In Italy we celebrate Christmas with family and friends around the table. Nothing unusual you might think, but I can assure you the number of courses during these meals is quite impressive.
Every region has their own traditional dishes for this time of the year and there are also differences among families who hand down their own recipes from generation to generation. What you will always see though at the centre of a dinner table at the end of a humongous Christmas meal is a Panettone or Pandoro, but most of the times they are both present. They are typically given as gifts and one after the other they are consumed during festivities on their own, with home-made creams, a good bottle of sparkling wine, and also for breakfast dipped in caffelatte.