We used to make goose for Christmas, and then, since we weren't thrilled with the mittle European go-withs (things with prunes, and apples and such) we switched to a proper English meal with a standing rib roast, yorkshire pudding, scalloped potatoes, multiple green vegetables and stilton and sticky toffee pudding among the dessert board (we even acquired a celery vase and a cracker caddy for the stilton). I would like to do something different this year, and I am fooling around with the notion of a crown roast of pork. The problems with this are the following -- 1. the dh thinks that a crown roast is not a good way to cook meat since the thickest part of the meat is in the center, covered by stuffing, and 2. we think we will run into the same problem with the side dishes as we did with the goose. We don't want to do a turkey since we do that for Thanksgiving. Does anyone do something unusual for Christmas dinner, and what are your favorite Christmas meals? Also, I would love some ideas for side dishes for a pork roast. Thanks for your help!