What do YOU eat on Christmas morning? Families are divided over whether a fry-up is the best way to start the day - with frustrated cooks claiming it leaves no room for dinner .

  • Mumsnet user said she didn't understand the 'obsession with a huge breakfast'
  • Others were concerned about the extra washing up on Christmas Day
  • Some complained that one huge meal was enough stress to deal with 
  • Controversially others said they had fry-ups and big spreads

  • Turkey is the clear favourite when it comes to choosing a dish for Christmas dinner, but the nation is far more divided when it comes to what to eat in the morning.

    Some families swear a big fry-up is the only way to start the day, while others choose a smaller breakfast to avoid ruining their appetite for the main event.
    Mumsnet users furiously debated the issue after one mother admitted she does not understand the 'obsession with huge breakfasts' on Christmas Day.
    Posting on the online forum, the mother argued she cannot do 'justice to her dinner' if she has to spend the morning gorging on a big meal.

    Festive debate: Mumsnet users were divided over the size of Christmas breakfast. File image 

    How much to eat? One mother sparked a debate when she said she didn't understand those who had a big breakfast on Christmas day, saying she didn't like to spoil her Christmas dinner
    Many others agreed, saying they stuck to simple dishes like smoked salmon and eggs, Christmas tree shaped crumpets or bacon rolls - often washed down with a glass of Bucks Fizz.
    But others boasted of lavish breakfast spreads, claiming they relied on the hearty meal to  keep them going until dinner.   
    Many insisted starting the day with a big breakfast was all part of spending time with family.
    User mathanxiety said: 'I do a big breakfast around 10. Cinnamon rolls, rashers, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, toast.. We eat dinner around 7pm, so breakfast (brunch?) has to tide us over for a while.' 

    Less is more: Many were in agreement, keeping things simple by having bacon sandwiches and a traditional glass of Buck Fizz or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
    'We have a full English. My lovely father-in-law cooks it by himself for all of us straight after we get in from church,' user Kahlua4me explained.
    'There are 15 of us. It is lovely for us all to be together for the morning before all going to our own Christmas dinners with other sides of our families.' 
    But the extra course was too much for others, with tired Christmas cooks resenting the extra work it would create.

    Extra work: Some users pointed out that a big breakfast simply meant more time in the kitchen 
    User DarlesChicken61 said: 'I spend all day cooking dinner for the masses. If they think I’m going to cook breakfast they can think again.'
    'I couldn't cope with having a heavy breakfast and a big Xmas lunch too,' added one person.
    User BythePowerofRa explained how they kept it simple with Champagne and smoked salmon blinis: 'Even the thought of a full English followed by Christmas dinner at 2pm is enough to give me heartburn.'

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