Whether it's the festive feast itself or the luscious leftovers the next day, food is one of the most exciting parts of the holiday. 

From the ham, turkey or goose roasting away in the morning, the decadent nibbles passed around throughout the day or the comforting, wholesome meals turned into magic with Christmas leftovers, we're looking forward to spending a solid week just eating! 

Here are some of our favourite recipes to whet your appetite and spark some Christmas inspiration. 

Eunice Powers' Christmas ham

Kevin Dundon's cheesy Christmas tree

Christmas morning sausage rolls

Neven Maguire's roast turkey with chestnut

Crab vol au vents with apple and wasabi

Buttery mashed potatoes

Paul Flynn's sticky duck yorkies

Goose with honey sauce

Christmas béchamel bake

Donal's shaved Christmas ham and apple Waldorf platter

Warm Christmas salad

Goats cheese, red onion and thyme muffins