At Christmas time families all over the world come together to celebrate the season. Although families celebrate the same traditions year in, year out, these traditions can be completely different from those of other families on the same street. Christmas traditions do not tend to be universal. There are some foods however that are considered traditional at Christmas time through the United States, many of which would not be considered to be such in other countries, and vice versa. Even those foods that are considered to be traditional American Christmas dishes are usually traditional to various parts of America rather than being national dishes throughout the entire country on Christmas Day.