Do you have a Disney-related holiday tradition that doesn’t involve being at a park? Today we decorated our Christmas tree, and we always, without fail, must watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. Even though my offspring are 27, 25, and 21. I think this tradition is at least 20 years old. We also buy a Christmas ornament every time we visit. (Although today DH confessed that he really, really wishes the gingerbread cookie ornament we got at the GF gingerbread house would break. Of course, it won’t, by now it’s completely petrified).
I’m planning to buy my kids a Disney Sketchbook ornament every year, with a character or movie theme they particularly liked that year. This year it was a flying Buzz & Woody and a light-up Beauty and the Beast rose!
That rose ornament is beautiful. Is it battery-operated?
The ornament we got on our trip this year was from EE, a simple glass ball with shiny, shredded metal made from discarded oxygen tanks recovered from Everest. It looks like tinsel. It’s quite a mess up there, we were happy to have even just a tiny role in cleaning up the place.
We actually had it on VHS. Well, it is a 20+ year-old tradition so I guess we would.
Anyway, I remember the Christmas we realized we had pitched out the VHS player earlier that year and were suddenly left Muppet-less. That was not our finest moment. Then I realized I could buy it toute de suite on Amazon Video. Whew! Saved by technology.
I suppose for historical accuracy it should be there, but I could live without it.
I never watch Episode I of Star Wars, either. Granted, the rest of the story still makes perfect sense without it. Unlike Muppets.
It is lovely! I’ve only recently purchased a few glass ornaments, my main ornament collection is sterling, one per year. The first year with the cats, the tree came down twice. And now we tie it to the top window frame, too.
Also, I learned a 13 ft tree doesn’t make that much noise falling over.
The Amazon video version of The Muppets Christmas Carol is the full version. Although I don’t like “owning” digital movies, because, well, you don’t actually own them. I guess I should take a few minutes to download a version, like we did with Lady and the Tramp. Especially since we’re moving and the wifi at the house is spotty, at best. Hence, we don’t have Disney+, either.
My favorite Disney Christmas ornament tale is the time I got a great deal on a 2013 Christmas ornament, Mickey with his Sorcerer’s Apprentice cap on, with a little spot to put a pic of the kids. We bought it when we were in WDW just before Christmas, so it was a bit more special than the usual ornament.
And then DH point out to me when we were home & decorating the tree that the current year was actually 2014.