It’s that time of year again. The air is getting colder, the ground is starting to get covered in snow, and carols can be heard on the radios of nearly every mall. That’s right, it’s the holiday season!
With the holiday season comes a plethora of television specials that are exclusive to this time of year, with both old favorites and new classics coming to you over the airwaves. Many of these specials come courtesy of Disney and this year they hope to bring a new favorite into our hearts with Disney Parks Presents: A Disney Channel Holiday Celebration.
The Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration is on Friday, December 1. It starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.
This special, featuring performances and appearances by various Disney stars, is sure to be a hit with the whole family, and we have all the information you need to learn how to stream this Holiday extravaganza!
The Disney Channel Holiday Celebration airs on December 1st on the Disney Channel, but you can forego the wait and view the special now using the DisneyNOW app! This app is available in the app stores of many connected devices, and sign up begins by simply downloading it for free.
After download, start up the app to be taken to an area where you will need to enter information about your TV provider. Yes, this is the unfortunate downside of the DisneyNOW app, as you will need to have a paid cable service that provides the Disney channel before you are able to use the app. After entering the necessary information, however, that is all that is needed and you can view the holiday special on the DisneyNOW app without any additional charge.
Much like the DisneyNOW app, you need to have a dedicated cable provider to use Watch Disney on your laptop. But also like DisneyNOW, you are able to view the Celebration now after sign up!
To get started, go to (watchdineychannel.go.com). The website should have a pop-up that appears shortly after loading that prompts you to enter information about your cable provider. All that is left after this is to enter “A Disney Channel Holiday Celebration” into the search bar and the special should pop up.
DirecTV, the popular satellite cable provider, has the Disney Channel included on their streaming service DirecTV Now, which will allow you to view the Holiday Celebration when it airs December 1st.
While you can get the streaming service for free with most DirecTV Cable subscriptions, you are able to use the service without cable, and even get a free month trial for signing up now. The DirecTV Now app is currently available on most streaming devices, and has many packages to choose from starting at $35 a month, which includes the Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.
Hulu w/ Live TV
While a normal Hulu subscription runs about $7.99 a month, Hulu with the option of live TV channels will cost you about $39.99/Month. The upside to this is that the live TV offerings from Hulu includes live streaming on many popular TV networks, including the Disney Channel.
If you already have Hulu, go into your account settings at (hulu.com) and you will be able to find options for your streaming packages. Choose the correct one for live TV, and you will be on your way to holiday cheer!
Sling TV is one of the newest apps available on streaming devices that gives users the ability to watch TV live as it happens. This service provides streaming in multiple languages and gives the user many different channel selections, including various Disney packages.
Sling TV is available on Roku, Chromecast, and Apple devices and offers free 7 day trials for nearly all of their channel packages. Just make sure that your chosen package includes the Disney Channel so that you will be ready for the Holiday Celebration on December 1st!
Playstation Vue is one of the more limited streaming services that includes the Disney Channel as it is not yet available on every device or in every area. Still, if you have a device such as a Playstation 4 and live in an area with the service, then the option is there for you!
Playstation Vue comes with many different channel packages depending on your area, and includes a number of additional channel add-ons. These packages, even with the cheapest options, usually include the Disney Channel, making it easy to view the Disney Channel Holiday Celebration right from your smartphone, PS4, PS3, or PS Vita.
There are many ways to watch the Disney Channel Holiday Special, with or without cable. You can see it both now and when it airs. So plug in the Christmas lights, get some cocoa, and enjoy the holiday festivities with your family!.