Youngsters can gather ’round the flickering glow of the ye olde television to enjoy new adventures with familiar friends, as Disney’s outlets present the brand-new holiday special Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas (Disney Junior) as well as brand-new episodes of The Chicken Squad and Spidey and His Amazing Friends (Disney Channel) all through December.
Meanwhile, Disney+ is unwrapping its second annual Season’s Streamings celebration, bringing holiday cheer with new originals and classic holiday content for families to enjoy together. Subscribers can find all of their favorite holiday-themed episodes, films, shorts and specials in the new holiday collection available on the service. Plus, brand-new originals like Diary of a Wimpy Kid are debuting this month.
Disney Television December Highlights:
Thursday, December 2
7:00-8:00 p.m. EST (Disney Junior) Original Special: Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas. After a series of mishaps, Mickey, Minnie and the gang are separated all over the world and must try to get back to Hot Dog Hills by Christmas Eve. A mysterious and jolly stranger shows up to tell them about The Wishing Star, which could be the secret to bringing everybody home in time to celebrate together.
Friday, December 3
9:00-9:30 a.m. EST (Disney Channel) Spidey and His Amazing Friends “Going Green/Coming Clean”. Team Spidey must stop Green Goblin from spewing his green gas all over the park in order to make it safe for the trees again. | After Peter’s new invention begins swallowing everything in its path, he and Miles work to stop it.
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST (Disney Junior) The Chicken Squad “Sheep on the Lam/The Chic Chick”. The Squad tries to convince Maisie that she doesn’t have to lie to get their help. | When the Squad helps Dinah with her backyard hair salon, things quickly get out of hand. Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) returns as Dinah.
Friday, December 10
9:00-9:30 a.m. EST (Disney Channel) Spidey and His Amazing Friends “Web Beard’s Treasure/Washed Away”. When Team Spidey foils Doc Ock in her attempt to steal a treasure map, she tricks them into getting the treasure for her. | Spidey and Ms. Marvel work together to rescue Trace-E from a drain that she fell down.
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST (Disney Junior) The Chicken Squad “The Lemonade Letdown/The Prankster Returns”. Snick and Wheeze discover that someone took something from them, so they go to the Squad for help. Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live) and Zack Pearlman (Dragons: Race to the Edge) return as Wheeze and Snick, respectively. | The Squad helps Captain Tully track down an elusive prankster.
Disney+ December Highlights:
Friday, December 3
- Disney+ Originals: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure. Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right. Directed by Swinton Scott (Futurama) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid features the voices of Brady Noon (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers) as Greg Heffley, Ethan William Childress (mixed-ish) as Rowley Jefferson and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as Frank Heffley.
- New Library Titles: Ice Age, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas
Wednesday, December 8
- New Library Titles: The Chicken Squad (S1, 4 episodes), Muppet Babies (S3, 4 episodes), Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S1, 4 episodes)
Wednesday, December 15
- New Library Titles: Gigantosaurus (S3)
Friday, December 17
- Disney+ Originals: Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition. Hand-crafted from paper art by Brittney Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed visual development artist on Frozen and Frozen 2, this warm and inviting hearthside scene sets a festive holiday mood. Stylized cut-out paper flames combine with imaginative visual effects (including a touch of snow provided by Elsa) and silhouetted images of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven to add to your holiday fun and enjoyment.
Wednesday, December 22
- New Library Titles: Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals (S1, 5 episodes)
Friday, December 24
- New Library Titles: Encanto
Wednesday, December 29
- Disney+ Originals: The Book of Boba Fett. The thrilling Star Wars adventure, teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temura Morrison) and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
- New Library Titles:O.T.S. (S3)
Hulu December Highlights:
Friday, December 3
- Special: Trolls Holiday in Harmony (Dreamworks Animation). As the holidays near, Queen Poppy plans the first annual Trolls Kingdom Secret Holiday Gift Swap. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she and Branch draw each other’s name. Meanwhile, Tiny Diamond comes down with a bad case of writers’ block trying to think of a special holiday rap for his dad. “Trolls Holiday in Harmony” includes four original songs and features the voice talent of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Kenan Thompson, Rachel Bloom, Ron Funches, Kunal Nayyar, Anderson .Paak, Anthony Ramos, Ester Dean, Walt Dohrn, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Karan Soni.
Friday, December 10
- Hulu Original: Crossing Swords – Complete Season 2. Another 10 episodes of bingeable mayhem, representing the next chapter in the adventures of Patrick the long-suffering squire (Nicholas Hoult) as he climbs the ladder of knighthood in the service of the volatile King Merriman (Luke Evans). There are new friends to make, new enemies to vanquish, and new horrors to scar Patrick for life; including bloodthirsty leprechauns, an island of killer monkeys, and a shadowy villain who could destroy everything Patrick has ever known! From creators John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the producers of Robot Chicken and Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.
Thursday, December 23
- Hulu Original: Dragons: The Nine Realms – Complete Season 1. Set 1,300 years after the events of How to Train Your Dragon, dragons are now just a legend to the modern world. When a geological anomaly opens up an immense, miles-deep fissure in the Earth’s surface, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research facility to study the mysterious phenomenon. Soon a group of misfit kids, brought to the site by their parents, uncover the truth about dragons and where they’ve been hiding — a secret they must keep to themselves to protect what they’ve discovered.
Additional Titles: Coming Dec. 1 – Horton Hears A Who!, Rio; Dec. 9 – TrollsTopia (S5); Dec. 16 – Cryptozoo
Last Chance: Leaving Dec. 31 – Alpha & Omega: Legend of the Saw Toothed, Happy Feet, Happy Feet Two, Joseph: King of Dreams, Shark Tale, Shrek, Shrek 2