NEWS! Disney Christmas Special Will Give Sneak Peeks to Ratatouille Ride and Pixar’s ‘Soul’

For the last 5 years, Disney fans look forward to the Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration.


The holiday special features a star-studded cast of performers with their renditions of Christmas songs, entertainment, and more festive fun. The beloved special is making a comeback this year and will air on Thanksgiving night!

This year’s special will start off with a new performance by previous hosts Derek and Julianne Hough. Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish) will also host from Walt Disney World. The three will take viewers back in time with crowd-favorite performances from previous holiday specials on Thanksgiving night at 9/8PM CT. Plus, viewers will get a sneak peek into Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure coming to EPCOT AND a preview of Pixar’s new film, Soul!

Musical performances for the holiday special will 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)

Tune in to ABC on Thanksgiving night for all the flashback performances and holiday entertainment! Happy holidays, everyone!

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