From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jessica Safran
‘Tis the season for holiday specials, Christmas movies, and marathons from our network partners across The Walt Disney Company. Tune-in all month long as ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney+, ESPN, National Geographic, and Radio Disney spread holiday cheer and gift viewers with festive programming throughout the season, from beloved classics to new favorites.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family friendly fare including a brand-new “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration” from Walt Disney World Resort; new episodes of “The Great Christmas Light Fight”; and festive holiday episodes of your favorite ABC comedies. And if that’s not enough to make your sprits bright, ABC also has a bunch of additional movies, musicals and specials to cozy up to. Check out the full schedule here.
No one does the holidays like Freeform, and this December Freeform is celebrating the holidays with their very merry programming event ‘25 Days of Christmas.’ From Dec. 1-25, viewers can get into the holiday spirit at home with movies, including “Home Alone” and Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story.” Check out the full schedule here.
Join us in DisneyNOW this holiday season! Check out “Disney Holiday Magic Quest” where popular “ZOMBIES 2” stars and Disney Villains race at Walt Disney World Resort during a special access visit premiering on Dec. 4. But, that’s not all! Celebrate the holidays all month long on Disney Channel with new specials, episodes, music, games and more. “Doc is IN” special on Disney Junior (Dec. 4), new “Fam Jam” holiday episode on Disney Channel (Dec. 4), “Epic Holiday Showdown” on Disney Channel (Dec. 6), “Holiday House Party” on Disney Channel (Dec. 11), new “Just Roll With It” holiday episode (Dec. 11), “Disney Holiday Magic Quest Live Play!” on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW (Dec. 13) and new “Raven’s Home” holiday episode (Dec. 18).
This year, it’s Season’s Streamings on Disney+ and they’re decking the halls and spreading the cheer with a heartwarming collection of some of the most festive family viewing of all time. The “Happy Holidays Collection” has something for everyone from adored classics like “The Santa Clause” to highly anticipated Disney+ Originals like “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special,” “Godmothered” premiering Dec. 4, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” premiering Dec. 11, and “On Pointe,” premiering on Dec. 18. While the weather outside is frightful, the movies premiering on Disney+ this season are delightful, bringing families together with heartwarming new movies including “Black Beauty,” “Safety” on Dec. 11, and “Soul” on Dec. 25.
NBA Christmas is back and ESPN and ABC are gifting you some of the best matchups of the year! Tune in on Christmas Day to check out some of the highest flying action you will see on the hardwood all season. Stay tuned to ESPN as the matchups will be announced in the coming weeks!
It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season is upon us and that means two weeks of Dr. Pol all day, every day. Starting on Monday, Dec. 21 Nat Geo WILD will be filled with Pol-iday cheer with “The Incredible Tales ” of Dr. Pol every night. The marathon continues through the new season, which premieres Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.
Need a gift idea for the biggest music lover in your life? Radio Disney’s Emily Nelson shows you how to create the prefect present for the biggest BTS, Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez fan you know! Plus, Radio Disney is celebrating the 25 Days of Christmas by testing your Holiday Movie knowledge. Listen to Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country every day for a fun festive movie clip, and try to Guess the Holiday Movie!
National Geographic Channel will showcase our most popular content from the past year as we say goodbye to 2020. Catch up with your favorite characters from “Life Below Zero” as they share some of their holiday traditions with you on Christmas Eve, and join Gordon Ramsay for a holiday feast on Christmas Day with an all-day “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” marathon. One New Year’s Day, we celebrate the 150th episode of “Life Below Zero” with 21 hours of “Life Below Zero” marathon as we welcome the arrival of 2021. Don’t miss a special preview of the new season of “Port Protection Alaska” right after the 150thepisode of “Life Below Zero.”
With so much to enjoy, yule-be-tide up watching this fun content all season long!