WATCH: Irish People Explain Who Hosts Their Christmas Feast And What They Love About It

"Those moments are unforgettable and I wouldn't trade them for anything else..."

Every Christmas millions of turkeys are consumed, but little is said of the time and effort put into preparing these meals.

The hosts of Christmas, often under-appreciated and overlooked, are the true unsung heroes of the festive season.

They give up what's supposed to be the most relaxing day of the year in order to make our tummies very happy indeed, and probably a little bit too full.

There's so much more to a Christmas feast than just the turkey. "All the trimmings" could be literally anything and can include roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, peas, stuffing, bread sauce, mashed potato, ham, cranberry sauce and the pièce de résistance, the gravy, which binds all the elements together under one roof of pure Christmas goodness.

Our hosts are what make Christmas such a memorable holiday. Thanks to them we come together, enjoy a feast and indulge ourselves in the joys that only Christmas can bring.

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Written By

Úna Harty

Úna is a Limerick hun who refers to everyone as either gal or pal. Despite the fact that she’s studying Nanoscience she loves a bitta theatre, a bitta writing and a bitta Gaeilge. You’ll find her in The George most nights of the week covered in glitter trying to keep the Harty Party going. Her diet mainly consists of chocolate, pizza and popcorn.