What to Watch: This Weekend Food Network Spreads the Holiday Cheer

Tune in to Food Network this weekend for your first dose of food-oriented holiday cheer.
By: Caitlyn Callegari
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Photo by: Kenneth M. Ruggiano ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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It's never too early to get into the spirit of the season. So in keeping with that notion, Food Network is celebrating the first weekend of December with holiday-themed episodes. Watch as the Food Network stars gear up for the holiday season, baking and preparing the perfect festive spreads. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Outrageous Christmas, Giada at Home, Guy's Big Bite, Southern at Heart, Farmhouse Rules and Cutthroat Kitchen all share in the Christmas cheer.

Don't forget to tune in to Guy's Grocery Games, Rewrapped and Holiday Baking Championship; they are all equally packed with fun, with supermarket challenges and dessert obstacles alike.

In this Christmas episode, Trisha Yearwood performs, and she and her sister cook a holiday spread including Honey Mustard-Glazed Ham, Grits and Greens Casserole, Sauteed Parsnips and Carrots, and Snappy Pear Crumble.

10:30a|9:30c

The Kitchen chefs are offering up holiday tips and cooking ideas. Geoffrey Zakarian makes his Crown Roast of Pork with Sausage and Sage Stuffing, as well as a Pumpkin Flip cocktail, and Jeff Mauro and Marcela Valladolid serve Clementine-and-Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Game Hens.

Saturday 11a|10c

The chefs have to repurpose Swiss Miss Triple Chocolate Dream Pudding in various challenges.

Saturday 1|12c

Ree Drummond and her family throw a Christmas extravaganza full of fun and food, such as Sirloin Christmas Kebabs with Bell Peppers, Christmas Ham, Creamy Rosemary Potatoes, Bacon Green Bean Bundles and Cowboy Santa Cookies.

Saturday 8|7c

Tune in to see an unbelievably huge Christmas tree cake, gargantuan handmade candy canes and the world's biggest gingerbread village.

Saturday 9|8c

Giada De Laurentiis has a customary Christmas Eve dinner. She highlights the Feast of the Seven Fishes by making Tangerine and Herb Branzino, New Orleans-Style Barbecued Shrimp and Crispy Oysters Rockefeller.

Sunday 10:30a|9:30c

Guy Fieri and special guest Chef G. Garvin make Grilled Barbecue Short Ribs, Roasted Red Pepper Polenta, and Shaved Kale and Root Vegetable Salad.

Sunday 11a|10c

Damaris Phillips carries on her family’s tradition of gift-basket making by putting together staples such as Bourbon Vanilla Extract, Spoon Fudge, Steak Sauce and Kale Caesar Salad topped with Cornbread Croutons in baskets for her crew.

Sunday 12|11c

Nancy Fuller cooks a Christmas feast of Prime Rib Roast with Red Wine Au Jus, Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin, Yorkshire Pudding Popovers and Gingerbread with Cranberry Curd for her whole family.

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

Tune in to watch the contestants try and ace Guy’s challenges of Aisle Down, Can Can and No Carts Allowed.

Sunday 8|7c

The bakers are challenged with peppermint and hot chocolate, as well as being faced with the task of preparing breakfast.

Sunday 9|8c

Tune in for a rousing episode of holiday-inspired sabotages.

Sunday 10|9c
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