Cooking up Magic at Home

Every Way to Celebrate the Holidays Virtually with Disney

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The holiday season is here, and with it the celebration of traditions new and old—and for us at D23, that usually means adding some extra Disney magic while we deck the halls. If you’re looking for some extra pixie dust during your at-home celebrations, look no further! We’ve rounded up all the ways you can get holly and jolly the Disney way, from tasty recipes to festive films.  

Season of Magic

Ring In a Season of Magic with D23
We’re bringing the seasonal celebrations to you, wherever you might be! Check out our Season of Magic page for fun crafts, recipes, articles, and more to help spread holiday cheer from the comfort of your own home. Plus, check back in every day through December 23 to discover a new prize you might be able to win in our Season of Magic Sweepstakes

Season of Magic

Join Us for a Virtual Holiday Party
If you’re a D23 Gold Member (or thinking about becoming one), we’ve got a special holiday event just for you! Tune in on December 8 to watch our virtual holiday party celebrating the new book, Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks. Join authors Graham Allan, Becky Cline, and Charlie Price as they take us on a holly, jolly tour of the holiday traditions at Disney Parks around the world. Get more details here.

Cooking up Magic at Home

Calling All Festive Foodies
All year, Disney Parks Blog has been sharing recipes for some of our favorite Disney Parks treats, and the holiday season is no exception. Make sure to visit their Disney Magic Moments site throughout the month to see what treats you need to try. Want to get cooking right away? Why not try your hand at their Gingerbread Cream Cheese Muffins, make a masterpiece with their guide to making Disney-themed charcuterie boards, or start your cookie collection early with some of their favorite cookie recipes!

 Disneyland Paris

Daily Surprises from Disneyland Paris
The Disney Parks magic doesn’t stop there—our friends at Disneyland Paris have created the coolest virtual advent calendar, with a special surprise every day leading up to Christmas! Check it out now, and keep checking every day to see what new surprise is in store.


Play Holiday Tunes with Extra Magic
If you’ve already decked your halls and cooked up classic treats, the only thing left to do to finish making your home a winter wonderland is to play some festive tunes! Good thing Disney Music has put together the perfect playlist of music for “that time of year.” Get details on how to stream it here.

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Speical

Tune In to Classic and New Holiday Favorites
No holiday celebration is complete without gathering around the TV to watch a festive film or special celebrating the season! This year is full of Season’s Streamings, including a slate of holiday new arrivals on Disney+. Whether you’re rewatching your favorite The Simpsons holiday episodes are piecing together a new holiday tradition with The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, there’s something on Disney+ for everyone to stream.

Happiest Season

Head to Hulu to you can check out their Holidays section and re-watch favorites and discover new classics, including Happiest Season, Snow Buddies, and some very cute seasonal scenic involving puppies and kittens.


Over at Freeform, the fan-favorite “25 Days of Christmas” programming block is back with more of your holiday favorites you can watch all month leading up to Christmas. Check out their full schedule here. Leave room in your holiday viewing schedule for special content airing on ABC and streaming on the DisneyNOW app, too!