Disney Sisters: December 2010

DISNEYLAND at the Holidays

There is nothing more magical then HOLIDAYS time at DISNEYLAND. We have made a family tradition of visiting Disneyland every year during CHRISTMAS. My sisters & I bring our families together and celebrate at the Resort. We can't wait to see how they have decorated the place, the new things they've added. There are always some favorites that stay the same, like how the Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington. But they also change things up a bit, like how Sleeping Beauty's Castle is decorated. And the best part is the Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks Show that ends with an emotional rendition of the song of White Christmas and "Snow" Falling all down Main Street.

They really have so much to offer this time of year that it's hard to do and see it all in one day. There is also plenty of festive things going on over at CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, not to be missed. You should set aside a few hours, or another day (if possible) to see that. If you plan on attending Disneyland over this Holiday Season, here are some highlights that you won't want to miss:

You can see the Resort, transformed into the Winter Wonderland now until January 2nd, 2011. I'm sure we'll be there again once more before it's over, we're addicted.... See you at the Park!





We'll be sure to add these festive photos of our family memories to the new campaign of LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN Have you added yours yet?

Wishing you and your family Peace, Joy & 
Disney Holiday Magic that lasts the entire year!

(Disclosure: No payment was received for this post. As members of the media, we were given tickets to the park to experience Holiday Magic at Disneyland Resort. This post represents our own views. Ho Ho Ho!)

Make it a Disney Holiday!

The Disney Holiday Blogger tour recently rolled into LA, and you know I was super excited to see this year's Holiday Gift Ideas from Disney. From DVDs to Video Games, they've even got a whole bunch of fun stuff to do with your family online.

I'm sure you are wondering how I made these awesome videos below, I shot them with my new FLIP HD VIDEO CAMERA which I absolutely LOVE! (I edited them in iMovie on my Mac.) If you don't have one of your own yet, I suggest you go out and get one. Along with my DSLR, this video camera goes everywhere with me. And it's so small, like my iPhone, I keep it in my back pocket. As a blogger, it is so helpful to make great HD quality videos about the events or products I am learning about. Vlogging is the wave of the future & with the MinoHD I am right there. But even more importantly, as a parent a video camera might be even more valuable than a camera. Still shots are good, don't get me wrong, but when you hear your babies voice on film, or see their personality on the screen, it's really amazing. (*Thanks Cisco for providing me with my Flip. You have made my Christmas complete.)

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays!!!!!

The season of giving is here, but don't fear Disney is here to help make this season bright!
This year's Holiday lineup has so many things for all of the people on your list!
(why yes, that is a toy story napkin under my champagne glass, thanks for asking - ha!)

One of the most anticipated games of this year: EPIC MICKEY (and one that is on my husband & my list.) Disney's Epic Mickey is an action-adventure game for the Wii, "that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of creativity and discovery. As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternative world made up of Disney's forgotten creative efforts, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey's path to become an epic hero."

But let's not forget some of the other "most wanted" Video Games, there are plenty... Disney Interactive has so many new things to share this year. I know I was excited to learn about all of the newest released games, for all different ages and interests, from teens to tots. Future Pop Stars to Cars fans... They got you covered Parents!

TANGLED, It's all about the hair!



SING IT: Party Hits with some of todays hottest songs sung, by the artists & your kids!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care... Filled with Disney Home Movies:

The toys are back in town, TOY STORY 3
A tale as old as time, BEAUTY and the BEAST
The Search for SANTA PAWS

Make any night a family movie night with these classic Disney movies! I know most of these are on my daughter's Christmas List this year! (and mine too) And the star of the night, actually wasn't Santa Claus, it was this little guy. We actually got to meet (& take a photo with) one of the SANTA PAWS puppies! It was SOOOO Cute! I wanted to take him home in my gift bag!
If what you want is ideas of things to do with your kids while they are out on Winter Break, Disney has that too! DISNEY FAMILY.COM and DISNEY FAMILY FUN.COM have all of the craft ideas. Learn how to make christmas ornaments, winter wreaths, homemade holiday gifts & wrapping paper. And for you Disney Lovers find out how to make a Woody Stocking, Mickey Mouse snowmen cards, or Ariel Starfish Santas. (just look at some of the cute things waiting to be made by your little ones this Christmas Vacation.)

They also have a whole lot of Prep & Landing crafts and recipes. The fun loving elves are BACK to help Santa with Christmas. You can catch Wayne and Lanny on TV Friday, December 24th 8/7c on ABC. We'll be watching! (post coming soon)

A very special Thank You goes out to Dana & Kirsten who worked very hard to bring us mom bloggers an amazing event, that was so fun & festive! Happy Holidays to you both, hope to see you soon!

(*Disclaimer - I was not paid or compensated for this post. The views expressed are my very own.*)
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