Disney Parks & ABC Announce Line-Up For Pair of Holiday Specials

Disney Parks and ABC have announced the line-up of musical performances for this year’s slate of TV specials.

What’s Happening:

  • ABC’s annual pair of holiday specials, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, are returning with a long line-up of musical performances to add to the spirit of the season.
  • Both specials will be hosted by Derek and Julianne Hough, with Mickey Guyon and Jesse Palmer joining the fun on Christmas Day.
  • On November 26th at 8pm EST, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration will bring together a multitude of musical performances:
    • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “What Christmas Means to Me,” “Dance to the Music” medley
    • Michael Bolton & Mickey Guyton – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”
    • Andra Day and Adam Blackstone – “Someday at Christmas” and an Adam Blackstone original song “Legacy Christmastime”
    • Mickey Guyton – “Jingle Bell Rock”
    • Chris Janson – “Holiday Road”
    • Tori Kelly “This Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland”
    • Chrissy Metz – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
    • The Smashing Pumpkins – “Silver Bells”
    • Robin Thicke – “Let it Snow” and “Perfect Holiday”
    • Iam Tongi – “White Christmas”
    • And a special appearance by DJ Khaled
  • On December 25th at 10am EST, 9am PST, Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade will include world famous Disney character, the Once Upon A Christmastime Parade cast, and some more musical performances:
    • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Good Morning” and “Deck the Halls” Medley
    • Chrissy Metz – “Silver Bells”
    • The Smashing Pumpkins – “Evergreen” (A new, original holiday song!)
    • Iam Tongi – “Mele Kalikimaka”
    • The Broadway and North American Tour Cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” – “Friend Like Me”
    • Meg Donnelly – “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”
  • If you miss their initial airings, both specials will stream on Hulu and Disney+ the next day.
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Marshal Knight
Marshal Knight is a pop culture writer based in Orlando, FL. For some inexplicable reason, his most recent birthday party was themed to daytime television. He’d like to thank Sandra Oh.