The Tradition of Christmas Pudding
Christmas pudding is the traditional end to British Christmas dinner. Christmas pudding originated as a 14th century porridge called "frumenty." It was made of beef and mutton with raisins, currants, prunes, wines and spices. This was eaten more often like a soup and it would be eaten more as a fasting meal in preparation for the Christmas festivities. By 1714 King George I re-established it as part of the Christmas meal given the fact that he enjoyed plum pudding. To read more about Christmas pudding, click on the above link to read the details.