The weather may be cooler, but there’s something about watching baking competition series during the holidays that warms the heart. Whether you are a baking fan who just loves the competition or a serious baker looking for new inspiration this winter, these baking shows are some of the best television treats. It’s the most wonderful time of year!
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
What do you get when you combine one of the most wholesome baking series, The Great British Baking Show, with the holidays? The best yuletide gift of all! The Great British Baking Show: Holidays brings back fan-favorite bakers from season’s past. From yule logs to trifles, it’s always a delight to sit back watch these bakers create British classics from the comfort of your own couch. Available on Netflix.
For eight seasons, this Food Network competition series has pitted eight amateur bakers against each other for the chance to win $50,000. What makes this series fun is the way that there are twists that are dropped in the middle of a challenge, so it always keeps you on your toes. If that’s not enough of a holiday extravaganza, the spinoff series, Holiday Gingerbread Showdown, takes gingerbread obsession to the next level and the prize up to $25,000. Available on the Food Network.
Nailed It! Holiday!
Nailed It! has always been the series for baking enthusiasts in all of us who might not have the skillset. Nailed It! Holiday! takes the fun of this series and adds complicated holiday-themed bakes, all for the chance to win $10,000. Hosted by the hilarious Nicole Byer, this series brings the laughs and the encouragement you need to tackle all of your holiday baking. Available on Netflix.
Christmas Cookie Challenge
Forget the cakes and pies; it’s all about the cookies. Christmas Cookie Challenge brings cookie masters from all over to compete for $10,000 while they bake extreme cookie creations. Each year the cookies get more impressive, from 3D treats to villages made out of interlocking cookies. Santa Claus only needs cookies to sustain himself on Christmas Eve, and we only need the sweet treat of this series for the holiday season. Available on Food Network.
Sugar Rush Christmas
Sugar Rush gets the holiday glow up for its spinoff series. Like the original series, four teams of duos race against time to create Christmas showstoppers and the chance to win a grand prize of $10,000. With teams of two, the cupcakes, confections, and cakes made have potential to be twice as elaborate and delicious. Available on Netflix.