Laughing Place Presents: “Kickoff to Christmas” 2020

Happy November everyone! We’ve survived Halloween, next up is Thanksgiving, followed soon after by Christmas! Freeform is counting down the days until they can devote the whole month of December to celebrating the big winter holiday. As Kickoff to Christmas airs on the network, we’ll be sharing seasonal articles each day that focus on merchandise, Disney Parks experiences, decorations, food and more!

November 30, 2020: Annual Passholder Holiday Exclusives at Magic Kingdom

For a limited time, Walt Disney World APs can scoop up some delightful holiday exclusives inspired by the Cinderella Castle projection show. This year’s collection features accessories, attire, and decor that showcases the castle in its most whimsical styling yet!

November 29, 2020: Disney Channel “Put the Happy in the Holidays” Music Video

Disney Channel just got festive with a new music video to an original song called “Put the Happy in the Holidays.” The cheery number is performed by stars of Disney Channel shows and movies, who also appear in the video.

November 28, 2020: EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

We were at EPCOT earlier to enjoy the first day of the park’s Taste of the International Festival of the Holidays and while we were there we had a nice stroll through the park for a Parks Walk & Talk LIVE, as well as spotted some of the new holiday merchandise that has hit the shelves.

November 27, 2020: Disney Family Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year leading up to the most wonderful time of the year: Black Friday and Cyber week! Retailers are rolling out their seasonal discounts on the items shoppers are most excited for and we’re sharing some Disney finds we think are pretty great.

November 26, 2020: Laughing Place Presents 2020 Disney Turkey of the Year

A typical year sees many Disney successes, but there are always a handful of missteps along the way that we collect as our nominees. As usual, we’ve whittled down these embarrassments and disappointments to five, with only one of them being named our 2020 Turkey of the Year.

November 25, 2020: Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Disney Holiday Singalong

This feels like the perfect early gift: a sneak peek at the Disney on Broadway cast performances for The Disney Holiday Singalong! This video shows the casts of Aladdin, The Lion King, and the touring cast of Frozen singing “Finale/Let It Go” from the beloved musical. Disney Holiday Singalong airs November 30th on ABC.

November 24, 2020: Review: High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special: The Soundtrack

Alex reviews the holiday soundtrack that features the cast of Disney+ series singing covers and a few original seasonal tunes. How does it compare to other holiday albums? You’ll have to read Alex’s article to find out!

November 23, 2020: Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm

We made it through the strangest Halloween season in recent memory, and now it’s time for Christmas in Southern California. But nobody has made the best of a terrible situation this year as well as Orange County theme park Knott’s Berry Farm.

November 22, 2020: Recap: Happy Place – The Drive Thru

Mike checks out Los Angeles drive-thru experience, Happy Place that features “over 18 unique and vibrant exhibits, designed to embrace and accentuate experiencing the event being enjoyed from your own vehicle.”

November 21, 2020: Disney Springs Announces Holiday Shopping Discounts

Holiday celebrations are nearly here and now’s the time to start shopping for those on your gift list! Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday and starting on Monday, November 23rd, Disney Springs retailers will be unveiling new collectible items or rolling out limited time deals so guests can save big on the items they love.

November 20, 2020: Buena Vista Street Reopens to Guests at Disney California Adventure

Sure, this doesn’t exactly have to do with the holidays, but getting back into DCA feels like a gift! Our photo tour shows what it was like waiting in line, entering the park, and participating in the shopping and dining experiences.

November 19, 2020: Film Review: Happiest Season

Alex reviews the upcoming same-sex holiday rom-com about woman who invites her girlfriend to her parents home for Christmas, but hasn’t yet come out to her family. The film was originally set for a theatrical release and is now coming to Hulu on November 25th.

November 18, 2020: Disney x Happy Socks Holiday Collection

Disney and Happy Socks are back with another fun collaboration, this time themed to the holidays! Our favorite winter festivities are fast approaching, and tomorrow marks Mickey and Minnie’s 92nd birthdays, so what better way to celebrate than with some comfy new socks?

November 17, 2020: Star Wars Life Day!

Coming to you LIVE from Batuu at Disney's Hollywood Studios AND Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort, join us for our first ever dual stream to celebrate Life Day, the Wookiee Holiday as featured in the Star Wars Holiday Special!

November 16, 2020: Soul Blue-Light Blocking Glasses by Privé Revaux

As someone who doesn’t wear glasses, let me tell you I’m very excited for these new shopDisney arrivals! Blue-light blocking glasses are believed to help protect your eyes from the light emitted from digital devices. So not only will these offer protection, but they’re stylish and have a fun Disney themed design.

November 15, 2020: Figment Ugly Holiday Sweater

In what might be the most perfect holiday layover ever, the teams at EPCOT have decided to give Figment a wardrobe update. The imaginative dragon is now sporting two ugly sweaters on the Journey Into Imagination ride that are so cute, we’ve asked shopDisney to make some for the fans!

November 14, 2020: SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld Orlando kicked off their Christmas celebration today and revealed Black Friday deals from November 16th through 27th, with a special presale offer beginning today with offers that include 60% off day tickets and three bonus months with annual pass purchases.

November 13, 2020: The Disney Holiday Singalong Airs November 30th

Start warming up those voices and practicing your scales for ABC’s evening of magical musical merriment! The hour long program will feature celebrity appearances, a performance of “Let it Go” by Disney on Broadway casts, caroling with DCappella and more!



November 12, 2020: Disney Channel Holiday Specials

It wouldn’t be an official holiday celebration if Disney Channel didn’t get in on the fun, and this year, they’re finding creative new (virtual) ways to bring seasonal magic to all fans with not one, but three Christmas specials! 

November 11, 2020: Neil Patrick Harris Kicks Off Disney’s 2020 Toys for Toys Campaign

NPH is helping kick off this year’s initiative to bring some much needed cheer to children so they too can have a merry Christmas. Fans can donate unwrapped toys at Disney Stores across the U.S. and World of Disney locations at the Disney Resorts.

November 10, 2020: Godmother Coming to Dinsey+  

Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo! Just like that a new Christmas comedy is coming to Disney+! The previously announced Godmothered, starring Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell, will land on the streamer on December 4th.

November 9, 2020: Disney Christmas Advert Disney UK

A heartwarming new Disney Christmas advert has debuted across the ocean in the UK, just in time for the beginning of the holiday season. Gather your loved ones and grab some tissues as you enjoy this delightful holiday short.

November 8, 2020: Christmas Decorations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be delighted by the festive oversized mid-century holiday decor sprinkled throughout the park. From silver tinsel and swaging garlands to 1950’s holiday figurines, every corner will make your spirits bright.

November 7, 2020: Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Celebration

From November 14th through January 3, 2021, guests can enjoy the spirit of the season with Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, an all-new holiday experience featuring Macy’s Balloons, and the mean, green one himself – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.

November 6, 2020: Holidays Arrive at Magic Kingdom

The holiday season is officially in full swing at Walt Disney World, and that includes some special holiday fun at Magic Kingdom. We were able to check out some of the new holiday offerings at the park today including character cavalcades, the Muppets, a castle projection show and more.

November 5, 2020: The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Trailer

So much silliness is headed your way this Life Day (November 17th)! Disney+ gave fans a taste of the LEGO hijinks in store in the official trailer for the upcoming original special that will see Rey encountering Darth Vader, the Emperor (hi grandpa!) and even the Child.

November 4, 2020: Photo Tour of Downtown Disney Holiday Merchandise and Decorations

The other day we showed you what’s available at Walt Disney World, today Mike takes us to the Disneyland Resort to showcase how they’re preparing for the holiday season.

November 3, 2020: shopDisney Top 15 Holiday Toys

With the winter celebrations fast approaching, now’s the best time to start shopping for the little ones on your gift list. To help fans plan magical presents, shopDisney and Disney store have announced their 2020 Top 15 Holiday Toy list!

November 2, 2020: Holiday Merchandise Now Available at World of Disney at Disney Springs

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Walt Disney World. We stopped by World of Disney at Disney Springs to see all of the new holiday decor and merchandise.

November 1, 2020: Jingle Cruise Makes a Surprise Return at Magic Kingdom

It’s back! Overnight, the “World Famous” Jungle Cruise transformed into the holiest and jolliest of exotic destinations, the Jingle Cruise. Jeremiah Good was there to capture all of the fun the attraction has to offer this holiday season.

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