The BEST episodes of Holiday Wars

Every episode of Holiday Wars ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Holiday Wars!

Three teams of master cake and sugar artists face off in two jolly challenges to produce mind-blowing holiday displays that are just as festive as they are delicious.

Last Updated: 6/4/2023Network:Food Network
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Elves vs. Reindeer
star
9.67
3 votes

#1 - Elves vs. Reindeer

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/22/2019

The two remaining teams of cake masters and sugar artists face off for their final festive battle. Host Jonathan Bennett challenges them to showcase the ultimate friendly rivalry between Santa's best employees, elves and reindeer. Chef Shinmin Li and Jason Smith judge which team will walk away with a grand prize of $25,000.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Very Peanuts Christmas Tree
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9.33
3 votes

#2 - A Very Peanuts Christmas Tree

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/4/2022

Good Grief! Host Jeff Mauro invites the three remaining teams to create an unusual Christmas tree featuring Charles Schulz's iconic and beloved Peanuts characters.

Watch Now:Amazon
Elf Auditions
star
9.00
3 votes

#3 - Elf Auditions

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/8/2019

Host Jonathan Bennett challenges the four remaining teams of cake masters and sugar artists to create their most festive vision of how Santa Claus auditions his next crop of elves. Judges Shinmin Li and Jason Smith decide which team will be going home for the holidays.

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Santa's New Gig
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8.60
5 votes

#4 - Santa's New Gig

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/15/2019

Host Jonathan Bennett challenges the three remaining teams of cake and sugar artists to show how Santa celebrates the off-season with a side job. Judges Shinmin Li and Jason Smith decide which two teams will move on to the finale to compete for the $25,000 grand prize.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ugly Sweater Party
star
8.60
5 votes

#5 - Ugly Sweater Party

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/2022

Host Jeff Mauro challenges the five remaining teams of cake and sugar artists to create a woodland creature who is throwing an ugly sweater party for all their forest-dwelling friends!

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Santa's New Ride
star
8.50
4 votes

#6 - Santa's New Ride

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/19/2021

It's almost Christmas, and Santa's getting ready to deliver gifts all around the world, but he can't do it without a brand-new sleigh! With $25,000 at stake, the last two teams of cake and sugar artists must showcase the wildest, most-powerful modernization imaginable for Santa's new ride. At the end of the fast-paced bake-off judged by Maneet Chauhan, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira, one team will be crowned Holiday Wars Champion and win the grand prize!

Watch Now:Amazon
Time Travelin Santa
star
8.00
5 votes

#7 - Time Travelin Santa

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/27/2022

Host Jeff Mauro gets a little help from the Holiday Wars time machine to send our remaining four teams back in time! Each team of cake and sugar artists must create a Santa from a specific period in history before judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide who will move forward and who will be out of time.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
North Pole Talent Show
star
8.00
1 votes

#8 - North Pole Talent Show

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/11/2022

It's nearly Christmas, one of the hardest days of the year for Santa and his helpers. To keep their spirits up, Santa is throwing his first annual North Pole talent show, where the final two teams will showcase the secret talents of the town's brave residents.

Elf's Downhill Derby
star
7.88
8 votes

#9 - Elf's Downhill Derby

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/6/2022

Three teams must create a derby car fit for an elf to avoid elimination.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Ultimate Snowball Fight
star
7.71
7 votes

#10 - The Ultimate Snowball Fight

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/21/2021

With the qualifying rounds complete, six teams of masterful cake and sugar artists face off against each other for the very first time. Host Maneet Chauhan presents their challenge: Imagine the perfect way to win the ultimate snowball fight. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira judge the snowy battle and eliminate one team from the competition.

Watch Now:Amazon
Stealing the Naughty List
star
7.67
9 votes

#11 - Stealing the Naughty List

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/1/2019

Five teams of cake and sugar artists face off in the first festive night of challenges. Host Jonathan Bennett 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 will go home at the end of the battle.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Critter Christmas
star
7.64
11 votes

#12 - Critter Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/29/2020

Host Raven-Symone challenges four remaining teams of cake and sugar artists to create the most over-the-top, crazy visions of a Christmas party in the animal kingdom. Shinmin Li and Erin McGinn judge these wild critter Christmas parties.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
North Pole Wedding
star
7.55
11 votes

#13 - North Pole Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/6/2020

Host 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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Cake-mas Carol
star
7.50
6 votes

#14 - A Cake-mas Carol

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/7/2021

The teams reimagine the iconic spirits from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Watch Now:Amazon
Merry Grinchmas!
star
7.50
4 votes

#15 - Merry Grinchmas!

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/12/2021

In the penultimate battle, Maneet Chauhan challenges three teams of master cake and sugar artists to bring Dr. Seuss' iconic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to life by reimagining the world-famous story as a big-screen epic in a whole new movie genre. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which two teams have earned a spot in the finale to compete for $25,000.

Watch Now:Amazon
Wild Thanksgiving
star
7.33
6 votes

#16 - Wild Thanksgiving

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/14/2021

In the final qualifying round, three teams have to showcase how two animals that don't ordinarily get along can celebrate Thanksgiving together in the animal kingdom.

Watch Now:Amazon
Intergalactic Holidays
star
7.33
9 votes

#17 - Intergalactic Holidays

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/28/2021

Host Maneet Chauhan challenges the five remaining teams of cake and sugar artists to imagine friendly aliens celebrating their own holidays on another planet. At the end of this intergalactic face-off, judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira narrow the field of competition by eliminating one team.

Watch Now:Amazon
Holiday Sing-Along
star
7.25
4 votes

#18 - Holiday Sing-Along

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/5/2021

Nothing says holiday cheer quite like a group of carolers a-wassailing. Host Maneet Chauhan challenges the four remaining teams of master cake and sugar artists to bring the story of an iconic carol to life in the most delicious way imaginable -- with cake! Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira evaluate the results and eliminate one team.

Watch Now:Amazon
Reindeer Auditions
star
7.13
8 votes

#19 - Reindeer Auditions

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/7/2021

The teams must showcase an unlikely understudy to pull Santa's sleigh.

Watch Now:Amazon
Surprise Holiday Parade
star
7.09
11 votes

#20 - Surprise Holiday Parade

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/1/2020

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 McGinn, showing what might go wrong (or right!) as Santa's crew launches the parade to jump-start the holiday season.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
When Toys Come Alive ... And Go Wild
star
7.09
11 votes

#21 - When Toys Come Alive ... And Go Wild

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/22/2020

This year, a little too much holiday magic accidentally brings all the toys to life on Christmas morning. Host Raven-Symone asks the five teams to show judges Shinmin Li and Erin McGinn what happens when the newly minted toys come alive, escape from their boxes and go wild.

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Santa to the Rescue!
star
6.18
11 votes

#22 - Santa to the Rescue!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/8/2020

For one magical night, Santa Claus is a hero to all the world's kids. Host Raven-Symone challenges the five teams of cake and sugar artists to imagine what happens outside of the North Pole when Santa steps in to save the day. Judges Shinmin Li and Erin McGinn will pick the winning team.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Great Turkey Escape
star
5.57
7 votes

#23 - The Great Turkey Escape

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/15/2020

Just in time for Thanksgiving, host Raven-Symone challenges five teams of master cake and sugar artists to imagine what happens when all those holiday turkeys decide to make a break for it. Shinmin Li and Erin McGinn judge the daring turkey escapes.

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Hanging with Old St. Nick
star
0.00
0 votes

#24 - Hanging with Old St. Nick

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/6/2022

Three new teams create cakes displaying how Santa spends his time with his BFF.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
star
0.00
0 votes

#25 - Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/13/2022

In the final qualifying round, host Jeff Mauro sends three new teams to battle it out down on the farm, where each team's turkey recruits a farm friend to ride and race in the first annual Turkey Trot!

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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