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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Diane Ladd Interview

Actress Diane Ladd sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her new holiday movie, “Joy” based on the story of real life entrepreneur, Joy Mangano. Diane took on the role of narrator in the movie and brings the film’s trailer for Home & Family to enjoy. Cristina describes Diane as the heart and soul of the movie. The actress credits co-star Jennifer Lawrence with being a true professional. In real life, Diane has a lot of grandchildren and Christmas time is very important for her family.



Christmas Brunch - Home & Family

Cristina Ferrare prepares Pistachio French Toast with Pomegranate Compote.

Cristina Cooks French Toast

Cristina is in the kitchen whipping up the perfect Christmas brunch, which includes a flavorful Pistachio French Toast with Pomegranate Compote. Brioche makes for the perfect bread to use because it absorbs the egg mixture. Soak the bread in the egg mixture for two minutes on each side before putting onto the stove.

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Heavenly Joy Jerkins

Pint-sized singer Heavenly Joy Jenkins visits Home & Family to talk about her audition on the competition television show, “America’s Got Talent.” Heavenly started singing at the age of two and her parents encouraged her desire to pursue her dreams at a very young age. Heavenly’s favorite singer is Michael Jackson. After her interview, she sings “Christmas Time” which was written by her father, music producer, Rodney Jerkins. After her performance, Mark and Cristina surprise her with a pet bunny, a pet she has always wanted.

Get more from Heavenly at HeavenlyJoyRedKettle.com



Home & Family's Holiday Wishes Part 1 - Home & Family

The family members gather around and discuss their holiday wishes for the new year.

Christmas Brunch

All of the family members gather around the table to celebrate Christmas brunch. Before getting started, each person shares a Christmas wish they want for the new year. After that, they dig into a delicious holiday brunch with grapefruit mimosas!

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Home Free Perform

The winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” talk about their new holiday album, “Full of Cheer.” After their interview, they perform “Angels We Have Heard on High.”

Get more from the band at HomeFreeMusic.com


Wrapping Presents in Less Than 12 Seconds - Home & Family

Ken Wingard shows you just how easy gift wrapping can be this holiday season.

DIY 12 Second Gift Wrapping

Ken Wingard is up for a challenge! He shows you how to wrap a present in less than 12 seconds. When using his wrapping technique, you only need two pieces of tape.

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Get more from Ken at KennethWingard.com



Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Debbie Matenopoulos and Lawrence Zarian go head-to-head to see who can find the best of the best last-minute gifts. From makeup kits to selfie sticks, these two have you covered.

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Follow Lawrence on Instagram @LawrenceZarian



DIY Hot Cocoa Bar - Home & Family

Maria Provenzano creates a holiday bar that will be a hit at your next party.

DIY Cocoa Bar

Maria Provenzano is back and she is showing you how to make a very fun and festive cocoa bar. Sticking to the rustic chic theme, Maria’s bar is the perfect way to add some holiday sparkle to your festivities.

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Get more from Maria at FromScratchWithMaria.com