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We've selected five of the essential elements of your traditional Christmas dinner and seen what's on offer at Asda, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Tesco. Whether you're after gluten-free mince pies, Christmas tipples, or a three-bird roast for the Christmas dinner table, here's some inspiration for your festive feast…
Where to get your Christmas drinks
This Irish cream is a classic Christmas drink. Serve with ice or treat yourself to a snifter in your coffee.
£10 for 75cl, at Marks & Spencer
Add some fizz to Christmas dinner with this lively Italian wine, which has fresh floral aromas and zingy lemon, pear and apple flavours. (Not available online)
Save yourself the effort of making your own mulled wine with this pre-mixed version that combines Tempranillo and Merlot grapes with citrusy and spicy flavours.
Mix with lemonade or soda to create a snowball – the sort of indulgent cocktail the festive season is made for.
Where to get the best Mince pies
Gluten-free mince pies
These gluten-free mince pies are packed with sultanas and pieces of Bramley apple, with a touch of warming winter spice.
Puff pastry mince pies
£2.50 for 6, at Marks & Spencer
If you're not a fan of shortcrust pastry, give these M&S puff pastry pies a whirl. They're filled with fruity mincemeat that's bursting with sultanas, raisins and currants. (Not available online.)
Deep filled mince pies
With their butter-enriched shortcrust pastry cases, you can't go wrong with this classic version of the Christmas treat, with extra mincemeat.
Iced top mince pies
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this tempting take on mince pies, which combines a light pastry case with a fondant icing topping.
Where to buy your turkey (or other main event)
Basted British turkey
Made from assured turkey, this has a buttery baste for moist and tender meat. And it's sizeable enough that you'll have plenty left over for lunch on Boxing Day.
British Three-Bird Roast
For a variation on straightforward turkey, try this three-bird roast, complete with a pork, plum and sloe gin stuffing, and a streaky bacon lattice.
Free Range Goose
Or for something a bit different yet traditional, why not try goose? These birds are from a slow-growing breed and are free to range, so the meat is full of flavour.
British Beef Chateaubriand
This hand-trimmed prime cut of beef fillet has been matured for 28 days. Chateaubriand is traditionally served roasted rare as an indulgent sharing dish.
The best vegetarian Christmas dinner alternatives
Quorn meat free roast
For a meat-free turkey alternative, Quorn is always an excellent go-to option. Its tasty roast is also high in protein and it’s gluten-free.
Parsnip, camembert and chestnut pithivier
This delicious tart is packed with honey-roast parsnips, Camembert, chestnuts, shallots and thyme, encased in an all-butter puff pastry.
Sweet potato nut roast
Crammed with maple-roasted carrots, sweet potato, pecans and peanuts, this nut roast is full of flavour and goes well with cranberry sauce.
Wild mushroom & spinach vol-au-vents
An appetising alternative to nut roast, these tasty vol-au-vents are made of light puff pastry and filled with mushrooms in a cream and white wine sauce.
The best options for Christmas desserts
Slathered in rich Belgian chocolate and icing, and with a thick butter cream filling, this will definitely hit the spot for chocoholics.
Classic Christmas pudding
£6 for 907g (serves 8) at Marks & Spencer
A true festive favourite, these puddings have been matured for six months with juicy vine fruits and generous splashes of cider, rum and sherry. (Not available online)
Fruit & nut topped stolen
A richly fruited bread from Dresden, this Fruit & Nut Topped Stollen is the meeting point between a hot cross bun and Christmas cake. What's not to love?
And if you still have some room after all that, finish off with a slice of brandy and cognac-infused fruit cake covered with marzipan and icing. Now, about that New Year diet…