What to Watch: Out with Turkey, In with Cookies — It’s Holiday Time on Food Network
You’ve conquered the first holiday of the season, so now it’s time to enjoy what the last month of the year has in store. From holiday-themed episodes of your favorite competitions to new ideas and recipes from the chefs you trust, Food Network has everything you need to get into the holiday spirit.
Starting this weekend, catch brand-new specials like All-Star Gingerbread Build, Christmas Cookie Challenge and Celebrity Food Fight. What’s more, The Kitchen’s got three holiday-themed episodes to help you out with everything from cookie swaps to entertaining hacks. Of course, Ina Garten’s got a brand-new special, A Barefoot Holiday, to showcase her best recipes for a Christmas Eve lunch and a romantic midnight dinner. And don’t miss Christmas at Bobby’s — a one-hour party with ideas from Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Geoffrey Zakarian and the newest Food Network Star, Eddie Jackson.
Tune in for holiday-themed episodes of your favorite series, like Guy’s Grocery Games, Guilty Pleasures, Top 5 Restaurants, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Restaurant: Impossible and Beat Bobby Flay. Plus, don’t forget to watch all-new episodes of Cake Wars: Christmas and Holiday Baking Championship. Head over to Holiday Central for all the details on the shows, plus new videos, recipes and more.
Deck Your Halls with Delicious: The Kitchen is decking the halls for the holidays, starting with Jeff Mauro's affordable and impressive Porcini-Rubbed Roast Beef and two potato sides — perfect for a holiday party! Plus, there are DIY holiday wreaths made with household items and fresh design ideas for holiday parties. (Saturday, Nov. 28, 11a|10c)
Cookie Swap Party!: The Kitchen is throwing a cookie swap party, and even Santa and his reindeer are stopping by! See Katie Lee's Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies, Sunny Anderson's Mini Sugar Cookie Tarts, and Jeff Mauro's Cookie Truffles. (Saturday, Dec. 5, 11a|10c)
Season Eatings: Emeril Lagasse stops by to make a holiday Rack of Lamb with Apple Mint Puree. Then, the gang shows how to take holiday parties up a notch with Katie Lee's Christmas Tree Cheese Ball and Marcela Valladolid's Snowman Cheese Ball. They also share two ways to serve ham for the holidays. (Saturday, Dec. 12, 11a|10c)
Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice: Bakers must make mini desserts highlighting candied ginger, then create three different types of holiday cookies inspired by family traditions. (Sunday, Nov. 29, 9|8c)
World-Class Classics: The five remaining bakers celebrate a couple of favorites by reinventing two Hanukkah classics: rugelach and macaroons. (Sunday, Dec. 6, 9|8c)
Re-Gifting: The four remaining bakers must make a candy apple dessert inspired by a candy apple gift, then figure out how turn the contents of a traditional gift basket into a delicious dessert. (Sunday, Dec. 13, 9|8c)
Holiday Hoopla: The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops in order for one to finally be crowned Holiday Baking Champion! (Sunday, Dec. 20, 9|8c)
Seasonings Greetings: The stakes are high during the holidays for four chefs as they attempt to make their best holiday starter using only every other aisle of the store. (Monday, Nov. 30, 8|7c)
Veterans Holiday Showdown: Four veterans march into Flavortown to represent their military branches — Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy. (Monday, Dec. 14, 8|7c)
Holiday Song: The four remaining teams return to battle, and in Round 1 they'll be challenged to take Christmas intergalactic and show us what happens when Santa's in space. (Monday, Nov. 30, 9|8c)
Charlie Brown Celebrates: It's down to the final three teams, and they must prove their talents in challenges celebrating the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. (Monday, Dec. 7, 9|8c)
Ultimate Gingerbread: It's all come down to this epic final battle as the last two teams give it their all, starting with amazing, edible snow globes. (Monday, Dec. 14, 9|8c)
Naughty vs. Nice: In a special holiday episode, three chefs have to harvest ingredients from Christmas stockings to make a party dip. (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 9|8c)
Holi-Dazed and Confused: In this special holiday episode, two chefs have to prep their Christmas quiche on a pile of snow. (Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9|8c)
Andy Richter hosts as celebrities team up with your favorite chefs for a night of holiday food, fun and ruthless competition. (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 10|9c / Wednesday, Dec. 16, 10|9c / Wednesday Dec. 23, 10|9c)
Stars Ron Ben-Israel and Jonathan Scott go head-to-head against Duff Goldman and Drew Scott in an epic holiday throwdown to see who can create the most festive and breathtaking gingerbread abode in just 72 hours. (Saturday, Nov. 28, 8|7c)
In this Christmas Cookie Challenge hosted by Jonathan Bennett, five confident and daring bakers compete to prove their holiday cookie-making skills. (Saturday, Nov. 28, 9|8c)
On Christmas Eve in East Hampton, Ina's throwing a fabulous Berkshires-inspired lunch for friends, and the holiday magic happens with a festive midnight feast for two. (Sunday, Dec. 13, 1|12c)
'Tis the season to be guilty, and in this special holiday edition, your favorite entertainers and Food Network personalities reveal their most-coveted holiday treats. (Monday, Dec. 7, 10|9c)
Top 5 Restaurants is sharing the best destinations for the holiday season, including Hanukkah celebrations in New York City, tamale throwdowns in Santa Fe and buffets in Las Vegas. (Monday, Dec. 7, 10:30|9:30c)
Four new junior chefs get into the spirit of the season as they create a feast for the judges, former White House chef Sam Kass, Food Network's Marc Murphy, and Martha Stewart! (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8|7c)
Faster than a speeding reindeer, Cooking Channel stars Gabriele Corcos, Kelsey Nixon, Roger Mooking and Jim Stacy are set to take on a holiday challenge in the Chopped Kitchen, with $10,000 on the line for their favorite charity. (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 10|9c)
For the holidays, Chef Robert Irvine is heading west to Jackson Hole, Wyo., to visit the City Kids Wilderness Project, a camp in the heart of the Grand Teton Mountains that welcomes at-risk teens from the inner city of Washington, D.C. (Thursday, Dec. 10, 9|8c)
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and magician Penn Jillette are hoping for a Christmas miracle: beating Bobby Flay. (Thursday, Dec. 10, 10|9c)
It's Christmas at Bobby Flay's house, and he's invited his Food Network friends to crash at his place and partake in some holiday festivities. Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, newest Food Network Star Eddie Jackson, Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian are waking up bright and early to cook their favorite Christmas dishes with Bobby. (Sunday, Dec. 6, 1|12c)
For more info on all the holiday-themed shows, check out Holiday Central.