Schedule & Performers Announced for Disney Holiday TV Specials

Schedule & Performers Announced for Disney Holiday TV Specials 2023-disney-parks-holiday-tv-schedule-feat

Disney and ABC have just revealed the schedule for the 2023 holiday programming that airs later this month and on Christmas Day.



Derek and Julianne Hough return to host The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration airing on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). They’re joined by country music star Mickey Guyton and The Golden Bachelor host Jesse Palmer as co-hosts for the 40th anniversary of Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade airing on ABC on Monday, Dec. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PST). Both specials will also stream on Hulu and Disney+ the day after their premieres.

This year’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration features 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”

Plus, we’ll get a special look back at throwback performers.

The Christmas Day parade was filmed at Walt Disney World Resort this year, with all of your favorite Disney characters making their traditional appearances. Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade will also feature musical performances for the special, including the following:

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Good Morning” and “Deck the Halls” Medley
  • Ariana DeBose – “This Wish” from Disney’s “Wish”
  • Chrissy Metz – “Silver Bells”
  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “Evergreen” (A new, original holiday song!)
  • Iam Tongi – “Mele Kalikimaka”
  • The Cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” on Broadway – “Friend Like Me”

How to Watch “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”: ABC on Sunday, Nov. 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST) and stream next day on Hulu and Disney+



How to Watch “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade”: ABC on Monday, Dec. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PST) and stream next day on Hulu and Disney+

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