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Deck the halls with two Disney holiday specials

This holiday season will be twice as nice with two Disney holiday specials, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” airing on Nov. 27th, and “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade,” airing on Dec. 25th.

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Filmed at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California, the specials will feature musical performances of holiday classics and new hits, including a performance by Trevor Jackson (“grown-ish”) aboard the Disney Wish. Viewers will also get sneak peeks at what’s new at The Walt Disney Company, including the highly-anticipated “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which premieres only in theaters on Dec. 16, 2022.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” will be hosted by Derek Hough and Julianne Hough. “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” will also be hosted by the Houghs along with co-hosts Sherry Cola (“Good Trouble”) and Marcus Scribner (“grown-ish”).

Musical performances for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” include the following:

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Such a Night,” “My Favorite Things,” “I Gotta Feeling” medley
  • Becky G – “Frosty The Snowman” and “What Christmas Means to Me” with Chloe Flower and Ne-Yo
  • Black Eyed Peas – “A Cold Christmas” and “I Gotta Feeling”
  • Chloe Flower – “Carol of the Bells” and “What Christmas Means to Me” with Ne-Yo and Becky G
  • David Foster and Katharine McPhee – “Jingle Bell Rock”
  • Il Volo – “Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)”
  • Jordin Sparks – “Trapmas Medley”
  • Maren Morris – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
  • Meghan Trainor – “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Made You Look” medley
  • Ne-Yo – “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” and “What Christmas Means to Me” with Chloe Flower and Becky G
  • Run DMC – “Christmas in Hollis”

In addition to the parade, musical performances for “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” include the following:

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Officially Christmas”
  • Black Eyed Peas – “Carol of the Bells”
  • Chloe Flower – “A Liberace Christmas”
  • David Foster and Katharine McPhee – “Blue Christmas” and “Grown Up Christmas List”
  • Maren Morris – “When You Wish Upon a Star”
  • Meghan Trainor – “My Kind of Present”
  • Ne-Yo – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
  • Il Volo – “Happy Christmas (War is Over)”

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” will air on ABC on Nov. 27, 2022 (8-10 p.m. ET) and stream the next day on Hulu and Disney+. “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” will air on Dec. 25, 2022 (10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/7-9 a.m. PT) on ABC and stream live on Hulu to all subscribers.

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