You’ll be Home for Christmas starts on HGTV Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET. Star of the show is Albie Mushaney, an Oregon real estate agent, bodybuilder and Santa impersonator who helps first-time home buyers find their dream home in time for the holidays.
“Alongside his festive family, Albie will make the houses extra ‘ho-ho-home-y’ by adding special seasonal touches like a fully decorated tree with gifts underneath, stockings hung on the chimney and freshly baked cookies and hot cocoa welcoming them at the door,” said HGTV.
HGTV also premieres Surprising Santa Claus, with Lara Spencer visiting Santa Claus, Indiana, on Christmas Day.
“We had a blast creating these new holiday shows because they are filled with entertaining, unexpected personalities, humorous situations and showstopping Christmas miracles that will put everyone in a happy holiday spirit,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “At this time of the year, we want to enjoy the magic, be entertained and have some fun.”
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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