By Zach Johnson
Playing with your food is finally allowed… in Foodtastic, that is! Stream the complete first season of the new original series starting Wednesday on Disney+. Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, meanwhile, continues all week long and includes two of our favorite holiday films: Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve and The Preacher’s Wife. A holiday-themed episode of Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursday—but if you’re looking for something a little bit cozier, Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition streams Friday, exclusively on Disney+.
Foodtastic—Wednesday, December 15, on Disney+
Stream all 11 episodes of this immersive global competition series, in which highly skilled artists create extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made entirely out of food. From vegetables and butter to fruit and cheese, these everyday items are transformed into works of art. Each episode is rooted in iconic Disney IP and the food-based builds are an extension of that world. Keke Palmer is the host, with FLOUR SHOP founder Amirah Kassem and NYC’s City Cakes founder Chef Benny Rivera serving as the food art experts.
Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve—Wednesday, December 15, at 7 a.m. ET on Freeform
Eve, your special friend, is back! Grace Manning (Francia Raisa) is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her late mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also in the middle of her quarter-life crisis, realizing she’s in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company’s stock to plummet. With the help of her young next-door neighbor (Alison Fernandez), Grace’s Eve doll (Tyra Banks) magically awakens and helps her get back on track, giving her the confidence to be the woman and leader Eve knows she can be.
The Preacher’s Wife—Thursday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. ET on Freeform
Directed by Penny Marshall, this 1996 film is remake of the 1947 classic The Bishop’s Wife. It stars two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington as a charismatic angel, Dudley, who’s sent to Earth to help Rev. Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) and his wife (Whitney Houston) save their marriage. But things take a turn when Dudley accidentally falls in love with—you guessed it!—the preacher’s wife. Rounding out the holiday film’s all-star ensemble cast are Loretta Devine, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, and Lionel Richie.
Grey’s Anatomy—Thursday, December 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
In “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial celebrate the holidays. As Hamilton (Peter Gallagher) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) work toward a project milestone, Schmitt (Jake Borelli) faces a difficult decision during surgery. But will Link (Chris Carmack) get to spend the holidays with Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Scout?
Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition—Friday, December 17, on Disney+
It’s that time of year! Hand-crafted from paper art by Brittney Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed visual development artist on Frozen and Frozen 2, this warm and inviting hearthside scene sets a festive holiday mood. Stylized cut-out paper flames combine with imaginative visual effects (including a touch of snow provided by Elsa) and silhouetted images of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, adding to your family’s holiday enjoyment. (ICYMI, we recently went behind the scenes with Lee to learn about her creative process.)