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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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.

How To Make The Wreath

Step 1: Prepare…

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Disney Parks 2018 holiday foods

Your Ultimate Ho Ho Holiday Foodie Guide to Chow Down at Disney Parks

By Karina Schink

We’re putting away our Jack-o-Lanterns and getting ready to deck the halls, because the holidays are here! While there’s much merriment to celebrate, we’re most excited for all of the exclusive eats that Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will have to offer this season. Buckle up, grab the first reindeer-led sleigh you can find, and make…

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Inside the Walt Disney Archives’ Holiday Exhibit

By Rick Lorentz, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

On December 8, 2017, the Walt Disney Archives presented Holiday Memories from The Walt Disney Archives—their first winter holiday exhibit on The Walt Disney Studios lot in more than 10 years. Cast members had the opportunity to view 150-plus holiday-themed historical objects from the Archives collection that were…

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25 Days of Christmas

D23’s Ultimate Guide to Your Holiday Viewing—2017 Edition

By Beth Deitchman

In the lead-up to Christmas, December 1 is an especially merry milestone. It, of course, marks the beginning of our D23 Days of Christmas. And if you haven’t busted open the first panel of your advent calendar, what are you waiting for? Today is also the beginning of another of our favorite holiday traditions, the “25 Days of Christmas,”…

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Holiday card printable

Spread Holiday Cheer with this Vintage Disney Holiday Card

By D23 Team

A beloved holiday tradition, the annual company Christmas card was first introduced in the early 1930s and over time was designed by such Disney staff artists as Bob Moore and Tom Wood. D23 is delighted to share the Disney Company Christmas card from 1948 with our members this holiday season. Download the card below to spread holiday cheer to your…

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rock candy

Rock Candy from Osh Popham’s General Store

This magical rock candy will have you singing your favorite holiday tunes.

Ingredients

2 cups purified water
4 cups granulated sugar
Optional: 1 tsp. flavoring extract
Optional: 2–3 drops of food coloring

Special Materials

Tall glass jar
Wooden skewers
Clothespin or potato chip clip

Directions

Preparing the materials:
1. Wash…

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Disney Studio Christmas card

A Tradition of Disney Studio Christmas Cards

By Steven Vagnini

As part of a holiday tradition that began in the early 1930s, Disney studio employees, business partners, and friends could look forward to the yuletide charm of the annual Disney company Christmas card. Originally simple, yet elegant, the holiday cards grew more elaborate over time, thanks to the artistry of such staff illustrators as Bob Moore…

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Parading Through the Holidays at Disney Parks

By Courtney Potter

The holiday season is in full, festive swing at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world… Mickey and Minnie appearing in their yuletide best; all manner of holiday-related treats tickling the taste buds of young and young-at-heart; and merrily memorable entertainment you can find only at this special time of year. Case in point? Holiday-themed…

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