Looking Forward to The Disney Holiday Singalong
What will you be doing on November 30? Me, I’ll be watching The Diseny Holiday Singalong…
There’s that great scene at the end of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, with a broken pumpkin announces the end of both the harvest season and the fantasy of the Headless Horseman.
With just that image, the fall ends and winter begins.
And, I remember distinctly, a childhood chill — even worse than those, which happened when that ghost chased the pedagog — as I realized, looking at that broken gourd, that Christmas was a long way away.
Now, with my children in school, I feel a similar empathetical sadness as I see their Halloween costumes go into the closet and their snow pants (it snowed on October 30 here) come out. This year, when the existence of summer 2020 was theoretical at most, that feeling is even worse.
However, one thing keeps me buoyed this evening; even as I shut down the socially distanced candy giveaway and shut off the orange and purple lights: Disney just announced it’s HOLIDAY singalong.
On Friday, ABC announced their holiday lineup, which was explored by our own Whitney Littlejohn:
That said, the KEY to this, for me, is The Disney Holiday Singalong.
Why? Because the first two Singalongs brought me the MOST joy I’ve felt from a TV program during the entire pandemic period.
And, as someone who plans multiple WDW trips a year, this year’s Disney drought had me starved for some favorite tunes.
The Disney Singalong is back, and this time we’re being treated to a holiday version of ABC’s musical extravaganza.
Honestly, the network is a gift that keeps on giving.
The news was confirmed in the company’s festive programming schedule, and alongside a ‘reimagined’ Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration was The Disney Holiday Singalong – which has been listed to launch on November 30.
The show will follow the likes of The Disney Family Singalong volumes one and two that came out during the lockdown period. The franchise pulled in a whopping 22.3 million total viewers combined after 35 days of delayed viewing on all platforms.
You remember the singalongs, no?
Here’s Halsey channeling Ariel:
And Derek and Julianne Hough with some Mary Poppins vibes:
Finally, remember this? Josh Gad, Luke Evans, and Alan Menken with “Gaston”:
Anyway, imagine the above and it’s all holiday music.
So, Singalong? Yes, please. Join me on the couch, November 30.