Though it may be traditional, and a favourite with many, turkey is not everyone's idea of a delicious Christmas dinner. If you fancy trying something new this year, look no further than these delicious recipes that will certainly make the best meal of the year one to remember.
The perfect centrepiece for your Christmas lunch, this recipe from Rosemary Shrager's Cookery Course features turkey, duck, pheasant and guinea fowl, because why have one bird when you could have four? It's Christmas after all.
Chicken, Brie, Cranberry and Pink Pepper Pithivier from Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain
Nadiya has stuffed this beautifully scored, French puff-pastry pie with chicken, that is spiced and sweetened with pink peppercorns and cranberries, around an indulgent centre of melted Brie. Cut it open at the table for added wow factor.
Roast Chicken with Tarragon Butter & Melting Onions from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry
Mary plays with classic roast chicken by making a garlicky, ginger, tarragon and lemon butter, and smothering it under the skin. Roasted on top of onions and served with homemade gravy, this is a special roast that will feed six people.
Bringing together buttery puff pastry with a tender cut of beef and a rich filling of mushroom and liver pâté, this Beef Wellington from Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook is a great choice to help shake up your Christmas feast this year.
The art of this utterly delectable recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food is the low and slow cooking time, which results in wonderfully succulent melt-in-the-mouth pork, fit for your Christmas Day centrepiece.
This all-in-one slow roast shoulder of lamb with ratatouille-style vegetables feeds six people. Roasted for nearly five hours, it's meltingly tender, ready to shred at the table with beautifully sweet veggies and delicately spiced juices to pile on top.
For a Christmas with a Mediterranean twist, Rick Stein's Lamb Kleftiko from is roasted for over two hours with garlic, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes, and finished with a crumbling of tangy feta. It also makes for great leftovers on Boxing Day in a warm flatbread.
The salmon in this recipe from Downtime is baked on a bed of sliced potatoes, infusing them with an incredible depth of flavour as it cooks. It's also very easy to pull together so would make for a great stress-free alternative to turkey or an separate dish for your pescatarian guests.
Juicy, sweet fresh dates are teamed with meltingly tender lamb shoulder, onions, cinnamon and bay leaves in this sumptuous, Cypriot-inspired supper. You can even make this dish with goat shoulder for something a little different.
It doesn't get much more festive than slow-roasted meat cooked in sloe gin! Surrounded by festive pearls of redcurrant, this stunning recipe is not only delicious but a feast for the eyes too.
Who says a vegetarian Christmas can't be delicious? This incredible centrepiece from Mary McCartney's At My Table is perfect with roast vegetables, all the traditional trimming and a generous pouring of gravy over the top.
With rich festive flavours of port and cherry and perfectly cooked duck, this recipe from Mary Berry's Classic is a winning choice for a smaller gathering.