The Holiday Baking Championship is an American cooking competition series produced by Triage Entertainment and aired on Food Network. It airs from early November through late December, covering the U.S Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The first episode premiered on November 9, 2014, and it has become a yearly competition with several spin-off shows, including Spring Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, and Wedding Cake Championship.

Host and judges

The show’s first three seasons were hosted by Bobby Deen. Jesse Palmer has been host of the program since season four.

Cake Baker Duff Goldman (famously known for his popular former Food Network show Ace of Cakes) and Pastry Chef Nancy Fuller (host of current Food Network show Farmhouse Rules) serve as permanent judges of the show. Lorraine Pascale (a former UK model) was a judge for the first six seasons.

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown
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Holiday Baking Championship All Seasons
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 01 Description Season’s Best Mmm … can you smell it? The sweet aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, or is it the pumpkin-spiced latte you’re sipping? For the preheat, host Jesse Palmer asks the bakers to combine two of the fall season’s best treats and make seasonal […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 02 Description Can’t Wait for Turkey Day Every Thanksgiving meal is centered around one vital component: the turkey! So for this preheat, host Jesse Palmer tasks the bakers with creating turkey dome desserts, complete with edible feathers and heads. Then, no Thanksgiving is complete without a beautifully set table, […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 03 Description Hallmarks of Thanksgiving Touchdown! For many families, Thanksgiving day means food and football! When host Jesse Palmer watches football, his must-have dish is 7-layer dip, so he challenges the bakers to create holiday 7-layer desserts inspired by his favorite snack. Then in the main heat, the games […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 04 Description Holiday Whimsy Host Jesse Palmer is climbing the Alps and heading towards the highest peak: the beautiful Mont Blanc! For the preheat, the bakers must make whimsical Mont Blanc desserts with colors, playful flavors and whatever else they can imagine! The whimsy doesn’t stop there as unexpected […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 05 Description Holiday Beauty The Christmas Museum is filled with beautiful holiday designs, and host Jesse Palmer tasks the bakers with turning them into mini-tart mosaics. Since this week is all about holiday beauty, the bakers must make merry and bright double-barrel wrapping paper cakes that feel like the […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 06 Description Holiday Imagination Love you a latke! Hanukkah is almost here, and Nancy Fuller is teaching Jesse Palmer how to make a traditional latke. For the preheat, the bakers must use their imaginations as they take the latke basics and turn them into latke-inspired desserts. Then, the bakers […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 07 Description Reasons for the Season For the semifinals, host Jesse Palmer explores the reasons behind some great holiday traditions. Kwanzaa is around the corner, and one of the most traditional ingredients to cook with is plantains, so the bakers craft Kwanzaa plantain desserts. Then in a team heat, […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 10 Episode 08 Description Holiday Gifts Galore It’s the season finale, and the last five bakers face three challenges. Christmas Eve is filled with so much excitement and so many gifts, and the sweetest gift of all is a plate of cookies for Santa. For the final preheat, host Jesse Palmer […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 01 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Christmas 2999 Host Carla Hall challenges three teams of bakers to decide what the holidays will look like in the future … in gingerbread form! To make their displays as futuristic as possible, they’ll make a dessert with a very space-age ingredient: freeze-dried […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 02 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Elves “Elfing” Off When Santa’s away, the elves get into all sorts of mischief back at the workshop! Host Carla Hall challenges the teams to conjure up their gingerbread versions of spicy elven mayhem and pair their chaotic creations with a dessert made […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 03 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Claus vs. Frost If you didn’t know about the epic battle between Santa and his nemesis Jack Frost, you will now! Host Carla Hall challenges the baking teams to portray this age-old conflict in gingerbread and incorporate a sweet and salty dessert that […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 04 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Christmas Parade From marching bands to two-story Santa balloons, there’s nothing that gets a community into the holiday spirit more than a Christmas parade. Host Carla Hall challenges the baking teams to create gingerbread versions of spectacular holiday parades and incorporate a baked […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 05 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Nutcracker on Stage One of the most beloved traditions around the holidays is taking in a live show of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker ballet. Host Carla Hall tasks the baking teams with capturing the performance in gingerbread, complete with an elaborate stage […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 06 Description Gingerbread Showdown: North Pole Games The natives of the North Pole are very sporting types, and they even have their own games! Host Carla Hall challenges the gingerbreading teams to create giant displays that show off the unique games played up in Santa’s stomping grounds. […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 07 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Christmas Ski Chalet One of the best Christmas vacations is a trip to the ski slopes, and if you’re going all out, you’ll want to splurge on a ski chalet! Host Carla Hall challenges the baking teams to bring a huge holiday ski […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 01 Description First Snow Season’s greetings! Host Jesse Palmer gets some welcoming inspiration for the first Preheat as he challenges the 12 bakers to create meringue pavlova wreaths in yummy fall flavors. For the Main Heat, Jesse settles a long-standing debate over the best holiday dessert by dividing the […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 02 Description Getting Ready for Thanksgiving After a grocery delivery gone wrong, host Jesse Palmer tasks the bakers with creating tasty desserts featuring ingredients used to make Thanksgiving dinner, including carrots, cornbread stuffing mix and sausage. Then, the jolly gingerbread man knows that he could be more than just […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 03 Description Feeling Sweet and Thankful These days, holiday turkeys can be smoked, fried, brined, roasted and bacon-wrapped, so host Jesse Palmer uses the five-way turkey as inspiration for the bakers’ Preheat challenge. Then, the competitors divide into teams to create a flight of pies that takes judges Nancy […]

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Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 04 Description Dining Out for the Holidays The holidays are a season for indulgence, so some families splurge on their festive celebrations at a steakhouse. In the Preheat, host Jesse Palmer asks the bakers to transform classic steakhouse desserts into holiday treats. For the Main Heat, the competitors turn […]