So one chippie is taking full advantage of this fact by offering customers the chance to sample some deep-fried festive treats.
Topping the menu at £2.50 is a deep-fried yule log boasting a trouser-stretching 950 calories - almost the same as two Big Mac burgers from McDonald's!
The Reivers Fish Bar in Duns, Scottish Borders is also serving up three deep-fried mince pies for just £1 and a battered Christmas pudding for £1.50, all finished off with a dollop of Scottish cream.
Rona Johnston who runs the shop with her partner told The Sun: "It seems like it would be a bit too weird, but a deep fried Yule log is very tasty. Customers love it."
The Fish Bar has a reputation for deep-frying unusual treats such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury's Creme Eggs. Ms Johnston also said: "People often come in asking me to fry the strangest things. If it's possible, we'll give it a go!"
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