Disney has announced details on this year’s “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”, which is going to be airing on ABC on Sunday 26th November 2023 at 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST. The special will then be released on Hulu and Disney+ the next day.
This ABC holiday season staple returns for its eighth year with a sparkling spectacle of all-new musical performances from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. The special is executive produced by Disney Parks Programming along with Film 45 Live.
Derek and Julianne Hough return to host “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”, who will also be making a performance during the special, along with a special appearance by DJ Khaled, along with the following 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”
There will also be special appearances by Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine from Disney Animation’s new film, “Wish,” which is out in cinemas on November 22nd 2023.
Plus, there will be a special look back at one of the most iconic performances from years past.
No international release has yet been confirmed, and as with all holiday specials, expect this one to only stay available on Hulu and Disney+ for a limited period before being removed.
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