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.


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


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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