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The Burning Question*: What time are we having Christmas dinner?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

A perfectly normal and not-at-all staged Christmas dinner.
A perfectly normal and not-at-all staged Christmas dinner.
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IT’S THE MAIN event of Christmas Day – but what time should it happen?

25 December can be a strange day in many households… Breakfast, in some homes, is a huge deal – with Superquinn sausages to beat the band, and endless fancy coffees.

Brunch, we’re told, is even observed by some families – although nobody in the newsroom is owning up to anything quite so déclassé. 

All of which throws up the vital question – what time will we all sit down to dinner? Will we even be hungry after all those vol-au-vents and upmarket Lidl sausage rolls?

The people at Keogh’s Farm went to the trouble of commissioning a survey – and found 34% of Irish adults think 3pm is an appropriate time to start the first course…

But what do you think? As always, click a poll option – or join in the heated debate raging the comments section below (hopefully).


Poll Results:

3pm (5427)
2pm (3584)
4pm (3462)
Later still (2347)
1pm (998)





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Daragh Brophy

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