This is an incredibly fun thread.
I have questions....
First, is this a meal that "you and you alone would cook, buy, serve and clean up alone?"
Or would you be a guest, and others would do ALL the work?
Or, would it be in a restaurant with YOU paying?
Or would you be a guest in a restaurant with OTHERS paying?
I ask because.... I usually do all the work. And - with everything else going on around Christmas.... I can't devote days and days to preparing a feast, the way I could if it were just at some random time during the year.
And, if it were a cooperative potluck kind of meal, it could be more complex than one in which only one person did the work.
OK, I'm done with the questions. For now. He he he.