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7 Lessons We Learned from Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

By Megan Deppe Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, which turns 20 this year, shows us that Christmas is a wonderful time to step back and remember what’s truly important. We took another look at this cherished holiday “tale as old as time” and were reminded once again what Christmas is all about. 1. …

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cookie showcase

Check Out the Delicious Dozen from D23’s Holiday Cookie Showcase

By Jocelyn Buhlman Christmas time is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some delectably Disney cookies? We asked you to show off your best holiday creations sprinkled with extra pixie dust, and we picked our 12 favorites. Check out the gallery below to see which holiday cookies made us …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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‘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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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pull-apart Christmas tree recipe

Bob Cratchit’s Cheesy Pull-Apart Christmas Tree

Ingredients: 14 oz. of premade pizza dough Mozzarella cheese cut into 3/4” chunks 1/4 cup olive oil Two cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp. of finely chopped basil leaves 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese Handful of small basil leaves for garnish Sweety Drop Miniature Peppers for garnish Rosemary for garnish Marinara for dipping …

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Holiday matching game

Mickey’s Christmas Matching Game

What you will need: Regular printer paper Four (4) 8.5” x 11” foam craft board Glue stick Straight edge for cutting Cutting surface Craft knife 1 minute timer Kids, have a grown-up help you with scissors and glue. How To Make The Cards Download and print onto regular paper and apply glue to the backs …

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christmas wreath

Mickey’s Holiday Wreath Craft

What you will need: Regular printer paper Seven (7) 9” x 12” sheets of bright green felt Two (2) 9” x 12” sheets of dark green felt 10“ embroidery hoop Red ribbon Small red craft pom poms Sharp scissors Hot glue gun with glue Kids, have a grown-up help you with the scissors and glue. …

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Mashed potato casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole

From our friends at The Chew, enjoy this mashed potato casserole that’s to die for! 6–8 Servings Ingredients Mashed Potato Casserole 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 pounds potatoes (peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces) 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened) 1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese (shredded) 1/2 cup …

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Molasses Glazed Ham

Molasses Glazed Ham with Cornmeal Crepes and Honey Butter

This delicious ham, courtesy of our friends at The Chew, is the perfect dish for any celebration! Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients Molasses Glazed Ham with Cornmeal Crepes and Honey Butter 7–9-pound smoked boneless ham 1/2 cup molasses 1 orange (zest and juice) 1 lemon (zest and juice) 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon …

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Humphrey the Bear and The Ranger Cutout

Help Humphrey and Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore—most recently seen on Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse animated series—trim their Christmas tree! This nostalgic craft, created exclusively for D23 Days of Christmas by Imagineer Jason Grandt, celebrates the beloved characters and the style of classic craft pages found in vintage Disney comic books. Supplies: 8.5 x 11-inch white …

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Make a Death Star Ornament

Let the world know you’re a true-blue Star Wars fan—with this clever Death Star Ornament. The handy template makes it easy to bring a little “Dark Side” to your very own Christmas tree… Supplies: 8.5 x 11-inch white printer paper 3.25-inch round clear glass ornament (same as recent Tinker Bell Ornament craft) Scissors Double-sided tape …

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Make a Mickey Mouse Santa Hat Ornament

Round out your Christmas ornament collection with this festive paper spin-off of the signature mouse-eared beanie. To help make fashioning this ornament a snap, we whipped up an easy-to-use template for those of you who prefer to forego freestyle hand drawing. Click here to download the template. When selecting paper for crafting your ornament, consider selecting …

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