Okay, first things first. Christmas dinner is a subjective, personal experience. Its enjoyment – and ideas of ‘’perfection’ – are rooted in nostalgia, family and a whole load of subconscious things we don’t have time to address. This, then, is simply a rough guide to the necessities; those touches of flair and flourish that every great Christmas dinner needs. Everyone’s festive experience is different, and sure, sometimes we like to go wild and have a rib of beef or a goose.