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Food Network & Discovery+ celebrate season with jam-packed slate of brand-new holiday programming


Fri, Oct 14th 2022 03:20 pm

New all-star event ‘Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown’ joins ‘Christmas Cookie Challenge,’ ‘Holiday Baking Championship,’ ‘Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown,’ ‘Holiday Wars,’ ‘Kids Baking Championship’ specials

‘Tis almost the season, and Food Network is ready to celebrate with a full lineup of festive series and specials for the whole family to enjoy. 

This holiday season, for the first time ever, Bobby Flay and an all-star roster of guests go head-to-head in battles of culinary yuletide and cheer in the six-episode series “Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown,” premiering Tuesday, Nov. 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT). A new season of “Christmas Cookie Challenge” hosted by Ree Drummond and Eddie Jackson returns Sunday, Nov. 6 (8 p.m.), with the finest cookie makers in the country competing to dazzle the judges with their magical creations. Immediately following at 9 p.m., “Holiday Wars” is back with host Jeff Mauro leading nine teams of masterful cake and sugar artists through seasonal-themed challenges to create mind-blowing and seasonally delicious cakes.

On Monday, Nov. 7 (8 p.m.), Jesse Palmer hosts “Holiday Baking Championship’s” special two-hour premiere with a dozen of the best holiday bakers competing to determine which one rises above them all. Following at 10 p.m., the sweet spinoff “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown” hosted by Carla Hall features top-notch gingerbread artists in a battle for total sweets domination. 

On Monday, Nov. 21 (9 p.m.), hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge four unforgettable past competitors to make turkey day cakes in the one-hour special “Kids Baking Championship: Gobble Goodies.” Duff and Valerie return Monday, Nov. 28 (9 p.m.), with “Kids Baking Championship: All-Star Holiday Homecoming,” where four previous winners return for a one-hour special that brings on the holiday cheer.

Fans can check out FoodNetwork.com throughout the holidays for behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive set tours, photo galleries and get tips from the hosts and judges themselves.

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