Christmas for food writers is the annual release of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's X-Treme Eating Awards. It is an honor that has become harder and harder to qualify for as Americans get greedier and chain restaurants scramble to create truly obscene meal-cum-party platters to satisfy the masses.
Back in the day, a 1,000 calorie burger used to make us queasy -- now, restaurants need to offer meals over 2,000 calories (the average adult male's recommended daily caloric intake) to make us take notice.
Browse through the slideshow below for the winners of 2015's contest. Warning: Several pig and cow families perished in the making of these dishes.