[11/02/11 - 10:15 AM]
HGTV's Holiday Programming Showcases Seasonal Decor of Celebrities, Posh Parties and Glittering Makeovers
On tap are holiday-themed installments of "Secrets from a Stylist," "Design on a Dime," "The High Low Project," "Color Splash," "Dina's Party" and "Donna Decorates Dallas."

[via press release from HGTV]


NEW YORK, N.Y. (For Immediate Release - November 2, 2011) A dazzling holiday programming lineup, including nine new specials and five special episodes of popular series, awaits HGTV viewers beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Whether they want to peek inside the perfectly adorned home of a favorite actor, musician or sports figure, such as Eva LaRue, Kurt Warner, Wayne Brady or Jo Dee Messina, or find inspiration at a lavish holiday party planned by Dina Manzo, network fans will find glamorous décor, spectacular makeovers and festive party planning ideas.

The seasonal viewing celebration kicks off with designer Thom Filicia's transformation of the Grand Lobby and Grand Lounge at Radio City Music Hall in Radio City Holiday. In addition, throughout the season viewers can look forward to two one-hour specials of Celebrity Holiday Homes, as well as the perennial favorite White House Christmas.

The HGTV holiday programming lineup includes:

Radio City Holiday

Premieres Thursday, November 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV and Radio City Music Hall will team up with designer Thom Filicia to transform Radio City Music Hall's exquisite Grand Foyer and tranquil Grand Lounge into a one-of-a-kind holiday wonderland. A spectacular crystal tree suspended from the 60-foot gold leaf ceiling, silver metallic draperies and custom-made diamond-shaped wreaths are just a small part of the magical makeover.

Holiday Inc.

Premieres Thursday, November 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV will go behind the scenes of the most iconic New York City sites to showcase how each one is transformed into a holiday masterpiece. When it comes to decorating famous spaces, including Macy's and the Time Warner Center, the work never stops for those who decorate hundreds of holiday windows with thousands of sparkling lights and enough ornaments to cover six football fields.

Secrets from a Stylist Holiday Special

Premieres Saturday, November 26, at 4 p.m. ET/PT

During Secrets from a Stylist, designer Emily Henderson helps homeowners identify their style and customizes their space layer by layer until a truly personalized look is achieved. In this holiday episode, Emily creates a gorgeous and colorful living and dining room makeover and then decks out the spaces with a modern twist on holiday decor for a family's first big holiday party.

Holiday Block Party

Premieres Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Holiday Block Party, with host Tanika Ray, visits one suburban neighborhood where the holidays are big and festive to find three homeowners eager to take their decorating over the top. Three homeowners are paired with one HGTV designer - Antonio Ballatore, Meg Caswell or Tracey Porter - to create the most spectacular holiday house in just three days. The winning home, which will be judged by neighbors, will win the bragging rights for the "coolest holiday house on the block."

Celebrity Holiday Homes 2011

Episode one premieres Sunday, December 4, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Episode two premieres Sunday, December 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV will premiere two one-hour specials that offer a glimpse inside the homes of America's favorite celebrities. The first special, premiering on Sunday, December 4, will feature American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and CSI Miami star Eva LaRue as HGTV helps them decorate their homes for the holidays. On Sunday, December 18, the stunning seasonal décor of actor Wayne Brady, country star Jo Dee Messina and actress Alison Sweeney will be showcased in the second special.

Design on a Dime Holiday

Premieres Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Designer Casey Noble brings a fun and fresh design approach to the long-time viewer favorite, Design on a Dime, which focuses on innovative design solutions for budgets of $2,500 or less. During this special holiday episode, Casey will transform a boring beige living room into a spectacular holiday-inspired room that breaks the tradition of red and green decor.

The High Low Holiday Project

Premieres Saturday, December 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

Each week in The High Low Project, designer Sabrina Soto proves homeowners can achieve high style with budget-friendly finds that replicate an opulent look. During this special holiday episode of the series, Sabrina will make dreams come true when one lucky mom receives a surprise living room makeover that she will never forget.

Christmas Crashers

Premieres Saturday December 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In HGTV's Room Crashers, designer Todd Davis searches stores across America for unsuspecting weekend warriors who can use some design help. During this special holiday episode, however, Todd and his team ambush shoppers who need help decorating their home for the holidays. After finding a lucky homeowner, Todd completely transforms a bland room into a sparkling showcase for a holiday bash.

White House Christmas

Premieres Sunday, December 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

When the seasonal splendor of the "people's house" goes on full display, HGTV will be there to capture the holiday magic with its popular special, White House Christmas. Designer Genevieve Gorder will share an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to decorate the White House for the holidays. Genevieve will chat with the staff and volunteers to learn the seasonal secrets of decorating America's most famous residence.

Color Splash Holiday Special

Premieres Saturday, December 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Designer David Bromstad and his team surprise a few Color Splash fans with a makeover that will transform their home into a rustic winter wonderland. David's design will include a multitude of colorful trees and oversized ornaments that create a festive and sophisticated look for the holiday season.

Dina's Party Holiday Special

Premieres Saturday, December 17, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

In HGTV's Dina's Party Holiday Special, party planner Dina Manzo will create a lavish and unforgettable holiday party at her client's New Jersey home. Dina and her design team will work with the homeowners to makeover their home into an elegant, yet festive, party venue.

Donna Decorates Dallas Holiday Special

Premieres Saturday, December 17, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Designer Donna Moss will show viewers how to decorate for the holidays in her signature over-the-top style. From classic wreaths to hand-crafted ornaments, animal-print stockings and crystal décor, Donna and her two daughters will create a dazzling, Texas-sized holiday celebration.

All Out American Christmas

Premieres Friday, December 23, at 1 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV will travel across the country to find the homeowners who go above and beyond traditional decor to create amazing over-the-top holiday displays. From an Ohio neighborhood that requires a warehouse of lights and lawn ornaments to a spectacular multi-story gingerbread house, viewers will enjoy seeing the most talked-about houses in the nation's neighborhoods.

About HGTV

HGTV, America's leading home and lifestyle brand, is one of cable's top-rated networks and is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. The HGTV HOME consumer products line currently includes exclusive offerings of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products. The HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication, is published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

  [november 2011]  


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