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Actual People Would Not Put Gravy on Christmas Dinner Because of Instagram

A new survey by American Express also says that 80 percent of people delay eating by seven minutes in order to post on social media. Plus more news today

Instagrammers ditch stuffing and gravy for the likes

The traditional festive plateful, left, is being replaced by more photo-friendly configurations, right

The classic Christmas dinner plate is the latest casualty of a modern-day desire to document what one eats online, according to new research commissioned by the American Express Shop Small campaign. Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed said they shared photos of their December 25 meal on social media (delaying kick-off by up to seven minutes), with ‘Instagrammability’ now a major consideration when choosing what to serve. Sweet potato, red cabbage and rainbow carrots are in, with almost half of those aged 23 to 38 surveyed admitting they would leave off the stuffing, gravy and even turkey to make their plate more photogenic.

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