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Season 0, Episode 1

Adults vs. Kids

It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.

Saturday
Nov 9
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

Holiday Cookie Madness

The eight bakers have to put their best cookie forward in the first two challenges of this competition. First, they'll have to make their best holiday cookie using an assigned baking tool and in the second challenge, they must use holiday ingredients to impress the judges with three different kinds of cookies.

Monday
Nov 11
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Classic Holiday Flavors

The seven remaining bakers take classic holiday flavors into tasty new territory. In the first challenge, they create a swirled treat using eggnog and have to play nice with varieties of sugar and spice for their second dessert.

Monday
Nov 11
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

It's Not the Holidays Without Pie

In this episode, the six remaining bakers take on the crusty, sweet goodness of pie. In the first challenge, they have just 30 minutes to make their best dessert using store-bought pie crust. In the second challenge, the bakers create three different pies with three different crusts.

Monday
Nov 11
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

The Great Holiday Cake-Over

The five bakers left in the Holiday Baking Championship take the polarizing fruitcake someplace new and reinvent the biggest holiday cake of all, the yule log.

Monday
Nov 11
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 5

Great Holiday Traditions

It's winter nights and holiday breakfasts in this episode, when the four bakers are first tasked to use the classic holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate in a dessert and then create a blown-out holiday breakfast complete with three sweet dishes.

Monday
Nov 11
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 6

Gingerbread Worlds

In the epic finale, the three remaining bakers have just one challenge, but it's a massive one. Each baker taps into a favorite holiday memory and then constructs gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats. The baker who can impress the judges the most will become the Holiday Baking Champion and take home $50,000!

Monday
Nov 11
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 1

Gearing Up for the Holidays

In the first challenge, host Jesse Palmer asks the 10 bakers to introduce themselves with edible place cards and one-bite signature holiday desserts. The main heat is all about holiday wreath cakes, and the competitors must bake and decorate a Danish Kransekake featuring holiday ingredients like chestnuts, graham crackers or toffee. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale have the final say in which baker goes home.

Monday
Nov 11
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 2

Filling Grateful

The popularity of holiday spiced nuts inspires Jesse Palmer's challenge to the nine bakers: Use the crowd-pleasing holiday gift to create holiday spiced nut desserts. In the main heat, each baker must make three pies using an assigned harvest ingredient and decorate each pie crust differently. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale send one baker packing.

Monday
Nov 11
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 6

Holiday Survival Guide

Host Jesse Palmer offers tips for surviving holiday madness while sharing highlights, including amazing desserts and hilarious banter, from five seasons of Holiday Baking Championship competitions.

Monday
Nov 11
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 2

Filling Grateful

The popularity of holiday spiced nuts inspires Jesse Palmer's challenge to the nine bakers: Use the crowd-pleasing holiday gift to create holiday spiced nut desserts. In the main heat, each baker must make three pies using an assigned harvest ingredient and decorate each pie crust differently. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale send one baker packing.

Tuesday
Nov 12
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 6

Holiday Survival Guide

Host Jesse Palmer offers tips for surviving holiday madness while sharing highlights, including amazing desserts and hilarious banter, from five seasons of Holiday Baking Championship competitions.

Tuesday
Nov 12
2am | 1c
Season 6, Episode 1

Gearing Up for the Holidays

In the first challenge, host Jesse Palmer asks the 10 bakers to introduce themselves with edible place cards and one-bite signature holiday desserts. The main heat is all about holiday wreath cakes, and the competitors must bake and decorate a Danish Kransekake featuring holiday ingredients like chestnuts, graham crackers or toffee. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale have the final say in which baker goes home.

Tuesday
Nov 12
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 2

Filling Grateful

The popularity of holiday spiced nuts inspires Jesse Palmer's challenge to the nine bakers: Use the crowd-pleasing holiday gift to create holiday spiced nut desserts. In the main heat, each baker must make three pies using an assigned harvest ingredient and decorate each pie crust differently. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale send one baker packing.

Saturday
Nov 16
1pm | 12c
Season 0, Episode 2

Runners Up Redemption

In the Christmas special of Holiday Baking Championship, hosts and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale welcome back runner-up teams from previous seasons to battle it out for another chance to win. In the pre-heat, baking teams must use real letters to Santa to inspire a holiday dessert. For the main heat, teams bake and decorate cupcakes before assembling them into one giant edible holiday tree. The winning team earns $10,000 in holiday cash!

Saturday
Nov 16
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 1

Holiday Party Delights

To kick things off, nine bakers must create eye-catching and tantalizing new holiday treats for seasonal parties. In the pre-heat, bakers create a dessert with an unusual candy cane flavor and then, for the main heat, they use a holiday cocktail as sweet inspiration. One unlucky baker goes home.

Saturday
Nov 16
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 2

Season of Sharing

During the holidays, it takes teamwork to pull off special gatherings. So in the pre-heat, eight bakers team up to make a dozen hand pies in a festive holiday shape. Then for the main heat, bakers create a holiday dessert duo inspired by classic holiday flavor combinations.

Saturday
Nov 16
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 3

Thanksgiving Genius

In the pre-heat, seven bakers must create a Thanksgiving dessert using a mystery canned fruit. Then in the main heat, bakers whip up new Turkey Day sensations by combining two traditional desserts.

Saturday
Nov 16
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 4

A New Holiday Spin

The six remaining bakers are creating new takes on traditional holiday baking. Inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they'll use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake. Then in the main heat, bakers must "holiday up!" a non-holiday dessert.

Saturday
Nov 16
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 5

Comfort and Joy

Winter is here and it's time to cozy up inside. The five remaining bakers 'ignite' the holiday spirit with a fiery, pre-heat dessert. Then in the main heat, they take a traditional holiday cheese board and turn it into an unusual cheesecake.

Saturday
Nov 16
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 6

Tradition! Tradition!

The four remaining bakers celebrate two classic holiday traditions: Hanukkah jelly doughnuts and ye olde fruitcake. Duff Goldman helps introduce the pre-heat challenge in which bakers must create a dozen doughnuts featuring a challenging flavor combination. Then for the main heat, bakers try their best to reinvent fruitcake.

Saturday
Nov 16
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 7

Twelve Days of Christmas

The final three bakers grab two last minute holiday gifts and combine them into one impressive dessert. Then in the main heat, bakers must create a show-stopping 12 Days of Christmas dessert that illustrates a line from the famous song. The winning baker walks away with $50,000 and the title of Holiday Baking Champion!

Saturday
Nov 16
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 7

Twelve Days of Christmas

The final three bakers grab two last minute holiday gifts and combine them into one impressive dessert. Then in the main heat, bakers must create a show-stopping 12 Days of Christmas dessert that illustrates a line from the famous song. The winning baker walks away with $50,000 and the title of Holiday Baking Champion!

Sunday
Nov 17
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

Tradition! Tradition!

The four remaining bakers celebrate two classic holiday traditions: Hanukkah jelly doughnuts and ye olde fruitcake. Duff Goldman helps introduce the pre-heat challenge in which bakers must create a dozen doughnuts featuring a challenging flavor combination. Then for the main heat, bakers try their best to reinvent fruitcake.

Sunday
Nov 17
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 1

Holiday Party Delights

To kick things off, nine bakers must create eye-catching and tantalizing new holiday treats for seasonal parties. In the pre-heat, bakers create a dessert with an unusual candy cane flavor and then, for the main heat, they use a holiday cocktail as sweet inspiration. One unlucky baker goes home.

Monday
Nov 18
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

Season of Sharing

During the holidays, it takes teamwork to pull off special gatherings. So in the pre-heat, eight bakers team up to make a dozen hand pies in a festive holiday shape. Then for the main heat, bakers create a holiday dessert duo inspired by classic holiday flavor combinations.

Monday
Nov 18
2pm | 1c

About the Show

The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight amateur bakers enter the kitchen, where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. To survive the challenges from week to week, they must prove their abilities in front of our tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Jesse Palmer, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.

About the Host

Jesse Palmer

After five seasons as a quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, Jesse Palmer began a career as a game analyst, first with Fox Sports Net, and soon thereafter with ESPN. In 2015, Jesse joined Good Morning America as a special contributor, focusing on big stories, news of the day and live events.

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Nancy Fuller

The host of Farmhouse Rules also runs a food company.

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Duff Goldman

Duff is the owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and LA.

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Lorraine Pascale

The cookbook author and TV host started out as a model.

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Hot Chocolate Cake

Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich

Cookie Swap Wreath

Apple-Cherry-White Chocolate Frangipane Tart with Green Apple Sorbet and Cherry-Apple Brandy Compote

Quince and Prickly Pear Croquembouche

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

First Snow Cherry Pie with Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Three Spice Creme Brulee

Chocolate-Covered Maple Brandy Jellies with Nuts

Triple Pastry Cream Croquembouche

Cinnamon Chess Pie

Sugar and Spice Panna Cotta

Molasses Krackle Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping

Madeleine Wreath with Sour Cherry Mousse

Pilgrim Whoopie Pie

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze

Chocolate Beet Cake

Fruitcake Junkyard Brownie with Spiced Orange Liqueur and White Chocolate

Santa's Hat Peppermint Scones with White Chocolate Ganache