ABC must have known it was on to something with last Sunday’s battle of the Boston-based boy bands during the 2021 American Music Awards.
Following the powerhouse performance of 1980s heartthrobs New Edition and New Kids on the Block, the Disney-owned broadcast network is proving there’s plenty more where that came from with its upcoming holiday special.
On Dec. 6, the Disney-owned broadcast network will air “A Very Boy Band Holiday” featuring members from multiple boybands from the 80s and 90s performing some of their hits mixed with a few classic holiday favorites.
Produced by 45 Live, the holiday special includes New Edition’s Bobby Brown and Michael Bivins, Boyz ll Men’s Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, Joey McIntyre of the New Kid’s On The Block, Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre from 98 Degrees, NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass.
There will also be members from the Backstreet Boys, and O-Town, along with a special performance of “This One’s For The Children” by McIntyre and his son Griffin.
NSYNC’s Fatone and Boyz ll Men’s Morris will also debut a new holiday track during the hourlong special, alongside yuletide classics such as “Let It Snow,” “This Christmas,” and “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”