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Christmas Special

Episode 7 of 7

Nigella shares her foolproof guide to stress-free festive cooking in this hour-long Christmas special. Nigella's slow-cooked black treacle ham replaces turkey as the centrepiece.

In this hour-long special, Nigella shares her foolproof guide to stress-free festive cooking and easy entertaining - with a line-up of celebratory dishes which are both indulgent and practical.

Inspired by the sparkling Christmas lights in Kansas City, USA, Nigella shows us how to have our most relaxed, most spectacular Christmas yet. She introduces the local, home-spun food that has inspired some of this year's favourite festive recipes, adding a British twist back in her kitchen.

Her slow-cooked black treacle ham is this party season's centrepiece, paired with an easy make-ahead potato and pepper bake and a dazzling sweet and sour slaw, followed by not one, but three spectacular bundt cakes for dessert.

Other sweet treats include Nigella's irresistible triple chocolate buckwheat cookies. And for those cold wintery nights, there's a glorious spiced parsnip and spinach soup. Finally, making the most of the leftover ham, Nigella rustles up her stir-fried rice with double sprouts, chilli and pineapple, topped with a fried egg.

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Fri 18 Dec 2020 19:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Aretha Franklin

    Kissin' By The Mistletoe

  • 00:08

    Michael Bublé

    Santa Buddy

  • 00:11

    Gabrielle Aplin


  • 00:12

    Lily Allen

    Somewhere Only We Know

  • 00:18

    Joss Stone

    4 and 20 Hours

  • 00:27

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Panic Cord

  • 00:34

    Aretha Franklin

    Winter Wonderland

  • 00:40

    Dora the Explorer

    Sleigh Ride

  • 00:46

    Gabrielle Aplin

    What Did You Do?

  • 00:52

    CeeLo Green

    What Christmas Means To Me

  • 00:57




Role Contributor
Presenter Nigella Lawson
Director Dominic Cyriax
Executive Producer Jennifer Fazey


  • Mon 14 Dec 2015 20:00
  • Sun 20 Dec 2015 11:15
  • Christmas Day 2015 01:10
  • Sun 23 Dec 2018 11:25
  • Fri 18 Dec 2020 19:00

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