Monday, November 14, 2016

My Disney Family Tradition - Watching the Christmas Parade

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I don't know about you, but I need a little Christmas right this VERY minute. I know a lot of people feel anxiety and frustration around the holidays, but it puts me at peace. And I very much need peace right now.

My family has a lot of traditions, but one of my favorite holiday traditions is watching the Disney Parks Christmas Special on Christmas morning.

In terms of importance, Christmas Eve is paramount in an Italian family. My family does the traditional seven fishes Christmas Eve dinner, and we typically do a midnight mass or other celebration. (Although midnight mass is not possible with a two year old)

By Christmas morning, most of the pressure is off and we usually spend a quiet day with my extended family. Because my brother and I have our own homes and own families now, we typically tape the parade, join my parents later in the morning, and watch it together as we drink coffee and open presents.

Watching the Parade Together: The next best thing from actually being there
Here's information regarding this year's production via Disney:

 “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” will air on the ABC Television Network (9:00–11:00 a.m. EST; airtimes vary, check listings) and on the ABC and Disney Channel apps.

This Christmas, Disney Parks celebrates the joy of the holiday season, as hosts Julianne and Derek Hough take viewers on a magical ride down Main Street and beyond. The Christmas Day celebration will be bigger and brighter than ever before, bringing together the beloved Christmas day parade, magical musical performances, surprise celebrity guests and heart-warming family stories to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Musical performances include: Solo and duet performances by Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks from their newly released album, “Christmas Together.” Kelly Clarkson performing “Underneath the Tree.” Sofia Carson performs “Silent Night,” featuring an alternate musical arrangement from her performance on Disney Channel, and also hosts from backstage. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire)” performed by Jordan Fisher, who will also make his Broadway debut in “Hamilton” on November 22. Additional performances will be announced in the coming weeks.

Will you be watching with your family on Christmas morning? What is your family's Christmas morning tradition? Share in the comments below.

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