‘Home Town’: Ben Napier Spreads Holiday Cheer as Santa Claus in New Trailer

by Taylor Cunningham

Home Town stars Erin and Ben Napier are ready for the holidays. And Ben is feeling extra jolly in a new red suit and a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly.

The Napiers rang in Christmas a little early this year when they filmed Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop. The holiday special features special guests Stephen Boss a.k.a. “twitch” and his wife Allison Halker Boss as well as Sig and Many Hensen from Deadliest Catch.

The Home Town special doesn’t debut until December, but People got their hands on an exclusive preview, which you can watch here. And it looks like the Napiers had a great time surprising a room full of children while Ben played the part of Santa clause.

“‘Tis the weeks before Christmas and all through the town, both holiday spirit and projects abound,” Ben says as he introduces his holiday special with all the festive feels. “With I in my workshop and Erin on design, plus a few special guests means a wonderful time.”

In the sneak peek, all of the stars take part in holiday-themed projects, and a group of children joins the fun while they decorate a tree, build crafts, and meet the celebrity guests. You can watch Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop on both HGTV and discovery+ on December 26th.

‘Home Town’ Star Erin Napier Posts Message That Gave Her ‘Enormous Comfort’ With Sweet Video of Husband Ben & Daughter

When life gets hard, Home Town host Erin Napier finds comfort in her family.

The past year and a half have been filled with uncertainty and uncomfortable change. But when Erin Napier watches her family bond, she’s reminded that there is still beauty in the world. And recently, she posted a touching photo of her husband Ben and daughter Helen on Instagram along with a quote from C.S. Lewis because both the words and site gave her a deep sense of peace.

“C.S. Lewis gave me enormous comfort today, with words from 1948. Whether a bomb or a virus,” she wrote before leading into the quote. The snippet by Lewis came after the world learned about the horrors of the atomic bomb. But Erin still found the words wise with our current struggles.

The quote first talks about the ugliness in the world. Then C.S. Lewis reminds everyone of their humanity and says not to let the worries of the world overcome them. Instead, keep living as if nothing can hurt us and find comfort in love and passion.

“This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs,” Napier also quoted from Lewis. “