Disney has announced details of its “Disney Junior Magical Holidays”, which is a look at its holiday programming lineup for the United States from Disney Junior and Disney+ over the holiday season. The event kicks off on Friday, 24th November 2024 and runs through to New Year’s Eve.
Some highlights include the premiere of the new stop-motion short “Mickey’s Christmas Tales”, plus holiday episodes of many of its most popular animated shows featuring characters like Mickey Mouse, Winnie The Pooh and Alice.
Holiday episodes and specials premiering all season long include the following:
“Firebuds: Blizzard Buds/Parade Escapade”
Wednesday, Nov. 1, on Disney+; Thursday, Nov. 30 (10:00 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
The Buds brave a blizzard to reunite a family for Christmas. Then, the Firebuds take part in the Motopolis New Year’s Day parade. Harvey Guillén (“Mickey Mouse Funhouse”) guest stars as Uncle Tad in “Blizzard Buds” and LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) recurs as Jayden’s mom, Jenna, in “Parade Escapade.”
“Mickey Saves Christmas” — Extended Version
Saturday, Nov. 25 (8:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel
In this extended version of last year’s stop-motion special, Mickey, Minnie and their pals travel to the North Pole to save Christmas when Pluto causes Santa to lose all his presents.
“Mickey’s Christmas Tales: Starstruck”
Monday, Nov. 27 (10:25 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior; Wednesday, Nov. 29, on Disney+
Mickey, Minnie and their pals celebrate the holiday season. The five stop-motion shorts are a collaboration between Disney and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. John Harvatine IV (“The Simpsons”) serves as director.
“Me & Mickey: Decorating for Christmas”
Monday, Nov. 27 (9:55 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey decorates his Christmas tree.
“Pupstruction: Pupstruction Saves Christmas/Pupstruction on Ice”
Monday, Nov. 27 (10:00 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior; Wednesday, Dec. 20, on Disney+
Santa Paws’ sleigh crashes on Christmas Eve and needs help delivering toys. Then, when it snows in Petsburg, the ice makes everything slippery.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 (10:00 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior; Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Disney+
A winter storm changes Minnie’s plans for a picnic in Fairy Square. Then, Minnie and her friends hope the Snow Princess will visit the snow castle at Winter Mountain.
“Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Santa’s Crash Landing” — 22-Minute Special
Friday, Dec. 1 (10:00 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior; Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Disney+
When Santa crash lands in Funhouse Forest, Mickey, Minnie and the gang help him deliver presents to Majestica, Halloweenville and Winter Mountain. Brock Powell (“Mickey Saves Christmas”) guest stars as Santa.
“Me & Mickey: Dreidel Play”
Monday, Dec. 4 (9:25 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey shares some of his favorite Hanukkah traditions, including playing a game of dreidel.
“Alice’s Wonderland Bakery: A Hat-Bachi Hanukkah/A Snow-Drop Summer”
Saturday, Dec. 9 (7:15 a.m. EST), on Disney Junior
When Hattie realizes he is not a natural hat-bachi chef, Alice encourages him not to give up. Then, Alice and her friends get carried away making their own snow and must warm up Wonderland.
“Playdate with Winnie the Pooh: Piglet and the Snow Bear”
Wednesday, Dec. 27 (9:25 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior; same day on Disney+
Pooh and Piglet make a Snowbear together but worry that he will get lonely outside.
“Me & Mickey: New Year’s Eve”
Friday, Dec. 29 (9:25 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey and Minnie say hello to the new year.
While no international release details have been announced, I’d expect these specials and episodes to arrive on Disney+ as soon as possible, to make the most of the holiday season.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney Junior and Disney+ this holiday season?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.