The most unpopular Christmas dinner item revealed, and surprisingly it’s not sprouts

But do you agree with what's been ranked the most unpopular Christmas dinner item?

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Mariah Carey officially declared it Christmas with the return of her iconic All I Want For Christmas is You single on her social media so as we start the countdown it's only fitting that the most unpopular Christmas dinner item is revealed, and to our surprise, it's NOT sprouts.

Many families are already hunting down the Top Christmas Toys and finding the cheapest supermarket to do their Christmas food shop. And with the UK expected to eat 264 million pieces of turkey, 162 million servings of Christmas pudding, and 250 million brussel sprouts this Christmas the debate over the worst item of food on a Christmas dinner comes around every year.

This year, with the rising popularity of people purchasing the best air fryers for families many people might be trying an air fryer Christmas cake or searching online for recipe ideas to make their 2023 Christmas dinner one that's on another level when it comes to taste and flavours.

But in doing so they've revealed just which Christmas dinner food item and Christmas dessert they are least likely to eat.

Owner of online supermarket Britsuperstore, Richard Price, analysed more than one million search results to find the nation's least favourite Christmas dinner item. 

He said, "We collated a list of popular Christmas dinner items and desserts and used the analytics tool Ahrefs to find out how many times the items had been searched for.

"The study found that the nation's least Favourite Item is new potatoes only receiving 4,600 searches closely followed by cranberry sauce with 5,900 searches." 

The most unpopular Christmas dinner item

  1. Boiled potatoes - 4,600 (least searches)
  2. Cranberry Sauce - 5,900
  3. Sprouts - 9,900
  4. Peas - 10,000.
  5. Gravy - 11,000
  6. Parsnips - 12,000
  7. Pigs in Blankets - 12,000
  8. Nut roast - 14,000
  9. Bread Sauce - 16,000
  10. Carrots - 16,000

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The Most unpopular Christmas dessert

  1. Yule Log  - 11,000 (least searches)
  2. Treacle Tart  - 11,000
  3. Apple Pie  - 15,000
  4. Mince Pies - 15,000
  5. Christmas Pudding - 16,000
  6. Profiteroles  - 21,000
  7. Trifle - 21,000
  8. Cheesecake  - 28,000
  9. Pavlova - 35,000
  10. Panna Cotta - 36,000

Yule log Christmas

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In other food news, Aldi’s new Christmas sandwich range has dropped, including 8 fillings and a genius twist on a festive favourite or if you're wondering when does Morrisons release its Christmas delivery slots 2023? we have everything we know.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.