Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 01 Description Love at “Frost” Sight Host Jeff Mauro welcomes three teams of cake, sugar and cookie artists to the holiday bakeshop, where they will create a scene depicting the exact moment Mr. and Mrs. Claus fell in love. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which two teams are […]
Holiday Wars Season 5 is the latest season of the popular cooking competition show that features nine teams of cake and sugar artists who create holiday-themed displays for a chance to win $25,000. The show is hosted by Jeff Mauro and judged by Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. The show airs on Food Network and started on Sunday, November 7, 2023. There are eight episodes in the season, and each episode is about an hour long. The show also features guest judges from the culinary world, such as Andrew Wong, Sally Abé and Jun Tanaka, as well as food critics like Grace Dent, Jay Rayner and Jimi Famurewa.
Some of the episodes and themes from the season are:
- Elf’s Downhill Derby (Season 5, Episode 1): The teams must create a derby car fit for a race between Santa’s elves.
- Hanging with Old St. Nick (Season 5, Episode 2): The teams must imagine how Santa spends time relaxing with his BFF.
- Thanksgiving Turkey Trot (Season 5, Episode 3): The teams must create a turkey who recruits a farm friend to ride and race in the first annual Turkey Trot.
- Reindeer’s New Hobby (Season 5, Episode 4): The teams must create a reindeer who has taken up a new hobby.
- Ugly Sweater Party (Season 5, Episode 5): The teams must create a woodland creature who is throwing an ugly sweater party for all their forest-dwelling friends.
- Time Travelin Santa (Season 5, Episode 6): The teams must create a Santa from a specific era in history.
- A Very Peanuts Christmas Tree (Season 5, Episode 7): The teams must create an unusual Christmas tree featuring Charles Schulz’s iconic and beloved Peanuts characters.
- North Pole Talent Show (Season 5, Episode 8): The teams must create a talent show act for Santa’s first annual North Pole talent show.
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 02 Description Abominable Bucket List Host Jeff Mauro challenges three new teams of cake, sugar and cookie artists to imagine how the abominable snowman would spend his dream holiday vacation. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira upgrade two teams to the next round, while one team is sent packing. Holiday […]
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 03 Description Manufacturing Mishap Christmas is just around the corner, so host Jeff Mauro tasks three teams of cake, sugar and cookie artists with designing a display illustrating a terrible mistake happening at Santa’s workshop. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira choose whose mishap deserves a pass and who won’t […]
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 04 Description Holiday Parade The six remaining teams of amazingly talented cake, cookie and sugar artists face off against one another for the first time! Host Jeff Mauro tasks the teams with creating one of the biggest holiday traditions: a parade float! Then, judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide […]
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 05 Description Christmas Card Craziness Host Jeff Mauro challenges the teams to create a scene capturing that exact moment when a holiday photo goes wrong, and for the first time this season, they must highlight one team member’s skill in their display. First up, cookie! In the end, judges Shinmin […]
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 06 Description Christmas Under The Sea To celebrate Warner Brother’s “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” host Jeff Mauro asks the teams to imagine what holidays look like under the sea. Plus, they’ll have to highlight their sugar artist’s skills by incorporating underwater plant life made entirely of sugar! Judges Shinmin […]
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 07 Description Kids Catch Santa Host Jeff Mauro challenges the three remaining teams to reveal what will happen when the kids finally catch Santa while he’s delivering their toys. The cake artist is in the hot seat as each display must incorporate an anti-gravity element made entirely of cake! Judges […]
Holiday Wars Season 05 Episode 08 Description Holiday Light Show For their final challenge, the last two teams standing take Christmas light displays to the next level by creating large-scale illuminated structures! Jeff Mauro, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira make their toughest decision yet as they determine who will be crowned Holiday Wars champion and […]