Mariah Carey is blaring from the speakers at the mall, there’s tussles happening in the wrapping paper aisle and we’re all thinking about when exactly we’re going to be able to fit in a Santa photo.

That can only mean one thing … Christmas is coming, and that means it’s nearly time to feast!

Picnic and baked ham is perfect for Christmas lunch in Australia’s warm climate. But how do you prepare it? And what do you do with all the leftovers?

The good folks at New Idea Food have plenty of exciting ways to make your Christmas ham and the creative dishes you make with it the stuff of legend.

We’ve shared 10 of our favourite New Idea Food recipes in the gallery below …

10 delicious recipes that help make the most of your Christmas ham