Food Network Holiday Programming

With 16 brand new and a variety of returning holiday specials premiering throughout the holiday season there is surely something to get everyone in the spirit.

Dear Food Network Holiday Parties (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Nov. 28 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
It’s party time! Tyler Florence hosts a festive hour exploring all kinds of easy holiday parties from simple cocktail and dinner parties, to potlucks and cookie swaps. Guest starring Bobby Flay, Sunny Anderson and Sandra Lee.

Jamie Cooks Christmas (North American Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 5 at 12pm ET
More than ever Jamie wants people to get the most out of their festive food. In this special he’s taken a classic Christmas menu and added his own distinctive twist to create some mouth-watering dishes that won’t  be forgotten. Joined by friend and former mentor Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie demonstrates how to transform lowly left-overs into some truly irresistible creations that cut through that Boxing Day hangover and feed friends and family throughout the festive period.

Dear Food Network Holiday Desserts (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 5 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
No holiday is complete without sweets! Host Paula Deen and guest Chefs Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, and Michael Symon indulge in their favourite holiday desserts.

All Star Holiday Extravaganza (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 11am ET
The Food Network All Stars are getting together to share savory recipes and swap good cheer. Bobby Flay, Giada DeLaurentiis, the Neelys, Sunny Anderson, Guy Fieri and Alton Brown kick back at a New York City loft to cook, chat and share their All Star tips on casual entertaining for the holiday season.

Iron Chef America: Holiday Battle Morimoto Vs. Flay (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 2pm ET and 9pm ET
The Chairman has a special holiday surprise for everyone. He’s decided to pit Iron Chef Bobby Flay versus Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto against each other and to add flair and fun to this exciting holiday battle, the Chairman has also invited some special guests – ice carvers to create amazing additions to the chefs’ presentation!

Food Network Challenge Giant Gingerbread (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 7pm ET
In the Giant Gingerbread Challenge two teams of three pastry chefs face off to build six feet tall gingerbread houses. Not only do they have to make the houses stand tall in just eight hours, the teams have to decorate the houses in the holiday spirit. The winning team will take home ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.

Good Eats Holiday: Twas The Night Before Good Eats (Canadian Premiere)
Tues., Dec. 8 at 1pm ET and 10pm ET/11pm PT
A dark holiday night finds Alton Brown visited by a series of culinary spirits which drive him to prepare long lost yuletide classics.

Unwrapped Holiday Favourites (Canadian Premiere)
Wed., Dec 9 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
In this seasonal special Host Marc Summers decks the halls with everything from Korbel champagne to Sara Lee pumpkin pie and from peanut brittle to amazing gingerbread houses.

Chopped Holiday: Season’s Chopping (Canadian Premiere)
Wed., Dec. 8 at 10pm ET/PT
In this special the chefs learn that as an added challenge, each of their dishes must have a holiday theme. How will their festive dishes take shape?

Dinner Impossible: Robert and Guy’s Holiday Havoc (Canadian Premiere)
Thurs., Dec. 10 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
On a special holiday edition of Dinner Impossible, Robert is surprised when Guy Fieri pops up to deliver an extreme Holiday mission.  Robert and Guy join forces with Share our Strength to give members of the Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Clubs a day they’ll never forget.  For starters, Robert and Guy must create a meal for 300 guests of the Boys and Girls Club in just 10 hours. 

Throwdown Holiday: Feast of Seven Fishes (Canadian Premiere)
Fri., Dec. 11 at 1pm ET and 9pm ET/10pm PT
Feast of Seven Fishes is an Italian holiday tradition where families gather and share a delicious multi-course meal of fish. Although, this year ’tis the season for the tables to be turned, when the Pellegrino family of Rao’s Restaurant, in New York City, challenge Chef Bobby Flay to a holiday Throwdown! 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Christmas in the North Pole (Canadian Premiere)
Fri., Dec. 11 at 2pm ET and 10pm ET/11pm PT
Guy Fieri is taking the Camaro to the great, white north for a holiday party like none other in the town of North Pole, Alaska. Guy will hit some local joints and sample smoked caribou at Big Daddy’s BBQ, Mongolian Beef at Chinese restaurant staple Pagoda and homemade ice cream at Hot Licks.

Dear Food Network: Holiday Roast Beast (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
Bobby Flay hosts an all-roast hour featuring juicy and tender masterpieces that will wow your holiday guests. Guest starring Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Danny Boome, and Sunny Anderson.

Gordon Ramsay: Cook-Along Live (Network Premiere)
Wed., Dec. 16 at 10pm ET
Gordon Ramsay asks the nation to cook along with him, live, as he proves that anyone can prepare mouth-watering meals as he creates a three course dinner in under an hour. No matter how rarely you venture into the kitchen. It’s easy to get involved. You just need to buy the ingredients, make sure you’ve got the right utensils, and then follow Gordon’s instructions. It’s as simple as that. Join Ramsay for the Cook-along Special. For once, it won’t be a kitchen nightmare.

Guy’s Disney Holiday (Canadian Premiere)
Thurs., Dec. 17 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
In this one hour special, Guy Fieri explores the amazing holiday destination that is Disneyland. Guy, along with various members of his family, will highlight a variety of food including baked goods, candy canes and Christmas Eve dinner.

Dear Food Network Holiday Family Traditions (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
Food Network stars share their favorite holiday memories, family traditions and recipes. Hosted by Giada DeLaurentiis, and guest starring Michael Symon, Tyler Florence, and Danny Boome.


Iron Chef America: All Star Holiday Battle (Encore Presentation)
*(Cat Cora and Paul Deen vs. Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine)
Sun., Nov. 29 at 2pm ET and 9pm ET/10pm ET

Ace of Cakes Holiday (Encore Presentation)
Thurs., Dec. 10 at 1pm ET and 10pm ET/11pm PT

Down Home With The Neelys Holiday (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 9am ET

Paula’s Cookie Swap (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 10am ET

Food Jammers Holiday Hol-Log Special (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 11am ET

The Ricardo Christmas Special (Encore Presentation)
Sun., Dec. 12 at 9am ET

Jamie At Home Christmas Special (Encore Presentation)
Sun., Dec. 12 at 10am ET

In Search of Perfection Christmas Special (Encore Presentation)
Thurs., Dec. 17 at 9pm ET/ 10pm ET

Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 9am ET

Twas the Night Before Dinner (Encore Presentation)
*(featuring Anthony Sedlak, Laura Calder, Anna Olson, Bob Blumer and Ricardo Larivee)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 10am ET


Settle in during the holidays and tune in to Food Network for marathons of some of your favourite series.

Sat., and Sun., from Dec., 5 to Dec., 20 Mornings Over Easy Holiday Cooking Marathons, Weeks 1, 2 and 3  9am ET to 1pm ET

Wed., Dec. 23 Jamie’s Great Italian Escape Marathon   4pm ET to 7pm ET and 8pm ET to 11pm ET

Thurs., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Diners Drive-Ins and Dives  Marathon 12pm ET to 6am ET

Fri., Dec. 25 Christmas Day Ace of Cakes, Food Network Challenge and At The Table With  Marathons     6am ET to 6am ET

Sat., Dec. 26 Boxing Day Top Chef II  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Sun., Dec. 27 Big Chef Takes On Little Chef  Marathon 11am ET to 3pm ET

Sun., Dec. 27 In Search of Perfection  Marathon 3pm ET to 8pm ET

Sun., Dec. 27 Heston’s Feast  Marathon 8pm ET to 12am ET

Mon., Dec. 28 Chef Abroad  Marathon 6am ET to 12pm ET (repeats 6pm ET to 12am ET)

Mon., Dec. 28 Glutton For Punishment  Marathon 12pm ET to 6pm ET

Tues., Dec. 29 Unwrapped  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Wed., Dec. 30 Chopped  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Thurs., Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner Impossible  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Fri., Jan. 1 New Year’s Day The Next Food Network Star  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Sat., Jan. 2 Hell’s Kitchen IV  Marathon 9am ET to 6am ET

Sun., Jan. 3 Iron Chef America  Marathon 3pm ET to 7pm ET

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