I have always wanted to cook a goose for Christmas, but I have always been afraid. I found this on line. http://www.schiltzfoods.com/Pre_Roasted_Goose_p/prg.htm.

It has excellent reviews. It takes all the work and stress out of it. I was going to purchase one this year, but they don't feed a large number, and I had one guest who insist I make my traditional ham. It is a little pricey, but not outrageous for a once a year splurge.
If anyone tries it post a review.