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Holiday Wars

Holiday Wars

  • Premiered: 
    December 1, 2019
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    4th series in Super Delicious' WARS franchise, following Craft Wars 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, baking, decorating, holiday, Christmas

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Jonathan Bennett, each season of HOLIDAY WARS features five teams of cake masters and sugar artists, who compete in elimination challenges. Each episode has two rounds, where teams create mind-blowing holiday displays as they try to impress the judges: Shinmin Li and Jason Smith. First up is the Snowball Fight challenge, where the artists must use cake and sugar to create an edible holiday design in just 45 minutes. One winning team gets a vital advantage going into the second round. In the Winter Blizzard challenge, the teams are tasked with developing an eye-popping, masterful Christmas display made up entirely of cake and sugar. One team is sent packing at the end of each episode, and the last team left standing jingles all the way home with a $25,000 cash prize at the end of the season.

HOLIDAY WARS first debuted as a one-hour special on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network, where three teams competed for a $10,000 grand prize.

One year later -- on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 9pm -- HOLIDAY WARS returned for its official series premiere. In the series opener, "Stealing the Naughty List," five teams of cake and sugar artists face off in the first festive night of challenges. Jonathan asks each team to give their most jolly depiction of a heist involving the world's naughtiest kids stealing Santa's famous "Naughty List." After all, if there's no list, then everyone gets presents! Judges Shinmin Li and Jason Smith decide which team goes home.

Season 2 of HOLIDAY WARS premiered on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network, with new host Raven-Symone, returning judge Shinmin Li, and a new judge: cake artist Erin McGinn. This season, five teams of cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious. The teams must compete to create eye-popping edible Christmas displays. In each episode the teams are tested in two rounds, and the top four teams will move on to round two for the chance to win a fabulous gift from Santa Claus. The team that jingles all the way to the grand finale will take home Santa's biggest prize: $25,000. In the season opener, "Surprise Holiday Parade," Santa makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to kick off the season by throwing the biggest, craziest holiday parade ever! Raven-Symone hosts as five teams of cake and sugar artists compete to impress judges Shinmin Li and Erin Acevedo, showing what might go wrong (or right!) when Santa's crew launches the parade to jump-start the holiday season.
On Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered "North Pole Wedding," the Season 2 finale of HOLIDAY WARS. In the season ender, "North Pole Wedding," Raven-Symone challenges the four remaining teams of master cake and sugar artists to imagine the most-magical and romantic destination wedding the world has ever seen, right at the North Pole! Judges Shinmin Li and Erin Acevedo decide which team will go home with $25,000.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Super Delicious