christmas carols

Christmas Carols of Disney’s Past, Present, and Future (Kind Of)

By Karina Schink

The star is placed perfectly atop the brightly lit tree, you’ve got a hot cup of hot cocoa and are curled up on the couch ready to partake in one of the most quintessential holiday traditions, a viewing of Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

Thirty-five years ago, this classic Mickey Mouse cartoon featurette premiered, and what a merry occasion it…

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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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Grand Floridian gingerbread house

The Sweetest Stats About the Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa Gingerbread House

By Karina Schink

For 20 years, the magical pastry elves at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa have whisked, baked, and decorated to create the magical gingerbread house that warms guests’ hearts and tempts their taste buds. Sweet smells of ginger and sugar fill the lobby of the hotel every holiday season, as this larger-than-life house is constructed. But,…

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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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The Great Christmas Light Fight

There’s So Much Disney Magic on The Great Christmas Light Fight on December 3

By Beth Deitchman

It’s time to deck the halls—which, for Disney fans, means the time has come to put away the Disney décor… and bring out the Disney holiday décor! Mickey and Minnie Baus—which does, indeed, rhyme with M-O-U-S-E—know a thing or two about Disney holiday magic. The couple’s home, located just a skip and a hop from Walt Disney World, is a…

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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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Mickey and Minnie cookies

Enter D23’s Holiday Cookie Showcase

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Every family has their own special holiday tradition, but there’s one thing that we all have in common: Making delicious food! It’s the time of year for eating tasty treats: gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, candy cane cookies, shortbread cookies…

Here at D23, we can’t get holiday cookies off our minds, and so we have a delicious…

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Cranberry Christmas scones

Fezziwig’s Cranberry Christmas Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 tbsp. grated orange zest, packed
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed in small pieces
1 large egg
1/2 cup of cold heavy cream
1- 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
2 tbsp. of cold heavy cream to brush the tops 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar for sprinkling…

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