shopDisney top toys

The Top 15 Most-Wished-For Toys This Holiday Season

By Beth Deitchman

The holidays are upon us, and the upcoming season of gift giving means one thing for Disney fans everywhere: a trip to the Disney store. It’s our one stop shop for all things Disney merchandise perfect for friends and family of all ages.

For the first time ever, Disney store and shopDisney.com have created a Holiday Toy Book that establishes…

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D23 Days 2018 e-cards

Send Some Holiday Cheer This Season with D23 E-Cards

By D23 Team

With a little bit of pixie dust (and some cheerful elves), we’ve created some special cards just for you to send to someone especially wonderful in your life.

Each e-card is themed to Mickey’s Christmas Carol in honor of its 35th anniversary this year. So, check your list (and do it again) and make sure everyone on it gets a little something…

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D23 Days crafts gift boxes

‘Tis the Season Mini Gift Box Craft

What You Will Need:

Heavy printer paper
Clear tape
Curling ribbon
Scissors
Hole punch

Kids, have an adult help you with the scissors.

How to Make the Boxes:

Download and print onto heavy paper.
Trim along the solid lines.
Fold along the dashed lines.
Place a treat or surprise in the center, fold the shorter flaps in, and secure…

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apple cider

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Ingredients:

16 oz. quality apple cider
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. whole allspice
¹/8 tsp. whole cloves
¹/8 tsp. nutmeg
½ orange, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
Sliced apple and orange, for garnish
Whole cinnamon stick, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes….

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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

7 Disney Characters to Inspire Your Giving Spirit

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Today, we celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and all the magic and joy he brought to the world. During this holiday season, magic is important—not just the magic in our own lives, but the magic we can bring to others when we give back. In honor of Walt’s legacy, we encourage you to give to others this holiday season and help make our world a…

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Dreidel game

Dreidel Craft and Game

What You Will Need:

Heavy printer paper
Clear tape or glue
• Scissors
• Hole punch
Wooden dowel or pencil
Coins or candy

Kids, have an adult help you with the scissors.

How to Make the Dreidel:

Download and print onto heavy paper.
Trim along solid lines.
Fold along dashed lines.
Glue or tape where shown on flaps to assemble the…

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D23 Days 2018 holiday card

D23 Days of Christmas Printable Christmas Card 2018

By D23 Team

As we celebrate the holiday season and Mickey’s milestone 90th anniversary, D23 is pleased to share this festive depiction of a scene from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this yuletide.

Originally designed as the 1983 Christmas card from The Walt Disney Studios, the piece represents the Studios’ tradition of…

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potato latkes

Classic Potato Latkes

Ingredients:
1 ½ lbs. baking potatoes (3 to 4 potatoes)
½ medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
1 large egg
2 tbsp. matzo meal or unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
1 tsp. kosher salt
¹/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup canola oil
Applesauce, crème fraîche, or sour cream for serving
Chopped chives for garnish

Instructions:

Set up a wire cooling…

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Frozen

5 Ways to Let It Go and Celebrate Five Years of Frozen

By Karina Schink

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Frozen, and we maintain that the day the Arendelle palace gates were opened is one of the best in history! In honor of this super-cool achievement, here are five ways to celebrate Frozen (dancing through the night optional, though definitely encouraged).

Watch the film
What can we say? It’s one of the…

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Disney holiday shows

D23’s Ultimate Guide to Your Holiday Viewing—2018 Edition

By Karina Schink

We’ve decked our halls with boughs of holly, and laid out all the necessary provisions for the big man in red and his merry steeds. Now, it’s finally time to relax and enjoy the holiday spirit that’s all around. Luckily Freeform, ABC, and Disney Channel have got all of us covered in holiday cheer from now until the end of the year!

So, let…

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