Christmas Menus - Steamships and Ocean Liners
A festival held every year in memory of the birth of Christ. Christmas is essentially a day of rejoicing and thanksgiving and of good will toward others. Many customs older than Christianity mark the festivities.
In America, the observance of the day was discouraged in colonial times, and in England in 1643, Parliament abolished the day. Now its celebration is world-wide and by all classes and creeds.
This post war Christmas Season menu was likely viewed by the many British war brides that made the voyage after the war to their new home and life in America. Menu featured Potage St. Germain, Grilled Fresh Herrings with Mustard Sauce, Tenderloin Hamburger Steak with Garmi Saratoga Potatoes and Compote de Fruits.
A Caribbean Cruise Christmas Eve Reveillon Menu from the French Line with an all French Menu Selection that included such dishes as La Cote de Bœuf au Currant Jelly and Le Jambon Fume de Parme.
1924-12 Article - Christmas Dinner at Sea
Until comparatively recent years, many an excellent Christmas dinner intended for the passengers on board ship was spoilt by the inferior kitchen arrangements which then existed.