Maddie Poppe, Why Don’t We, Gwen Stefani Set for Disney Holiday Specials

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ABC/Disney has announced a trio of Christmas specials set to air throughout the holiday season which feature  a few of your favorite reality stars.

American Idol winner Maddie Poppe is set for The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on Nov 29 where she’s set to perform  “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” And on Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade airing on Christmas Day, she’ll perform “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.”

Dancing with the Star’s Jordan Fisher, Boy band Why Don’t We, featuring American Idol 14 alum Daniel Seavey, former The Voice coach Gwen Stefani, and The Four judge Meghan Trainor are also set to perform on one or more of the specials.  Stefani and Why Don’t We are both promoting holiday albums (You Make it Feel Like Christmas and A Why Don’t We Christmas)

Details on each special including a list of musical performances can be found below:

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9:00–11:00 p.m. EST on ABC/ABC app) – Join singer, songwriter and Dancing with the Stars: Juniors host Jordan Fisher and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland as they host the magical two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, the special showcases musical performances, special appearances and Disney magical moments, including an extraordinary castle lighting spectacular from Disney Parks around the world – traveling the globe from Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Anaheim, California, to Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Musical performances include the following:

  • Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Gwen Stefani lights up the night with “Feliz Navidad.”
  • GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter Meghan Trainor performs a medley of her hits.
  • CMA Award-winning country artist Brett Eldredge, joined by Meghan Trainor, sing the classic holiday duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from Eldredge’s album “Glow.”
  • Andrea Bocelli shares his unmistakable voice, singing a Christmas classic; then Andrea is joined by his son, Matteo Bocelli, to perform their beautiful new duet, “Fall on Me,” from Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”
  • Jordan Fisher performs his Christmas hit, “Come December.”
  • Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G performs a popular holiday hit.
  • GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Aloe Blacc performs his debut single, “I Got Your Christmas Right Here,” from his first-ever holiday album, “Christmas Funk,” out Nov. 9.
  • American Idol winner Maddie Poppe sings “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”Chart-topping, breakout music group Why Don’t We performs a medley of the classic “Silent Night” and their original holiday song “Hey Good Lookin.”

Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party (Friday, Nov. 23 in the DisneyNOW app and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST on Disney Channel) – Hosted by Jordan Fisher and Disney Channel’s Coop & Cami Ask the World stars Ruby Rose Turner and Dakota Lotus, this half-hour special will feature musical performances and special appearances by Disney Channel stars Booboo Stewart (Disney’s Descendants 3), Kylee Russell (Disney Channel Original Movie ZOMBIES), Sadie Stanley (Disney Channel Original Movie Kim Possible) and Sean Giambrone (Disney Channel Original Movie Kim Possible, ABC’s The Goldbergs). Stanley and Giambrone will take viewers behind the scenes of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, where guests will experience the world of Pixar’s “Cars films and come face-to-face with Lightning McQueen. The experience rolls into Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in spring 2019.

Musical performances include the following:

  • Gwen Stefani sings the holiday classic “Let It Snow.”
  • Brett Eldredge performs “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.”
  • Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” star Asher Angel rocks out to “Last Christmas.”
  • Disney Channel’s “ZOMBIES” star Meg Donnelly brings tropical cheer with her performance of “Mele Kalikimaka.”

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST/MST/PST; airtimes vary, check listings, on ABC/ABC app) – Hosts Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland share Disney Parks Christmas magic with families around the globe. Co-hosted by Jesse Palmer, the Christmas Day celebration brings together the Christmas Day parade, special musical performances, and surprise celebrity guests. Joining the festivities as parade correspondents are Freeform’s grown-ish actor Trevor Jackson and star of Freeform’s upcoming series Good TroubleCierra Ramirez.

Musical performances include the following:

  • Gwen Stefani performs “Winter Wonderland” from her Christmas album, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.”
  • Brett Eldredge sings the holiday classic “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
  • Andrea Bocelli sings the incredibly moving “Ave Maria”; then Andrea is joined by his son, Matteo Bocelli, to perform “White Christmas.”
  • Host Jordan Fisher performs “This Christmas.”
  • Aloe Blacc performs “Tell Your Mama” from his first holiday album, “Christmas Funk,” out Nov. 9.
  • Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” star and Hollywood Records artist Olivia Holt sings a holiday tune.
  • American Idol winner Maddie Poppe celebrates the season with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
  • Disney’s dynamic a cappella group DCappella performs the popular Christmas hit “Last Christmas.”
  • Why Don’t We performs “Kiss You This Christmas” from their holiday album, “A Why Don’t We Christmas.”

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