British Christmas, which you should totally check out by the way, you'll know that most Brits usually enjoy a roast turkey served with Brussels sprouts, roasted veg, gravy, and either boiled, mashed, or roasted potatoes. Heck, we might even have all three during our lunch on Christmas Day.

This is often followed by Christmas pudding, which is set on fire before being served with brandy butter. Watch out, as there's often a lucky coin hidden somewhere in the middle, so chew carefully.

Mince pies are everywhere and are in fact filled with a mixture of dried fruit and nuts known as mincemeat, not actual meat as some people mistakenly believe.


Roasted goose and red cabbage are the stars of Christmas dinner in Germany, but their most famous food is stollen. A sweet fruit cake often baked into a hump to symbolize camels who carried the three wise men and Jesus.

The Germans believe that if you do not dine well on Christmas Eve, you'll be haunted by demons. So there's really no excuse not to enjoy an extra slice of stollen or two.


In Japan, nothing screams Christmas more than a bucket of KFC, and I'm not pulling your turkey leg. This is actually true.

As a result of an extremely successful marketing campaign by the finger licking fast food chain during the 70s, the Colonel convinced a nation, who traditionally didn't celebrate Christmas, that the festive bucket of fried chicken was the best way to celebrate on the day.

Even now, people in Japan will queue around the block to make sure that they have a Kentucky fried Christmas.


In Italy, instead of roast meat, they favour fish, and celebrate by making the famous Feast of Seven Fishes, which usually features a plethora of different seafood dishes such as cod, clam linguini, and calamari.

The number of dishes served can vary from region to region, as can the type of fish. But no matter how many fish you eat or how they are served, they will all be enjoyed on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day.

The US.

As many of you will know, Americans usually enjoy a good roast for Christmas lunch. Although owing to the fact that many have already gobbled up as much turkey as they can during Thanksgiving, they'll usually feast on ham or roast beef.

For dessert, it wouldn't be Christmas without a pumpkin or apple pie. Oh, and let's not forget the eggnog. Easily done though if you have one too many.