In 2019, ABC and Disney Channel organized three holiday celebrations, the second of which — Disney Channel Holiday Party at Walt Disney World — is airing Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and the DisneyNOW App. It features star-studded performances, appearances by everyone’s favorite Disney characters, and a sneak peek at a new Walt Disney World ride and the upcoming Disney Channel original movie Zombies 2.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Disney Channel on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include Disney, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
The Disney Channel is included with Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle comes with 30-plus live TV channels, including Disney:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.
Disney Channel Holiday Party at Walt Disney World Preview
This holiday season, Disney and ABC are bringing the magic of the Disney Parks to viewers’ homes with three special holiday events. The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration aired on Thanksgiving night and the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade airs on Christmas Day.
But the Disney Channel Holiday Party at Walt Disney World airs Friday night (Dec. 13) and it promises to be a ton of holly-jolly holiday fun.
The special is hosted by Glee star Matthew Morrison and Disney Channel stars Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim. It was recorded at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida and aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.
Performers include Shaggy, Issac Ryan Brown, Ruby Rose Turner, Kylie Cantrall, and hit a capella group Pentatonix, plus viewers will be treated to sneak peeks of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida in spring 2020 and Disneyland Park in California in the future, and the upcoming Disney Channel original movie Zombies 2.
Disney Stars Scarlett Estevez and Israel Johnson will also host a special segment highlighting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots holiday giving campaign.
The musical performances will include Donnelly on “Home for the Holidays,” Brown and Turner dueting on “The 12 Days of Christmas,” Cantrall performing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Shaggy singing a reggae “Jamaican Drummer Boy,” and Pentatonix performing a special a capella version of “Here Comes Santa Claus.”
Morrison is hosting as part of his promotion for his upcoming album “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison,” in which the Tony-nominated performer will cover classic Disney songs. The album drops March 6; it is currently available for pre-order.
“I have never felt so much joy and connection in making an album,” Morrison said in a statement to Billboard when the album was announced. “Every note, every word I sang was for my son, Revel James. There’s a beautiful feeling of nostalgia that is forever connected to the Disney catalog, and my goal was to deliver an album that reconnects us all to the magic of youth.”
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