By Beth Deitchman
It’s beginning to look—and sound—a lot like the holidays! Disney+ has just released the trailer for High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, which is coming to Disney+ on Friday, December 11. As the cast promises, the festive special is full of laughs, a Santa hat or two, a whole lot of music, and dreidels!
#HSMTMTS fans can unwrap an early holiday present courtesy of the brand-new trailer, which includes a preview of “The Perfect Gift,” a new song from the highly anticipated second season of the series, written and performed by Joshua Bassett. “The Perfect Gift” appears on the soundtrack from the special, available this Friday, November 20. Both the soundtrack and special also include a sneak peek of “Something In The Air,” the first major musical number from the upcoming second season of the series.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special will bring together the cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series—Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr, and Kate Reinders—to share childhood holiday memories, best (and most embarrassing!) gifts, favorite traditions, and family photos. But first and foremost, there will be music! Here is the track listing for the special, and for High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special: The Soundtrack:
- “This Christmas (Hang All The Mistletoe)”—performed by Sofia Wylie
- “The Perfect Gift”—written and performed by Joshua Bassett
- “Feliz Navidad”—performed by Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini
- “The Hanukkah Medley”—performed by Julia Lester
- “Last Christmas”—performed by Matt Cornett
- “White Christmas”—performed by Larry Saperstein
- “Little Saint Nick”—performed by Joshua Bassett and Matt Cornett
- “Believe”—performed by Dara Reneé
- “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”—performed by Kate Reinders and Mark St. Cyr
- “River”—performed by Olivia Rodrigo
- “Something In The Air”—performed by the season two cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
- “That’s Christmas To Me”—performed by Frankie Rodriguez, Kate Reinders, Julia Lester, and Joe Serafini
- “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”—performed by Dara Reneé
The special is executive-produced by High School Musical: The Musical: The Series creator and executive producer Tim Federle (Golden Globe®- and Academy Award®-nominated Ferdinand) and Ashley Edens (Dancing with the Stars). High School Musical: The Musical: The Series—”Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes as measured by a consensus of reviews by top critics and audience members, and the recipient of the 2020 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming”—is available now on Disney+.