MILLIONS of Brits are ditching the traditional Christmas dinner — with nearly a quarter of them preferring a curry.
Research suggests 11.5million have gone off turkey and all the trimmings on Xmas Day.
A curry was the top replacement followed by steak, pizza, pasta, a Chinese and fish and chips.
Amazingly, eight per cent would be happy with a sandwich and five per cent with beans on toast.
The poll by Subway also found a third would swap turkey for chicken and a quarter prefer beef.
Food psychologist Greg Tucker said: “Traditions trigger emotions that we want to experience and, being a sensory delight, food is a short-cut to these feelings.
“But while food is the catalyst, it isn’t the root cause, so we shouldn’t be afraid to step outside of our comfort zone.”
Surveys out last Christmas found the number of people eating out on December 25 has risen by 240 per cent in five years.
“But whilst food is the catalyst to these emotions, it isn’t the root cause, so we shouldn’t be afraid to step outside of our comfort zone and enjoy something different this Christmas.”
Country Director UK & Ireland at Subway, Colin Hughes, who carried out the research, said, “Food is a huge part of Christmas, yet many of us are restricting ourselves to meals we don’t really like for the sake of tradition.
“At Subway, you have the freedom to enjoy the food you really want, all year round. That’s why we’re allowing our guests to indulge in the Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread Steak Sub for Christmas.
“But if you do want a turkey Sub, you can still make your own at Subway – exactly how you want it!”
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