Today on Home & Family Monday, December 23rd, 2013
The Dream Bathroom Makeover Sweepstakes Winner Revealed with the Carey Brothers
Welcome to "Home & Family's" Christmas show! The Carey Brothers' renovations are done. Cristina gives us tour of "Home & Family's" new bathroom, complete with her finishing touches of decor. But, the Carey Bros. still have plenty of work to do. They're headed to Borden, IN to remodel "Home & Family" viewer Debora Dellinger's outdated bathroom. She has been selected as the lucky winner of our Dream Bathroom Makeover Sweepstakes and we Skype with her to deliver the good news.
Wet & Forget is the Carey Brother's preferred and recommended mold and mildew disinfectant cleaner. Find it at wetandforget.com.
Kym Douglas' DIY Ugly Sweaters
Kym Douglas is here with the winning way to score top prize at ugly sweater contests this Christmas. Using a stencil, she cuts out a reindeer shape and even lights up Rudolph's shiny red nose. Then, she gifts it to "Home & Family" executive producer Woody Fraser and provides the entire family with an ugly sweater to wear for the duration of today's show.
Fabio Viviani's Short Rib Ravioli & Cristina's Italian Feast Crab Sauce Recipes
Chef Fabio Viviani and Cristina split kitchen duties today. Using fresh pasta, Fabio shares his recipe for short rib ravioli. He pressure cooks the short ribs and melts Talleggio cheese over creamy ravioli sauce. Then, Cristina adds to the Italian feast with her zesty crab sauce.
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at
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here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at
A cappella group, "The Sing-Off" champs, and YouTube sensations Pentatonix dazzle us with their chart-topping rendition of "Little Drummer Boy," as well as "Carol of the Bells" off their holiday album "PTXmas." Members Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola explain their brainstorming sessions where they develop the creative vocal arrangments and video concepts that have garnered hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. Pentatonix then gives us an example of the science behind their vocal layering.
Watch Pentatonix perform "Carol of the Bells">> Pentatonix's latest album, "PTX Volume 2," and their holiday album, "PTXmas," are both available now. For information on tour dates, go to ptxofficial.com.
Emmy award winning actress Kristen Alderson proudly places her glistening golden statue at the center of the "Home & Family" coffee table. The soap star recalls her reaction to unexpectedly hearing her name called at the awards ceremony. She also explains how a psychic predicted her Emmy dress selection and earring dilemma. Then, Kristen invites boyfriend and "General Hospital" co-star Chad Duell to join her on the couch to share how they left the friend zone to become a couple.
" General Hospital" airs weekdays at 2/1c on ABC. Follow Kristen on Twitter @krisalderson.
Jessie Jane's Rustic Themed Christmas Dinner Table
Jessie Jane tablescapes a rustic themed dinner table for Christmas. Set atop barrels, the table runner, pine cones, birchwood candles, pomegranates, and garland all contribute to authentic feel. Wintery centerpieces pair marshmallows with peppermint sticks and snowy epsom salt with cranberries to further add to the aura. At a separate dessert table, Jessie serves cider and hot cocoa to keep guests warm. She also teaches us to make DIY jingle bell napkin rings using scrap leather from the belt rug she made on "Home & Family" a few weeks ago.
For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
DIY Secret Santa
Family members put the lessons learned in several previous "Home & Family" DIY segments to use when crafting thoughtful Secret Santa gifts. They gather around the dining table to exchange these personalized presents tailormade for each recipient with extra TLC. Just to name a select few, Matt Rogers unwraps a blinged out football, while Tanya Memme gets a six-pack of Rudolph root beer bottles. Jill Simonian is the fairest of them all when she looks at her reflection in her new Snow White inspiration mirror.
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Matt Rogers' The 12 Days of "Home & Family" Christmas
Matt Rogers re-writes the lyrics to the holiday classic "The 12 Days of Christmas" to fit each "Home & Family" family member's specialty. He leads the group of hosts, DIYers, beauty experts, chefs, and more in his countdown of a dozen things "Home & Family" will give to viewers each day of Christmas.
Check out TV personality and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.