Its finally here.. Well, almost. The Disney holiday season seems to be in full swing as Parks and Resorts host their holiday parties and activities. We always expect some special Disney TV specials during the holiday season as well.
Disney will air two holiday specials this year, with the first airing this Thursday. The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration will premiere November 30th from 9 to 11 p.m. ET on Disney affiliate, ABC. This special will be hosted by Emmy Award winning actress Julianne Hough and singer/television personality Nick Lachey in a two hour long special that was filmed earlier in Novemeber at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
The biggest rumor surrounding this special has something to do with the force. We have recieved information that suggests we may see new scenes or an extra trailer with new footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi during the special on ABC. This would be in line with the new scenes Disney released during this same special last year to promote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Disney has not released any official information related to this rumor, but it is not far fetched to think that Disney would want to promote more of what will almost definetly be the biggest release of 2017.
Musical performances include:
- A holiday mashup from Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom by Ciara.
- Grammy Award-winning country artist Darius Rucker sings “Winter Wonderland.”
- “Can You See,” from “The Star” soundtrack, plus “The Christmas Song.” performed by Fifth Harmony.
- “This Christmas” performed by Jason Derulo
- “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” performed by Lea Michele
The second holiday special will air from 10 a.m. to noon on Christmas Day. This special is titled Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration. Times are subject to change, so check local listings.