Originally Posted by Andy M.
If this person expects her foggy pudding to be the centerpiece dessert, all alone in the spotlight, she could be offended if you also bring a dessert. Just a thought.
I'm going to assume both "foggy" and "fight" are typos.
I'm in agreement with Andy. Mark, if you are close friends with this other individual, maybe she's the person to which you should pose the question, rather than a group of strangers on a cooking forum. She might wholeheartedly accept your proposition, or she might give you a frosty response. If the latter, then I would simply acquiesce and let her have the dessert spotlight. After all, a Christmas get together is about more than "bounty and choices." It's also about family and friends, and why risk ruining a friendship?
On the other hand, if she thinks it's a good idea to have dessert options, I would still be careful not to outdo her Christmas pudding, especially if it's a tradition, as you say. Maybe something light and unassuming, such as cookies, would be suitable.