Thank you to Disney Studios for hosting me during the Mary Poppins Returns Event, which included this interview with Allison & tWitch.
Freeform is celebrating 25 Days of Christmas this year with two holiday specials featuring Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and Allison Holker as hosts.
How are tWitch and Allison celebrating the holidays? They have a tradition of family Santa photos where they dress up in themes. Last year they did characters from The Grinch. This year? “I’m going to be a snowman,” says Allison. “I’m going to be a human-sized gingerbread person, our daughter is going to be a reindeer and our son is actually going to be Santa Claus,” added tWitch. They also make their own holiday sweaters. The tackier the better.
This year, tWitch and Allison were able to share their love for the holiday season when they hosted the Pop Up Santa special for Freeform. It was a deeply personal experience for Allison, whose brother is currently stationed at Fort Irwin. Fort Irwin was the location of the Pop Up Santa’s surprise baby shower for Army families. “It was really special to be a part of that.”
For the first time ever as a 90-minute holiday special, Freeform’s “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” has teamed up with sponsors to celebrate the spirit of the season through heartwarming moments including a home giveaway, a surprise baby shower at a military base, a family reunion of epic proportions, a celebration for two very special children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and more. Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, the special follows celebrity guests including ballerina Misty Copeland, former NFL athlete DeMarco Murray, “The Fosters’” Sherri Saum, Tommy Martinez from new Freeform drama “Good Trouble,” a special Marvel guest and, of course, Freeform Santa as they team up with Freeform to spread holiday cheer. The “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” will air throughout the season on Freeform and streaming.
tWitch and Allison also had the chance to remember their own wedding day as the hosts of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic special. “We’re a part of people’s monumental moments in their lives,” says Allison. “Everything at Disney is amazing. It really is the most magical place in the world.”
“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” is back with an all-new installment once again hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker. This year’s stunning and romantic weddings at Walt Disney World Resort will feature a spectacular “Mary Poppins Returns” theme and a special performance by country music superstar Martina McBride. This year’s wedding magic premieres on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST/PST and will repeat throughout the season on Freeform and streaming.