Keeping the Magic

Keeping the Magic: Disney Christmas Special

This coming Thursday, tune into ABC for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”. Airing from 9pm-11pm ET, watching this special will get you in the spirit for the Christmas season. It’s been reported there will be a performance from Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, later confirmed by social media posts by Kristen Bell. Also some other familiar stars, such as Darius Rucker, Lea Michelle, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo, will be performing throughout the special. During the show we’re supposed to get sneak peaks at Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land. Creating more and more excitiment on the anticipation of the Hollywood Studios expansion.

We watched the special last year with very low expectations. Over the last number of years I have been disappointed with the Christmas Day special and I was thinking I would be let down yet again. I wasn’t. I enjoyed it. The dancing, the lights, the parks. It had everything I would want from a Christmas special. This special has a different structure from the Christmas morning program. The novelty of it also means you don’t have any nostalgic memories to compare it to.

Watching this year’s Christmas special can help you feel apart of the Magic when you are so far away from it. Seeing the castle and being in the midst of the Magic Kingdom brings one all the warm and fuzzies. Maybe you won’t plan your week around this to make sure you are tuned it, but I would definitely PVR it so you can watch it at a later date and maybe enjoy it with those littles who can’t stay awake that late to take it in. Who knows, maybe this will be the beginning of a new tradition for you and your family. A way to kick of the holidays in your own Disney way.