My kids hate Christmas dinner so I let them eat whatever they want on Xmas day – if they want pizza they can have it

TURKEY, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and a whole heap of vegetables.

That's the traditional Christmas dinner – but many children aren't a fan of the posh roast.

And instead of trying to force their kids to scarf down the turkey dinner, some parents have decided to let them have free rein on Christmas day – and choose exactly what they want to eat.

"I tell my children (boys 10 & 5) they can eat whatever they want on Xmas day," mum of two Becki Dunwell wrote on the Family Lowdown Tips and Ideas group on Facebook.

"Chocolate for breakfast? Sure. Pizza for your dinner? Sure.I only started this a couple of years ago and it works a treat.

"Christmas is a time to enjoy yourself and be with your loved ones, not to stress about cooking a feast that may or may not get eaten.

"Relax and let them choose what they'd like to eat."

Another mum, Cat Findlater, agreed, writing: "This is exactly why I no longer cook a traditional (or even vaguely traditional) Xmas lunch or dinner on Xmas Day..

"I cook a curry (which we all enjoy) on Xmas Eve and then I cook fresh rice on the day itself and reheat the curry… I don't miss any of the day having to be in the kitchen!"

And it seems as though the pair aren't in the minority by preparing an untraditional meal for their kids at Christmas.

"We don’t have traditional Christmas dinner, we have Lamb Schwarma with homemade hummus, roast potatoes, roast veg – then my daughter can dip any of the veg she’s not too keen on in the hummus, although we try and pick veg she likes too," Lucy Josephine wrote.

"I literally will cook my kids pizza if that’s what they fancy. It’s Christmas it should be enjoyable and that includes food," Holly McAleenan concurred.

"Why battle with them on the most magical day of the year. It’ll not be long before they’ve grown up and enjoy a roast."

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