Day Two: Bring on That Figgy Pudding

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” was always an interesting carol in my opinion.  In what other carol is there such a blatant demand for a treat?  But what really perplexed me was the demand for figgy pudding, particularly after I saw a picture of it.  Read the song and see for yourself.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;

Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer.

We won’t go until we get some;

We won’t go until we get some;

We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here.

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Apparently, figgy pudding is a rare treat and is still enjoyed today in England, in particular.  The dish is versatile, too.  It can be baked, steamed, boiled, or fried!

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