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Vegan Christmas Feasts and Celebrations

Christmas is the most sacred time of year billions of people worldwide. But where food is concerned in America it’s largely a replay of Thanksgiving minus the cranberry sauce. That is, the standard omnivorous Christmas main course is a turkey, or maybe a ham. So the same ideas for veganizing Thanksgiving apply to veganizing Christmas.

With that in mind, vegan companies like Field Roast and Tofurky make their seasonal feast offerings available from a few weeks before Thanksgiving through Christmas. Field Roast offers a wonderful Celebration Roast, and Tofurky makes a massive feast complete with stuffing, gravy, and even a brownie for dessert. The manager of the refrigerated section at your local natural foods store will know if and when these products will come into stock. It makes sense to buy these products the moment they come in so you can avoid the risk of their selling out.

If you’re in the mood to cook your Christmas dinner from scratch, you can’t do better than using the recipes for our Thanksgiving feast. Alternately, take a look at the recipes from Laura Theodore’s all-vegan Easy Christmas Dinner.

Vegan Christmas Cookbooks

There are several terrific vegan cookbooks written specifically for holiday cooking. Each is loaded with recipes that are ideal for a Christmas feast.

Vegan Holiday Drinks

Where alcohol is concerned, the quintessential Christmas beverage is eggnog—which obviously contains eggs. Despite being an oxymoron, vegan eggnog is widely available. Califia Farms makes a vegan Holiday Nog based on almond milk. Just add bourbon and a dusting of nutmeg and you’re in business.

Mulled apple cider, either with or without alcohol, is another delicious beverage choice and it should always be vegan.

For further reading: please see our vegan foods page, our guide to vegan cooking, and our desserts coverage.
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