Disney’s Annual Holiday Special Has a Star Studded Line-Up

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Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree because, in just nine days, Disney is bringing Holiday cheer right to your living room. The best part? You don’t even need to be a Disney+Disney+ subscriber to watch)! Disney is kicking off the holiday season with The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration is coming to ABC on November 27, 2022! This marks the holiday spectacular 7th year and will include a star-studded cast giving show-stopping performances! 

Siblings and ABC darlings Derek and Julianne HoughDerek and Julianne Hough will host the special again this year which means we can expect a lot of great dance routines. In addition to exciting music and dance performances, we will also get a sneak peek at Avatar: The Way of WaterAvatar: The Way of Water (premiering only in theaters December 16, 2022) and a look aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship Disney Wish (featuring a musical performance by grown-ish’s Trevor Jackson. 

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Special 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”
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We are so excited to kick on the holiday season in style this year with this star-studded lineup and can’t wait to tune in. Tune in live or set your DVR to ABC on November 27, 2022, for the two-hour special beginning at 8:00 pm EST. If you miss it, never fear! It will be available to stream the next day (November 28) on Disney+ and Hulu!

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.