While Christmas and Fourth of July have many differences, the most striking deal with the traditional meal. First, there is the manner in which food is cooked. For example, on the Fourth of July many families take advantage of the nice weather and have an outdoor barbeque. The food is cooked outdoors over hot coals or open flame. In contrast, Christmas dinners are prepared in a cozy kitchen using a multitude of pots, pans and hot ovens. The second major difference is the formality of the meal. For example, on the Fourth of July people are dressed casually and carry around their meal on paper plates. Christmas dinner on the other hand, is presented more formally in the family’s best dishes and in the family’s best dress. Finally, the major difference is the food itself that is served. On Independence Day, a rainbow of salads, coleslaw, and potato chips accompany a main course of hotdogs and hamburgers (or if you’re lucky, steak!). Christmas, however, is famous for slow roasted turkeys, hams, mashed potatoes, and homemade rolls. In conclusion, these significant differences between the two holidays are what makes each memorable.