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ABC Entertainment Introduces The “25 Days of Christmas,” and “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”

Christmas is just around the corner! Starting Thursday, November 30, the premiere countdown for “25 Days of Christmas,” and “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday” will be airing on the ABC network at 9:00 p.m. EST. And as a special treat, “25 Days of Christmas,” and “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” will also be aired on Christmas morning (Monday, December 25) at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m EST and 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST/MST/PST.

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Emmy Award winner, Julianne Hough returns as a host, accompanied by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey. Hough and Lachey will be set to perform a dazzling opening number performance in front of the famous Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on “The Wonderful World of Disney:Magical Holiday Celebration.”

As a co-host, Jesse Palmer, will join the Disney holiday party for a two hour Christmas event, celebrating in Anaheim, California at Disneyland Resort. During the holiday TV special, there will be magical appearances by popular Disney characters, performances by hit recording artists, touching moments that only Disney can bring, and an extraordinary annual lighting of the Disney castles from parks around the world!

Disney parks from all around the globe will be joining in on this holiday special. Celebrating live from Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Anaheim, California, to Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

During the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” airing on Christmas day (Monday Dec. 25) on the ABC network, Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will be taking a magical trip through Main Street, USA and much much more! While Co-Host, Jesse Palmer, will be celebrating Christmas the Disney way with the enchanting Disney Christmas Parade, followed by musical performances and celebrity guests! Don’t miss out on the wonderful Disney Christmas day festivity on the ABC Network.

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Musical guests will include:

  • 98° will warm up the stage with their new song, “Season of Love,” from “Let It Snow,” their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years.
  • Ciara performs very merry Christmas medley including “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” from Cinderella Castle from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Grammy Award-winning country artist Darius Rucker will be decking the halls with “Home for The Holidays,”and “Winter Wonderland” from his Christmas album.
  • Multiplatinum-selling group Fifth Harmony will be taking us on a magical “Sleigh Ride.” also including the Christmas hits “Can You See,” “The Star,” and “The Christmas Song.”
  • Fitz and the Tantrums performs their platinum-certified hit, “HandClap,” in addition to their original Christmas song, “Santa Stole My Lady.” and the popular Christmas tune “Last Christmas.”
  • Multi-Grammy-nominated trio, Hanson, will light up the night singing “Finally It’s Christmas,” from their recently released Christmas album.
  • In Real Life, the only boy band in history voted together by America, will sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  • Multi Platinum artist Jason Derulo performs from Sleeping Beauty’s Castle the Christmas hit “This Christmas.” and “Silent Night”
  • Emmy-nominated actress and singer Lea Michele rocks the stage with “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” and “Let it Snow”
  • Broadway’s Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs, from the magical story of “Aladdin,” will bring Hollywood Studios to life with charming performance of the Oscar Award-winning classic “A Whole New World.

Additional performances will be announced in the upcoming weeks!

Join us for all the holiday cheer, Thursday, November 30th on the ABC network at 9 p.m EST