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Ah, Christmas. The only time of the year when it is sociably acceptable to consume your entire recommended daily food and drink intake before 11am.

As the inevitable office parties and university reunions mount up, the sight of another plate of soggy Turkey and stuffing is enough to put anyone off the big day itself. But with so many alternatives on offer this year from familiar chain-restaurants and quirky independents, why not leave the carving knives alone and opt for something a little more creative when planning dinner?

From Turkey-dogs to barbecued hog, here are ten of the best tried-and-tested alternative Christmas meals.