When and where to watch the 'Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration'

When and where to watch the 'Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration'
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Besides all the food and family fun, Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of our countdown to Christmas. To celebrate the holiday, ABC will air The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. Hosted by siblings Julianne and Derek Hough, the event begins at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The multi-talented Hough siblings, best known for performing on Dancing With the Stars, will host alongside actress Sofia Carson, who will appear on the Disney Channel original movie Descendants 2. The entire special was shot at both Disney parks in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida.

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The Houghs will open the TV special with "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Other stars performing  include Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Alessia Cara, JoJo, OneRepublic and Flo Rida. 

"[They] are one of the only TV specials where every age group ... gets together to watch," OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder told ABC News. "It's a very family-driven thing, and it doesn't exclude anybody. It's like, if you're human, you're going to enjoy a holiday special."

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