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ABC and Disney Parks Feature Nostalgic Performances in Special 5th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’

Gabriel Gibaldi

by , Public Relations Director

Just when we need it most, Disney kicks off the holidays with a special treat! The fifth anniversary edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” airs Thanksgiving night at 9/8c on ABC!

Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough return, kicking off the night with a glittering new holiday performance, while Trevor Jackson (Freeform’s “grown-ish”) hosts from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Together, they will take viewers on a wintry ride through fan-favorite performances from the past five years and new heartwarming family moments. You’ll also get a brand-new sneak peek into Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure coming in 2021 to EPCOT in Florida.

In addition to magical holiday moments, viewers will also get a sneak preview of Disney and Pixar’s all-new feature-film “Soul,” before it becomes available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available) beginning Dec. 25, 2020. Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, “Soul” introduces a middles-school band teacher who teams up with a sarcastic new soul on a mission to figure out exactly what makes life worth living.

Musical performances include:

  • Emmy® Award-winning hosts Derek Hough and Julianne Hough sing and dance through a medley of holiday classics in a fantastical new show open
  • GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara gives a festive spin on a “Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock” medley (2017)
  • Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Kelly Clarkson belts her version of “Underneath The Tree” (2016)
  • Global superstar Jason Derulo performs his take on “Silent Night” (2017)
  • Grammy® Award-nominated OneRepublic perform a rocking rendition of “What a Wonderful World” (2016)
  • GRAMMY® Award-winner Meghan Trainor and Brett Eldridge share a sweet rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (2018)
  • Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix give their rendition of “Deck the Halls” (2019) 
  • TONY® Award-winning actress Idina Menzel joins fellow “Frozen” star Kristen Bell for a chilling performance of “When We’re Together” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (2017)
  • Boyz II Men take on “Let It Snow” alongside ‘December Baby” singer/songwriter JoJo (2016)
  • World renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lends his voice to a rendition of “White Christmas” (2018)
  • GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Aloe Blacc performs “I Got Your Christmas Right Here (2018)
  • Global superstar Becky G performs “Santa Baby” (2018)
  • Following the release of his new album “Christmas in the Islands,” multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global reggae/dancehall & pop music icon Shaggy sings “Jamaican Drummer Boy” (2019)

What performances are you most excited to see this year?

Comments

  • Thank You “Wonderful World of Disney” I’m looking forward to these magical holiday moments. I am a big Disney Fan…..and a middle-aged teenager in the body of a senior citizen. Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • Super excited! I can’t watch it this week and will definitely rewatch it afterwards on Disney+!

  • Can this be viewed anywhere else other than ABC; like Disney+ or YouTube?

  • Hi. The show will be available in Disney+? Thanks

  • Will this be available to watch live online anywhere? I’m not living in US 😭

  • This brings us a little magic when we need it so much. Thank you!

  • We hope the full show will be available at Disney+, to see it over and over again. Thank you

  • Please include Celine Dion’s “O Come All Ye Faithful” performance from the Grand Floridian (2009). That’s the one that I want to see again!