The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4: Release Date, Episodes, And More - What We Know So Far

As one of the most popular food shows on TV and Netflix, "The Great British Baking Show" has been a favorite among its fans for a long time. Per Insider, millions of viewers in the U.K. and beyond enjoy watching the series that brings together talented home bakers as they compete in an array of difficult challenges. The show's popularity has only increased over the years, with thousands of applicants fighting for a chance to be featured every year.

The team behind "The Great British Baking Show" is very thorough. They like to leave nothing to chance, making sure that baking tools — such as, duh, the ovens — are tested every single day to ensure that they're fully functional, per Mental Floss. They even test Victoria sponge cakes inside the ovens to confirm that they're in top condition. If you're a fan, you'll be happy to know that this precision-grade team — plus your favorite hosts, judges, and more — are making a comeback for the holidays. According to People, Season 4 of "The Great British Baking Show: Holidays" has some interesting developments that are bound to keep viewers hooked.

What's the release date for The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4?

As reported by People, "The Great British Baking Show: Holidays" will be returning very soon for its fourth round. The date to mark on your calendar is December 3. That day, all episodes will be available for streaming on Netflix, where you'll be able to binge-watch as judges are treated to delicious bakes that are perfect choices for the winter season.

Here's an interesting fact: The show's second "Holidays" edition in 2019 was highly praised for its entertaining content. Per Decider, what worked especially well for the show was that a few popular bakers made a comeback on the special, such as Andrew Smyth and Jane Beedle from the seventh season, Steven Carter-Bailey from the eighth season, and more. For viewers, it was like meeting old friends after a long time away, which made it a definite hit. It also helped that the participants were genuinely talented bakers who were highly skilled in the kitchen — and that the show was perfect for the holidays because it was filled with plenty of good vibes and wholesome cheer.

What are the episodes of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4?

Fans can expect a lot from "The Great British Baking Show: Holidays" Season 4, from brand-new challenges to delectable baked treats and much more. As usual, experienced judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will critique contestants' recipes — and in true "Holidays" fashion, all of the bakers will be popular participants who have already competed on the show in past seasons (via People). 

The structure of the episodes will be similar to what was seen in previous "Holidays" series, with two episodes titled, "The Great Christmas Baking Show" and "The Great New Year's Baking Show." However, Hollywood suggested that the baking rounds in Season 4 will be as difficult as ever. Why? Referring to the New Year's special, Hollywood remarked, "For this episode we had two past winners, and we wanted to push them to see what they had learned since their last time in the tent." Check out the trailer on YouTube to get a feel for what's to come, such as a "festive feast illusion cake" designed to look like a full holiday meal.

Who's in the cast of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4?

Per the show's website, comedians Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas typically host "The Great British Baking Show." For one episode in this "Holidays" season, however, comedian Tom Allen will also step in to host alongside Lucas, People reports. As for the contestants, there are some really popular familiar faces to look out for: Jamie Finn and Rosie Brandreth-Poynter from 2019 will be accompanied by Ruby Bhogal from 2018 and James Hillery from 2017 on the Christmas episode. In the New Year's edition, things will get extra competitive as two previous winners from "The Great British Baking Show," Nancy Birtwhistle (2014) and Dr. Rahul Mandal (2018) go head to head. They'll be joined by two participants from 2019, Henry Bird and Helena Garcia. 

But wait, there's more. Talented guests will also be showing up to entertain viewers, such as singer Alexandra Burke, who will perform a cover of "Silent Night" on the "The Great Christmas Baking Show." Judge Paul Hollywood is genuinely happy to see so many former participants once again. He said, "It is always lovely to get old bakers back in the tent. ... It's like seeing ghosts from Christmas past, and I have to say it takes a lot of bottle to come back into the tent."