I just thought that myself... I put it on and straight away said to the Mrs "Oh look, he's doing Nasi Goreng" (it's her favourite) and she says to me "Yeah, it's a repeat from ages ago". I then heard the clearly more recent voiceover with Rick saying "This would make a good dish for New Year's Day".
I noticed the turkey references too... in many of the sketches he was making curries with chicken or pork and then that voiceover came on again.... "This would be just great with turkey".
Nothing but warmed through TV leftovers. Very, very lazy Rick.
That's great, no-one minds you having an asian Christmas dinner. It's a good idea and one I quite fancy. I get the feeling that you're missing Spike's point though (and I think I have this right)... that it was an old collection of "Odyssey" clips warmed over and dusted with some jingly bells and voiceovers mentioning leftover turkey. And that somehow makes it a christmas programme.
It's a bit like say, I dunno, the Top Gear Christmas special consisting of old repeated clips from this year with jingle bells playing in the background, with the occasional Clarkson voiceover saying "You could fit 12 turkeys in the boot of that DB9".
I agree with spike, it's not what we pay our licence fee for. Get Stein off his arse and off up to Lappland with Ray Mears to gut and curry a reindeer or something. That's Christmas!