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  • 2015-12-07T20:40:00Z on BBC One
  • 45 mins
  • 7 hours, 30 mins
  • Documentary

TV chef James Martin gets ahead for Christmas, providing lots of clever tips and tricks to save you time and stress on the big day.

10 episodes

1x01 Miraculous Make Aheads

  • Series Premiere

    2015-12-07T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

TV chef James Martin gets ahead for Christmas, providing lots of tips to save time and stress on the big day. He is joined by Sir Michael Parkinson.

1x02 Christmas Can Do

  • 2015-12-08T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

James Martin shows how to make impressive puds, Christmas Eve suppers and magnificent mains, and is joined by Helen Skelton.

1x03 Christmas Classics

  • 2015-12-09T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

James Martin brings together a classic collection of festive recipes to satisfy comfort food cravings. He is joined by Michel Roux Senior.

1x04 A Taste of Christmas Past

  • 2015-12-10T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

James Martin takes a trip down memory lane and recreates festive feasts inspired by his childhood. He is joined by racing driver Mark Webber.

1x05 'Tis the Season

  • 2015-12-11T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

James Martin uses the very best seasonal ingredients in fresh delicious dishes, from a mussel, pumpkin and saffron soup to a heart-warming Christmas casserole. He is joined by Charlie Dimmock.

1x06 Christmas Presents

  • 2015-12-14T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

It's the season for giving, and scrumptious homemade food is on everyone's Christmas list. James shares his tips for making gourmet gifts, with special guest Mary Berry.

1x07 New Year's Knees Up

  • 2015-12-15T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

New Year parties need canapes, a great big one-pot dish and a show-stopping dessert. James has the answers. With special guest Charley Boorman.

1x08 Boxing Day Brunch

  • 2015-12-16T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

James transforms Christmas leftovers into scrumptious dishes that are simple to prepare and great to eat! He is joined in the kitchen by athlete Denise Lewis.

1x09 Surviving the Season

  • 2015-12-17T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

From the comfort of his own home, James creates recipes that are packed full of goodness to help you recover from festive overindulgence! With special guest Glynn Purnell.

1x10 The Big Day

  • 2015-12-18T20:40:00Z — 45 mins

James shares a stress-free plan for the big day, pulling together the perfect Christmas meal for a crowd of his friends. With special guest Paul Ainsworth.