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A Very Merry Disney Christmas

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Christmas Parade

Disney pulls out all the stops for this year's holiday parade!

Disneyland is a magical place and it's all the more special during the holidays.  This year, they've got an extra delightful Christmas Day Parade cooked up and you can watch it live on ABC.

On December 25, 10 a.m. Eastern and 9 a.m. Central, Mountain and Pacific times, hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa once again will lead the Emmy Award-winning holiday special from Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and Ryan Seacrest will again host from Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.


In addition to the celebrity performances and appearances, this year, viewers will celebrate Christmas morning with "Enchanting" new Disney characters, plundering pirates, some of Disney's favorite holiday traditions and awe-inspiring floats - all sprinkled with pixie dust.

Just look at this guest list:

Kicking off the special will be a blockbuster performance from the hit show "Dancing With The Stars." Newly crowned champion Helio Castroneves, Sabrina Bryan, Joey Fatone and Drew Lachey with their professional dance partners Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson, and Cheryl Burke will perform an original holiday dance number choreographed by "Dancing With The Stars" dancer Tony Dovolani and sung by Grammy Award-winning Latin singer Jon Secada.

America's hottest entertainment sensation, Miley Cyrus, the multi-talented performer and star of Disney Channel's popular series "Hannah Montana," will sing the energetic, seasonal favorite "All I Want for Christmas is You."

Stars from Disney Channel's blockbusters "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2" - Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, and Ashley Tisdale - will give a holiday twist to one of the popular tunes from "High School Musical 2." The group performs a customized version of the hit song "What Time Is It?" and answers the song title's question with a new musical answer, "It's Christmas Time!"

Also appearing are, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, The Jonas Brothers, Menudo and American Idol Katharine McPhee.  Also watch for Disney characters from the movies Ratatouille and Enchanted along with a new Toy Story float, the Pixar Cars and of course, Santa Claus.

Broadcast in HD and Surround Sound for the first time, the 24th annual "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" on ABC is going to be a marvelous treat for kids of all ages.


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