All that holiday grubbing really does pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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A Butterball turkey for sale in November 2014, in Centreville, Va. Terms like "premium" and "raised without hormones" tell you little about the quality of the turkey or how it was raised. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Boozy Parisian Pineapple That Tastes Like The Holidays

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Robert Bisson of Bisson and Sons Meat Market in Topsham, Maine, with his granddaughter. The butcher shop sells traditional cretons during the holidays. Lauren McCandlish/NPR hide caption

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Tamales in Ofelio Crespo's home on Dec. 20. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Christmas A Busy Season For Tamale-Makers

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Christmas chocolate and sweets on display at a Christmas market at Piazza Navona on Dec. 20 in Rome. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Christmas, A Roman Holiday Revolves Around The Food

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