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'High School Musical' Series Announces Holiday Special & First Look at Season 2!

'High School Musical' Series Announces Holiday Special & First Look at Season 2!

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series fans get ready!!

The cast of the hit Disney+ show is getting in the holiday spirit with the all new High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special.

The 45 minute special will feature the show’s stars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders as they sing 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.

In addition, Joshua is set to debut an acoustic version of an original song which he wrote for season two!

“The holidays remind us of the universal importance of family and loved ones,” creator Tim Federle said. “The cast of ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is its own kind of family, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to share their favorite holiday music and traditions with our viewers.”

The soundtrack for the holiday special will be available starting November 20th and the special itself will premiere on December 11th on Disney+!

Olivia Rodrigo Writes a Song About Twilight's Edward Cullen & Bella Swan

Olivia Rodrigo Writes a Song About Twilight's Edward Cullen & Bella Swan

Olivia Rodrigo is showing off her love of Twilight!

The 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star shared a new video of a song she wrote about the main characters.

“not me having writers block and writing a pop song about Bella Swan moving to forks and meeting Edward Cullen in a science lab,” she captioned the video.

Olivia‘s song got praise from a lot of fellow Disney stars.

“ur good at music,” ZombiesMilo Manheim wrote.

“Another amazing song by @olivia.rodrigo can not wait for your album. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Olivia‘s Bizaardvark co-star Maxwell Simkins commented.

“AWESOME man whenever it’s Olivia you know it’s gon be a banger 🤩🤩🎸🎸,” Upside-Down Magic‘s Elie Samouhi wrote.

If you missed it, earlier this year, Olivia shared another song she wrote about social media causing self sabotage. Check it out!

Olivia Rodrigo Hits Major Life Milestone While in Quarantine

Olivia Rodrigo Hits Major Life Milestone While in Quarantine

Olivia Rodrigo has achieved something major!

The 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress revealed that she just got her driver’s license.

“happy girl in the dmv parking lot because I (finally) got my drivers license!!!!! also @gracieabrams ep came out today so now I can drive around the suburbs alone and cry to I miss you I’m sorry like a true American!!!!!” she captioned a photo on Instagram.

Some of Olivia‘s HSMTMTS co-stars congratulated her in the comments.

“she’s LICENSED!!!!🤩,” Joe Serafini wrote, while Frankie A Rodriguez said, “🚨🚨🚨 PROUD 😭😭😭”

Jordan Fisher even replied to Joe‘s comment with a bit of a fun fact. “@joe_serafini_ literally the first thing you said to me about her… ‘all she wants is her license’ 😂”

“proud of you!” Larry Saperstein commented, while Julia Lester wrote, “YESSSSSSSSS🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”

Congratulations Olivia!!

Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo & 'HSMTMTS' Cast Cover Songs From The Show In New Challenge!

Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo & 'HSMTMTS' Cast Cover Songs From The Show In New Challenge!

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series got fans excited with a new cover song challenge!

Joshua Bassett kicked things off by sharing a cover of “Born To Be Brave” from the series, then nominated Julia Lester to cover a song next.

The rest of the cast – Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Olivia Rodrigo, Larry Saperstein, Frankie A. Rodriguez and Joe Serafini, and Dara Renee – each chose another song from the show to sing, before nominating someone else.

Among the songs covered include “A Billion Sorrys”, “All I Want”, “Out of the Old”, “Role of a Lifetime”, “Wondering” and “Just For a Moment”.

Click inside to watch all of the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series cast covers… More Here! »

Olivia Rodrigo Writes Song About Self Sabotaging Because of Social Media

Olivia Rodrigo Writes Song About Self Sabotaging Because of Social Media

Olivia Rodrigo shared a new song with an important message.

The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star went down an Instagram hole of self sabotaging and wrote a song about it.

“today I took the classic Instagram dive, comparing myself to girls incessantly and wishing I had what they looked like they had. it’s so silly how we/i define ourselves by the most arbitrary things and idolize ppl who are humans just like us,” Olivia wrote on her Instagram.

“Anyway, i wrote this song today about the tendency I have to go down this self sabotaging hole and now I’m posting it on Instagram because I love irony. if ur reading this pls know that ur value is so inherent. it’s not something that could ever be defined by something as contrived and manipulative as social media. you are so loved!” she continued.

Olivia also recently covered a Taylor Swift song and the superstar responded to her cover!

Taylor Swift Reacts to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Cruel Summer' Cover: 'Love This!'

Taylor Swift Reacts to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Cruel Summer' Cover: 'Love This!'

Olivia Rodrigo shared a gorgeous cover of Taylor Swift‘s song “Cruel Summer“!

The 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star sang the tune for MTV’s Alone Together Jam Session.

Of course, Taylor got wind of the cover and not only checked it out, but shared it on her Instagram Story.

“THE TALENT,” Taylor wrote on the video, adding, “Love This!!! Thanks for this beautiful performance @olivia.rodrigo @mtv”

“TAYLOR SWIFT POSTED A VIDEO OF ME SINGING CRUEL SUMMER ON HER INSTAGRAM STORY. I WILL NEVER STOP SCREAMING,” Olivia excitedly responded on Twitter. “I AM GONNA FRAME THIS SCREENSHOT AND HANG IT ABOVE MY FIRSTBORN’S CRIB”

Joshua Bassett Says Olivia Rodrigo Almost Didn't Release 'All I Want'

Joshua Bassett Says Olivia Rodrigo Almost Didn't Release 'All I Want'

Joshua Bassett had to convince Olivia Rodrigo to release “All I Want!”

The 19-year-old HSMTMTS star says that he was one of the first people Olivia showed the song to and revealed how she originally felt about the song.

“I was one of the first people to hear it. She showed her mom and then she showed me. And I remember her saying something like, ‘It’s terrible! I’m going to start from scratch!’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about? This is perfect! This is incredible!’ I was blown away,” Joshua said on Build Series.

He continued, “And of course, it’s like the number one song of the show and a massive hit! And I’m like, ‘Of course it’s a massive hit. I knew that from the time you played it.’ I can’t imagine a world where she was like, ‘Eh I’m going to start from scratch.’”

READ MORE: Find out what Joshua had to say about the second season of HSMTMTS