Christmas has a long history and it has been celebrated by different people in many different ways. In the UK, having a special Christmas meal with family and friends is a very important custom for many.

Besides turkeys, what other traditional Christmas food do you know? In this video, get to know some of the traditionally served Christmas food in the UK, like mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas pudding, etc.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Watch the video and then test your comprehension with the task below.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I'm from Indonesia. Christmas time is not special day. But when I moved to Finland, I started enjoying Christmas. And I always wait for Christmas. A lot of foods on christmas eve and day. There are many kinds of casseroles (potato, carrot, swede, etc), macaroni, baked ham, salmon, other fish, many kinds of cheeses, rice porridge, christmas pastries, gingerbread cookies, salad and the drink is glögi (mulled wine).

I'd like to see the transcript but when I click on it the message pops up " there are no clues for this activity"

Hi edytabl,

I've checked this and the transcript seems to be working correctly. Please try again, clicking the link marked 'Transcript' which is just below the exercise window and immediately above the comments section.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, I was clicking the wrong one.
Thanks :)


If you look at the transcript and then check the video, you'll realise the video is not complete. I was doing the listening and I couldn't get to the American and Canadian cranberries part.

Hello Princess Consuela,

Could you check again, please?  I've just tried the video and it appears to be working fine, and to go all the way to the end without any problems.  Please let us know if you are still having problems with this.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, sir. I am not able to watch the video either. Are there anything that probably blocked in my country.

Hi DoctorHiStreet,

It may be that your device is not compatible, and I would check this first. Try accessing the site on a different device - a laptop or a desktop computer - to see if this helps. This is especially a good idea if you have been using a mobile device such as a tablet or phone, as these devices are often not Flash-compatible, and many of the videos on LearnEnglish use Flash.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I must be the only one that cannot watch the complete video, but I'm still having the same problem... I don't know why. I've watched many videos and they're still working.

Thank you for your time, anyway.

Hi Princess Consuela,

Have you tried watching it using a different browser or a different device? I wonder if that would help.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team