HALLMARK CHANNEL SPECIAL "HOME & FAMILY: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" TO FEATURE EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES FROM AMY GRANT, JORDAN SMITH, ANDRA DAY AND THE LOS ANGELES BALLET
Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos Welcome Hallmark Channel Holiday Movie Fan Favorites
Danica McKellar, Rachel Boston, Dylan Neal and Sophia Lucia
Premieres Thursday, November 17 (6 p.m. ET/PT)
Los Angeles, CA, November 14 -- Emmy(R) Winner Mark Steines and two-time Emmy(R) nominee Debbie Matenopoulos host a prime time special with exclusive music and dance performances, holiday DIYs and spectacular light shows on "Home & Family: Home for The Holidays," premiering Thursday, Nov. 17 6:00 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel. Some highlights include:
Amy Grant performs an original holiday song from her first Christmas CD in more than 20 years. Jordan Smith, winner of "The Voice," performs a holiday classic. Amy Grant and Jordan Smith perform a duet together for the first time on television. Grammy nominee Andra Day treats viewers to an exclusive performance of two songs from her new holiday CD.
Mark and Debbie sit down with Hallmark Channel stars Danica McKellar, Rachel Boston, Dylan Neal and Sophia Lucia, who discuss their upcoming Christmas movies.
The Los Angeles Ballet performs a spectacular waltz from "The Nutcracker."
Fabio Vivani cooks up a succulent prime rib roast and Debbie shares her secret family recipe for Virginia Ham.
The H&F house features a spectacular light show with the music of Trans Siberian Orchestra.
"The taping of 'Home & Family: Home for the Holidays' has become a treasured tradition for the show," said Tracy Verna Soiseth, Executive Producer. "This year's special features Grammy award winners, amazing dance performances and fun, memorable moments that we know our dedicated viewers will enjoy."
"Home & Family," currently in its fifth season, is the only daytime lifestyle series on cable television with 52 consecutive weeks of new episodes. Emmy(R) Winner Mark Steines and two-time Emmy(R) nominee Debbie Matenopoulos host the two-time Daytime Emmy(R) Nominated Hallmark Channel original lifestyle series. "Home & Family" airs new original episodes Monday through Friday (10 - 11 a.m. ET/PT, encore presentation at noon - 1 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.
The fifth season of "Home & Family" features even more fresh advice from experts at the top of their fields. "Family members" dishing tips and tricks that help viewers live their best lives include Hollywood beauty specialist Kym Douglas, healthy living advocate Sophie Uliano, design expert Paige Hemmis, medical expert Matt Iseman, garden coach Shirley Bovshow, chef Fabio Viviani, decorator Ken Wingard, pediatrician Dr. J.J. Levenstein, family man Matt Rogers, renegade chef Dan Kohler, men's fashion expert Lawrence Zarian, fashion designer Orly Shani and mommy lifestyle expert Kristin Smith. Together with Mark and Debbie, these captivating experts make "Home & Family" the "Ultimate How-To" show, and a series honored for its excellence with two Daytime Emmy(R) nominations.
"Home & Family" features not only the best in lifestyle advice, but also plays host to some of Hollywood's biggest stars and most exciting music acts. Recent guests have included Dolly Parton, Mira Sorvino, Queen Latifah, Carol Burnett, Marisa Tomei, Mike Love, Kenny Loggins, Lucy Hale, Greg Grunberg, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Bauer, John Rhys-Davies, Joseph Fiennes, Melissa Etheridge, Fran Drescher, Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth, Nigel Lythgoe, James Brolin, Naomi Judd, Wolfgang Puck, Tony Robbins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Betty White, Dean Cain, Tori Spelling, Olivia Newton-John, Alison Sweeney, Russell Simmons, La Toya Jackson and Rocco DiSpirito. The series reaches viewers' homes from its own 2,800 square foot working home at Universal Studios.
Woody Fraser is the creator of "Home & Family." Marty Tenney and Tracy Verna Soiseth are executive producers. Rob George and William O'Hara are directors of the program from Woody Fraser Enterprises. "Home & Family" is broadcast in 1080i, Hallmark Channel's selected HD Format.
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