Hosts and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale welcome back runner-up teams from previous seasons to battle it out for another chance to win.
Final three bakers grab two last minute holiday gifts and combine them into one impressive dessert.
The four remaining bakers celebrate two classic holiday traditions: Hanukkah jelly doughnuts and ye olde fruitcake.
The five remaining bakers ignite the holiday spirit with a fiery, pre-heat dessert; in the main heat, they take a traditional holiday cheese board and turn it into an unusual cheesecake.
The six remaining bakers create new takes on traditional holiday baking; inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake; in the main heat, bakers must holiday up a non-holiday dessert.
In the pre-heat, seven bakers must create a Thanksgiving dessert using a mystery canned fruit; in the main heat, bakers whip up new Turkey Day sensations by combining two traditional desserts.
In the pre-heat, eight bakers team up to make a dozen hand pies in a festive holiday shape; for the main heat, bakers create a holiday dessert duo inspired by classic holiday flavor combinations.
Bakers create eye-catching and tantalizing new holiday treats for seasonal parties; bakers create a dessert with an unusual candy cane flavor; for the main heat, they use a holiday cocktail as sweet inspiration; one unlucky baker goes home.
Three stars from Kids Baking Championship and three Holiday Baking champions compete in a holiday-themed showdown for the $10,000 prize.
The final three must make snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa; the bakers must create a North Pole-inspired cake; the winner gets the title Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize.
The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of Christmas mornings by making edible dessert stockings; the bakers build colorful cream puff Christmas trees.
The bakers must whip up ugly Christmas sweater desserts for the pre-heat; in the main heat, the bakers create edible gift boxes filled with treats.
In the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers make desserts with toasted marshmallows; the bakers embellish traditional yule logs.
The remaining seven bakers create elegant trifles by combining all of their favorite Thanksgiving desserts into one; the bakers make Thanksgiving imposter cupcakes.
Clash of the Grandmas star Norma Zager joins Bobby Deen to lend her expertise; for the pre-heat, the contestants must make two types of cookies; the bakers compete to create the best pie without the use of appliances.
Host Bobby Deen challenges the nine bakers to turn seasonal beverages like hot chocolate and apple cider into desserts; in the main heat, the chefs make decorative filled Bundt cake wreaths.
The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops by baking and beautifully decorating a sugar cookie tree; in the final heat, the bakers need to transform their assigned holiday tradition into an intricately decorated cake.
The four remaining bakers must make a candy apple dessert inspired by a candy apple gift, then figure out how turn the contents of a traditional gift basket into a delicious dessert.
The five remaining bakers reinvent two Hanukkah classics, rugelach and macaroons; unique version of a holiday croquembouche.
The six remaining bakers revel in the warm flavor of ginger; for their first challenge they create mini desserts highlighting candied ginger, then create three different types of holiday cookies inspired by family traditions.
Thanksgiving-inspired desserts; in the first round, canned cranberry sauce; in the main heat, the bakers must invent a dessert highlighting their assigned harvest ingredient.
The eight remaining bakers begin by making their best holiday whoopie pies; the bakers must create stuffed holiday cakes that reveal a surprise center when sliced open.
The remaining nine bakers try to amp up the visual impact of holiday baked goods by creating festive candy cane and holiday wreath desserts.
Nutcrackers reveal assigned classic holiday nuts which then must be incorporated into a chocolate-nutty confection; the contestants highlight their favorite holiday memory in the form of a decorated pie.
The three remaining bakers face one challenge, but it's a massive one, constructing gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats.
The four bakers must use the classic holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate in a dessert and then create a holiday breakfast complete with three sweet dishes.
The five bakers left to compete take the fruitcake to a new level and reinvent the yule log.
The six remaining bakers take on making pies; the first challenge has the bakers using a store-bought crust; the second challenge involves three different pies and three different crusts.
The seven remaining bakers take classic flavors to a new level; a swirled treat using eggnog; different versions of sugar and spice for a special dessert.
Eight bakers have to prove their cookie baking skills in the first two challenges. The first challenge requires the bakers to use an assigned baking tool and the second challenge has the bakers using different holiday ingredients.