The Cousins collaborate with Ellen Degeneres to surprise new mom Elizabeth Brehm with a full home renovation. But they can't do this alone. They rely on enthusiastic help from the whole neighborhood and the family and friends who love Elizabeth and want to roll up their sleeves for hard work and fun to give her the home she truly deserves. Since buying the house a year ago, she's been wanting to create a bedroom and nursery in her unfinished, unlivable second floor. But after recently getting laid off from her teaching job, those dreams were put on hold. Now she'll get all that and much more.
While eleven-year-old Johnny Volpe is away for three days on a beach trip, the Cousins go undercover and join together with the entire community who loves and appreciates him to give Johnny and his family a major renovation throughout their entire first floor including their living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. To accomplish all this in such a short timeframe, Anthony and John will rely on all hands on deck to give Johnny an amazing surprise which will not only restore the home's integrity but will become a place better suited for coordinating the family's many volunteer events raising money for cancer research and furthering Johnny's love of cooking.
While Earl Hart's out of town with his wife and sons for three days, he has no idea that the Cousins will recruit his middle school students, along with Earl's family, friends and neighbors, to completely renovate the entire first floor of his home. They'll also knock through the wall to the backyard to give him direct access to where they'll build new deck to enjoy with his family and neighbors. Earl dedicates every moment of his free time to the students from low income areas, many of who don't have strong role models. So his entire community joins the Cousins to give back to Earl with the surprise of his life.
When Tania Liddy leaves town for three days to help her sister move, what she doesn't know is that the Cousins, along with her family, friends, neighbors and community leaders, will descend upon her home to completely renovate what is the true epicenter of their tight-knit community: her kitchen, living room and backyard. This is a total surprise for a deserving person who selflessly coordinates all the community's athletic, school-related and social activities. The whole neighborhood is used to working together so they dive right in with John and Anthony to blow Tania away for an exciting reveal she'll never forget!
Bob Keenan has no idea that as soon as he leaves for a three-day weekend away, volunteers from all areas of his life will join forces with the Cousins to create an amazing renovation for this incredibly deserving person who always does for others without ever asking for anything in return. In addition to some major curb appeal, they'll build a true wrestling gym to enable him to continue his work with kids, a massive deck to add to the sense of community he cherishes and an overhaul to his living room finally give him a great place to be able to relax with his family. It's a lot to pull off in only three days but with the help from Bob's whole neighborhood, Anthony and John will give him an emotionally-charged surprise he'll remember forever.
With Mike and his family at the beach for just three days, the Cousins go undercover with the help of his fellow public servants to renovate his huge basement and backyard, both blank canvases with great potential that Mike doesn't have the time or resources to develop. Furiously working to accomplish all this in order to give Mike an amazing surprise in such a short timeframe can only be accomplished by everyone pitching together alongside Anthony and John in the spirit of what Mike has always done for others as a volunteer firefighter, EMT and police officer.
The young Wendl family leaves their small, close-knit town in Iowa for a fun trip to L.A. that includes watching a live taping of ELLEN. But when Ellen and her special guests, the Cousins, pull them out of the studio audience and onstage, things start to sink in... Anthony and John have already begun an undercover overhaul of their home and recruited the entire town to help. The Wendl's house is seventy years old and while it's filled with flourishes of their personal, vintage style, it's needs a lot of work. Sam Wendl's military service overseas prevented him from having the chance to repair what the house sorely needs much less to create the home in their image. Friends, family and all the whole town pitch in to completely rebuild the exterior, remake entire first floor and give them a backyard to perfectly fit their lifestyle.
Holiday Special! Dec. 16, 10p|9c