Two ‘Great’ Holiday Premieres Part of ABC’s ’25 Days of Christmas’

The holidays are about to get a whole lot brighter with ABC’s immensely popular decorating competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” premiering MONDAY, NOV. 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by Fremantle, the hit holiday series is back for a sixth season with returning celebrity judges: lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and interior designer Taniya Nayak. ABC also announced the pickup of Season 7 to air in 2019. View a sneak peek of Season 6 here.

Season 6 of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcases the wildest and most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In each one-hour episode, four families from all around the country decorate their homes to the extreme in the hopes of winning the coveted Light Fight trophy and a $50,000 prize, with a total of $300,000 given away for the season. This season, as the temperature cools down, the competition heats up when families invite us from out of the snow inside their homes to witness their fantastic Christmas décor for the very first time. In addition to all of the stunning inside/outside displays, the first ever “Heavyweights” episode will showcase light shows that have grown too large for any home.

Carter Oosterhouse is one of America’s most recognized lifestyle experts. He recently helped kick off the “Trading Spaces” reboot earlier this year and has already begun filming Season 2. Oosterhouse provides green-building solutions and design alternatives that conserve energy and reduce environmental waste to each renovation project. He has become a go-to expert for many national outlets including “Rachael Ray,” Men’s Health, “The Today Show,” “The CBS Early Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The View,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” USA Today and The Los Angeles Times.

Taniya Nayak is the creative vision behind some of the most exciting new restaurant interiors and high-end residences across the country.  She has appeared on “Good Morning America,” HGTV and Food Network, and is a regular guest on the “Rachael Ray” show. New projects include New England hot spots Lower Mills Tavern, Yellow Door Taqueria and several locations of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, as well as a home for Boston Bruins star Patrice Bergeron and an office for Ayesha Curry.


The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

Back for a fourth season on The ABC Television Network, “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” based on the hit U.K. series “The Great British Bake Off,” returns THURSDAY, DEC. 6 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST). Showcasing bakers from around the country each week, the series put their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations, all hoping to be named America’s Best Amateur Baker.

Joining as the host this season, Spice Girl and television personality Emma Bunton, alongside returning host Anthony “Spice” Adams, will present bakers with weekly challenges as they turn up the heat in the kitchen creating sweet and savory holiday fare.

Joining the judge’s panel this season is three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. Each week, Yard and baker and best-selling cookbook author Paul Hollywood (“The Great British Bake Off”) will taste decadent and delicious treats while sharing advice and commentary in regards to the bakers’ techniques and skills.