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 preserve the artwork from these and…

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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 day in August or a crisp day in early December,…

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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 carolers singing…

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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 sugar
1/2…

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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….

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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 a merry makeover for the…

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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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pie

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…

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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 produced after the…

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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
Disney Legend Dave Smith is back with a newly…

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