The "Home & Family" Holiday Special
Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare kick off the holidays with the 2nd annual "Home & Family Holiday Special!" Mark and Cristina are joined by some of your favorite Hallmark stars and "Home & Family" family members with wonderful holiday songs, recipes and more.

The show kicks off with a holiday sing-along as the gang joined together to sing "Deck the Halls" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Cristina Ferrare's Traditional Turkey Recipe
Cristina Ferrare shares her 3 hour traditional turkey recipe!  Alongside Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner, Cristina Ferrare takes you step by step through creating her celebrated recipe. This world-class holiday recipe combines fresh herbs and mustard with a touch of soy sauce to create an absolutely "joist" holiday bird!

Click here for Cristina Ferrare's Turkey Recipe>>

Click here to get your copy of Cristina Ferrare's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at

Australian Musical Group "ARIA"
Musical group "ARIA" from Australia join the show to perform "Hallelujah" and "O Holy Night" and talk about the history of the group. They also share Australian traditions for celebrating Christmas and Jason shares news about being engaged to family member Paige Hemmis!

Click here to download "O Holy Night" at!

Find out more about ARIA at and follow members Craig and Scott on Twitter at @CraigWHendry and @ScottyFields.

"Christmas Under Wraps" star Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure shares her sweet recipe for Cranberry Raspberry Relish. While cooking with Cristina, Candace also dishes the details about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Christmas Under Wraps." 

Click here for Candace Cameron Bure's Cranberry Raspberry Relish recipe>>

Christmas Under Wraps premieres Saturday, November 29th at 8/7c!

And make sure follow Candace on Twitter @candacebure.

Home & Family Holiday DIY's
Mark, Tanya, Ken and Shirley share some of their favorite holiday DIY projects. These DIY's are certain to help spread the holiday cheer throughout your home. Plus you can get the entire family in on the all the festive holiday fun.

Get instructions for: 

Mark Steines' Woodland Triptych>>

Shirley Bovshow’s Fire & Ice Living Christmas Centerpiece>>

Tanya’s Interactive Holiday Tree>>

Cristina’s Snowflake Table Runner>>

Kenneth’s Frosted Holiday Garland>>

For more great crafts and DIY's checkout the websites for Ken Wingard, Tanya Memme, and Shirley Bovshow

Genie Francis' Holiday Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Back in the kitchen, Genie Francis demonstrates how to make her recipe for Holiday Brussels Sprouts. Genie's recipe calls for pancetta and a touch of parmesan to give some extra flavor to the sprouts!

Get Genie Francis' Holiday Brussels Sprouts recipe here>>

Matt Rogers and his "American Idol" Friends
Matt Rogers introduces us to some of his pals from "American Idol" as they all share some of their favorite Christmas songs. Elliott Yamin sings his version of "This Christmas" which he's releasing on his holiday album. Next up Vonzell Solomon performs an enchanting rendition of "Christmas Song." From season 6, Brandon Rogers performs "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and from season 4, Mikalah Gordon sings "Santa Baby" in memory of her vocal coach. Beat boxer Blake Lewis shares memories of wanting a drum set as a child before busting out a slick version of "Little Drummer Boy," and Nadia Turner sings her rendition of "Ave Maria" in memory of her grandmother. Finally, Home & Family member Matt Rogers brings the house down with his performance of "Jingle Bell Rock." 

Find out more about Elliot Yamin at

You can follow Vonzell Solomon on Twitter at @vonzellsolomon

Follow Brandon Rogers on Twitter at @BrandonRogersLA 

Follow Blake Lewis at @BlakeLewis

You can follow Nadia Turner on Facebook at 

Follow Mikalah on Twitter at @MikalahGordon

You can find out more about Matt Rogers at You can also follow him on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Holiday Poems
Hallmark family stars read some of their favorite holiday poems. Genie Francis reads "A Puppy Christmas," Candace Cameron Bure reads "Christmas Bells," and Marilu Henner recites "True Meaning of Christmas." Lastly, Lacey Chabert reads "Christmas Tree." Please adopt and don’t shop if you are looking for a new pet this holiday season.

Visit Hallmark’s Pet Project for more information on finding your own forever friend! 

Acro Army
Acrobat Gymnastics Troupe "Acro Army" performs a brand new holiday routine just for Home & Family! The elite acrobatic performance group shows off the skills that earned them a spot on the finals of Season 9 of America's Got Talent!

Find out more about the group at and follow them on Twitter @acroarmy.

Marilu Henner cooks Green Beans
Cristina heads into the kitchen with the one and only Marilu Henner. Marilu shows Cristina how to prepare a savory holiday side dish of Green beans with hazelnuts and a sherry vinaigrette.

Get Marilu's Green Bean recipe here >>

Home & Family Holiday Photos  
Several of the family members share some treasured holiday memories and old family photos. Mark shares some great photo tips for the holiday!

Getting gifts from Cricket is easy: go to your local Cricket Store or go online at

Lacy Chabert Sweet Potato Casserole
Lacey Chabert shares her recipe for Sweet Potato casserole and talks about getting to wear her real life wedding dress in the Hallmark Original Movie "A Royal Christmas."

Lacey Chabert Sweet Potato Casserole>>

Make sure you catch Lacey in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "A Royal Christmas"

Cristina Christmas Blessing
The family members share photos, recount their own traditions and sit down together to sample the fragrant and delicious recipes from the kitchen. Cristina shares a meaningful Christmas blessing before they enjoy the meal.

The Home & Family Holiday Desserts

What Thanksgiving meal would be complete without many sweet and delectable desserts? Home & Family members share rich and delicious desserts including:

Dr. JJ’s Croquembrouches>> 

Tanya’s Apple Pie with Maple Syrup>> 

Ken’s Russian Tea Cakes>>

Debbie’s Baklava>> 

Paige’s Cheesecake>>

Jeanette’s Santa Claus Rice Krispies treats>> 

Sophie’s Danish Rice Pudding>> 

Matt’s Iseman's Monkey Bread>> 

Shirley’s Motzoh Toffee>> 

Laura’s Pizzeles>>

Matt Rogers' Strawberry Fluff>>

Kym Douglas' Cupcake Heels>>

Mark's Mac n Cheese>>

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