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Food Network, Cooking Channel unveil holiday slate

Discovery-owned Food Network and Cooking Channel have released this year’s holiday lineup, including two new series and eight specials slated for November and December. The networks are offering 70% more holiday-themed programming ...
October 17, 2019

Discovery-owned Food Network and Cooking Channel have released this year’s holiday lineup, including two new series and eight specials slated for November and December.

The networks are offering 70% more holiday-themed programming than the year prior.

All-new competition series Santa’s Baking Blizzard debuts Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part holiday tournament, hosted by Casey Webb, challenges three teams of ice sculptors and cake artists to create “larger than life” Christmas scenes.

New series Holiday Wars,  premiering Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, follows five teams of “cake masters and sugar artists” as they create holiday displays in hopes of winning a US$25,000 prize.

American chef Molly Yeh will host the competition series Ultimate Hanukkah on Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by the Festival of Lights, four chefs will compete to craft innovative dishes over four rounds to win a trip to Paris.

Competition series The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle, a spin-off of The Great Food Truck Race, premieres Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Kids Baking Championship spinoff, Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition, will premiere Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Titles slated to return in November include Christmas Cookie Challenge  (pictured), premiering Nov. 4 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, and Holiday Baking Championship, returning Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Three previous runners up will return to the kitchen in a new one-hour special Holiday Baking Championship: Sweet Revenge.

Host Jesse Palmer will offer tips on how to survive the season on Holiday Baking Championship: Holiday Survival Guide, which premieres Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

The four-part stunt Holiday Gingerbread Showdown returns Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Longtime Food Network host Alton Brown will debut back-to-back holiday-themed episodes of Good Eats Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Duff Goldman will ring in the New Year on Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a special edition of Cake-Off: New Year’s Eve.

Other holiday-themed episodes and premieres slated for December include: Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro, Chopped , Giada’s Holiday Handbook, Guy’s Grocery Games and The Pioneer Woman, among others.

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Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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