For many, there are two things no Christmas dinner should be without: firstly, a groaning plate of roast turkey with all the trimmings, and secondly the classic steamed Christmas pudding served with plenty of punchy brandy butter. However, the latter can be somewhat polarising – not everyone loves the rich, spicy stodginess of Christmas pudding, especially after such a heavy main course. Rather than allow the love/hate debate to divide you, embrace the different palates of everyone at the table and offer a selection of desserts this Christmas. Read on for our favourite alternative Christmas desserts to tempt everyone's tastebuds . . .