Serious Eats: Talk
Major Holiday Meals at Restaurants: Way or No Way?
Frankly, I think it's heresy to dine anyplace but home (mine or a family member's or a friend's) on a major holiday like T-Giving or (perish the thought) Christmas. New Year's Eve - not so much, but I'd rather be at a house party than at a bar or restaurant.
I know people do it but it doesn't make sense to me how someone could opt for a meal that doesn't seem...personal at such times. Home is like a magnet to me on holidays and I find it hard to even consider a restaurant meal for these days of familial significance.