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Julianne and Derek Hough host Disney Parks’ 33rd Annual Christmas Day Special

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2016 Disney|ABC Television Group Holiday Specials at Disney Parks

Disney Parks is wrapping up 2016 with their annual holiday special, The Magical Christmas Celebration. The seasonal staple is set to air as expected December 25, 2016 on ABC at 10am (EST). The ABC and Disney Channel apps will also be airing it as well.

This year, the two-hour event is hosted by the incredibly popular sibling duo from Dancing with the Stars, Julianne Hough and Derek Hough. It will all culminate with the fan-favorite Christmas parade, which will be delivered from the parade lines this year by Good Morning America’s Jesse Palmer.

Viewers will be treated this year to this incredible line-up of entertainers and show-stopping performances:

  • Alessia Cara performs a “A Holly Jolly Christmas” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

  • Mariah Carey performs one of the biggest selling holiday songs of all time, “All I Want for Christmas is You” from the Disneyland Resort
  • Sofia Carson delivers a new arrangement of “Silent Night” from her Disney Channel performance and also hosts from backstage at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Kelly Clarkson performs “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort

  • Gavin DeGraw sings “Merry Christmas Baby” in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort
  • Jordan Fisher performs “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort
  • OneRepublic performs “Kids” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

  • Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks deliver in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort solo and duet performances from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out now

Beyond that, the program is also set to pull on heartstrings with inspirational stories of family togetherness during the holiday season.

To stay updated on the Christmas Day telecast on social media, follow along with the #DisneyChristmasCelebration hashtag.

 

3 Comments

  1. JimJ

    Some of the same talent were also featured in the Thanksgiving specials. Did they double up the filming? I wonder.

    1. Sean S

      Looks like the same special that aired on Thanksgiving to me. The Disney Channel special that also aired on Thanksgiving, hosted by the cast of Disney’s Descendants, had a lot of the same repeat performances as the ABC show did.

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