The festivities are in full swing at "The Chew," television's holiday headquarters this season. Hosted by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining and style expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" invites viewers into its kitchen weekday afternoons to dish about everything from easy entertaining to making meals on a budget, while celebrating and exploring through food.
Wendy Williams ("The Wendy Williams Show"), dancer/choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"), the world famous Radio City Rockettes and Chef Josh Kapon are featured Dec. 19-23 on "The Chew" (weekdays; 1 until 2 p.m.)
Guests/themes for the week (subject to change) include:
Monday, Dec. 19 - "The Nutcracker Sweet": Holiday treats inspired by "The Nutcracker"; the latest eliminated chef of Food Network's "Next Iron Chef: Superchefs."
Tuesday, Dec. 20 - "Season's Eatings": Chef Josh Capon; "Chew Crew" correspondent Evette Rios shares a report on Brooklyn's "Canoli Lights" holiday tour.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 - "Chew Year's Eve": "The Chew" crew makes early plans for New Year's Eve with Wendy Williams ("The Wendy Williams Show"); a new installment of Clinton Kelly's "Cooltide Yuletide."
Thursday, Dec. 22 - "The Chew Saves Christmas": An hour of last-minute Christmas rescue projects and dishes; dancer/choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (ABC's "Dancing with the Stars".)
Friday, Dec. 23 - "The Chew Christmas Spectacular": The world-famous Radio City Rockettes; Mario Batali's prime rib roast recipe; the co-hosts' create their favorite cookie recipes.
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