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Peacock Holiday Programming Will Feature New Originals Alongside Classics

For decade, NBC has made holiday programming a core part of their broadcast schedule. Classic special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer debuted on the channel back in 1964, and events like the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade have been destination viewing every year even in the age of streaming. NBC-Univeral’s streaming app Peacock plans on continuing the tradition this year with a slate of original programs to be broadcast alongside classic films like  How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (November 1), Santa Claus: The Movie (November 1) and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (November 14). 

Chrisley Knows Thanksgiving

Chrisley Knows Thanksgiving cast for Peacock

Starring the family from USA’s Chrisley Knows Best, this special focuses on Julie Chrisley passing on her Thanksgiving recipes by teaching her children to cook timeless dishes alongside a little holiday competition. The special will air Thursday, November 18, and all episodes of the show are currently available to stream.

Baking It

Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg
BAKING IT — “Holidays Your Way” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

From executive producer Amy Poehler and the team behind Making It comes a six part baking competition hosted by Poehler’s former SNL castmates Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg (both of whom are also EP’s). Set at Maya and Andy’s “cabin”, contestant duos will include spouses, siblings, best friends and more, who will work together to create outstanding savory and sweet creations for themed challenges with the hopes of winning a cash prize. The judges for the competition will be four veteran bakers who also happen to be real-life grandmothers.

“If you love Maya, Andy, Grannies, Baking, Cash Prizes and the Holidays, then this is the show for you,” says executive producer Amy Poehler. Additionally, executive producers Nicolle Yaron and Pip Wells say “’Baking It’ celebrates everything we love about the holidays; friends, family, incredible food — and grandmothers pointing out everything we do wrong in the kitchen.”

All six episodes will be available to stream Thursday, December 2.

The Housewives of the North Pole

In a plot we’ve seen a few times across the years, the Christmas Queens of North Pole, Vermont, Trish (played Kyle Richards of Breaking Bad and Life In Pieces) and Diana (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Betsy Brandt), have won the Best Holiday House decorating competition every year for the past nine years. But days before Christmas, a friendship-ending argument sparks a town-wide feud and draws the attention of a national magazine writer hoping to make a name for herself with her scintillating expose.

The special also features Jearnest Corchado (Sneakerheads, Little America) as Skye, Trish’s daughter, home for the holiday break, who always feels the need to be perfect for her mom… which has made tensions extra high this Christmas, Kyle Selig  (Welcome to Flatch, Broadway’s Mean Girls) as Jake, Diana’s son who just graduated college and is trying to navigate the real world. Tetona Jackson (Boomerang, All Night) as Kendall, a magazine writer trying to make a name for herself with an exposé on the women titled “Real Housewives of the North Pole.” Ron Oliver will direct, and Tippi Dobrofsky, Neal Dobrofsky and Spyder Dobrofsky will write and executive produce. 

The Housewives of the North Pole will be available to stream Thursday, December 9. You can get a sneak peek at the film in newly released images released by Peacock.

Images via Peacock

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