12 Unconventional Christmas Meals That Are Better Than A Roast

The holidays are rooted in culinary traditions that cross over generations and span continents. Traditions that ― as great as they might be ― you should occasionally consider breaking away from for the sake of shaking things up.

We’re not saying that you should rethink the holiday entirely, we’re merely suggesting that you consider deviating from the same old roast that often sits at the center of the table. As great as a roast can be ― beef, bird or ham ― there are other options just as deserving out there.

We have 12 of those great options for you below. By the time you see them all you won’t have any doubts that it’s time to switch up this holiday meal.