"Turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes and seething bowls of punch." (Stave III). This long list of food was surrounding the grand ghost of Christmas Present. Feasts that large meant that it was a special occasion, because acquiring all the food was not an easy thing, and it was expensive. A wedding, as shown in the picture, is a grand occasion in which a feast would take place.