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Big Brother Reindeer Games Episode 5 – ‘Santa’s Showdown’ Release Date, Recap & Streaming Guide

ByNishat Manzar

Dec 16, 2023

In the enchanting realm of Big Brother’s holiday special, ‘Reindeer Games,’ the stage is set for a festive showdown like never before. As we eagerly anticipate the fifth episode, titled ‘Santa’s Showdown,’ let’s dive into the captivating details of this spirited competition, hosted by former Big Brother house members Derek Xiao, Tiffany Mitchell, and Jordan Lloyd.

Hosts and Contestants Unveiled: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Before the inaugural episode graced our screens, the veil was lifted, revealing the illustrious hosts and contestants. The trio steering the ship comprises former Big Brother house members Derek Xiao, Tiffany Mitchell, and Jordan Lloyd. This dynamic lineup promises a captivating blend of expertise and wit throughout the series.

A Whirlwind of Festivities: Unveiling ‘Santa’s Elves’

In response to the void left by the 2023 SAG strike, Big Brother’s holiday special is ingeniously crafted as ‘Santa’s Elves.’ These festive architects aim to sprinkle holiday cheer across the entire space, transforming the competition into a yuletide extravaganza. The six-episode spectacle is poised to conclude before December 25, 2023, ensuring a holiday treat for fans.

Behind the Scenes: A Filmed Extravaganza

In a departure from earlier seasons, the entire series has already been filmed, sparing fans the agony of waiting for in-the-moment glimpses of the contestants. By the time the first episode airs, the grand finale will have concluded, heightening the anticipation for each twist and turn in the competition.

Recap of Episode 1: Farewell to Cameron Hardin

The premiere episode of ‘Big Brother: Reindeer Games’ saw the exit of Cameron Hardin, courtesy of the Santa’s Showdown competition. Xavier Prather emerged victorious, with Cameron (of BB25) selected in a prior task by fellow houseguests. The strategic pairing by Frankie Grande led to an engaging elimination round, reuniting Big Brother 16 contestants Frankie, Nicole Franzel, and Cody Calafiore.

Strategic Alliances and Intriguing Challenges: Unveiling the Game Dynamics

Before the nail-biting trials of that night, alliances were rekindled, and strategies were hatched. Frankie’s attempts at reconciliation and Xavier’s determination added layers of suspense. Co-host Jordan Lloyd introduced a puzzle featuring a Christmas song, promising a “game-changing” advantage to the Naughty or Nice challenge winner.

Contestants engaged in a race, navigating the house to uncover hidden clues. The first solver not only gained an advantage but also had the power to choose who would face a disadvantage. Cody emerged victorious, setting the stage for a riveting competition ahead. The diary room sessions offered insights into the contestants’ mindset, with Xavier hinting at throwing the challenge to manage stress levels.

The Reindeer Games Universe: A Star-Studded Invitation

Santa, the festive maestro, extends invitations to nine well-known Big Brother alumni, including a member from the cast of Big Brother 25. The Reindeer Games unfold with three competitions in each episode, culminating in ‘Santa’s Showdown,’ where the episode winner dictates the fate of one participant.

A Sneak Peek into the Festive Extravaganza: Previewing the Reindeer Games

As Santa welcomes nine illustrious Big Brother alumni into his magical domain, each episode promises three competitions leading to the climactic ‘Santa’s Showdown.’ This high-stakes showdown determines the exit of a participant after each episode, adding a layer of unpredictability to the festive spectacle.

Mark Your Calendars: Release Date & Streaming Guide

The much-anticipated fifth episode of ‘Big Brother: Reindeer Games’ titled ‘Santa’s Showdown’ is scheduled to air on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. The grand finale will be available for viewing on December 21, 2023. With episodes premiering every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, the series is set to conclude within two action-packed weeks.

The first episode boasts a duration of two hours, ensuring an immersive experience for viewers. Subsequent episodes are expected to maintain a concise format, likely not exceeding an hour. The release time for the episodes is set at 9:00 PM (EST), ensuring a prime-time viewing experience.

Global Viewing: Time Zone Release Information

To cater to viewers around the globe, here are the release times for the fifth episode in various time zones:

  • Canada: 9:00 PM, Tuesday, December 19th, 2023
  • United Kingdom: 2:00 AM, Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
  • Philippines: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
  • Australia: 11:30 AM, Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
  • India: 7:30 AM, Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Streaming Options: Where to Catch the Action

To ensure you don’t miss a moment of the festive fervor, ‘Big Brother: Reindeer Games’ will premiere on CBS, aligning with the previously mentioned release date and time. Paramount+ will also be broadcasting the episodes, providing an additional streaming platform for eager fans. While Prime Videos will carry the series, availability may vary based on specific regions.

In conclusion, brace yourselves for a joyous ride through ‘Santa’s Showdown’ in the whimsical world of ‘Big Brother: Reindeer Games.’ With strategic alliances, festive challenges, and the allure of holiday magic, this season promises to be a standout in the Big Brother universe. Tune in on the specified dates, mark your calendars, and immerse yourself in the merriment of this holiday extravaganza!