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How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

  • Episode:

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 15 Dec 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Thu 03 Dec 2020

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How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield

Series overview

“After a tough year, it’s more important than ever to know how to make your money work for you. We’ve tested and reviewed the latest products to help us get the biggest bang for our buck this season... Let’s make this a Christmas to remember.” - Phillip Schofield

It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, Phillip Schofield returns with a brand new three-part series hoping to bring viewers some much needed joy by helping them spend their festive funds in the best possible way. 

Throughout the series Phillip, along with his team of experts and members of the public put a range of festive gifts to the test, aiming to give viewers a fun and informative guide to what's on offer by rating and reviewing the very latest products competing for a place under the tree, from toys to gifts and gadgets, food and drink.

From picking out this year’s top family board game, to seeking out luxury for less on seasonal food and drink, along with the best stocking fillers, Phillip sets out to arm viewers with all the knowledge they need on what to buy in time for the festive season and to ensure every penny is well spent.

This is an RDF West, a Banijay UK company production for ITV

Episode 3

The third and final episode is all about food and drink, as Phillip and his team of experts find the shops and supermarkets selling luxury festive treats that don’t break the bank. They range from this year’s must-have canapés to turkey alternatives for the big day, as well as cocktails to get you in the Christmas spirit and gifts for the food lover in everyone’s life.

A group of frontline workers blind taste tests the best luxury canapés from supermarkets to discover which ones top the table.

Phillip meets journalist and food critic Grace Dent to see if they can taste the difference between high end and supermarket luxury own brand bites.

Many people will be spending more time at home this festive season, and gifts that involve making and baking could be attractive options. The Great British Bake Off’s Briony May Williams meets four groups of friends and families to test different gingerbread kits in a ‘make off’ battle. 

The ladies from The Only Way Is Essex bring some Christmas cheer as they discover whether when it comes to Christmas cocktails, it is worth spending big on spirits or if own-brand versions do just as good a job.

Turkey is traditionally served as the main meat with Christmas dinners, but with changing tastes and more options on offer, the team puts four alternatives – two meat, a fish and a vegetarian option - from a quartet of supermarkets to the test to see what might grace viewers’ dining tables this year.

Meanwhile, Phillip meets chef Matt Tebbutt to find out which Christmas hamper represents the best value for money.

Matt also provides his top time saving tips when it comes to preparing Christmas dinner with the aim of spending less time cooking, and more time having fun.

Finally, Phillip asks if viewers have to splash the cash to make their festive dining tables look beautiful – and ropes in interiors expert Laura Jackson to help.