What To Watch On Disney+ This Weekend | The Santa Clauses
The old Santa Claus races against the new Santa Claus in an effort to save Christmas. Willow continues his journey to save the realm as the future empress learns more about her legacy. And there’s a new “National Treasure” series. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to watch on Disney+ this weekend.
THE SANTA CLAUSES
The Calvins race against Simon to find the Santa coat in order to save Christmas. Simon realizes the error of his ways and steps aside to let Scott be Santa again. The elves return and everyone hustles to get this year’s Christmas deliveries pulled off in time. Scott takes his family on the delivery run, then they return to retake their place as the first family of the North Pole.
An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, “Willow” features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers. The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
NATIONAL TREASURE: EDGE OF HISTORY
The Disney+ Original series “National Treasure: Edge of History” is an expansion of the “National Treasure” movie franchise told from the point of view of a young heroine, Jess – a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer in search of answers about her family – who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about the past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT
Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak judge elaborate Christmas displays created by families across the country. Each episode features the holiday home transformations of four families that were selected through a nationwide search based on past elaborate Christmas light displays, choreography, and extravagant designs as they compete to deck their homes out in the ultimate show of Christmas spirit. Once a winner is chosen, the judges return to the home to congratulate the family and present the $50,000 prize.
THE SIMPSONS MEET THE BOCELLIS IN FELIZ NAVIDAD
Homer surprises Marge with the ultimate gift: an unforgettable performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli and his 25-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A 30TH CELEBRATION
The special presentation includes live never-before-seen musical performances and features brand-new sets and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic story. Each performance is created to pay homage while also adding to the iconic story for viewers at home. Songs from the original animated classic will be performed in front of a live audience at Disney Studios.
“‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a timeless story and we’re so fortunate to work with creative mastermind Jon M. Chu and veteran director Hamish Hamilton to bring a modern twist to this beloved classic for an unforgettable night of Disney magic,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Stacked with unforgettable performances, this will be a must-see special event for fans of the original and for the new generation being introduced to this cherished tale.”
IF THESE WALLS COULD SING
“If These Walls Could Sing,” a Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen.
THE MUPPETS MOST WANTED (SING-A-LONG)
The Muppets set out on a global tour, performing in locations that include Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. Just after they perform in Berlin, they find themselves involved in a jewel heist.
And for library content, check out “Noelle.” The Disney+ Original film was added to the service in 2020. It follows Santa’s children as his son is supposed to take over as the new Santa, but flees the North Pole before Christmas. Santa’s daughter, Noelle, tries to bring her brother back home to save Christmas.
Those are some of my picks. What are you watching on Disney+ this weekend?