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Julianne Hough and Derek Hough will host and perform at `The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration` on Thanksgiving. (ABC photo by Richard Harbaugh)
Julianne Hough and Derek Hough will host and perform at "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" on Thanksgiving. (ABC photo by Richard Harbaugh)

ABC, Disney Parks feature nostalgic performances of holidays past in 'The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration' Thanksgiving night


Tue, Nov 24th 2020 07:00 am

Original hosts Derek & Julianne Hough return to co-host, perform alongside ‘grown-ish’ star Trevor Jackson

Festive flashback performances to include Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Derulo, Ciara, Andrea Bocelli, OneRepublic, Pentatonix, Becky G, Shaggy, Boyz II Men and JoJo, Meghan Trainor & Brett Eldridge, Aloe Blacc

ABC serves up an extra helping of holiday magic this Thanksgiving with a nostalgic fifth anniversary edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” Thursday, Nov. 26 (9-11 p.m. EST). Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough return, kicking off the night with a glittering new holiday performance, while Trevor Jackson (Freeform’s “grown-ish”) hosts from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Together, they will take viewers on a wintry ride through fan-favorite performances and new heartwarming family moments. Viewers will also get a brand-new sneak peek into “Remy's Ratatouille Adventure” coming in 2021 to EPCOT in Florida.

In addition to magical holiday moments, viewers will also get a sneak peek at Disney and Pixar’s all-new feature film “Soul,” before it becomes available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available) beginning Dec. 25. Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, “Soul” introduces a middle-school band teacher who teams up with a sarcastic new soul on a mission to figure out exactly what makes life worth living.

Musical performances include the following:

√ 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 winner Kelly Clarkson belts her version of “Underneath the Tree” (2016).

√ Global superstar Jason Derulo performs his take on “Silent Night” (2017).

√ Grammy-nominated OneRepublic perform a rocking rendition of “What a Wonderful World” (2016).

√ Grammy-winner Meghan Trainor and CMA Award-winning country artist Brett Eldridge share a sweet rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (2018).

√ Grammy-winning and multiplatinum-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).

√ Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc performs “I Got Your Christmas Right Here (2018).

√ Global superstar Becky G performs “Santa Baby” (2016).

√ Following the release of his new album, “Christmas in the Islands,” multiple Grammy-winning global reggae/dancehall and pop music icon Shaggy sings “Jamaican Drummer Boy” (2019).

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