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Most Icelanders stick to traditions when it comes to their Christmas dinner

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  • Icelanders are rather traditionalistic when it comes to their Christmas dinner. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

In Iceland, the usual Christmas dinner is glazed ham, smoked leg of lamb or ptarmigan. Icelanders are rather traditionalistic when it comes to their Christmas dinner – however, more and more people are now eschewing the traditional Christmas ham in favour of something a bit more adventurous, reports the National Broadcasting Service.

“Our twice smoked leg of lamb is extremely popular this year, as well as the ready-made beef Wellingtong,” said Jón Örn Stefánsson who works at the butcher shop Kjötkompaní in Hafnarfjörður. 

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