Holiday season is upon us, and Cooking Channel has a line-up of brand new holiday shows, treasured classics and some of your old school favorites…
Holiday on the Rocks
A festive cocktail party with loads of creative concoctions to help you toast the night away. With creative and colorful martinis, vintage cocktails, high tech drink techniques, wine 101 and savory party snacks, it’s everything you need to know about throwing the perfect cocktail party. Friday, December 17 @ 8:00pm ET.
Celebrate the holidays with FoodCrafters. Aida heads to NYC to decorate mini gingerbread houses and taste an award-winning Sweet Potato Pie. She makes a visit to Star Farm in Kentucky to learn how heritage turkeys are raised, plus a California twist on Italian panforte. Tuesday, December 21 @ 8:30pm ET.
The Brass Sisters
Join sisters Marilyn and Sheila Brass as they serve a sumptuous holiday feast for the neighborhood firemen. With 114 years of home cooking experience between them, their delicious buffet of tasty holiday treats is sure to blow these firefighters away. Packed with several surprises and a special visit from a certain Boston Celtics rookie, this is one special you won’t want to miss. Tuesday, December 14 @ 8:00pm ET.
Martha Stewart Holiday
Deck the halls Martha Stewart style! From tempting treats to divine décor, Martha Stewart’s Christmas Special is the one stop for holiday entertaining. With her simple tips and unique ideas, Martha will inspire you to create a spectacular, heart-warming holiday your loved ones will never forget. Thursday, December 23 @ 8:00pm ET.
Also join Martha as she shares some of her family’s most treasured cookie recipes. Martha’s mom, “Big Martha,” fries up a batch of Chrusciki, also known as “angel wings.” Plus, Martha shows her niece Sophie how to make simple cookie press treats, then decorates fun and festive holiday Gingerbread Men. Sunday, December 19 @ 8:00pm ET.
Bring on the fruit cake! Hanukkah gelt! And Gingerbread! It’s winter time, and that means holiday food. Loosen your belt and dig into Anthony Pucciarello’s Feast of the Seven Fishes, and Norma Jean Darden’s Hoppin’ John with collard greens. But save room for King’s Cake at the ultra-exclusive LudoBites, and the Chinese New Year specialty, Lobster Yee Mein! Remember, your diet starts back up the day AFTER the holiday. Saturday, December 11 @ 7:00pm ET.
Fresh Food Fast
Chef Emeril takes this holiday by storm as he prepares a holiday brunch that is easy and elegant. From pan roasted asparagus with shiitake mushrooms to easy eggs florentine, Emeril even shows how to poach the perfect eggs. For dessert: bananas foster — sweet, hot, delicious and served with creamy vanilla ice cream! Saturday, December 18 @ 7:00pm ET.
No matter what culture, food is always the center of any celebration. Bal Arneson prepares a menu fit for any feast: Spicy Fish Pakoras with Peach Chutney; Saucy Chicken Masala; Crunchy Green Beans with Paneer; and Smooth Carrot Halva. Monday, December 20 @ 11:00am ET.
Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day
If Holiday stress is putting a damper on your season, Rachael Ray’s Holi-Day is just what you need. Come along for the ride as she makes five no-fuss meals that’ll leave your whole family feeling jolly: Italian Roast Beef; Portobello Cream Sauce With Whole Wheat Linguini; Stuffed Eggplant With Veal Or Pork And Spinach; Fleuri’s Curry Lentil Soup; Italian Barbecued Beef Sandwiches With Hot And Sweet Caprese Salad. Saturday, December 18 @ 3:00pm ET.
Jamie’s Family Christmas — 5 Episode Miniseries
Christmastime in the Oliver household is even more festive because every family member has a hand in preparing the celebration. Jamie shares five original episodes of holiday entertaining, magical menus and irresistible nibblies that have never aired in the US. Plus, the Party Time episode has some of the coolest, easiest holiday party shortcuts we’ve seen in a while.
Monday, December 20th:
Gobble Gobble Turkey at 6:00pm
Jamie Cooks Christmas
Jamie combines his love for real food with one of his favorite holidays — and then adds his signature twists. The dishes he shares will add an unforgettable element to your holiday season — particularly when friends and family are gathering. Watch it Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 8pm ET.
Jamie at Home — Christmas Special
Reclaim your Christmas jollies with Jamie’s easy guide to holiday cooking and entertaining. He divulges an organized plan of attack for Christmas dinner that will be a sure-fire winner. Jamie walks through the elements of the perfectly roasted feast and shares his secrets for irresistible sweets, sensational sides and masterful main dishes. Watch it Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2pm.
Two Fat Ladies
The Ladies make a tasty Christmas menu of Swedish Red Cabbage, Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Bomb, Roast Goose with Stuffing. Saturday, December 18 @ 10:00pm ET.
Also, make sure to catch the ladies and their Caribbean Christmas as they cook a Christmas Feast for a Jamaican Polo Team. They’ll be whipping up some seriously delicious recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Rice & Peas, Whole Jerk Pig, Spiced Bun, Rum Punch. Saturday, December 18 @ 10:30pm ET.