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Merry Christmas all of my lovely followers, and happy holidays to anyone who is not Christian. This time of year is a great time to reflect on all of your favorite Disney memories! Enjoy your holiday celebrations and I will see you all for New Years!
Hello and welcome back to Lake Buena Vista's Holiday Week! For Christmas Eve, what better than a retelling of The Night(mare) Before Christmas?
Disclaimer: I have seen this movie probably twenty times, and I absolutely adore it. Nevertheless, for young kids it's watchability (I might have made this word up) should be left up to the parents. It is Halloween-themed and pretty spooky at parts, so beware.
The Nightmare Before Christmas retells the famous story but from an interesting perspective: the king of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington. Skellington reigns over the entire holiday of Halloween, with the rest of the spooky town of clowns, ghosts, witches, and more. When Skellington gets a little lost on a walk, he stumbles upon the town of Christmas and becomes infatuated with the idea, wanting to take over the holiday for himself. With the caution of love interest Sally and the villainy of Oogie Boogie, Skellington learns about his true place and the world's need for Santa on Christmas.
Written by Tim Burton, who penned other masterpieces like Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas shines with gothic flair. Chock full of witty lines and interesting moral questions, the plot is likable and eclectic.
Nightmare's animation style, with stop-motion animation reigning, gives it even more of an unique vibe.
Overall, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great film to watch on both Halloween and Christmas! The entire aesthetic of the movie is a little indie, but everyone can enjoy it if they give it a chance.
"My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be."
It's Day Three of the Lake Buena Vista Holiday Week, and for today's installment, I've put together a little graphic with some cool trivia about the holidays at Disney resorts!
Check it out:
*Update: fixed problems with the photos where one was duplicated. Sorry about that!
Hello my followers and welcome to the second day of Lake Buena Vista's Christmas Week! For today, I've incorporated my new series A Spoonful of Sugar with a holiday theme! These delicious treats are perfect for Christmas and for boxing up on Boxing Day (does anyone actually do that anymore?) and giving to your all of your friends!
Today's Recipe: Mickey Mouse's Sugar Cookies!
Hello Disnerds! Are you ready for the beginning of Lake Buena Vista's holiday week?
For the first installment, I've created an infographic (which has some interactivity involved) all about celebrating the winter holidays at Walt Disney World. Check it out below, roll over the bells for more information, and maybe you'll learn something new!
Happy Holidays and Happy Winter Break for all of the students! This holiday stretch marks the one and half year anniversary of this blog, and as I did last year, I'm doing a week full of winter holiday fun!
Be prepared for Monday the 21st through Friday the 25th to see fun holiday ideas (and maybe a Boxing Day idea!) and plenty of Disney to get you in the winter mood. Furthermore, this new year's I will continue with my new year's resolutions on this blog (with a twist).
In preparation for next week, you can check out all of last year's Holiday posts through the links below:
Disney Christmas Movies
Disney Stocking Stuffers
In other news, if you love Disney music (who doesn't?) and especially love musicals, check out Newsies and Supergirl star Jeremy Jordan as he sings a Disney music medley at a charity event. The flow of the songs (especially from Newsies' "Santa Fe" to Hunchback's "Out There") is fantastic and Jordan has a lovely voice.
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Computational Media major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.