Tip #1: Tell Your Loved Ones In Advance
Obviously, the first step is to talk it out with family and friends before Christmas. Although veganism isn’t anything new, some people may have a hard time understanding why you’re cutting out meat, dairy and eggs, especially over Christmas!
You can deal with the “why” later, but importantly, the people around you need to know that you won’t be consuming animal products. For example, if you’re attending a Christmas lunch or dinner with extended family members who are non-vegan, it’s important to let them know that you don’t expect them to only serve vegan food; all this does is create stress for the hosts!
However, by letting them know in advance, they might adapt a couple of dishes to be vegan, or even ask you for tips on how to do so! We're sure they'd be happy to accommodate.