Christmas is a family occasion. It's a time when out-of-town siblings make their way home with an appetite that begs to be filled. For many, the day is a symbol of their mother's culinary skills. Yes, we admit that picking the menu for a Christmas lunch can be an arduous task. That's why we've handpicked a selection of recipes of the main course, dessert and drinks by chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson.

If you're confounded by the amount of information available online, take a look at our list.

Parma Ham, Mulled Poached Pear and Goat's Cheese Salad

Nothing screams Christmas like mulled wine. You could make the lunch special by poaching your pears in broth of wine and letting it absorb the other ingredients such as sugar, cinnamon and cloves. To know more about the recipe, click here.

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Turkey

All you need are herbs, some clementines, carrots and celery. Don't forget to add mince pork to the stuffing. The Turkey needs to bake at 180°C/350°F for three and a half hours and fill empty stomachs for the rest of the day.

You will find Jamie Oliver's recipe here.

Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington

This British classic is a beloved dish of those in the UK. Chef Ramsay's recipe for Beef Wellington is easy to prepare. Extra care needs to be given while wrapping the beef fillet with prosciutto. Watch Chef Ramsay's video for the recipe below:

 Nigella Lawson's Christmas Yule Log

For chocolate lovers, this is a real treat. From the depths of Nigella Lawson's brain emerges a recipe for Yule Log, a slightly messy but tasty and festive chocolate cake. The recipe for the cake includes basic ingredients such as cocoa powder, eggs, sugar and butter. However, you could get creative by adding wood markings on it, as Lawson suggests. You will find this easy recipe here.