This Is the Most Hated Christmas Dish, Survey Says

If you're planning on making this for Christmas dinner, you might want to save yourself the trouble.

While you may have your holiday gifts wrapped and ready to hand out, chances are if you're cooking Christmas dinner this year, you've still got a lot of cooking to look forward to, even if it's for a smaller crowd. However, there's a big difference between making a lavish holiday spread and making one your loved ones will actually want to eat. This year, YouGov polled 1,140 Americans on their preferred holiday dishes, asking them to rank two different dishes against one another in multiple rounds of questioning. And while some dishes garnered near-universal acclaim, there was one that's undeniably the most reviled Christmas dish, according to those polled. Read on to discover if an essential component of your holiday menu is likely to go uneaten this year. And if you want to ensure your gifts go over better than your food, This Is the Most Hated Holiday Gift, Survey Shows.

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Roast potatoes

Potatoes in pan
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 76 percent

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Mashed potatoes

silver pot with mashed potatoes and potato masher
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 75 percent

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Turkey

thanksgiving turkey
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 73 percent

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Bread or rolls

butter on bread
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 70 percent

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Stuffing or dressing

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 70 percent

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Prime rib

sliced prime rib
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 69 percent

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Roast beef

sliced roast beef on a wooden cutting board
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 66 percent

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Steak

coulotte steak
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 65 percent

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Chicken/Cornish hen

roast chicken on plate
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 64 percent

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Roast pork/pork loin

sliced pork loin on wooden cutting board
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 64 percent

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Ham

sliced ham
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 62 percent

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Lasagna

meat lasagna on white plate
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 61 percent

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Sweet potatoes or yams

sweet potatoes and marshmallows
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 61 percent

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Macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 61 percent

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Scalloped potatoes

dish of scalloped potatoes
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 61 percent

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Green beans

sauteed green beans
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 58 percent

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Cheese

assorted cheeses on table
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 57 percent

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Cornbread

cornbread on plate
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 57 percent

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Soup/chowder

chicken noodle soup on wooden table
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 57 percent

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Potato salad

potato salad
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 56 percent

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Brisket

sliced brisket on cutting board
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 56 percent

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Deviled eggs

deviled eggs on cutting board
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 56 percent

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Fruit salad

fruit salad on table
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 55 percent

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Salad

Healthy salad
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 55 percent

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Apples/applesauce

apple sauce with cinnamon on top
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 54 percent

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Corn

buttered corn on the cob
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 53 percent

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Cranberry sauce

cranberry sauce
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 53 percent

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Non-fish seafood

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 52 percent

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Gravy

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 52 percent

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Green bean casserole

green bean casserole
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 51 percent

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Mixed vegetables

mixed vegetables
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 50 percent

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Glazed carrots

glazed carrots
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 50 percent

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Cranberries

cranberries in wooden bowl on wood surface
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 49 percent

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Rice

cooked whit rice in bowl
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 49 percent

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Broccoli

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 48 percent

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Pears

green bowl of green pears

Respondents who said it was their favorite: 46 percent

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Asparagus

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 46 percent

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Potato pancakes/latkes

potato latkes with applesauce - hanukkah
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 45 percent

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Peas

bowl of peas
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 45 percent

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Beans and rice

rice and beans in bowl
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 43 percent

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Cauliflower

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 43 percent

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Squash/butternut squash

roasted butternut squash on baking sheet
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 42 percent

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Brussels sprouts

brussels sprouts
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 42 percent

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Fish

cooked white fish
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 42 percent

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Tamales

plate of corn tamales
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 40 percent

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Lamb

grilled lamb in pan
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 39 percent

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Jell-O

Eating Red Jelly or Jello
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 39 percent

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Kale/spinach

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 38 percent

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Empanadas

empanadas on white plate next to small plastic containers of salsa and guacamole
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 37 percent

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Black eyed peas

black eyed peas with ham
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 36 percent

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Coleslaw

cole slaw in bowl
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 34 percent

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Duck

cooked duck
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 33 percent

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Collard greens

collard greens with bacon
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 32 percent

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Cabbage

cabbage
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 29 percent

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Goose

victorian christmas
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 28 percent

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Turnips/turnip greens

cooked turnip greens
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 27 percent

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Plantains

fried plantains
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 24 percent

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Tofu

cubed silken tofu
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 11 percent

And for more holiday food to avoid, Don't Eat This One Traditional Holiday Dish, Health Experts Warn.

 

 

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