How to order a Christmas dinner box to get everything you need without going to a supermarket

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Fighting over food in the supermarket aisles is not how anyone wants to spend the last few days before Christmas, never mind in the time of coronavirus.

So this year, you can give the shops a miss and get everything you need for your Christmas dinner sent directly to your door.

Lots of retailers are offering Christmas dinner boxes, with turkey and trimmings either prepared or for you to cook at home.

While you might not get the same level of choice and might find yourself paying a little more, it’s particularly useful for those who are vulnerable (if they can afford it) as there’s no risk of picking up the virus while out and about.

We’re brought together some of the best Christmas dinner boxes for you to order direct to your door in 2020.

On a budget

The Morrison’s box (Picture: Morrison’s)

Morrison’s has released lots of boxes throughout the pandemic for a whole range of occasions. It means people can get a set menu of items from the store, but don’t have to head to stores or try to get a grocery slot.

This box includes meat, veg, roast potatoes, cheese and pudding. Most of the dishes are from The Best range and are pre-pared so you just need to throw the stuff in the oven on the day.

Cost: £50

Feeds: Four

What do you get?

  • Morrisons Turkey Parcel 1.1kg
  • Pigs in Blankets 210g
  • Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls 360g
  • Cranberry Sauce with Port 220g
  • Turkey Gravy 500g
  • Sprouts with Lightly Smoked Gammon 300g
  • Heritage Carrots with Butter 400g
  • Honey & Mustard Baby Parsnips 420g
  • Goose Fat Potatoes 560g
  • Deep Filled Mince Pies 6pk
  • Mature Blue Stilton 200g
  • Brie De Meaux 165g
  • Caledonian Vintage Cheddar 300g
  • Festive Fruit Chutney 290g
  • Rye Sourdough Crackers 130g
  • Belgian Chocolate Yule Log
  • Fruit Christmas Pudding 400g

For Christmas for two

The half turkey with chesnut and sultana stuffing (Picture: Donald Russell)

Although restrictions will be lifted over Christmas, some might be facing a smaller celebration than usual this year. This box gives you everything you need for turkey and trimmings for two, with mince pies for dessert.

Cost: £68.70

Feeds: Two

What you get?

  • 1 Half Turkey with Chestnut & Sultana Stuffing, semi-deboned, 1.3kg
  • 8 Pigs in Blankets, in pack of 8, 315g per pack
  • 1 Traditional Turkey Gravy, 500g
  • 1 pack Braised Red Cabbage, 200g
  • 1 pack Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon, 200g
  • 1 pack Caramelised Carrots, 200g
  • 1 pack Goose Fat Roast Potatoes, 200g
  • 1 pack Dauphinoise Potatoes, 300g
  • 2 packs Scottish Smoked Salmon, D-sliced, 125g per pack
  • 6 Scottish Shortbread Mince Pies, 250g pack
  • 1 pouch Brandy Custard, 120g

For making it easier

Just two pans needed (Picture: Muscle Food)

This box contains everything you need for dinner but the idea is you can cook it in two trays – one for meat and one for veg.

Cost: £45 (usually £53.75)

Feeds: Four to six

What do you get?

  • Luxury Half Turkey Butterfly – 2kg+
  • Topside Mini Roasting Joint – 400g
  • Unsmoked Streaky Bacon – 350g
  • 1 x 454g Pork Sausage Meat
  • 1 x 350g Luxury Sage & Onion Stuffing
  • 8 x 26g Luxury Pigs In Blankets
  • 16 x 25g Cumberland Chipolata Sausages
  • Luxury Roasting Potatoes – 1kg
  • Luxury Whole Carrots – 1kg
  • Luxury Whole Parsnips – 500g
  • Luxury Whole Sprouts – 500g
  • 3 x Disposable Foil Roasting Tray

For zero hassle

A very easy option (Picture: Cook)

Cook literally whip up meals, freeze them and send them out. With the Christmas box, you can defrost it at home and just heat everything up on the big day. The box is designed to fit in one freezer drawer so won’t take up too much space.

Cost: £100.50

Feeds: Eight

What you get?

  • 2 x Roast Parsnips with Vicenza Cheese (Serves 4)
  • 1 x Stuffed Crown of Turkey (Serves 8)
  • 2 x Pigs in Blankets (8 sausages)
  • 2 x Roast Potatoes (Serves 4 )
  • 2 x Turkey Gravy (Serves 4)
  • 1 x Pork & Apricot Stuffing (Serves 8)
  • 2 x Roasted Carrots with Orange & Thyme (Serves 4)
  • 2 x Brussels Sprouts & Buttered Leeks (Serves 4)

For a feast

For feeding a family (Picture: Cornish Food Box Company)

While only three households can meet over Christmas, it could still mean you have quite a gathering if each household includes multiple people. For those cooking for a crowd, this box offers a whole turkey, lots of veg, trimmings and a pudding with clotted cream.

Cost: £199

Feeds: 12+

What do you get?

  • Whole Free-Range Cornish Turkey (approx 6-7kg / 13-15.5lbs),
  • Extra Large Veg Box which will include 5kg potatoes, 2kg carrots, 2 kg leeks, 3 onions, 2kg parsnips, 1 red cabbage, 1 savoy, 3 legs sprouts.
  • Fruity Stuffing Mix
  • Free Range Cornish Streaky Bacon Rashers 600g (approx 20 rashers) 
  • Free Range Cornish Chipolatas 1.1kg (approx 25)
  • Handmade Luxury Christmas Pudding 4lb OR Handmade Sticky Toffee Pudding 4lb
  • Cornish Clotted Cream 908g

For a non-turkey option

No turkey but lots of trimmings (Picture: Eversfield)

If you’re not a fan of the traditional turkey, Eversfield offer this lamb with all the trimmings box, alongside the normal poultry option.

Cost: £135

Feeds: Six to eight

What do you get?

  • Smoked Leg of Lamb 2.7kg – 3kg
  • Redcurrant Jelly 220g
  • Salted Butter 200g
  • Rosemary 30g
  • Whole Milk 1l
  • Double Cream 284g
  • Potatoes 2kg
  • White Onions 1kg
  • Parsnips 1kg
  • Carrots 1kg
  • Lemons 600g
  • Garlic Bulb x 2
  • Grated Cheddar
  • Savoy Cabbage x 1
  • Brussel Sprouts 500g
  • Pancetta 70g
  • Jumilla Carta Roja Seleccion Reservada Monastrell

For a vegan Christmas

The Rudy’s feast (Picture: Rudy’s)

Just because you eat a plant-based diet, you don’t have to miss out. This box from Rudy’s is set to be popular. The brand restocks every Sunday so leave a reminder in your calendar.

Cost: £55

Feeds: Four

What do you get?

  • Christmas Turk’y roll with cranberries and hazelnuts
  • Soysage stuffing accompanied
  • Turk’y gravy with fresh rosemary, thyme and garlic
  • King Edward potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Carrots
  • Brussel sprouts with baycon bits, all perfectly seasoned and ready to roast
  • Popped water lily seeds in three delicious flavours; dark chocolate and raspberry, paprika and Provençal herbs, or the Cheezy vegan – nutritional yeast and black pepper.
  • Rudy’s famous pastrami,
  • Seasonally spiced Christmas ham
  • Marvellous meat-free meatballs
  • Festive meatloaf en croute

For an organic option

(Picture: Abel and Cole)

Although pricey, everything in this box is organic. You even get a bottle of bubbles to celebrate after a difficult year.

Cost: £170

Feeds: Six to eight

What do you get?

Everything you need to make:

  • Golden Turkey (Organic turkery, small (4-5kg avg)) with Gravy & Stuffing
  • Crunchy Roast Potatoes & Parsnips
  • Brown Buttered Brussels Sprouts
  • Creamed Carrot & Swede
  • Spiced Apple Red Cabbage
  • Yorkshire Puddings
  • Plus Cranberry Sauce and a Magnum of Giol Prosecco

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