Monday 12 December 2022


We all know the struggle of getting everything ready for Christmas dinner each year. The stress of preparing the perfect meal can be overwhelming, leading to a dreaded Christmas dinner burnout. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you plan ahead and follow a few simple steps, you can create a stress-free Christmas dinner that everyone can enjoy. In this blog post, we'll look at ways to avoid Christmas dinner burnout this year.

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What causes Christmas dinner burnout?

The holidays can be a time of joy and celebration, but for some, it's also a time of stress and exhaustion. Christmas dinner, in particular is notorious for causing stress, as the preparation can be incredibly time-consuming and labour-intensive. This can lead to a phenomenon known as Christmas Dinner Burnout, where people become so overwhelmed by the preparations that they simply don't enjoy their holiday meal. 

Christmas Dinner Burnout usually occurs when people try to do too much. For example, they might attempt to prepare an elaborate meal with all their favourite dishes. In addition, they may be trying to make all of the dishes from scratch or attempting to please every guest by accommodating various dietary restrictions. 

In addition, the actual cooking process can cause stress. If the person preparing the meal has limited kitchen experience, they may struggle to complete all the tasks in the necessary time frame This can lead to frustration and a sense of failure, as well as a lack of enjoyment of the meal itself.

Make a list

Preparing for Christmas dinner can be a stressful experience. But by making a list of the ingredients and dishes you need for the big day, you can save yourself a lot of stress and ensure that everything is ready on time. 

Having a list helps you to stay organised and makes it easier to shop for all the ingredients in advance. If you plan ahead and start buying your food early, you won't have to worry about running out of something at the last minute. 

Try something new

It's no secret that preparing Christmas dinner can be a stressful and overwhelming task, leading to the dreaded Christmas burnout. But what if we told you that avoiding the turkey this year could be liberating and even help you avoid the holiday stress? 

Instead of stressing yourself out with a big bird, why not try something new and go for a luxury hamper? Luxury fish hampers are a good alternative for Christmas dinners because they bring a lot of delicate flavours without too much work. Plus, they're packed with delicious and light flavours that can elevate your meal and are guaranteed to please your guests!

Assign tasks

One of the main causes of Christmas dinner burnout is taking on too much responsibility. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking you have to do it all! The best way to avoid this is to assign tasks to other members of the family or friends.

Sharing the preparation allows everyone to chip in and take ownership of part of the meal. As well as taking some of the pressure off you, it can also make dinner more enjoyable. By assigning different dishes or tasks, you can create an atmosphere of collaboration and camaraderie.

It's time to ban Christmas dinner burnout. Instead of getting so caught up in making everything "perfect" that Christmas passes quickly and you miss it all, Christmas should be a time to be joyful and embrace the things and people you do have.


  1. We treat Christmas dinner as a really good Sunday roast but with turkey. That way we all enjoy it and don't stress as much.

  2. It's definitely good to have a list and also delegate tasks when it comes to Christmas dinner. I am never home during this time so I'm always avoiding this big job. I would rather be somewhere exotic than at home during this time.