December 1

The Christmas themed DuckTales features a nod to “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” Scrooge avoids the pressures of the holidays by traveling back in time with a trio of fun-loving ghosts to crash history’s greatest Christmas parties instead. Meanwhile, time-lost Dewey teams up with young Donald Duck to find his mom on Christmas.

December 2

Freeform debuts Life Size 2, Grace Manning (Francia Raisa) is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also in the middle of her quarter-life crisis, realizing she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company’s stock to plummet. With the help of her young next-door neighbor, Grace’s old Eve doll (Tyra Banks) magically awakens to help get Grace back on track and give her the confidence to be the woman and leader Eve knows Grace can be.

December 3

For the first time ever as a 90-minute holiday special, Freeform’s “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” has teamed up with sponsors to celebrate the spirit of the season through heartwarming moments including a home giveaway, a surprise baby shower at a military base, a family reunion of epic proportions, a celebration for two very special children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and more. Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, the special follows celebrity guests including ballerina Misty Copeland, former NFL athlete DeMarco Murray, “The Fosters’” Sherri Saum, Tommy Martinez from new Freeform drama “Good Trouble,” a special Marvel guest and, of course, Freeform Santa as they team up with Freeform to spread holiday cheer.

December 4

The first Disney After Hours event is held at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Ticket holders can get some extra time at the park with reduced waits.

December 5

In Marvel’s Killmonger #1 we get a look at the antagonist’s origin story.  We see him as a boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world’s cruelties. A boy who knew the Black Panther only as a fairy tale, a whisper from strangers.

December 6

ESPN will be airing the Home Depot College Football Awards which will include awarding the Disney Spirit Award

December 7

On a holiday-themed Coop and Cami Ask the World, the kids work together to try and make Jenna’s wish of a classic Wrather Christmas come true, but a major snowstorm and a disgruntled moose disrupt their Holiday plans.

December 8

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic is back on Freeform with an all-new installment once again hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker. This year’s stunning and romantic weddings at Walt Disney World will feature a spectacular Mary Poppins Returns theme and a special performance by country music superstar Martina McBride

December 9

On a new Star Wars: Resistance, when Poe and Kaz find an old First Order mining facility, BB-8 discovers the facility isn’t so abandoned.

December 10

Dave and Odette Annable star in Freeform’s No Sleep ‘Til Christmas, a romantic-comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie (Odette Annable) is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life’s biggest event – her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh (Charles Michael Davis) rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy (Dave Annable), a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they’d like to admit.

December 11

The latest ESPN 30 for 30 is 42 to 1. The film chronicles one of the most famous upsets in sports history: Buster Douglas’ shocking knockout of the then-undefeated Mike Tyson. Tyson was the most feared fighter of modern times. Douglas, meanwhile, was dismissed as a 42 to 1 underdog. No one thought he had the heart required of a champion. But at the Tokyo Dome on February 11, 1990, Douglas came to fight. Defying opinion, he proved to everyone that there was greatness in him. This is a film about how Douglas pulled off a victory that changed the course of sports history, channeling the absolute best version of himself, if only for one fight, when it mattered most and no one thought it was possible.

December 12

Ben Grimm will tie the knot with Alicia Masters in Marvel’s Fantastic Four Wedding Special

December 13

Get ready for Christmas with tonight’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom

December 14

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Pop Century, which opened on this date in 2003

December 15

The Walt Disney Family Museum is presenting Nine Old Men Reflections: Brad Bird. Brad Bird knew he wanted to be an animator when he first toured The Walt Disney Studios at just eleven years old. In his teens, he developed an animated version of “The Tortoise and the Hare” and sent it to Disney, where it caught the attention of several of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. He was offered the rare opportunity to be educated in the art of animation by a key few of the Nine Old Men—an opportunity which would change the course of his life and help rocket his career into animation superstardom. Hear from Bird as he relives stories of working with the Nine Old Men as a young protégé, how their tutelage influenced his successful career in animation, writing, and directing, and their lessons he still heeds to this day.

December 16

Today is the 35th Anniversary of Mickey’s Christmas Carol which originally accompanied a re-release of The Rescuers

December 17

On Monday Night Football, the New Orleans Saints take on the Carolina Panthers

December 18

Treasures from the Disney Vault returns to TCM with an athletic-themed evening including The Absent Minded Professor, The Strongest Man in the World, and Gus

December 19

Mary Poppins Returns to a theater near you. See the practically perfect nanny reunite with the Banks family in a film many people have called a “joy bomb”

December 20

One of the Bowls that is actually run by ESPN is being held tonight in Tampa Bay. Watch the Gasparilla Bowl on ESPN

December 21

Marvel’s Runaways returns to Hulu for Season 2. Now that the Runaways have actually runaway, will they use their powers to protect themselves against the evil forces that have caused their parents to commit murder.

December 22

The Disney Junior Dance Party debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The high-energy live show will feature beloved Disney Junior pals including Vampirina and Doc McStuffins.

December 23

Auli’i Cravalho, the voice of Moana, is the narrator at tonight’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot

December 24

Who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas Eve at the “Black Hole” when the Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders in the season finale of Monday Night Football

December 25

It is a Christmas tradition as ABC airs the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Featuring hosts Jordan Fisher, Sarah Hyland, and Jesse Palmer the special will feature the parade, musical performances, and a dose of Disney magic.

December 26

In Marvel’s Superior Spider-Man #1, Otto Octavius leaves the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind and once again becomes the Superior Spider-Man If you think you’ve already read the most intense and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior Spider-Man story, prepare to be wrong. Otto is going to prove to the world that he’s the most effective and (to him at least) the best super hero in the world. But when a villain that overpowers him by so much shows up in San Francisco, there’s no way Ock can win,

December 27

Texas Bowl will be held, presumably in Texas

December 28

It is time for the next instalment in Hulu’s Into the Dark horror anthology with New Year New You. In the era of “selfcare” mania, a group of millennial friends (Suki Waterhouse, Carly Chaikin, Melissa Bergland, Kirby Howell-Baptiste),  gather for a girls’ night reunion on New Year’s Eve to reconnect and reminiscence. But as they begin to rehash old memories and revisit an old party game of “Never, Have I Ever,” gripes and secrets they’ve been harboring manifest in nefarious and surprising ways

December 29

College Football Playoff Semi-Finals are here. The top 4 teams will face-off in the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl to decide who will participate in the College Football Championship

December 30

Want to get a sneak peek at New Year’s Eve? Visit the Magic Kingdom which will present a special preview performance of their New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular.

December 31

It is New Year’s Eve! So whether you are celebrating at a Disney Park or at home with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Laughing Place wishes you a fantastic 2019!



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