2018 Holiday TV Specials: Here Are 20 Programs Sure to Make Your Days Merry and Bright (Photos)
There’s something for everyone (naughty and nice) on this list — and yes, we checked it twice
Jennifer Maas | November 28, 2018 @ 2:53 PM
Last Updated: November 28, 2018 @ 2:55 PM
With Thanksgiving behind us, you are now officially allowed to start listening to "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (if you haven't been since Nov. 1), baking cookies, decorating the tree and -- most importantly -- tuning into all those holiday specials you look forward to throughout the less festive times of year. TheWrap has rounded up all the ones you can't miss this season. Click through our gallery to check out the list.
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"The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" -- Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. on ABC
“Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” host Jordan Fisher and “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland host two-hour televised event from Disney World and Disneyland. Performances by Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, Brett Eldredge, Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli and Becky G.
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"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special" -- Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. on ABC
Victoria’s Secret’s Angels once again take the runway. Musical guests include Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.
"RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular" -- Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on VH1
The eight queens competing on the hour-long “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular” are Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique and Trixie Mattel.
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"CMA Country Christmas" -- Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC
Reba McEntire will host and perform during the holiday music special, along with Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young.
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“Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night" -- Dec. 10 at 10 p.m.on NBC
Pentatonix embarks on an unforgettable journey throughout Las Vegas, making stops along the Strip, featuring guests including Kelly Clarkson, the Backstreet Boys, Maren Morris and Penn & Teller.
"Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas" -- Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. on NBC
Winner of the 2017 season of “America’s Got Talent,” Darci Lynne Farmer will celebrate the holidays Oklahoma style with her puppets and guests Kristin Chenoweth, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling.
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"America’s Got Talent" -- Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. on NBC
A festive edition of the competition series, with judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
"Timeless" series finale -- Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on NBC
The 2-hour series finale promises fans "an epic, unforgettable thrill ride through the past, present and future, with a healthy dose of Christmas spirit."
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