One thing I can say for certain about Christmas 2009 is that I cooked Wendy's beef rib roast to perfection. Although my mother did one every year, I've only tried it a few times myself. It was gratifying to get it right and if I never do another, I will be quitting while I'm ahead. It was very good but I think I prefer goose.
Thank you Elise of Simply Recipes for the recipe and the crucial reminder to let the beef sit out at room temperature for several hours before putting it in the oven.