Today’s Top TV Picks – Thursday December 12

Today’s Top Picks


Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

8 p.m. on ABC

Shown in theaters as a featurette accompanying “Coco,” this animated tale continues the saga of characters from the hit 2013 Disney-Pixar movie “Frozen.” Josh Gad again voices snowman Olaf, who tries to ensure that the Christmas being celebrated by Anna and Elsa (voices of fellow returnees Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel) is one that they’ll never forget. Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton”) also returns to the voice cast as the score boasts four original songs.


Kids Baking Championship

8 p.m. on FOOD

In a seasonal “North Pole Edition” episode of this popular cooking competition, hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman force the young bakers to think on their feet with a challenge to fill the mantle of a mini-fireplace with some “Santastic” sweets. Special guest Casey Webb (“Man v. Food”) joins the group to help determine which baker takes home a dream package of more than $10,000 in top-of-the-line baking equipment.


The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

9 p.m. ET on ABC – Season Premiere

Emma Bunton and Anthony “Spice” Adams return as hosts for Season 5 of this festive culinary competition, welcoming 10 new bakers into the show tent for a two-hour season premiere called “Cake and Bread Week.” Paul Hollywood (“The Great British Baking Show”) and three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard also are back to judge the efforts of the competitors in the various challenges.


A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy

10 p.m. ET on NBC

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner John Legend and his wife, model-author Chrissy Teigen, welcome friends, family members and assorted celebrity guests to this holiday music special, which features songs from Legend’s release “A Legendary Christmas.” Guest performers include Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding; other guests include Jane Lynch, Darren Criss, Meghan Trainor, Awkwafina, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hough, Kris Jenner, Retta, Ben Schwartz and Kim Kardashian West.

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