‘Tis the season to be frisky, as E4 is hanging up the mistletoe and dusting off the naughty elf for a dating show like no other - 12 Dates of Christmas, arriving on E4 and All 4 this December.
Set in a frozen wonderland, 12 Dates of Christmas (an HBO Max Original) follows three gorgeously sexy singles Faith, Chad, and Garrett, who can all rock that Christmas onesie to perfection!
Over eight episodes they will whittle down their potential play mates in the hope of meeting that special someone to bring home for the holidays.
Within a fairy-tale castle in Austria, 10 magical wintery dates await our hot trio – from fugly sweater parties, and an intriguing masquerade ball, to steamy après-ski activities and lit Christmas karaoke sessions that send temperatures soaring. But keeping them on their toes, and in true tradition of all great festive rom-coms, there’s always a slippery slope to true love.
Just as the singles start to make connections, new love interests arrive, adding plenty of charred chestnuts and delicious dilemmas as well as - hopefully – crackling chemistry. Along the way, they’ll face regular elimination ceremonies, complicated blasts from the past, and no shortage of conflict.
10 dates over and with their sights set on the special one, there’s still a decision to be made. After bringing their love interest home for the holidays, they must decide whether to commit or walk away forever by the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
What’s more (there’s more!) Natasha Rothwell (White Lotus, Insecure) serves as the narrator for this journey – adding her own hilarious take on the goings on.
12 Dates of Christmas will air on E4 this December, and you can catch up on All 4.
Expect sexy Santas, festive feist and lots and lots of passion - Yule be sorry to miss it!
MEET FAITH, CHAD AND GARRETT
Christian ‘Faith’ Fernandez is 25 years old and originally from Seattle, but currently lives in Los Angeles.
She grew up in a dance studio and has been dancing since the age of three. In 2013, at age 17, she was selected as an NFL cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks, known as the Sea Gals and has danced in two Super Bowls.
Fernandez now lives in Los Angeles and works for a wardrobe stylist putting together looks and is now in the process of making her next dream a reality – starting her own clothing brand, an online boutique called There She Is, named after what she says whenever she sees someone serving looks.
Of her time on 12 Dates Faith said: “I initially agreed to take part in this series, because it sounded like fun! Who wouldn’t love to travel abroad and go on dates? I went into the experience with a completely open mind and open heart, but it truly was magical. Besides getting into the Christmas spirit, I hope UK viewers can connect with me through the ups and downs on my journey of finding love.”
Chad Savage is Pennsylvania born and New York based, with 29 years of experience in the game. He’s a city boy from the countryside and some might say it shows. He likes Thai food, traveling to new places and spends most of his weekends bingeing Disney Classics.
Before settling down on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, he studied marketing at Virginia Tech. After that, he jumped into a sales role for a company outside Philly before joining his family business Savage Promotions, Inc..
Chad knows he cannot predict the journey ahead, but his parents taught him the importance of positivity and he always tries to live life by his father’s words: “Seize every opportunity that comes your way, because you never know where it could lead.”
In Savage’s own words of his time on 12 Dates: “I’m a huge believer in putting myself out there and trying new things. I’m so thankful that myself and my family were able to take part in this experience. They are my core and inspire me every single day. Not only was 12 Dates a magnificent production spectacle, but it pushed me to grow as a person. This experience showed me that it’s okay to show vulnerability. Not to mention, introducing me to some pretty incredible people along the way. I look forward to UK viewers seeing authenticity and relatability within this dating experience. Sure, not everyone has various dates spontaneously emerging in an Austrian castle!”
Garrett Marcantel is a real estate agent and developer with a love for the environment. It is important to him to create eco-conscious housing opportunities. He is an advocate for climate change education and in the past worked as a Yellowstone National Park Ranger. In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes that devastated his hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Marcantel launched an initiative to aid those who have been affected called Displaced Relief. He currently splits his time living between New York City and Los Angeles.
Of his time in the Castle Garrett said: “Christmas is always that time of year when I feel more single than ever. I eagerly jumped into 12 Dates of Christmas with an open heart and an open mind ready to meet my man. I never would have expected what happened to me next in the Castle, but one thing was certain, I was determined to not spend my Christmas alone. “
Notes to Editors:
Created by Michael Beilinson, 12 Dates of Christmas is produced by Objective Media Group America and distributed by Warner Bros International Television Production. The programme is executive produced by Jilly Pearce, Layla Smith and Sam Dean, with Suzy Ratner co-executive producing.