For us Nigerians at Christmas, we can go all the way with food. Its all about prepare different delicious meals for the family, friends and neighbours. For everyone its eat, eat and eat with no one getting over-fed or tired of eating. I think each person has or add a special touch to the rice meal which is the main dish for the celebration that at the end of the day, no two dishes even when they are the same taste the same.
The are other side dishes for the day like pepper soup, goat meat and plantain porridge(ukodo), yam porridge, Vegetable sauce, gizzard, chicken white soup, chin chin to name but a few.
From white rice and stew, which could be prepared(meaning the stew) with either beef, chicken, or turkey or guinea fowl or goat or pork to fried or jollof rice or coconut rice or banga rice.
What ever a family decides to prepare for the day depends on their budge and the number of the family members, visitors they hope to entertain for the day plus economic capability.
What matters is not giving material gifts in the celebration of Christmas as in the Western world but about sharing food in love, eating together and all. Meals prepared with so much love for the season, knowing that family and friends were definitely going to drop by to share in the consumption process.
Whatever it is, all that matters is Christmas. The reason for the season.