One Direction: ABC Family Pop Up Santa surprise |


One Direction surprise four fans as part of ABC Family's Pop Up Santa giveaway

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Though One Direction’s performance at Jingle Ball in Los Angeles over the weekend marked the band’s last U.S. gig before the hiatus sets in, there are still a few surprises left.

EW can reveal that Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson will each appear in a taped segment as part of ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas – and the spot will give fans the opportunity to live vicariously through four girls who got to meet their faves thanks to the network’s Pop Up Santa giveaway.

Before the band hit the Good Morning America stage in mid-November during the series’ 40-hour live-stream event, they surprised four unknowing fans who were waiting patiently in the green room to find out what ABC Family had in store. As you can see in the exclusive images below, they had no idea that this would be the outcome of the contest they had won.

Once hugs were had and composure regained, the young ladies were escorted to the front row of the concert, where 1D performed four songs from their current album, Made in the A.M., including “Love You Goodbye,” which they performed live for the first time.

Pop Up Santa is a holiday giveaway held by ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) which celebrates the network’s annual 25 Days of Christmas programming event, which kicked off Dec. 1.

To see more of what happened when four girls met One Direction and promptly lost their minds, tune into ABC Family’s Wednesday showing of Elf – the surprise will air between 8:45 and 11:00 p.m. ET.

Image Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC Family

Image Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC Family