Holiday Shows

The holidays are here and BBC Select bring you a curated collection of shows to watch during this most wonderful time of the year.

Nigellissima Christmas: An Italian Inspired Christmas

Watch Nigellissima Christmas: An Italian Inspired Christmas on BBC Select

Nigella Lawson and BBC Select are throwing an Italian-themed Christmas party and you’re all invited! For inspiration, Nigella travels to Venice.

Armed with recipe and party ideas for her festive feast, Nigella conjures up a tasty Christmas buffet menu.

There are cocktails, parmesan shortbreads, panettone stuffing squares, turkey stuffed with Italian sausage and much more.


Penguins: Meet the Family

Penguins: Meet the Family

This is the family penguin as you’ve never seen them before. Get ready to meet all 18 species of penguin in this stunning BBC nature documentary. From harsh deserts to city streets, from the Equator to frozen Antarctica, witness the heart-warming family dynamics, astonishing adaptations and unique behaviors that make penguins so remarkable.

Wonderland: The Story of Christmas

wonderland: the story of christmas

So many classic children’s books deal with the festive season. There are Christmassy moments in great works by Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Kenneth Grahame, J. M. Barrie, J.R.R. Tolkien and many more. This compelling arts documentary delves into both the joyous descriptions of yuletide created by these writers and also some darker moments in Christmas stories.

Penguins: Spy In The Huddle

penguins: spy in the huddle

Discover what it really means to be a penguin as the latest spy cameras give us a whole new perspective on their behavior. This groundbreaking wildlife documentary travels the world to focus on emperor, Humbolt and rock-hopper penguins. Get the inside track on all the drama and challenges they face throughout the year, as well as capturing plenty of comedy moments!

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

kirsties handmade christmas

Get ready for the festive season in the capable hands of craft queen Kirstie Allsopp! Join Kirstie and some of the greatest crafters in the British Isles as they create bespoke decorations, gifts, table dressings and wreaths that are brimming with Christmas cheer. Turn your home into the ultimate Winter Wonderland filled to the rafters with gorgeous seasonal goodies.