Disney is kicking off the holiday season with the fifth anniversary edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” airing on Thanksgiving night at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on ABC!
Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough will return, starting the night off with a new holiday performance, while Trevor Jackson (Freeform’s “grown-ish”) hosts from Walt Disney World in Florida. Together, the hosts will look back on fan-favorite performances from the past five years as well as see new heartwarming moments. As a special treat, viewers will also get a new sneak peek into Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, opening in 2021 at Epcot.
In addition to the holiday fun, viewers will also see a preview of Disney and Pixar’s new film, “Soul,” before it debuts exclusively on Disney+ on Dec. 25.
Musical performances during the special 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)
- Aloe Blacc performs “I’ve got Your Xmas Right Here” (2018)
- Global superstar Becky G performs “Santa Baby” (2016)
- 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)
Check out the trailer for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” below: