CTV gets into the festive spirit as the network reveals its 2022 holiday programming lineup. With a schedule full of holiday titles and merry programming – including holiday-themed episodes of hit CTV series, movies, seasonal classics, and festive new specials – CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app have everything on viewers’ wish lists this holiday season.
New Holiday Specials
Ring in the holidays with Jann Arden and the cast of CTV Original comedy JANN with JANN: ALONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app) that serves as a gift for fans of both Arden and the series. In JANN: ALONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Jann is shocked to discover her family have all made plans for the holidays that don’t include her. With her assistant Trey (Tenaj Williams) for company, she reminisces about Christmases past – the good, the bad, and the humiliating – and it soon becomes clear there’s more than one way to holiday. JANN: ALONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS also showcases Arden performing classic holiday standards, and features guest appearances by Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams. (An encore presentation airs Saturday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV).
As previously announced, holiday baking motivation is here with the new, fresh-out-of-the-oven, four-part holiday-themed CTV Original competition series CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF (two-night premiere event Thursday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app), with CTV’s Mary Berg and celebrated pastry chef Andrew Han judging the best holiday-themed cakes across Canada. Episodes continue Monday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, with the third and final qualifying round leaving six cake makers to face off in two holiday challenges. The winner takes home the top prize of $50,000 and the title of CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF Champion during the finale on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.
Plus, Chef Gordon Ramsay takes his pals Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix on a road trip to find the home of Santa Claus himself in GORDON RAMSAY’S ROAD TRIP: CHRISTMAS VACATION (Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV). The trio travel deep into a winter wonderland packed with amazing food, big laughs, and Christmas spirit.
Delivering the magic of the season is THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE (Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app) with hosts Melissa Grelo (THE SOCIAL), Kelsey McEwen (CTV YOUR MORNING), and Tyrone Edwards (ETALK). As previously announced, the 90-minute special features holiday performances from multiplatinum, 12-time Grammy® Award-winner John Legend, Canadian platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter Preston Pablo, and Ottawa-born singer-songwriter Jamie Fine, on the 118th edition of the parade. Also carolling in the festive season is CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS (Thursday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app), featuring some of country music’s most beloved artists, including Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Steven Curtis Chapman, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Molly Tuttle, The War And Treaty, and Carly Pearce, who also serves as host. CTV also delivers an encore presentations of Michael Bublé’s fan-favourite 2021 TV special, MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY (Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV).
New Holiday-Themed Episodes
CTV’s holiday schedule also includes THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW‘s annual “10 Days of Giveaways,” THE SOCIAL: YEAR IN GOSSIP (Dec. 21), six all-new specials from ETALK, and holiday-themed segments on CTV YOUR MORNING.
CTV also delivers holiday-themed episodes of CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE (Dec. 6), THE $100,000 PYRAMID (Dec. 6), THE GOLDBERGS (Dec. 7), THE CONNERS (Dec. 7), and CALL ME KAT (Dec. 8). Plus, fan favourite contestants from Season 8 of THE MASKED SINGER get into the holiday spirit with a Christmas singalong in THE MASKED SINGER SING-A-LONG SPECTACTULAR! (Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) featuring never-before-seen holiday performances, laugh-out-loud bloopers, and behind the scenes footage. Hosted by Will Arnett, a special three-part LEGO MASTERS: CELEBRITY HOLIDAY BRICKTACULAR (Dec. 19-21) features guest appearances by Leslie Jordan, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines, and Finesse Mitchell, who team up with fan-favourite builders from past seasons to compete for their favourite charities.
CTV’s lineup also treats viewers to heart-warming and classic holiday films including: ELF (Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV); THE HOLIDAY (Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2); CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS (Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2); HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV); THIS CHRISTMAS (Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2); MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV); HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV); JINGLE ALL THE WAY (Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2); DIE HARD (Dec. 23 at 1:30 a.m. ET/PT on CTV); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2 and Dec. 24 at 12 a.m. ET/PT on CTV); HOME ALONE (Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV); MENORAH IN THE MIDDLE (Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2), and a two-night Harry Potter New Year’s Eve event with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), and more.
CTV Holiday Hub 2022
Available on CTV.ca and the CTV app with no subscription or sign-in required until Jan. 9, CTV’s Holiday Hub features more than 150 movies, including holiday classics such as THE HOLIDAY, CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS, TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, and ADAM SANDLER’S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS. Viewers can also stream festive-themed episodes, with seasonal selections of throwback series including DAWSON’S CREEK, DESIGNING WOMEN, PARTY OF FIVE, THE JEFFERSONS, THE FACTS OF LIFE, WHO’S THE BOSS?, and more. CTV’s Holiday Hub treats viewers to recipes, gift guides, and access to binge full seasons of CTV Original series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 5-8) and JANN (Seasons 1-3 + JANN: ALONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS), as well as steamy getaway competition series LOVE ISLAND (Season 4) and TEMPTATION ISLAND (Season 1-3) sure to help viewers keep warn amidst the cold winter weather. Plus, viewers can catch up on episodes from CTV’s fall lineup, including ALASKA DAILY, EAST NEW YORK, GREY’S ANATOMY, and STATION 19. Visit the Holiday Hub for the complete collection.