Your Simple Guide to Enjoying Christmas… #DisneyStyle!
Christmas is a time of giving, of spending time together and of celebrating. However it is also a time of fun!
Our simple guide to Christmas will show you how to celebrate this holiday season #DisneyStyle, whether you are at home, on vacation, having a quiet Christmas or a noisy one!
Visit a Disney Park
If you are heading away then make your way to a Disney Park to celebrate Christmas in the place that celebrates the holidays like no other!
Going to the Disney Parks at this time of year is a fantastic experience. As well as being completely decked out in holiday décor, Disney Parks also put on the party of the year, ‘Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party’ and it’s one you won’t want to miss. During November and December this party offers special character meet and greets, cookie and cocoa stations to indulge in a little holiday cheer, holiday-themed stage shows, Christmastime parades and a spectacular firework display to end each evening.
A few things to keep in mind if you are going to visit a Disney park this Christmas:
- It will be busy and there’s no avoiding it. Plan ahead as much as you can by booking your dining in advance and making use of fast passes when you get into the park
- Disney transportation is safer and faster at this time of year so leave the car and take the bus in if possible
- People in the park will get into the Christmas cheer and wear their holiday sweaters and Christmas inspired outfits, so join in the fun!
- PhotoPass photographers are able to take holiday inspired photos so be sure to ask them about it when you come across them
- Disney food will be all about Christmas so be sure to pick up some treats and splurge a little. It’s Christmas!
- Festive merchandise will line all of the stores in the park so be sure to pick up something fun to wear or something to take home to commemorate the occasion
Watch the Parade
If hitting one of the Disney Parks this Christmas seems too daunting, then why not stay in the comfort of your own home and experience the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade? This American television special is filmed at the end of November each year, and airs December 25th.
The parade is filmed mostly inside Disney World in Florida, but also includes segments from other Disney Parks around the work including Disneyland in California. The parade has been aired every year for over 30 years, and continues to be a favorite activity among families during the holiday season.
This year’s entertainment line-up includes Jason Derulo, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Reba McEntire and Charlie Puth so make sure you are in on the fun!
Watch a Disney Christmas Movie
If you are looking to have a quiet night in to celebrate Christmas #DisneyStyle, then why not curl up with a Disney Christmas movie and a cup of hot chocolate?
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Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Though this film is an oldie (1983) it’s a goodie! Featuring many of Disney’s quintessential characters such as Mickey, Willie the Giant, Goofy and Jiminy Cricket, there’s no better way to make Christmas memories than sitting down with a classic film like this one.
Based on the Dicken’s tale, this film is perfect for smaller children and families to watch on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol
Another adaptation of the Dicken’s story, this film is better suited to older children and adults who will appreciate the dramatic performance of Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge and multiple other roles within the film. Its use of 3D computer motion-capture will also better serve audiences of modern children who don’t like ‘old school’ movies.
The Santa Clause
This movie is our top pick for all your holiday watching needs. Starring Tim Allen as an unlikely Santa Clause, thrown into the role on Christmas Eve, it is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and get you in the holiday spirit.
And don’t forget the sequels, which are equally as good! Make some popcorn and make a marathon out of it by watching all three.
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The last of the three Christmas Carol adaptations Disney has done to date, this film is a must-see for any Muppets fans! With appearances from stars such as Frank Oz and Michael Caine, The Muppets Christmas Carol is loaded with laughs, silliness and of course – spontaneous musical numbers.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
No-one can deny that this stop-motion film by Tim Burton is one of the best Christmas films around and we completely agree!
With Christmas, Halloween, romance and song all rolled into on amazing movie, we recommend this movie for Christmas bucket lists everywhere.
Beauty and the Beast: An Enchanted Christmas
Though this film was a direct-to-video movie, don’t underestimate it. Every bit as good as the original movie, this film makes for fantastic, light, holiday entertainment.
The film is considered a mid-quell, as it takes place within the span of the original movie fleshing out the storyline involving the curse put upon the beast and the events that took place surrounding this. Not to be missed!
Start Your Disney Christmas Ornament Collection
If you haven’t already started your Disney Christmas collection the why not purchase your first piece?
With beautifully handcrafted representations of all your favorite Disney characters in their holiday cheer, you will be sure to find a tree ornament or Christmas figurine that will brighten up your home, and can even be used as a centrepiece on your Christmas table.
Check out our beautiful range of unique, hand-painted pieces including ornaments by artists such as Romero Britto and Jim Shore. These pieces will add a small piece of Disney magic to your holiday display.
Indulge In A Little Christmas Crafting
If you are looking for a quiet activity that will occupy the whole family for an afternoon then why not get everyone together for some good old fashioned Christmas crafting?
Be sure to put on some Disney music and make some beautiful pieces that you can display around the house with your other holiday décor!
Be sure to leave a comment below letting us know your favorite way to celebrate Christmas #DisneyStyle and be sure to have a safe and happy holidays!