Richie Sambora & Guitarist Orianthi
Rock icon Richie Sambora stops by Home & Family with  singer, songwriter and guitarist Orianthi. Richie talks about receiving the Inaugural Stars Give Back Award from Toys for Tots’ General Osman. A little later, Richie and Orianthi give a heartfelt performance of “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” accompanied by the choir members from the School of Rock LA.

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Beauty Expert Kym Douglas Talks Tights
Beauty expert Kym Douglas talks about the latest fashion-forward tights. Who knew there was such a variety to choose from? Kym does and she shows you what's hip and what's in style this season.

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Actor Carlos Ponce Talks about his new show, 'Cristela'
Actor, singer, and TV personality Carlos Ponce talks to Mark and Cristina about his new comedy on ABC, ‘Cristela.’ Carlos opens up about his early years as a struggling actor in Hollywood and discusses the secret to the success of his new comedy. He even sneaks in a serenade to Cristina!

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Cristina Makes a Different Kind of Gingerbread House
Cristina adds a twist to the classic gingerbread house! By sizing down this holiday treat, these miniature houses can sit perfectly on the rim of your holiday mug, making it even more festive.

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Dr. JJ Talks to New Mom Debbie Matenopoulos About Colic in Babies
Pediatrician Dr. JJ and new mother Debbie Matenopoulos joins in on Skype to talk about colic in babies. Dr. JJ has some very helpful hints for new parents in need of advice. There is more than one option to take when it comes to reducing colic in babies and all should be discussed with your doctor first.

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Car Expert Phil Reeds Talks Safety
Car safety expert Phil Reed gives shares some important car safety pointers. Phil discusses the latest news about faulty air bags and discusses the latest list of cars that received poor ratings when it comes to safety and air bags. Phil also lets you know the various ways you can check out the safety ratings on your own car.

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Dave Asprey Makes Bulletproof Coffee
Dave Asprey tells Mark and Cristina about Bulletproof Coffee. Dave is bringing a twist to the every day brew by adding grass-fed butter and brain octane oil. Bulletproof Coffee will eliminate the normal jitters and crankiness that normally comes with a cup of coffee.

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Mark and Cristina show off Hallmark’s Itty Bitty plush toys. Hallmark has picked some of the most iconic characters from film, comics and television and given them a new look that’s totally sweet and unique. And, on December 9th, every time you buy a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Itty Bitty plush toy from, $1 is donated to Toys for Tots.

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Make sure you don’t miss the airing of the Hollywood Parade on December 10th at 4pm on the Hallmark Channel.

DIY Tanya Memme Makes an Ice Wreath
DIY expert Tanya Memme shows you how to make a festive ice wreath at home. Tanya suggests using vibrant colors and textures to the wreath. The final result is a gorgeous, colorful wreath that you can hang from your front porch.

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