By Nate Millado

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2020.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sing a broadway number in a mall.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner, Rachel Bloom, Sean van der Wilt, and Santino Fontana.

Photo Credit: CW Network/Courtesy Everett Collection.

"My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!"

Original airdate: Nov. 30, 2015

It may not be as enduring as Wham!'s "Last Christmas"—or as endearing as Mariah's perennial holiday bop—but dare we say "California Christmastime" is just as catchy? Rebecca and the gang deliver an irreverent showstopper replete with eggnog froyos, a Vietnamese elf, Sublime, pants-less Chet—and a "baked" Santa. And yes, Josh busts out some sweet dance moves!

Everybody Loves Raymond

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Everybody Loves Raymond's Katherine Helmond, Patricia Heaton, and Ray Romano.

Photo Credit: Spike Nannarello/CBS.

"The Toaster"

Original airdate: Dec. 14, 1998

Neurotic Ray obsesses over what family and friends think of his carefully thought-out gift: an engraved toaster. It's a hit with Debra's picky parents, but without even opening the box, Frank and Marie trade it in for a coffee maker, not realizing its sentimental value. Ray raises a stink, and hilarity ensues as the Barones attempt to recover their son's present.

Everybody Hates Chris

Imani Hakim and Tichina Arnold look askance at each other in a scene from Everybody Hates Chris.

Imani Hakim and Tichina Arnold look askance at each other in a scene from Everybody Hates Chris.

Photo Credit: Robert Voets/UPN.

"Everybody Hates Christmas"

Original airdate: Dec. 15, 2005

Loosely based on his wonder years in "Bed-Stuy," New York, Chris Rock's period sitcom finds the funny in true-to-life situations. At home, Chris wants a Walkman for Christmas, but his parents can't afford it. At school he discovers that the canned food drive for the needy is actually for his own family!


Alan Alda examining a patient in a foxhole while dressed in a santa costume.

M*A*S*H's Dr. Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda) saves Christmas.

Photo Credit: CBS.

"Dear Dad"

Original airdate: Dec. 17, 1972

Hawkeye writes home to his father, recounting the holiday happenings at the 4077th: Radar attempting to mail a Jeep home, piece by piece; Colonel Blake conducting an awkward sex education lecture; Klinger threatening to blow Frank up with a grenade. Hawkeye is chosen to be Santa Claus at a party for orphans, but an urgent call about a wounded soldier at the front forces him to bail. A helicopter whisks the chief surgeon to the field to perform emergency surgery—still in his Santa outfit.


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Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and Merrilyn Gann.

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"A Very Supernatural Christmas"

Original airdate: Dec. 13, 2007

Sam and Dean track down an Anti-Claus demon that violently drags its victims up the chimney once a year—not quite warm and fuzzy. Still, this "Special Presentation"—with a retro title card to boot—isn't all doom and gloom. We flash back to 1991 and learn the origin of Dean's amulet, plus the Winchester brothers break out their trademark wit (even while being tortured by pagan gods).

How I Met Your Mother

Alyson Hannigan and a How I Met Your Mother at Christmas scene

How I Met Your Mother's Lily (Alyson Hannigan).

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"How Lily Stole Christmas"

Original airdate: Dec. 11, 2006

Ted nearly ruins Winter Wonderland for Marshall when he calls Lily "a bad word . . . a very, very bad word." (Of course, Ted censors the story for his kids, using the word "Grinch.") Other developments in this legendary episode: suitless Barney! Plus, Marshall gifts Lily an Easy-Bake Oven, something she always wanted but was never allowed to have. The ol' college pals bury the hatchet—turns out Ted held a grudge against Lily for ghosting him after she broke off her engagement to Marshall. But oh, fudge—we never do find out what the bad word was!

The Jeffersons

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The Jeffersons cast, clockwise from bottom right: Damon Evans, Isabel Sanford, Zara Cully, Berlinda Tolbert, Ned Wertimer, Franklin Cover, Roxie Roker, Paul Benedict, Marla Gibbs, and Sherman Hemsley.

Photo Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

"984 W. 124th St., Apt. 5C"

Original airdate: Dec. 24, 1977

George Jefferson is many things—loud, outspoken, rude, materialistic—but he can be a big softy, too. When Louise discovers her husband has been sending secret payments to an address she doesn't recognize, she's naturally suspicious. (Is George having an affair?!) Weezy follows him to Harlem and is shocked to find out that "Apt. 5C" is where George grew up in poverty. Apparently, George promised himself that if he made it big, he'd never let anyone living there have another terrible holiday.

The Twilight Zone

Art Carney as Henry Corwin in a Christmas-themed episode of The Twilight Zone

Art Carney as Henry Corwin in a Christmas-themed episode of The Twilight Zone.

Photo Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

"The Night of the Meek"

Original airdate: Dec. 23, 1960

Rod Serling's morality plays tend to skew more terrifying and eerie, but this Christmas-themed installment bucks the trend. It's actually quite touching. A down-and-out department store Santa named Henry Corwin—fired for being drunk on the job—stumbles upon a magical sack of presents. Doling out gifts brings him so much joy that he wishes he could do it every year. The final-act twist implies that Corwin's wish comes true and he heads to the North Pole to become the real Santa!

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Phyllis (Cloris Leachman), Mary (Mary Tyler Moore), and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) from The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Phyllis (Cloris Leachman), Mary (Mary Tyler Moore), and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Photo Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

"Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II"

Original airdate: Dec. 19, 1970

Poor Mary: All she wants for Christmas is to spend the holiday with her parents. Sadly, Christmas is just like any other day when you work in a newsroom. So she proposes a quiet Christmas Eve instead with best friend Rhoda. But this plan, too, is derailed when a desperate co-worker begs Mary to cover his shift in addition to her own. Anyone who's ever spent the holidays away from home will relate to this bittersweet episode. Happily, Mary's workplace family comes to the rescue: Mr. Grant, Murray, and Ted surprise her at the end of her shift to take her out for drinks.

All In The Family

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Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, and Sally Struthers in All in the Family.

Photo Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

"Christmas Day at the Bunkers'"

Original airdate: Dec. 18, 1971

Belligerent, blue-collar bigot Archie Bunker is a Scrooge practically every day of the year—but he's particularly irate this Christmas. He bah-humbugs at his hippie son-in-law, carolers, the Jeffersons—even the nun soliciting donations at his doorstep. In a surprisingly touching scene with long-suffering wife Edith, Archie reluctantly reveals why he's not in a festive mood: Thanks to a work screw-up, he wasn't given a Christmas bonus.

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By Nate Millado

After the Grinch stole 2020, we could all use a little comfort and joy (comfort and joy). Luckily, CBS and The CW bring glad tidings, raising our collective holiday spirit with festive programming. From holiday classics like Frosty and Rudolph, to reinvented carols courtesy of Dolly, Garth & Trisha, and Billie, there's a gift on TV for the entire family!

The CBS Thanksgiving Day Celebration

Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight.

Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight host The CBS Thanksgiving Day Celebration.

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While this year's parade won't look quite the same, we'll still be able to wake up and enjoy the balloons and floats! Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight, this festive three-hour extravaganza features celebrity interviews—from tough-as-nails The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan to Abishola herself, Folake Olowofoyeku—and inspiring musical performances, including country stars Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton's rendition of "O Holy Night," and Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away.

The CBS Thanksgiving Day Celebration airs Thursday, Nov. 26 at 9 AM-12 PM live ET; 8-11 AM live CT; 7-10 AM live MT; and 1-4 PM delayed PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns

Frosty the Snowman leads a line of villagers

Frosty the Snowman is a jolly, happy soul.

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Frosty the Snowman is a "jolly, happy soul" whose old silk hat full of magic is the stuff of Christmas legend. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle). When Frosty Returns, the OG dancing showman, er, snowman continues his adventure and skates on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters narrates, with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.

SNEAK PEEK: Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman airs Friday, Nov. 27 at 8/7c on CBS, followed by Frosty Returns at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

A boy hugs his grandma

Jake Spankenheimer with his beloved Grandma.

Photo Credit: © Warner Home Video.

In this heartwarming adventure that's as goofy as the hit holiday song it's based on, young Jake Spankenheimer embarks on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing grandma down on Christmas Eve to prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Knots Landing's Michele Lee provides the voice of Jake's greedy Cousin Mel.

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer airs Friday, Nov. 27 at 9/8c on The CW, with an encore presentation on Monday, Dec. 21 at 8/7c.

Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire/Legend of the Lost Tribe

Robbie the Reindeer on a snowmobile

Robbie the Reindeer, voiced by Ben Stiller.

Photo Credit: BBC.

In the first installment, Robbie (voiced by Ben Stiller) must train to compete in the Reindeer Races to become a part of the sleigh team for Santa (voiced by Jim Belushi). Right after that, Robbie battles Hugh Grant's Blitzen to prevent his nemesis from launching a reindeer theme park. The star-packed cast also includes Britney Spears, James Woods, Leah Remini, and Jerry Stiller.

SNEAK PEEK: Robbie the Reindeer

Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves on Fire airs Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8/7c on CBS, followed by Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

The Story of Santa Claus

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Santa and his elves.

Photo Credit: 1996 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

This animated musical special centers on a gentle toymaker (voiced by Ed Asner) whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas. Keep en ear out for Betty White and Tim Curry, as well.

SNEAK PEEK: The Story of Santa Claus

The Story of Santa Claus airs Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa and Rudolph

Santa relies on Rudolph's shiny red nose to save Christmas.

Photo Credit: Classic Media.

This Yuletide fave, based on Johnny Marks' jaunty tune, recounts the tale of shy reindeer Rudolph, whose shiny nose makes him a laughing stock at first, but is what ultimately saves Christmas. Narrated by Burl Ives, who also voices Sam the Snowman, the stop-motion classic has aired every year since 1964—going down in history as the longest-running holiday special on television!

SNEAK PEEK: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer airs Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8/7 c on CBS and CBS All Access.

iHeart Radio Jingle Ball

Photo Credit: Courtesy of iHeart Radio.

The show must go on—albeit virtually! One of the season's most anticipated holiday music events boasts a festive lineup—including Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd—sharing their personal holiday traditions and performing their biggest hits and never-before-heard covers of iconic holiday songs.

In addition, The CW will televise a one-hour iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments special, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the event through performances, special backstage moments, and more.

iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments airs on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8/7c on The CW.

Stream the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2020 on Thursday on Dec.10 at 9/8c on The CW App and The CW will also broadcast the event as an exclusive TV special on Monday, Dec.14 at 8/7c.

SEE MORE: 2020 Holiday Specials On The CW

The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments

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Santa Claus and service members wave from the sleigh.

Photo Credit: Hollywood Christmas Parade Television LLC.

Sadly, the 2020 Hollywood Christmas Parade, an 89-year institution, was officially canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Bah, humbug!) But in continuing the spirit of the season, The CW will highlight special moments from past parades, along with celebrity shout-outs and some brand-new performances from your favorite stars.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments airs Friday, Dec. 4 at 8/7c on The CW.

A Holly Dolly Christmas

Dolly Parton in a festive outfit

Dolly Parton brings her Holly Dolly Christmas to CBS.

Photo Credit: Stacie Huckeba Courtesy of Butterfly Records LLC.

Move over, Mariah—there's a new Queen of Christmas! Fresh off her record-breaking new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, beloved icon Dolly Parton is spreading some much-needed holiday cheer during her favorite time of year. From an intimate, candlelit set, Dolly shares personal stories and memories, interspersed with powerful, faith-filled hymns and lighthearted holiday classics.

A Holly Dolly Christmas airs Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8:30PM ET/8PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown

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Greatest Commercials Countdown logo on The CW.

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Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight count down the 12 best holiday commercials ever, one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from the U.S. and abroad that capture the spirit of the holiday season—from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the outstanding to the ridiculous.

Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020 airs Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9/8c on The CW, with an encore presentation will air Monday, Dec. 21 at 9/8c.

Silent Night—A Song For The World

Kelly Clarkson singing at a microphone

Kelly Clarkson performs.

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How culturally impactful is "Silent Night"? For starters, it's been translated into 140 languages, caused a Christmas ceasefire in World War I, and Bing Crosby's version is the third best-selling single ever.

This musical film documentary from award-winning director Hannes M. Schalle tells the story of the world's most famous Christmas carol. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, A Song For The World also features new recordings by global stars in different languages from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Kathrine McPhee, Gavin Rossdale, Sheléa, Ailee, Josh Groban, The Vienna Boys Choir, Anggun, The Tenors, and many more.

Silent Night—A Song For The World premieres Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8/7c on The CW, with an encore on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 8/7c.

The Christmas Caroler Challenge

The hosts and judges of The Christmas Caroler Challenge

From L-R: Judge Mikalah Gordon, host Dean Cain, judge Brandon Rogers, host Laura McKenzie, and judge Garry Gary Beers.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Associated Television International.

Wanna hear some unexpected twists on Christmas classics? Tune in to this harmonious holiday event series featuring 10 amazing carol groups, each with their own brand of vocal stylings. Hosted by Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie, with a panel of three celebrity judges.

The Christmas Caroler Challenge premieres Friday, Dec. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.

Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us

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Penn Jillette, Alyson Hannigan and Teller get into the holiday spirit.

Photo Credit: Jacob Kepler/The CW.

It's a very merry episode of Penn & Teller, as the dynamic duo, along with host Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), wow us with costumes, a Christmas Trophy—and of course, magic!

Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us airs on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9/8c on The CW.

Garth & Trisha LIVE! A Holiday Concert Event

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood embracing

Husband-and-wife country superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

Photo Credit: Blue Rose Inc.

Line up those requests, folks, because country superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are back at Studio G to serenade us once again. "Our viewers loved reaching out directly to Garth and Trisha to request their favorite hits back when the pandemic first hit. It brought some fun and joy directly into their living rooms as they were hunkered down with their families," says Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS. "Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood." Stay tuned to Garth's Facebook for details on how you can can make song requests for the special.

Garth & Trisha LIVE! A Holiday Concert Event airs Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8:30PM ET/8PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

The 22nd Annual A Home For The Holidays

Hamilton's Leslie Odom.

Hamilton's Leslie Odom with perform at CBS' annual heartwarming tradition.

Photo Credit: Tony Duran,

Continuing a heartwarming two-decade tradition, the award-winning A Home for the Holidays shines a light on the thousands of American kids in foster care. Gayle King presents uplifting stories of adoption from foster care, but this year will be extra special, as viewers watch three foster children unite with their "forever families" in virtual ceremonies. Plus, look forward to inspirational performances from Josh Groban, Miranda Lambert, Meghan Trainor, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Andrea Bocelli.

The 22nd Annual A Home For The Holidays airs Sunday, Dec. 20 at 9:30PM ET/9PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

By Mona Buehler

If you're looking for last-minute holiday recipe inspiration, Watch and our friends at Chowhound have got you covered with delectable dishes that your guests will gobble right up.

From Thanksgiving mains and sides to Hanukkah and Christmas treats, we've rounded up special recipes from your favorite stars like Blue Bloods' hostess with the mostess Bridget Moynahan. Get a taste of your new yummy holiday traditions!

Watch Blue Bloods on Fridays at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Gobble, gobble

Photo Credit: Jojo Whilden/CBS (Moynahan), Ben Fink Productions (Turkey).

A perfectly roasted bird is a must-have for Turkey Day, and Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan has a classic Thanksgiving Turkey recipe that's guaranteed to bring people to the table.

Watch Blue Bloods on Fridays at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Cornbread with a kick

Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota (Cedric); cobraphoto/Getty Images (Cornbread).

At Cedric the Entertainer's house, the holidays mean festive feasts, starting the day before where nibbling and sampling bites during prep is all part of the fun.

The Neighborhood star shares with Watch on the set of his cover photo shoot that he likes to heat things up in the kitchen and whip up a batch or two of his famous jalapeño cornbread. While the family recipe is a closely guarded secret, you can get inspiration from this spicy variation from Chowhound.

COOKING TIPS: How To Prepare A Thanksgiving Feast In Less Than 8 Hours

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Filler up

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS (Morrow); VeselovaElena/Getty Images (Stuffing).

If you're going to invite Joshua Morrow of The Young and the Restless to your house for Thanksgiving, don't forget the stuffing!

When Watch asked about his favorite holiday food, he playfully dishes back: "No doubt about it: Stuffing. I went to [my wife] Toby's mom's for Thanksgiving one year and she didn't have stuffing. I said, 'I'm never coming back if you don't have stuffing. I'm just letting you know.'" Noted and noted.

RECIPE IDEAS: 20 Stuffing Recipes, Ranked

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Pass the sweet potatoes

Photo Credit: David Needleman (Noel); StephanieFrey/Getty Images (Yams).

FBI star Ebonée Noel never turns down a yummy yam casserole. "I love candy yams, with the marshmallow on top," she dishes. "That is my absolute favorite!"

RECIPE IDEAS: From Traditional Candied To Bourbon Mashed, Try These Sweet Potato Dishes

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Say cheese!

Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images (Buckley), Rita Maas/Getty Images (Mac 'N' Cheese).

SEAL Team star AJ Buckley puts his healthy diet habits on hold and indulges in his favorite fromage-filled Thanksgiving dish: Bacon-Jalapeño Mac 'N' Cheese.

A new season of SEAL Team premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Slice of life

Photo Credit: David Needleman (Peregrym); bhofack2/Getty Images (Apple Pie).

Missy Peregrym of FBI is a self-described apple pie aficionado. She tells Watch on the set of her winter wonderland photo shoot that "My mom's apple pie is like my favorite thing in the whole world, and I'm furious to share it. For my birthday, I ask for two pies—one that people can share and one that's just mine."

Missy has learned how to make her mother's special apple pie and bakes one every Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. The recipe is top-secret, but we've got you covered with this classic apple pie recipe from our friends at Chowhound.

BAKING TIPS: 10 Ways To Make Your Pie More Beautiful

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Sweet as pie

Photo Credit: Andrew Kelley/CBS (Nyambi Nyambi); bhofack2/Getty Images (Fruit Pizza).

The Good Fight star Nyambi Nyambi adores this toothsome Fruit Pizza treat that his mom whips up every Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.

DISCOVER: More Holiday Recipes And How-Tos At Chowhound

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Scandinavian sipper

Photo Credit: Timothy Kuratek/CBS (Weeks); kaarsten/Getty Images (Glogg).

Magnum P.I. star Perdita Weeks has her own family tradition that gets everyone in the yuletide spirit. "We make this Swedish dish called Glogg, which is a mixture of dessert wine and raisins and cut-up almonds," she gushes. "It is so delicious!"

RECIPE IDEAS: Christmas Cocktail And Punch Recipes

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Bring on the green beans

Photo Credit: Matt Petit/CBS (James); bhofack2/Getty Images (Green Beans).

The Young and the Restless star Bryton James has three must-have eats for the holidays. "I really love Honey Baked ham, green bean casserole, and a good homemade mac and cheese," he tells us.

We couldn't agree more!

RECIPE IDEAS: Classic, Creamy-Topped Green Bean Casserole

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One potato, two potato

Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images (Grobglas); modesigns58/Getty Images (Latkes).

Yael Grobglas loves to make her special Potato Latkes and hosting Hanukkah for her chosen family. Getting home to Israel for the holidays isn't always possible for the former Jane the Virgin star, so she created a new tradition in Los Angeles.

Stream all seasons of Jane the Virgin on Netflix.

Red, red wine

Photo Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images (Ruiz); AlexPro9500/Getty Images (Mulled Wine).

Gabrielle Ruiz of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is all about a warm and cozy cup of Citrus Mulled Wine. Every Christmas, she makes a big batch in the crockpot that she and her extensive family sip on while they open presents.

Stream all seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix.

Moynahan meatballs

Photo Credit: Ben Fink Productions (Moynahan); rudisill/Getty Images (Meatballs).

Bridget Moynahan of Blue Bloods cooks up a special Christmas Eve dish that would no doubt be a favorite in the Reagan house too.

Her traditional Swedish Meatballs are such a crowd pleaser with the Moynahans that she makes sure to cook a double or triple batch so there are plenty of leftovers to take home.

SEE MORE: 33 Photos Of CBS Stars So Stunning You'll Be Thankful You Saw Them

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