The Jewish families in United States have a Christmas tradition. For centuries, the community has been eating Chinese food on Christmas.
The roots of this tradition, however is interesting.
“Being the two largest immigrant groups at the turn of the century that weren’t Christian, Chinese and Jewish people both understood “what it’s like to be outsiders.” Jennifer 8. Lee, producer of “The Search for General Tso,” explained.
The Jewish immigrants apparently felt more accepted in Chinese restaurant and this soon caught up with everyone. A good portion of the community suggests that Chinese is the real taste of Christmas.