NEW YORK – This holiday season, we can all say we’ll be comfortably cuddled by the fireplace, watching more television as COVID-19 closures could be coming once again, but fear not, HGTV has an entire line up of holiday themed shows and series coming to us. Holiday Crafters Gone Wild is at the top of my list as this season’s must-see DIY television.
The following is a release from HGTV:
HGTV’s all-new holiday programming lineup will celebrate the most wonderful time of year with a whimsical new competition series and four festive specials. The network’s seasonal offerings will kick-off on Friday, November 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour special, Holiday Crafters Gone Wild. Hosted by author and TV personality Jay Manuel, the competition will showcase craft aficionados as they compete to create dazzling, over-the-top Christmas décor for a cash prize. On Friday, November 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the fun competition continues in the quirky new four-part series, Biggest Little Christmas Showdown. Hosted by Tony Award®-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart, the series spotlights the country’s top miniaturists as they vie to build beautiful tiny homes. The winning miniature will be replicated into a full-size vacation retreat!
Next up on HGTV’s holiday roster are three specials, including My Lottery Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza, where host David Bromstad will deck the halls like a lottery winner on a modest budget. You’ll be Home for Christmas will follow real estate agent, world-renowned strongman and Santa impersonator, Albie Mushaney, as he helps first-time homebuyers find their forever home in time for the holidays. And, to make spirits bright on Christmas Day, HGTV will renovate and decorate America’s holiday hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana, in Surprising Santa Claus. During the special, Lara Spencer, known to television fans as a regular contributor on Good Morning America and host of the hit series, Flea Market Flip, will work with a team of designers, contractors and volunteers to complete two surprise home renovations and decorate the town square for the holidays.
“We had a blast creating these new holiday shows because they are filled with entertaining, unexpected personalities, humorous situations and showstopping Christmas miracles that will put everyone in a happy holiday spirit,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “At this time of the year, we want to enjoy the magic, be entertained and have some fun.”