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12 Roasts of Christmas

Updated on August 18, 2014

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The 12 Meats of Christmas ... ever heard of it?

In some parts of the world Christmas begins with Advent preceding the holiday, while many celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas following the big event. If you think about it, that's 24 days of Christmas celebration and a whole lot of food that needs to be prepared.

For those who wish to extend the festivities, these 12 Meats of Christmas have come at the right time.

Look for over 70 recipes for your favorite roasts like chicken, pork, duck, lamb, pheasant, beef, salmon, turkey and the famous Christmas goose or roast turduckin.

Check out my other holiday recipes for breakfasts, brunch or snack ideas also. Follow @favored110

Peppered Rib Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home.

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Or you can listen to this beautiful instrumental CD.

Instrumental of 12 "Roasts" of Christmas - Ok, there's no such song, but you can still listen to this instrumental as you read.

How about a song to set the holiday mood?

Twelve Days of Christmas - Traditional Instrumental Christmas Music on MP3 - Includes 13 of your favorite holiday songs.

Instrumental Twelve Days of Christmas


Angels We Have Heard on High

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Sleigh Ride – Mozart

Hallelujah Chorus

Jesu, Jou of Man’s Desire

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Here We Come A-Wassling

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town


The Nutcracker, OP 71a, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Poll: Are you a roast fan?

Photo credit by Taste of Home
Photo credit by Taste of Home

Photo credit by Taste of Home.

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12 Roasts of Christmas

1. Roast Chicken

2. Roast Cornish Game Hen

3. Roast (Crown) Pork

4. Roast Duck

5. Roast Christmas Goose

6. Roast Lamb

7. Roast Pheasant

8. Roast Rib Beef

9. Roast Pork

10.Roast Salmon

11. Roast Turkey

12. Roast Turducken

Roast Chicken

Greek Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Greek Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Roast Chicken Recipes

Christmas Roast Chicken recipe How to make

Christmas Roast Chicken & Lemon with Roasted Potatoes Food

Christmas Tandoori Whole Chicken How to make marinade & roast

Simple Roasted Chicken - Roast Chicken Recipe

Better Homes and Gardens - Cooking with Karen: Christmas chicken with Joh

Oven Roasting Pan

Stainless Steel Roasting Pan - Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster

Professionals choose stainless steel roasting pans for a reason. Besides being dishwasher safe and having a lifetime warranty, stainless steel allows the heat to circulate throughout allowing the meat to cook perfectly. The steel rack drains the juices as the meat cooks.

Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack
Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack

Stainless Triple Ply Construction with Heat Surround Technology. Solid Stainless Steel Rack. Drip-Free Pouring and easy grip handles.


Roast Cornish Game Hen

Herb-Stuffed Roasted Cornish Hens
Herb-Stuffed Roasted Cornish Hens

Roasted Cornish Game Hens Recipes

How to Make Roasted Cornish Hens

Roasted Cornish Hens

Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens

Honey Glazed Cornish Hen & Roasted Asparagus

Cranberry Cornish Hens Dinner Recipe

Roast Crown Pork

Crown Roast of Pork
Crown Roast of Pork

Crown Roast Pork Recipes

How to Make a Christmas Crown Rack Pork Roast

How to cut a pork crown rib roast

How to Make Crown Roast of Pork - Cooking With Melissa Clark

Creating a Crown Roast

Small Pork Crown Roast

Electric Carving Knives

#1 Best Selling Carving Knife - Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife

Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife
Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife

High quality stainless steel blades stores in a wood block. Includes bread blade, carving blade and butcher block holding tray.


Roast Duck

Roasted Duck with Apple-Raisin Dressing
Roasted Duck with Apple-Raisin Dressing

Roast Duck Recipes

Christmas Duck How to Cook with glaze & Orange sauce recipe

Christmas Duck in orange sauce How to make recipe - l'orange chicken breast food

Roast Duck Recipes - Holiday ideas and cooking tips

Try serving with a cherry glaze or sauce also.

Roast Goose

Roast Christmas Goose
Roast Christmas Goose

Roast Goose Recipes

Christmas Goose Roasted How to Cook recipe

Roast Lamb

California Roast Lamb
California Roast Lamb

Roast Christmas Lamb Recipes

Christmas Roast Lamb Rosemary & Garlic How to Make Recipe

Christmas Roasted Lamb with Herbs & Sauce food

Christmas Lamb Roast Slow Cook Tender How to recipe food meat roasted potatoes cooking chef rosemary

Roast Pheasant

Roast Pheasant and Wild Rice
Roast Pheasant and Wild Rice

Roast Pheasant Recipes

Roasted Pheasant - Gordon Ramsay


Pheasant The Old Inn way with head chef Ben Abercrombie

Roast Rib Beef

Herbed Rib Roast
Herbed Rib Roast

Roast Beef Recipes

Christmas Roast Beef with Herbs & Spices How to cook simple recipe

Roast Pork

Herbed Pork Rib Roast
Herbed Pork Rib Roast
Berry Pretty Pork Roast
Berry Pretty Pork Roast

Roast Christmas Pork Recipe

Christmas roast Pork & crackling How to make recipe food cook cooking chef

Roast Salmon

Mediterranean Roasted Salmon
Mediterranean Roasted Salmon

Roast Salmon Recipes

How To Cook Slow Roasted Salmon With Sweet Mustard Sauce

Pan-Roasted Salmon Video Recipe

How to Roast Salmon

Roasted salmon & lemon pasta recipe from Waitrose

Arugula with Roasted Salmon and New Potatoes | Everyday Food with Sarah Carey

Roast Turkey

Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey
Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey

Roast Christmas Turkey Recipe

Christmas Turkey How to cook recipe

Roast Turducken


Roast Turducken Recipes

When my husband first saw this it was a bit different. Inside the turkey was the duck, inside the duck was a chicken, inside the chicken was a quail and inside the quail was a raw egg in the shell.

No stuffing in these birds. There wasn't room, and it didn't get cut in half to do this process. All the birds were whole (well you know what I mean). These recipes are different and each have several kinds of stuffing. Take a look.

Incredible Turducken-Food Network

Turducken on CNN

How To Make a Turducken

How to Make Turducken

How To Make A Turducken

Cookbooks on Roasts

Roast Platter to Serve Your "Meatster" Piece. Available on Amazon
Roast Platter to Serve Your "Meatster" Piece. Available on Amazon

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Collection

Holiday Serving Platter - Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Sculpted Oval Platter

Beautiful handpainted stoneware 18" oval platter is perfect for your holiday roasts. Mixes and matches with all Winterberry serving and dinnerware pieces.

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Collection - Look for the entire collection of holiday dinnerware right here.

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry has an entire collection for your table. Select from place settings, serving dishes, gravy boats, bowls, platters, teapots, tablecloths, salt or pepper shakers, creamers and more.

Poll: Have a favorite roast?

Which roast is your favorite?

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Hezekiah I appreciate your visit but am sorry the videos aren't working. Hopefully they will be soon. Merry Christmas.

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      Hezekiah 3 years ago from Japan

      Thanks for sharing this. Dont get too much turkey here in Japan. Would be nice to give my wife some recipes.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @SusanDeppner: I think my husband could eat his way through them all. Thanks for visiting Susan.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, that's a lot of roast meat! I haven't eaten most of these. Trying to pick a favorite is difficult. As much as I love roast turkey, I absolutely adore good roast beef. And then there's the pork... Yep, I'd try all of these!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @yourselfempowered: I'm sure your son would love a nice roast for the holidays. So nice to see you. Hope you are having a wonderful season. Tonight we got our first snow.

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      Odille Rault 4 years ago from Gloucester

      What a fabulous idea for a lens! And beautifully written and put together! Hmmm... my mouth is watering now... I may have to make a roast for dinner .... ;)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Now why do I have the sudden urge for roast beef? ;)

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      infoprogirl 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing for these yummy recipes. Very nice lens.

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      delicious lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have never heard of Roast Rib Beef.

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      Toy-Tester 5 years ago

      Definitely will be back when in need of some roasting inspiration. Thanks for all the great tips and techniques.

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      Scullyvan 5 years ago

      So many roasts, so little time! Amazing lens, and quite the list of recipes.

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      zenith-ho-7 5 years ago

      oh,it is so nice to see so many attractive pictures!

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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      This is an incredible lens! I'll be back to check on some of these recipes.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I love chicken roasts, yummy. Great recipe for the holidays.

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      atomicgirl24 5 years ago

      Yowza! What a delicious lens! I love roast chicken out of all the "roasts". I'll definitely be checking out those chicken recipes you posted from YouTube for more ideas.

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      These recipes look delicious!

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      stylishimo1 5 years ago

      I shoudn't have looked at this yummy lens as now I am hungry and no meat around....(apart from one small dog which is starting to look tasty, lol ;)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Lovely lens - made me hungry!

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      My mouth is watering. Fantastic lens!