Disney+ has released the first trailer for their upcoming holiday special for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, giving a tease at some of the special’s musical numbers as well as a snippet of lead star Joshua Bassett’s new song titled “The Perfect Gift.” The 45-minute special is scheduled to debut on Friday, December 11 and will also feature a sneak peek performance from the highly anticipated second season of the popular series. Check out the video in the player below!
Series regulars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr, and Kate Reinders will get viewers in the holiday spirit with their renditions of holiday classics, popular hits and a medley of Hanukkah favorites. They will also share anecdotes of memorable holidays from their childhoods, best – and most embarrassing! – presents, favorite traditions, family photos, and poignant New Year’s resolutions.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special: The Soundtrack, featuring holiday songs performed by the cast in the special, will be available beginning Friday, November 20 on all major music services and streaming platforms.
The songs that will be featured in the special are listed below:
- “This Christmas (Hang All The Mistletoe)” – performed by Sofia Wylie
- “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 Cast of HSM:TM:TS
- “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
In addition, Bassett will also debut an acoustic version of an original song titled “The Perfect Gift,” which he wrote for Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
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). The series has been “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes as measured by a consensus of reviews by top critics and audience members and recently received the 2020 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.”
Season 1 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is currently available on Disney+.