A special Backstreet Boys and a new Mickey Mouse cartoon?! All holiday programming on ABC this year

In just a few days, Disney theme parks will be decked out for the holidays, store shelves will be filled with holly-jolly merchandise, and Christmas classics will be on TV all day long.

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Disney is celebrating the holiday season in a variety of ways this year, and if you’re celebrating it at home, you’ll want to tune in to ABC for the best seasonal entertainment. We’ve got the full holiday schedule and we’re ready to curl up on the couch!

Let’s talk about some of this year’s highlights first! Something Disney fans will probably be interested in is the new stop-motion special, Mickey Saves Christmas. It follows Mickey and his friends as they try to have the perfect Christmas in their snowy cabin. But when Pluto causes Santa to lose all the presents on his sleigh, the friends travel to the North Pole on a quest to save Christmas and find the true meaning of the holiday.

©Disney | A new Mickey cartoon is coming!

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration returns for the 7th year in a row, with musical performances from various artists in the Disney parks. We can’t wait to see who makes it to the lineup this year!

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If you’re a fan of the popular holiday movie Love Actually, you’ll probably want to listen to the 20th Anniversary special hosted by Diane Sawyer. It will premiere on Tuesday, November 29.

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And perhaps the thing that has got us pumped the most is A Very Backstreet Holiday, a new holiday special featuring the Backstreet Boys singing songs from their brand new holiday album. More details to be announced soon, but you can expect some special guest appearances too! Come by on Wednesday 14 December.

Backstreet Boys at Disneyland Resort ©Disney

In addition to all those things we mentioned above, there are quite a few holiday favorites, new TV episodes, and fun specials that are premiering. Here’s the full list:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

8:00pm-8:30pm – “The Conners” (Thanksgiving Episode)

8:30pm-9:00pm – “The Goldbergs” (Thanksgiving Episode)

9:31-10:00PM – “Home Economy” (Thanksgiving Episode)

TUESDAY NOV. 22

10:00-11:00PM — “The Rookie: Feds” (Thanksgiving Episode)

SUNDAY, NOV. 27

7:00pm-7:30pm — “Mickey Saves Christmas” (new)

7:30pm-8:00pm – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”

20:00-22:00 — The Wonderful World of Disney: “Magical Holiday Celebration” (new)

©Disney | Promotional poster from 2021

MONDAY, NOV. 28

8:00-10:00PM — “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (season premiere)

TUESDAY NOV. 29

8:00-9:00PM — “Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer/ABC News Special” (new)

THURSDAY DEC. 1

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

9:00-10:01 PM — “CMA Country Christmas” (new)

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MONDAY, DEC. 5

8:00-10:00PM — “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (new)

TUESDAY, DEC. 6

8:00pm-9:00pm — “Famous Wheel of Fortune” (Holiday Episode)

9:00-10:00PM – “Press Your Luck” (Holiday Episode)

10:00-11:00PM — “The $100,000 Pyramid” (Holiday Episode)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

8:00pm-8:30pm – “The Conners” (holiday episode)

8:30pm-9:00pm — “The Goldbergs” (holiday episode)

9:00-9:31PM – “Abbott Elementary” (Holiday Episode)

9:31-10:00PM — “Home Economy” (Holiday Episode)

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THURSDAY DEC. 8

8:00-10:01 PM — The Wonderful World of Disney: “Frozen II” (broadcast premiere)

MONDAY, DEC. 12

8:00-10:00PM — “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (season finale)

TUESDAY, DEC. 13

8:00pm-8:30pm – “Mickey Saves Christmas”

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”

9:00-9:30PM — “Disney Prep & Landing”

9:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. — “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty Vs. Nice”

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14

8:00-9:00PM — “A Very Backstreet Holiday” (new)

10:00-11:00PM — “Finding Harmony” (new)

TUESDAY, DEC. 20

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

9:00-9:30PM – “Toy Story That Time Forgot”

9:30-10:00PM – “Shrek the Halls”

SATURDAY, DEC. 24

20:00-22:00 — The wonderful world of Disney: “Home Alone”

Toy Story Forgotten Time ©Pixar

SUNDAY, DEC. 25

10:00AM-12:00PM ET/7:00-9:00AM PT — “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (New)

MONDAY, DEC. 26

9:00-11:00PM — “The Year: 2022” (new)

SATURDAY, DEC. 31

8:00-10:00PM — “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” (new)

10:00-10:30 PM — Local Programming

10:30PM-2:13AM — “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” (new)

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We can’t wait to check out all the special programs this holiday season – there’s so much to watch! We’re also looking for new movies or additions to Disney+, so stay tuned to AllEars.

And if you’re planning to visit Disney World during the holiday season, stay tuned for the latest news and updates from the parks.

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