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Undeniable Proof That Italians Are Better At Christmas Food

It's a celebration of carbs, basically. Mangia!

While Dylan McDermott and all other non-Italians are busy eating turkey on Christmas...

Italians are eating pasta. And lots of it.

It all starts on Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, or “Esta dei Sette Pesci.”

And by "Feast of the Seven Fishes," I'm talking about fish pasta, like puttanesca.

And pasta with lobster.

It also means spaghetti with mussels...

And cioppino, if you want to knock out a bunch of different types of fish in one pot.

It's a legit kettle of fish.

Basically, the night before Christmas, Italians just get to gorge on a bunch of absolutely fantastic fish.

Oh, and did I mention that you wash it all down with some fine Italian vino?

Then there's Christmas day. You ready for this? Because it starts with more alcohol.

After opening gifts, and before Christmas dinner even begins, there's the antipasto platter.

Which is served with some fresh Italian bread, like ciabatta, pane Siciliano, focaccia, or pane di Lariano.

Next, it's time for the main event — dinner — which means it's time to BRING ON THE MEATBALLS.

Much like the Feast of Seven Fishes, Christmas day is basically the Feast of Meats, like braciole and pasta.

And lasagna!

Instead of sides of mashed potatoes, we have sides of pasta, and sausage, and homemade sauce.

After dinner settles, while Dylan McDermott eats pie, we eat struffoli.

And cannoli.


And sfogliatelle.

And so many rainbow cookies that you might go colorblind.

And like all good Italians, the meal ends with fruit, more spumante, and panettone.

So, what I'm saying is this: Would you like to come to my Italian Christmas dinner?