It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays, and the Food Network is getting a head start by announcing their 2023 holiday programming line up. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a host of new shows and returning favorites to fill your TV screens with festive cheer. Today we’re sharing the 2023 Food Network holiday schedule!
When Does Food Network Start Airing its Holiday Programming?
Get ready to kick off the holiday festivities on Thursday, November 2nd at 9pm ET/PT.
Christmas Cookie Challenge returns with an eight-episode series, hosted by Ree Drummond and Eddie Jackson. Each week, bakers are challenged to create impressive displays, from Christmas quilts to grandfather clocks made entirely of cookies. The winner of each episode will earn a grand prize of $10,000.
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One of the most exciting new additions to the line up is Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays. Premieres Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT.
Selena Gomez has accomplished a lot as a musician, actress, entrepreneur and humanitarian, but when it comes to cooking, she knows when to seek help from the experts. To elevate her culinary skills, she enlists the help of four renowned chefs, namely Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Claudette Zepeda. In her home kitchen, they share their favorite dishes and impart their culinary expertise with Selena, so she can prepare the perfect holiday meals to share with her loved ones.
Another new series debuting this year is The Elf on the Shelf: Sweet Showdown. This is a five-episode event hosted by Duff Goldman and premiering on Sunday, November 19th at 8pm ET/PT.
In a thrilling competition full of surprises, Santa and his faithful Scout Elves, aided by the renowned cake master Goldman, will pit six teams of Sweetmakers against each other. Every week, these teams will have to craft edible showpieces that embody the spirit of the holiday season. The judges, Kardea Brown and Ashley Holt, will decide which team will earn the coveted title of The Ambassadors of Confectionery Concoctions, as well as the grand prize of $25,000. So tune in and watch as these skilled confectioners battle it out to create the most spectacular sweet treats!
Bobby Flay is back on the Food Network with an exciting new show called the Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown. This show will premiere on Tuesday, November 7th, at 9 pm ET/PT.
The show will feature some of the Food Network’s favorite chefs who will compete in holiday-themed culinary competitions. The ultimate prize is the chance to beat Bobby Flay.
The show will feature some of the biggest names in the culinary world, including Sunny Anderson, Scott Conant, Darnell Ferguson, Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Eddie Jackson, and Michael Symon.
What Are the Top Food Network Holiday Shows this Year?
Of course, the Food Network is also bringing back some tried-and-true favorites for the 2023 holiday season. Fans can look forward to the return of shows like Holiday Wars and Holiday Baking Championship. These shows have become staples of the holiday season, and viewers can’t get enough of the festive spirit and friendly competition they provide.
In addition, viewers can look forward to holiday-themed episodes of The Big Bake, Chopped, Guy’s Grocery Games, Kids Baking Championship, Delicious Miss Brown, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, The Kitchen, Mary Makes it Easy and The Pioneer Woman.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen, or just want to sit back and enjoy some festive entertainment, the Food Network’s 2023 holiday programming line up has something for everyone. This year promises to be one of the best yet. So mark your calendars, stock up on eggnog, and get ready for a holiday season to remember!
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