OneRepublic and Kelly Clarkson are just two of the performers appearing Thanksgiving night on ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration." And OneRepublic couldn't be happier to be part of the big show.
"Anything that's Disney is legitimately our favorite thing," OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder told ABC News. "I've been to Disneyland four times this year, maybe five."
"If we get a call or an email saying, 'Hey, so Disney's asking ...'" he said, laughing, "before they even get the sentence out, we're like, 'Yeah, yeah, we'll do it!'"
In addition to getting a Walt Disney World visit, Tedder said, he loves the concept of holiday specials.
"[They] are one of the only TV specials where every age group ... gets together to watch," he pointed out. "It's a very family-driven thing, and it doesn't exclude anybody. It's like, if you're human, you're going to enjoy a holiday special."
Kelly Clarkson will sing her hit "Stronger," and her Christmas song "Underneath the Tree" on the special. She and her husband took their kids with them to the Disney World taping for a family vacation.
"I love performing, but I also love a great atmosphere for our kids," she said, adding that her favorite thing at Disney World was watching her daughter River's reaction to the characters in the park.
"We read these books at home every night," said Clarkson. "And so she sees Snow White in real life, and you can see that 'How did she get out of the book?' moment in her head. She's like, 'Wait — what?'"
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," hosted by Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, airs at 8 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving on ABC.
Disney is the parent company of ABC and ABC News.