Celebrate the Holidays with Food Network

Before you deck the halls, catch our sweet competitons, specials and holiday-themed episodes with your favorite chefs.

The contestants and host pose for a photo, as seen on Holiday Baking Championship, Season 5.

Holiday Baking Championship – Premieres 11/5 at 9|8c
The holidays are all about creating special gatherings filled with eye-catching and delicious treats, cozying up with family and friends and making memories. Host Jesse Palmer and tough-love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale oversee the festivities as nine of the best bakers in America come together to bake their way to the title of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize.

Host Eddie Jackson with Judges Ree Drummond, Stephanie Boswell, and Molly Yeh during the first round, The Decorating Challenge, "Mrs. Claus' Christmas Eve", as seen on Christmas Cookie Challenge, Season 2.

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Christmas Cookie Challenge – Premieres 11/5 at 10|9c
Santa's workshop isn't just for toys anymore! Host Eddie Jackson welcomes five of the country's best cookie makers to put their decorating and display skills to the test as they tackle two tough challenges. Ree Drummond and a host of rotating judges, including Molly Yeh, Gesine Prado, Aarti Sequeira, Jordan Pilarski, Vivian Chan, Dan Langan and Stephanie Boswell, are on hand to taste the sweet treats. After the luster dust clears one lucky cookie maker with a $10,000 grand prize.

Giada De Laurentiis poses for a behind the scenes photo on the set of Name That Holiday Tune as seen season 4 of Food Networks Giadas Holiday Handbook

Giada's Holiday Handbook - Premieres 11/11 at 11:30a|10:30c

Learn fun and elegant ways to make your parties exciting and stress-free with step-by-step details for building the perfect celebration. From planning a delicious menu and signature cocktails, to coming up with fun decorations, music, and take-away gifts for guests, Giada will help you kick off the holidays in style!

Holiday Wars – Premieres 11/25 at 8|7c
It's time for a brand-new holiday season competition packed with Christmas cheer! Jonathan Bennett hosts with judges Jason Smith and Shinmin Li as three teams of master cake and sugar artists face off in two jolly challenges to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious. At the end of the battle, one team will jingle all the way home with a $10,000 grand prize.

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown– Premieres 11/25 at 9|8c
Marcela Valladolid hosts with judges Molly Yeh, Adam Young and Kerry Vincent as nine food artists from across the nation showcase their detailed workmanship and fierce personal ambition in a battle for total sweets domination. Over four episodes, they'll compete for the title of Best Gingerbread Artist in America, a cash prize of $25,000, and to be featured in Food Network Magazine.

Gingerbread Giants - Premieres 12/23 at 9|8c
Watch as five skilled gingerbread artists take edible architecture to new heights on this returning hour-long special. Follow the bakers as as they bake, build and decorate the most magnificent and detailed gingerbread houses you've ever seen at the Annual National Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville, North Carolina.