Disney Channel kicks off its annual month-long “Fa-la-la-lidays” programming event FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 with a special one-hour crossover of the hit comedies Good Luck Charlie and Jessie, featuring an original holiday song performed by Jessie star (Debby Ryan). The month brimming with winter-themed episodes also includes a music-filled episode of Austin & Ally — featuring a duet with Austin (Ross Lynch) and Ally (Laura Marano) — a Liv and Maddie episode in which Liv (Dove Cameron) sings a classic holiday song, new episodes of A.N.T. Farm, Dog With A Blog and Wander Over Yonder and favorite holiday movies including Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and Santa Buddies.
Viewers are also invited to visit DisneyChannel.com/FaLaLaLidays to celebrate the “Gift of Giving” in true holiday fashion, beginning November 26. Each week, kids and families will receive a new exclusive “gift” of a themed game or activity and can find ideas for giving back during the holiday season. Popular DisneyChannel.com games and activities from holidays past will also be available.
The digital audio single of “I Love Christmas,” featuring Ross Lynch and Laura Marano will be available from Walt Disney Records at online retail, including iTunes and Amazon on November 25.
To date, Disney Channel is the #1 TV network in Total Day for the second consecutive year in Kids 2-11, the third straight year in Kids 6-11 and Kids 9-14 and fifth year in a row in Tweens 9-14. The third annual “Fa-la-la-lidays” programming event features hit series that rank among the Top 10 TV series, year to date, among Kids 6-11.
The “Fa-la-la-lidays” highlights include (all times ET/PT):
8:00 p.m. – “Jessie” and “Good Luck Charlie”
“Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas” – In the crossover episode, Teddy and PJ travel to New York City to tour a university, but a blizzard prevents their return home in time for Christmas. After meeting Jessie on the subway, they embark on a Ross family holiday like no other. Back in Denver, Bob takes the Duncan kids to meet Santa, but Gabe is not in the holiday spirit.
8:00 p.m. – “Liv and Maddie”
“Fa La La La-A-Rooney” – Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular but her partner, a nine-year-old aspiring singer, is not quite what she seems. Meanwhile, Pete and Maddie are tasked with decorating the town Christmas tree, and Parker sabotages Joey’s get-rich-quick Santa booth.
8:30 p.m. – “Austin & Ally”
“Mix-Ups & Mistletoes” – Trish is organizing a Kids Club holiday party at which Austin and Ally will perform their original holiday song and distribute Austin Moon dolls, but a mix-up at the toy factory leads to a scramble. Meanwhile, Trish puts Dez and his arch nemesis, Chuck, through a competition to determine who will be a better Santa for the party.
8:00 p.m. – “A.N.T. Farm”
“silANT night” – Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a surprising turn when the backup computer locks the kids in the school after its analytics deem Santa to be bad. It’s up to the ANTs to work together and convince the computer of the true meaning of the holidays so that it will unlock the building and they can return home for the holidays.
8:30 p.m. – “Dog With A Blog”
“Twas the Fight Before Christmas” – Avery sets out to create the perfect Christmas in anticipation of a visit from her Aunt, her mom’s ultra-competitive sister. A series of mishaps take place when Stan invites a stray dog named Sparky to spend the holiday with the family.
9:00 PM – “Wander Over Yonder”
“The Little Guy” – When the tiniest Watchdog cadet, Westley, is accidentally left behind on a planet, Wander and Sylvia befriend him and pretend to be his prisoners to help him reunite with Hater.
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