I know, we just stuffed ourselves full of turkey for Thanksgiving and we're already talking about Christmas dinner. There are two reasons. One, the next month is going to fly by and you might as well order your Christmas ham now so you don't forget. Two, more and more people are oredering food for the holiday, make sure you get your order in on time.

Why, of all food options, is ham the go to for Christmas dinner? Here's what evermorefarm.com says:

Supposedly, the tradition started with the Germans, who wanted to appease the god, Freyr. He was the god of fertility, harvest, and boars. Paganism also offered many traditions for Christianity, including Christmas trees. And so, the tradition of the Christmas ham was born.

I like ham, so do a lot of Americans, according to time.com:

Americans consume an estimated 22 million turkeys on Christmas. They also purchase an estimated 318 million pounds of ham around the holidays.

When I was growing up we had ham at Christmas. Some families, as you can see by the statistics, like turkey too. There was something about eating all that ham with the sodium in it. Maybe it was getting bloated after all that consumption of sodium. Saracasm aside, ham is a solid choice. Turkeys are too, I prefer my turkey deep fried.

What's you Christmas meal tradition? Do you do ham? Turkey? Do you do something obscure like a prime rib? Sometimes heavy appetizers can do the job, especially if you celebrate with friends and family on Christmas Eve. Check out these local businesses this year to get your Christmas ham.

Get Your Christmas Ham at One of These mid Michigan Locations

Bellingar Specialty Meats - 5006 N US HWY 27, St Johns, MI 48879

The Honey Baked Ham Company - 1695 Hamilton Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

Whole Foods Market - 2750 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Mert's Specialty Meats - 1870 W Grand River Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

Monticello's Market & Butcher Block - 16912 Marsh Rd, Haslett, MI 48840

Merindorf Meats & More - 500 Williamston Center Rd, Williamston, MI 48895

Fresh Thyme Market - 940 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

ALDI - 5165 Marsh Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

Meijer - take your pick of locations in mid Michigan.

Kroger - with many locations in mid Michigan, you should find your ham with ease.

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