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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 glass jar thoroughly with hot …

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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 …

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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 …

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peek-a-boo candle craft

Peek-a-Boo Candle

Add a little holiday cheer to your candles. Materials D23 bell template Scissors Glue stick Large glass mason jar Spray paint (you choose the color) Votive candle Glass beads or uncooked beans Directions 1. Download and print our bell stencil template and cut out the bell. 2. Apply glue to the back of the bell …

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Alex Maher Disney holiday art

Celebrate the Holidays with Original Disney Artwork

By D23 Team To celebrate D23 Days of Christmas, four different artists from throughout The Walt Disney Company have created original artwork, just for D23 Members! Click the links below to download this exclusive art for a little merry magic on your device. Happy Holidays! How To Install Wallpapers On a PC: Click on a …

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Walt Disney Studio lot Christmas

Christmas on the Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Courtney Potter Walt Disney had a knack for celebrating the holidays… surprising the Inking and Painting Department in December 1939 (during the making of Pinocchio) with a pushcart of festively wrapped presents and lots of Christmas cheer, helping create all manner of holiday tunes through Walt Disney Records, and even premiering the very first …

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Southern Spice Cake

Southern Spice Layer Cake

This southern staple from our friends at The Chew is sure to make your mouth water! For more recipes, visit Servings 8-10 Ingredients Southern Spice Layer Cake 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 1 stick unsalted butter (softened) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 …

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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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holiday wreath craft

Winter Wonderland Wreath

Deck your halls with this wonderful wreath! Materials Foam floral wreath (available online or at craft supply stores) Hot glue gun Ornaments in various sizes, caps removed Directions 1. Use a hot glue gun to attach ornaments to the foam wreath, applying first to the inside circumference of the wreath. Apply hot glue between the …

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Lilo & Stitch holiday art

A Behind-the-Sketch Look: Art from Favorite Disney Holiday Moments

By Nicole Nalty Whether it’s Mickey and Minnie exchanging gifts in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, or Lady popping up out of a hatbox on Christmas in Lady and the Tramp, there’s something about holiday moments in Disney films that have just an extra sprinkling of pixie dust. Our friends at the Animation Research Library …

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Disney’s Days of Christmas store

Step Inside the Merriest Shop on Earth, Disney’s Days of Christmas

By Beth Deitchman According to our calendar, we’re just shy of two weeks out from Christmas Day. But tucked away at Disney Springs, in the warm and sunny state of Florida, there’s a magical place where it’s Christmas every day of the year, Disney’s Days of Christmas. Whether you enter the store on a sweltering …

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Chip and Dale

Unwrapping the Holidays on Disney Cruise Line

By Jeffrey Epstein Guests who have sailed on one of Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime Cruises know that these voyages have an extra sprinkling of pixie dust (or perhaps it’s snow!) that take an already incredible vacation experience and make it even more, well, merry. The ships offer a tree-lighting event with Mickey Mouse, Dickens-inspired …

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red velvet hot chocolate

Jessica Rabbit’s Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

You’ll love this red velvet hot chocolate as much as Roger Rabbit loves Jessica. Ingredients For the cream cheese whipped cream: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract For the red velvet hot chocolate: 4 cups whole milk 1/4 cup granulated …

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holiday centerpiece craft

Create a Winter Wonderland for your Holiday Table

Make your feast extra festive with this charming centerpiece! Materials Silver charger Fake snow Three Disney figurines (your choice) Three wine glasses—two for white wine, one for red wine Two votive candles One pillar candle Various holiday decorations: holly, mini Christmas trees, ornaments, fake flowers, pinecones, etc. Directions 1. Generously sprinkle fake snow onto the …

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Mickey and Minnie santa candy apples

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

By Nicole Nalty While the holiday season may be all about giving, we think it’s important to treat yourself, too! We’ve rounded up some of the most tempting eats from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, should you care to indulge in something sweet. Happy Snacking! Candy Apples and Cupcakes Two iconic Disney parks treats get …

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holiday popcorn

Donald’s Wintertime Popcorn

No need to fight over this tasty treat, there’s plenty for all. Grab a bowl of Donald’s Wintertime Popcorn and watch the classic wintertime animated short Corn Chips. Ingredients 7 cups popped popcorn 1/2 cup melted white chocolate 1/4 cup blue and white candy sprinkles 1/4 cup round blue candy-coated chocolate pieces Directions 1. Place …

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The Country Bears’ Lemon Blueberry Holiday Pie

Treat your friends and family to some southern hospitality with this Country Bears-inspired lemon blueberry pie. Ingredients 3 cups fresh blueberries, washed and dried 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 rolls 9-inch store-bought pie dough (typically comes in one package) 1 …

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

9 Reasons We Love The Muppet Christmas Carol

By Courtney Potter Now that it’s only a handful of sleeps ‘til Christmas, we decided to take a look at one of our yuletide favorites! Charles Dickens published his now-legendary novella, A Christmas Carol, on December 19, 1843. And on December 11, 1992—Disney released the fourth Muppets movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol. The first feature …

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Disney book list

23 Books Every Disney Fan Needs to Read

By D23 Team Chilly weather makes for the perfect excuse for cozying up by the fireplace with a book, or two—or in this case…23! We’ve rounded up 23 recent releases that are perfect for any Disney fan––you could even start your own Disney book club! Can we come? Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia …

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Disney merchandise

Holiday Gifts for the Disney Fans in Your Life

By Nicole Nalty The holidays are filled with festive cheer, but figuring out what to get everyone on your gift list can be overwhelming. We’ve searched to find something for everyone on your list––and for gifts found at Disney Store, D23 Gold Members get a sweet discount! For the Star Wars Fan It’s an exciting …

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Phineas and Ferb

Unique Holiday Hijinks from Some of our Favorite Disney TV Shows

By Jocelyn Buhlman Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Winter Solstice, there are a lot of reasons to make merry this time of year. To help celebrate the season, we’ve taken a fond look back at how some of our favorite Disney TV shows make the holidays merry and bright. Phineas and Ferb …

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