Disney Channel will present three special programming events for kids and families to kick-off the holiday season in December. One of these specials is “Challenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown,” a one-hour event where network stars compete to save the holidays from Ebenezer Scrooge. The show premieres Sunday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. EST/PST and will also be available in DisneyNOW.
“Challenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown” centers around Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner, respectively, as they enlist the help of Disney Channel stars to save the holidays from Ebenezer Scrooge (“Raven’s Home” star Anneliese van der Pol). The stars will take on a series of zany holiday-themed challenges to lift her evil curse on Christmas. The special will include a performance by “ZOMBIES 2” star Meg Donnelly with one lucky fan, and a show-stopping number by global pop group “Now United.” Also starring Milo Manheim, Chandler Kinney, Trevor Tordjman, Kylee Russell, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Sky Katz, Jason Maybaum, Mallory Mahoney, Raphael Alejandro, Will Buie Jr., Christian J. Simon, Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker and Ramon Reed.
A Disney+ release date has has not been announced yet, but similar Disney Channel specials have been added to to the streaming service shortly after they premiered.