Celebrate the Holiday Season with Food Network

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

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Zack Smith

Holiday Baking Championship – Premieres Monday, 11/4 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. After each week’s episode, catch Jason Smith hosting the digital companion series Holiday Baking Championship: Extra Sweet. He’ll take fans backstage to give them a sneak peek at the camera feed from a live recording of Holiday Baking Championship. Plus, he’ll chat with the contestants, dish with the judges and make recipes inspired by the challenges.

Holiday Baking Championship: Sweet Revenge – Premieres Monday, 11/4 at 10|9c

Stay tuned after the premiere of Holiday Baking Championship, because we’re bringing you a special episode featuring runners up from past seasons competing again to prove their holiday baking abilities.

Host Eddie Jackson with Judges Ree Drummond, Vivian Chan, and Gesine Prado, during the first round, The Decorating Challenge, "Santa Gets an Upgrade", as seen on Christmas Cookie Challenge, Season 2.

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Anders Krusberg

Christmas Cookie Challenge – Premieres Monday, 11/4 at 11|10c

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 Matt Adlard, Vivian Chan, Dwayne Ingraham, Dan Langan, Brandi Milloy, Gesine Prado and Aarti Sequeira, are on hand to taste the sweet treats. After the luster dust clears one lucky cookie maker with a $10,000 grand prize.

Host Tyler Florence, as seen on The Great Food Truck Race, Season 11.

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Irvin Serrano

The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle – Premieres Wednesday, 11/27 at 10|9c

In the four-episode season, five aspiring food truck teams hit wintry New England locations in New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island for high-stakes food challenges that test their cooking chops, business skills and selling strategies. The last truck standing wins a holiday prize of $50,000, while the rest of the teams go home with coal in their stockings.

Host Casey Webb and judges Amanda Freitag, Zac Young, and Jocelyn Delk Adams, as seen on Santa's Baking Blizzard, Season 1.

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Scott Gries

Santa’s Baking Blizzard – Premieres Thursday, 11/28 at 9|8c

On each episode of this four-part holiday tournament, Casey Webb challenges three teams of the country’s most impressive ice sculptors and cake artists to create larger than life Christmas scenes for judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young. Teams must push their limit to bring festive holiday themes to life if they want to ice the competition and sleigh their way into the finale where they will compete for a stocking full of $25,000.

Host Jonathan Bennett, as seen on Holiday Wars Special, Season 1

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Matt Harbicht

Holiday Wars – Premieres, Sunday, 12/1 at 9|8c

Hosted by Jonathan Bennett alongside judges Shinmin Li and Jason Smith, Holiday Wars brings together talented teams competing in two jolly rounds. First up is the Snowball Fight challenge, where the artists must use cake and sugar to create an edible holiday design in just 45 minutes. One winning team gets a vital advantage going into the second round. In the Winter Blizzard challenge, the teams are tasked with developing an eye-popping, masterful Christmas display made up entirely of cake and sugar. At the end of this battle, one team will jingle all the way home with a $25,000 grand prize!

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown – Premieres, Sunday, 12/1 at 10|9c

Paige Davis joins the competition where nine food artists from across the nation showcase their detailed workmanship, compelling techniques 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.

Judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli smiling during judging, as seen on Kids Baking Championship, Season 7.

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Rob Pryce

Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition – Premieres Sunday, 12/8 at 8|7c

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are back in the kitchen, this time challenge four beloved kid bakers from previous seasons to create the most-spectacular treats for Santa.

Good Eats: The Return host Alton Brown sits at the kitchen table with a large pile of Potato Latkes for the “Whole Latke Love” episode.

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Good Eats: Holiday – Premieres Sunday, 12/15 at 8|7c and 8:30|7:30c

Good Eats, fans, you’re in luck, because Alton Brown is bringing back brand-new episodes to help you host the ultimate holiday feast. In an episode entitled “Whole Latke Love,” Alton delves into the history and technique of the classic Hanukkah dish which, believe it or not, was originally made with a famous Italian cheese. Alton then takes a deep dive into low-alcohol beverages with flavors that will knock you out, but the proof won’t, in a special episode called “Holiday Spirit(s)”.

Host Molly Yeh with her finished Baked Donuts with Glazes, as seen on Girl Meets Farm, Season 1

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Melissa Libertelli

Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge – Premieres, Saturday, 12/21 @ 9|8c

We’re kicking off the Hanukkah with host Molly Yeh as four chefs are tested to put their creative spin on some of the holiday’s classic dishes. Inspired by the Festival of Lights, four seasoned chefs must pull out all the stops as they craft deliciously innovative dishes for judges Duff Goldman and Sharone Hakman. Over the course of three rounds, the chefs must put their spin on holiday classics like crispy potato pancakes, succulent brisket and fried jelly donuts. The last cook standing will win a vacation to the city of light, Paris, France, and the title of Ultimate Hanukkah Champion.

Host Duff Goldman with judges Dan Langan and Waylynn Lucas, as seen on Cake-Off (New Years Eve) Special, Season 1.

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Michael Moriatis

Cake-Off: New Year’s Eve – Premieres Sunday, 12/29 at 9|8c

We’re ringing in the New Year a little early this year as four professional bakers from around the country compete in unconventional baking and design challenges where flavor is only the tip of the icing. To find out who is the best, the bakers must capture change through the years in their innovative New Year’s Eve cakes, but there’s a catch – the cakes must also transform from old to new. The competitor who wows judges Duff Goldman, Dan Langan and Waylynn Lucas with the most over-the-top edible work of art will be crowned winner of Cake-Off: New Year’s Eve and earn the $10,000 grand prize.

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