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ABC announced its holiday programming in anticipation of the most wonderful time of the year, which includes a lineup filled with merriment, beloved classics and uplifting new specials.

Two dazzling specials featuring some of the biggest names in music will bring melodies in December: “A Very Backstreet Christmas” celebrates the holidays with The Backstreet Boys, and “Finding Harmony” is an uplifting story featuring EGOT winner John Legend and David Brown, founder of the Columbus-based Harmony Project in Ohio.

Disney will kick off its 100th anniversary celebration during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023.”

More highlights include Disney’s new stop-motion holiday special, “Mickey Saves Christmas”; the return of “CMA Country Christmas” from Nashville; holiday-themed episodes of ABC’s favorite comedies and game shows; and Wonderful World of Disney movies that families can enjoy, including a special airing of “Home Alone” on Christmas Eve. ABC News is also set to air “Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer/ABC News Special” and “The Year: 2022.” A magical new season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” also returns, along with news of a season 11 pickup for 2023.

Additional movies, musicals and specials round out the holiday season on ABC. Airdates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Conners” (Thanksgiving episode)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Thanksgiving episode)
9:31-10:00 p.m. “Home Economics” (Thanksgiving episode)

TUESDAY, NOV. 22
10:00-11:00p.m. “The Rookie: Feds” (Thanksgiving episode)

SUNDAY, NOV. 27
7:00-7:30 p.m. “Mickey Saves Christmas” (new)
7:30-8:00 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”
8:00-10:00 p.m. The Wonderful World of Disney: “Magical Holiday Celebration” (new)

MONDAY, NOV. 28
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (season premiere)

TUESDAY, NOV. 29
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer/ABC News Special” (new)

THURSDAY, DEC. 1
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
9:00-10:01 p.m. “CMA Country Christmas” (new)

MONDAY, DEC. 5
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (new)

TUESDAY, DEC. 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (holiday episode)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck” (holiday episode)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid” (holiday episode)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Conners” (holiday episode)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (holiday episode)
9:00-9:31 p.m. “Abbott Elementary” (holiday episode)
9:31-10:00 p.m. “Home Economics” (holiday episode)

THURSDAY, DEC. 8
8:00-10:01 p.m. The Wonderful World of Disney: “Frozen II” (broadcast premiere)

MONDAY, DEC. 12
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (season finale)

TUESDAY, DEC. 13
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Mickey Saves Christmas”
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Disney Prep & Landing”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty Vs. Nice”

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. “A Very Backstreet Holiday” (new)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Finding Harmony” (new)

TUESDAY, DEC. 20
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Toy Story That Time Forgot”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Shrek the Halls”

SATURDAY, DEC. 24
8:00-10:00 p.m. The Wonderful World of Disney: “Home Alone”

SUNDAY, DEC. 25
10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. ET/
7:00-9:00 a.m. PT “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (new)

MONDAY, DEC. 26
9:00-11:00 p.m. “The Year: 2022” (new)

SATURDAY, DEC. 31
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” (new)
10:00-10:30 p.m. Local Programming
10:30 p.m.-2:13 a.m. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” (new)

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