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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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I may not be celebrating Christmas Day at Walt Disney World this year, but I am lucky enough to have done so a few years back – it was the best Christmas of all time – until my son came along, of course!

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Now it’s all about him, and watching him grow and learn to enjoy the holiday – from Santa, to presents, to traditions, to the true meaning of the holiday – I have the honor of getting to teach him all about all of it!

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From my little family to you and yours – Merry Christmas – may your day be merry, bright, and full of love and laughter!

TGIF! And here’s hoping Santa is good to you all! Now if you will excuse me – there are some Christmas Cookies calling my name…

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – In Honor Of Christmas (Part I)

Christmas is just ONE WEEK AWAY – hard to believe that another holiday is here, and that 2015 is quickly coming to an end!

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It’s been quite a year for us – watching my baby boy grow from a 3 month old to a running, screaming, smiling, cuddling toddler – it’s been the most amazing thing, and I am so grateful for it

I am also so grateful for the memories I have of Christmas’ past – especially my Disney Christmas memories from our 2 trips to WDW in December 2011 and 2013 – there’s nothing quite like waking up at Walt Disney World on Christmas morning! Here are some of my favorite memories from those trips:

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Cinderella’s Castle gets a gorgeous Christmas makeover

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Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, and SNOW – what a perfect night!

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We were lucky enough to get to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party back in 2011 – it was so fun!

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The Christmas Trees at all the Resorts and Parks are so beautifully decorated

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…Gingerbread Mickey, anyone?

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Lights, trees, gingerbread – all the elements of a classic Christmas combine at WDW to make an amazing holiday!

While I know I can’t spend every Christmas at Disney, I hope that someday we can bring our son there and let him have the thrill of waking up to breakfast with Mickey on Christmas morning – I couldn’t think of a better present!

Here’s hoping you’re out there making memories, enjoying family, and that your shopping is all done (and if not, don’t worry – you still have a week. And overnight shipping options)

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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