NEWS: Disney Announces FULL LIST of Performers for Its 2023 Holiday TV Specials!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (…at the Disney Parks!).

Home for the Holidays!

Disney has had its holiday decorations up for quite some time now, signifying the start of the holiday season! With the holiday season comes those classic Disney TV specials that we know and love, and this year is no different. Whether watching these specials is a current part of your holiday tradition or a new tradition for you, we have all the info on when and where to watch Disney’s holiday TV specials!

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” and the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” are Disney’s two holiday specials that they release every year for millions to see. Disney has officially announced the release dates for these shows AND shared who made special appearances during filming!

Look at That Décor!

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” is hosted by Derek and Julianne Hough and premiers on ABC on Sunday, November 26th. It will run from 8PM to 10PM EST!

The cutest wreaths!

This year’s celebration is star-studded to say the least, noting special musical appearances from DJ Khaled, Michael Bolton, Mickey Guyton, Andra Day, Adam Blackstone, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Chrissy Metz, The Smashing Pumpkins, Robin Thicke and Iam Tongi! To top it all off, we will also get a look back at an iconic performance from 2016 — Mariah Carey singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You!”

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” is hosted by Mickey Guyton and Jesse Palmer from “The Golden Bachelor”! This holiday special will premiere on Monday, December 25th, from 10AM to 12PM EST on ABC!

Christmas Parade

For this special 40th anniversary of the parade, they have a packed list of musical guests! We will see performances from Derek and Julianne Hough, Ariana DeBose, Chrissy Metz, The Smashing Pumpkins (singing a brand new holiday song!), Iam Tongi, and the cast of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway!


If you can’t catch the holiday specials when they premier, don’t worry! They will be available to stream on Disney+ and Hulu the day after they premiere.

Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree

We are in for a treat this holiday season, and we can barely contain our excitement. We are so excited to see what all those celebs were doing when we spotted them throughout the parks earlier this month! Make sure you keep checking in with us at DFB for more info on these holiday specials as they get closer!

Click here to see some of the celebs we spotted when they were filming!


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Are either of these TV specials a part of your holiday traditions? Let us know in the comments below!

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