TSO Light Show
The family members all gather around to introduce the Home & Family Holiday Special. The house is looking especially festive with the TSO Light Show. Then they all sing “Jingle Bell Rock.” Ariel Ice Extreme also perform to the Light Show. They would go on to perform again later on.
Wreath-O-RamaKen Wingard, Lacey Chabert, Shirley Bovshow, Barbara Niven, Paige Hemmis, Danica McKellar and Holly Robinson all demonstrate their wreath design skills for Home & Family.
Six Strings SoldiersSix String Soldiers take to the Home & Family stage to perform the classic, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” a song that all have personal meanings to the gentlemen, especially during their service in the Army when they were away during the holidays.
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Cristina Cooks!With Christmas right around the corner, Cristina is in the kitchen preparing a delicious holiday dinner, Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding. Before getting started she checks in with Chef Fabio Viviani at home, who is busy with his baby boy, Gage. Aside from Cristina’s roast, other Hallmark Channel stars brought their favorite holiday dishes as well. Lacey Chabert brings sweet potato pie from her great-grandma’s recipe, Barbara Niven has pumpkin bars, Dan Kohler has spiced nuts to offer up and finally Dr. JJ has baked a beautiful spiced cake with eggnog cream frosting.
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LeAnn Rimes Performs
Grammy-award winning singer LeAnn Rimes performs a medley of Christmas classics for Home & Family, including “Frosty the Snowman” and “Holly Jolly Christmas.” After her performance, she talks to Mark and Cristina about her husband Eddie, her two step-sons and their tradition to give ornaments to each other on Christmas day. Mark and Cristina surprise her with a Hallmark Keepsake ornament as a gift. She also sings an original song from her new Christmas album, “Today is Christmas,” called, “I Still Believe in Santa Claus.”
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Moms and Babies
Cristina is joined by moms to babies, Debbie Matenopoulos, Kristin Smith, Danica McKellar and Orly Shani to talk about what it is like being parents at Christmas. Laura Nativo joins in to talk about what it was like growing up without a mom and how she feels her dogs are her family, as well as the women of Home & Family.
Holly Robinson-Peete InterviewThe actress sits down with Cristina to talk about her upcoming Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Angel for Christmas.” Holly is very excited for her movie, and explains that it has a personal connection to her because she and her late father used to watch these movies together. It is all about searching for the meaning of love and has a great message.
Lacey Chabert Interview
Lacey Chabert visits Cristina and shares about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Christmas Melody” which is directed by Mariah Carey. Lacey says that she found out she got the role on her birthday and as if that couldn’t get any better, Mariah serenaded Lacey “Happy Birthday” on her voicemail. The movie is also made extra-special because it features Lacey’s beloved 13-year-old chihuahua, “Kitty.”
Family Talking Family
Mark and Cristina are joined by Holly Robinson Peete, Sophie Uliano, Jeanette Pavini, Lawrence Zarian and Kym Douglas to talk about what Christmas means to them and their families.
Danica McKellar Interview
Cristina and Danica talk about the new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Crown for Christmas.” When it comes to her own memories, Danica says she, her mom and sister would take one weekend and decorate the entire tree and house. Today, Danica shares the same tradition with her five-year-old son.
Barbara Niven Interview
Barbara Niven visits with Cristina to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “A Christmas Detour.” The actress talks about how great it was working with Candace Cameron Bure and brings a clip of the movie for Home & Family to enjoy. When it comes to real life, Barbara loves celebrating the holidays with homemade gifts.
Fathers at ChristmasMark is joined by Matt Iseman, Matt Rogers and Ken Wingard to talk about Christmas. All four men talk about their favorite memories about time spent with their dads during the holidays.
A Christmas Blessing
Christina leads the Home & Family members with a Christmas blessing. After, LeAnn performs the classic, “Auld Lang Syne.”