By Andie Hagemann
The holiday season is here—and so are the holiday specials! ABC’s hit series The Great Christmas Light Fight returns Monday with back-to-back episodes as new families face off for the coveted trophy. Love Actually celebrates a milestone anniversary with Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer/ABC News Special, airing Tuesday on ABC. Lucasfilm’s new series Willow debuts Wednesday on Disney+, and CMA Country Christmas airs Thursday evening on ABC. Last but not least, watch a new holiday-themed episode of BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes, premiering Friday on Disney Channel.
The Great Christmas Light Fight—Monday, November 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
The tree-mendously popular holiday competition series returns with two episodes! In the Season 10 premiere, host Carter Oosterhouse visits four families with spectacular holiday displays. From sweet-themed displays to a dazzling light show celebrating Christmas and Diwali, this season will surely put you in the holiday spirit. Who will win the $50,000 prize and coveted Light Fight Trophy? Tune in to find out!
Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer/ABC News Special—Tuesday, November 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
To us, this special is perfect. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the holiday movie classic Love Actually, ABC News anchor and Disney Legend Diane Sawyer interviews the stars of the film, including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, and more in this one-hour special. Discover how the film become a beloved Christmas tradition and global sensation, and uncover behind-the-scenes secrets of the film’s most iconic moments. The special will be available to stream the following day on Hulu.
Willow—Wednesday, November 30, on Disney+
Based on Disney Legend George Lucas’ 1988 fantasy-adventure film of the same, this all-new action-adventure series continues the magic with a new epic quest. Warwick Davis reprises his titular role as Willow Ufgood, the aspiring sorcerer who embarked on a perilous journey to save an infant empress and vanquish an evil queen from their world of Andowyne. Now, the world needs Willow’s magic again after dark forces have descended upon the Kingdom of Tir Asleen and kidnapped Prince Airk (Dempsey Bryk). Princess Kit (Ruby Cruz) assembles a ragtag group of heroes—Dove (Ellie Bamber), Jade (Erin Kellyman), Graydon (Tony Revolori), and Boorman (Amar Chadha-Patel)—to help save her brother, but they soon realize they can’t succeed alone.
CMA Country Christmas—Thursday, December 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
The rockin’ annual Christmas special returns with all-new performances from country music superstars. Enjoy performances from host Carly Pearce, Curtis Chapman, Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Molly Tuttle, and The War and Treaty. Curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the festive musical stylings to get you into the holiday spirit!
Update: CMA Country Christmas will now air Thursday, December 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes—Friday, December 2, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel
This all-new holiday-themed episode puts a fresh spin on a beloved holiday story. Parker (Trevor Tordjman) is planning an over-the-top Christmas party at Camp Kikiwaka, and in the process, he becomes consumed with creating the most epic bash. Meanwhile, several ghosts visit Parker in the night to teach him the true meaning of the holiday.