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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Christmas Treats (Disney Style!)

Last week I shared some of the amazing Christmas décor at the WDW Parks, and it got me to thinking – decorating for the holidays is a great tradition that the whole family can participate it, and another HUGE part of the holidays (at least in my house!) is the FOOD – cookies, special meals, hot cocoa by the fire, and so much more! Well – Disney goes all out when it comes to Holiday food too – check out some of the amazing treats you can find at WDW during the Christmas season:

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Gingerbread men don familiar headwear…

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Krispie Treats get some added festive décor

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Popcorn buckets shaped like snowman Mickey are a bit pricey, but worth it!

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And you can even grab cocoa and cookies (for free!) if you attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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I love the creativity the cast members added to this gelato!

Here’s hoping your holiday prep and fun includes plenty of delicious treats, too!
TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Trimming The Tree And Decking The Halls

Christmas is a mere NINE days away – hard to believe, isn’t it? Hopefully you have all your presents picked out and wrapped and ready to go – and you can spend the next week relaxing, laughing, visiting with family, and eating cookies!

Last week I wrote about how the WDW Parks get all dressed up for the holidays, so this week I wanted to show you how I dress up MY house for the season:

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Even the dog gets in on the fun (reluctantly at first – but once he realizes treats are involved, he is all about the sweater!). And of course there are plenty of Disney touches to our holiday décor – because what kind of Disney addict would I be without Disney ornaments on my tree, and Mickey stockings hung with care?

TGIF – and happy last weekend of shopping before Christmas!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Getting In The (Disney!) Christmas Spirit!

It’s December, Thanksgiving is behind us – and that means we have officially entered CHRISTMAS SEASON! Christmas songs, Christmas cookies, decorating the tree, spending time with family and friends, shopping galore – I can’t wait to do it all! I also really like to do it all with a Disney flair – here are some of my family’s Disney Christmas traditions:

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We always watch tons of movies and specials this month, and these are two of my very favorites. Mickey’s Christmas Carol is a retelling of the classic Dickens tale, and Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too follows our 100 Acre Wood friends on an adventure to get their letter to Santa

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I love seeing pictures people post on various Disney websites of all the amazing Christmas décor at the Disney Parks – I am lucky enough to have been able to visit twice during this season, and it’s truly a magical time. Since I can’t go this year, I will settle for reminiscing and going through my pictures – and enjoying the posts/pictures from those at the Parks!

Check out some great Disney themed gift ideas here – these will definitely get you in the Disney Holiday Spirit!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My (Other) Favorite Time Of The Year To Visit WDW

I wrote recently about why Halloween is the Perfect time to visit WDW – and while I totally stand behind all my reasons, I must admit – I have a real soft spot for Disney at Christmastime, too – they start the evening of Halloween and work through the night to remove the fall and pumpkin décor and get right into that Christmas spirit starting November 1st. Here’s some highlights of what you will see at Christmastime at Disney World:

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First of all, there’s gingerbread everywhere – literally. Houses made of it, displays – and don’t worry – they sell it to eat too (otherwise that would just be cruel!)

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HUGE, beautifully decorated trees at every Park and Resort

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And lights GALORE – display after display, and the castle gets a little sprucing up for the season too – in the form of 200,000 LED lights that change color and create an amazing sight!

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Characters dress up too

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And it’s always good to have an accurate Christmas countdown, too (1 day until Santa!)

Why isn’t Christmastime my #1 FAVORITE time to visit WDW, you might ask? Well – the main reason is that it is SUPER CROWDED during the weekends and the week of Christmas – and while I loved it, I can see why it would NOT be ideal for most people with families/kids, or anyone traveling there for the first time. Also, holiday Resort room rates tend to be higher…not exactly budget friendly. But it sure is pretty, isn’t it? It’s a truly magical, special experience that is worth the extra money and braving the crowds at least once in your lifetime – trust me!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Gearing Up For The Holidays – Disney Style

The other day I was going through the Toys R’Us holiday toy book – when my son toddled over and flipped the book over and points to a picture of a stuffed Mickey and goes “Daba!” (which is what he calls Mickey). I should be proud, and I am – but I am also scared. He is just barely 1 and already knows what Mickey Mouse is – which is cool, but I wonder what kind of like subliminal messages are in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse….ah well, either way, my kid loves Mickey (yay!), and I suppose that means Disney Christmas gifts this year?

It may only be early November, but I have already started Christmas shopping – and while I still have a lot to do, it’s nice to get some stuff out of the way early. I still do have to shop for my son, so I was thinking some Disney inspiration might be in order:

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What kid wouldn’t want to receive a GIANT stuffed Mickey Mouse? Perfect for cuddling and playtime

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I love these “road” carpets – and this Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed one is a great choice for your tiny Disney fan

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I saw this at Target and thought it was the cutest thing – what a great way to “play doctor” – just like Doc McStuffins!

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This Lightning McQueen toy box is great for everyone – kids will love that it looks like their fave Cars star, and parents will love the extra place to stash the TONS of toys that seem to explode from everywhere

My son isn’t the only Disney lover in the house – and I personally like to deck my halls with a Disney flair:

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Personalized stockings hung along the mantle

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Or maybe a tree skirt with the family name on it?

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Can’t go wrong with these – whether you’re giving them as a gift or using them to make delicious sugar cookies – it’s a win win

And of course Disney sells TONS of ornaments – I personally love to get one each time we go to Disney

Hopefully these gift and décor ideas have helped kick start your holiday spirit into gear!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Christmas Countdown Time!

So Halloween is over, the candy has been eaten (well its all gone in my house at least!), and if you’ve been to any store in the past two weeks you’ll agree that the Christmas season is upon us (whether you like it or not!). Commercials, sales, merchandise – it’s all out and ready to help you celebrate! It may be a bit early to start Christmas shopping or listening to Christmas Carols, but it’s never too early to plan a trip to Walt Disney World at Christmastime! I HIGHLY recommend it – I personally have gone twice during the holiday season and its a great time for those who want to combine their love of Christmas with their love of Disney World (what, doesn’t everyone love those two things as much as I do?!)

Here are a few of the awesome things you can expect to experience when you visit WDW at Christmas:

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The FOOD – Holiday themed treats are around every corner – from peppermint fudge to snowman candy apples, and seasonal cupcakes and cookies too!

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Attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is one of the other things I recommend – it’s an extra ticket cost as it’s a special event, but it’s worth it – a special parade and character appearances, free cookies and cocoa, and that’s right, it even SNOWS on Main Street! What could be better?

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Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios you’ll find the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights – a display of millions of Christmas lights that is lit nightly, and the lights blink in tune to famous Christmas Carols. We went on Christmas Day to see this, and it was amazing – I couldn’t picture a better way to spend Christmas Day with my family!

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Are you a big fan of Gingerbread? Well then you’re in luck, as several of the Disney Resorts construct Gingerbread displays that are truly a sight to behold – as in this house is made entirely of actual baked gingerbread – pretty cool, right? Oh – and if you’re a fan of actually EATING gingerbread, then you’ll appreciate the fact that you can buy gingerbread “shingles” to take home too!

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Disney World is amazing all times of the year, but Christmas is when it really shines – literally! The lights, decor, giant decorated trees, songs, treats, and everything else all add up to an amazing holiday experience which I hope you are lucky enough to get to experience someday!

Oh and by the way – there are only 48 days until Christmas!

TGIF!

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