HGTV Canada is helping you get ready for the holidays with a sleigh that’s full of programs, DIYs and home decor ideas. From Holiday Crafters Gone Wild with celebrity host Jay Manuel to Biggest Little Christmas Showdown hosted by award-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart, we have the shows that will make your holidays merry and bright. For crafters we have a slew of DIY craft ideas and videos that will show you how to put your own personalized stamp on this holiday season. Click through to our holiday programs and craft ideas that are sure to bring you cheer.
Biggest Little Christmas Showdown
Award-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart (star of Broadway hits Aladdin and Hamilton) hosts Biggest Little Christmas Showdown, an exciting new series that pits some of the world’s top miniaturists against each other in their quest to build the most beautiful holiday-themed tiny home. The winning contestant will win $50,000 and have their model home made into a full-size vacation retreat! This four-part miniseries premieres on HGTV Canada Sunday, November 29 at 10PM e/p. Expect lots of extravagance and big-time drama!
Holiday Crafters Gone Wild
Well, if the title Holiday Crafters Gone Wild didn’t catch your attention, the host might. Canadian-American television personality Jay Manuel will host this epic decorative competition show. The two-hour special features four teams of talented holiday crafters battling it out to win a $10,000 prize and the title of Ultimate Holiday Craft Champion. Watch for jaw-dropping tablescapes, one-of-a-kind tree toppers and more. Judges are award-winning designer Kim Myles and celebrity party planner Michael Russo. Teams will be marked on creativity, complexity and artistry. Crafters, start your glue guns. Holiday Crafters Gone Wild premieres Saturday, December 5 at 9PM e/p.
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Home To Win: For the Holidays
This holiday season gives you the perfect opportunity to re-watch one of HGTV Canada’s most successful shows, Home to Win: For the Holidays. Hosted by the talented Sangita Patel and featuring HGTV Canada’s top designers and renovators, this series is sure to get you into the festive spirit. The team works together to renovate an old dilapidated home into a dream home for a lucky Home to Win contestant. You can watch Home to Win: For the Holidays online or through streaming services.
Home To Win: Crafts
In addition to the thrilling renovation of a home and awarding it to a lucky contestant, Home to Win: For the Holidays provided enough DIYs to keep any crafter busy during the holiday season. Among our favourites are Tiffany Pratt’s DIY wrapping paper, Sabrina Smelko’s snow globes, and Sebastian Clovis’ holiday wreath. Pick your favourite project and book yourself in for a holiday crafter-noon.
Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza
If you are looking to add a little colour to your holidays – look no further. Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza, hosted by the colourful David Bromstad, premieres Tuesday, December 15 at 9PM e/p on HGTV Canada. David will show you how to decorate like a lottery winner… but on a less lavish budget. Get yourself ready for a living room transformed into a lush Christmas tree forest, a spectacular tablescape set for a festive dinner and an exterior decorated with super-sized holiday wattage. Think big, think colour, and think Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza!
You’ll Be Home For Christmas
No, Santa Claus has not been going to the gym! This is world-famous strongman and Oregon real estate agent Albie Mushaney who will give the gift of helping first-time homeowners find their forever home this holiday season. Watch You’ll Be Home For Christmas on Sunday, December 20 at 9PM as Albie and his festive family add some holiday cheer to different homes using seasonal touches such as a fully decorated tree (with gifts underneath!), stockings hung on the chimney with care and a batch of freshly baked cookies. Now that’s a seasonalfestive welcome that the new homeowners will never forget.
Surprising Santa Claus
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus… but it’s actually a small town in southwestern Indiana, not a jolly old man in a white and red pantsuit. Lara Spencer, host of Surprising Santa Claus, along with a team of contractors, designers and volunteers will be giving the town of Santa Claus, Indiana the biggest Christmas present it has ever received. It’s all a bit of a surprise, but we have it on good authority that there will be a race against time as the team team tackles two home renovations and a special bonus for the town square. The holiday spirit will be spurting out the fire hydrants from the sounds of things. It all goes down on Friday, December 25 at 9PM on HGTV Canada.
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