ABC and Disney Parks Annual Holiday Specials 2022: See the Schedule
ABC and Disney Parks are decking the halls with holiday cheer! Derek Hough and Julianne Hough return as hosts for ABC's festive annual special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," SUNDAY, NOV. 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), and will be joined by co-hosts, Freeform's Sherry Cola ("Good Trouble") and Marcus Scribner ("grown-ish"), as they host "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade," SUNDAY, DEC. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST/7:00-9:00 a.m. PST). "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" will air on ABC and stream next day on Hulu and Disney+. "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" will air on ABC, stream live on Hulu to all subscribers.
The specials, filmed from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California, will feature showstopping musical performances of holiday classics and cheerful new hits, showcase heartwarming family stories, and offer sneak peeks at what's new around The Walt Disney Company. Plus, Freeform's Trevor Jackson ("grown-ish") will join for a magical musical performance aboard the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish and a sneak peek at the highly anticipated upcoming major motion picture "Avatar: The Way of Water," only in theaters on Dec. 16, 2022.
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" and "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" are produced by Disney executive and senior executive producer Sally Conner for Disney Parks, who brought on production company Film 45 Live and executive producers Michael Antinoro and Richard Godfrey.
About The World's Most Magical Celebration: Fifty years ago, Walt Disney World® Resort, born of impossible dreams, opened its gates. And now through March 31, 2023, the magic is calling everyone to The World's Most Magical Celebration – the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World® Resort. Throughout the shimmering EARidescent celebration, our Cast is sharing magic across our world, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. So come celebrate the small stuff. The big stuff. And all the in-between stuff. Because when you celebrate with us, nothing could be more magical. The Walt Disney World® Resort 50th Anniversary celebration ends March 31, 2023, so don't miss your chance to be a part of it. For more information, please visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/50th-anniversary/.
About ABC Entertainment: ABC Entertainment's compelling programming includes "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut "The Bachelor" franchise; riveting dramas "Big Sky," "The Good Doctor," "A Million Little Things," "Queens," "The Rookie" and "Station 19"; trailblazing comedies "Abbott Elementary," "black-ish," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," "Home Economics" and "The Wonder Years," ABC's strongest comedy debut in two years; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Celebrity Family Feud" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; "Judge Steve Harvey," the network's strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; family favorites "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune," "The Chase," "Dancing with the Stars," "Holey Moley" and "To Tell the Truth"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" specials. The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars®," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."
There's something else on tonight that will help get you into the holiday spirit with no sign-in needed. It's Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas Past" Streaming Channel! In fact, it's not just on tonight. It's on EVERY NIGHT and EVERY DAY. It's the perfect place to kick back and enjoy nonstop Christmas movies, specials and more this holiday season. You can be sure to get your festive fix of holiday movies and series with Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas Past" Streaming Channel! Watch free! It's the most wonderful streaming time of the year with a happy holiday mix of movies, specials & more. We'll be showing all your holiday favorites nonstop, so you'll have plenty of time to stick another log on the fire, pour yourself some eggnog, grab a plate of Christmas cookies, and start watching! Old or new, we'll be showing something for everyone this Christmas. Watch now. No sign-in needed!