Holiday Gingerbread Showdown preview: Is a vacation in Santa’s future?


Could an epic vacation earn someone a spot in the Holiday Gingerbread Showdown finale? All that holiday chaos means Santa needs a break.

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown has almost reached the finale, just like the quickly approaching Christmas Eve deadline. Can one of these bakers really find a way to celebrate Santa’s day off? Maybe everyone needs a break from the holidays.

According to the Food Network, this week’s Holiday Gingerbread Showdown episode features:

"Paige Davis challenges a cookier, a caker and a gingerbread book maker to use their baking skills to give the big man a much-needed day off. Each baker uses their own specialties to whisk Santa away to a unique vacation. With classic gingerbread techniques, showstopping icing artwork and tropical decorations on full display, judges Mary Berg, Maneet Chauhan and Adam Young have a hard time deciding which two competitors will join Santa in taking some time off and which one will head to the finale."

While these bakers should have a creative approach to this challenge, this topic is a common one for these Food Network baking competitions. For some reason, everyone wants to imagine what Santa does when he’s not delivering presents around the world.

It is interesting that everyone thinks that Santa heads to the beach on his day. Does he really have to go to a tropical destination? What if Santa wants to head to the ski slopes? It is his day off. Shouldn’t Santa just enjoy himself?

Still, the tropical destination does add some non-traditional gingerbread creativity. From bold colors to interesting designs, these displays should be quite pretty.

Ready to watch this week’s Holiday Gingerbread Showdown episode? Here’s how.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Start Time: 10 p.m. ET

Episode: “Santa’s Day Off”

TV Channel: Food Network

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network’s website or app.

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Holiday Gingerbread Showdown will air on the Food Network on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.