Hannah N. (NDT#23) (27 Posts)

With only one year to her name, Hannah made her first trip to Disneyland with her family. She has loved Disney and being in Disney Parks ever since. As a little girl, her fascination primarily manifested as Cinderella and Aladdin movie-watching marathons. These days her obsession expresses itself more in the way of collecting Disney Pins and Vinylmation. So while her heart no longer pounds at the sight of her favorite childhood princess, Jasmine, her Disney obsession is still as strong (if not stronger). As a teen, she avidly shares her love of Disney with others who always laugh when she explains her addiction. Fond memories are what keeps Hannah's Disney Spirit alive. She remembers walking down Disneyland Main Street and seeing Sleeping Beauty castle for the first time, and it is one of her favorite things to recall.

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I love Christmas. I don’t know if it’s possible to express to you my deep love for this holiday. It has always been a special and important holiday to me, and not because of the presents. I love the feeling in the air. I have many treasured memories of Christmas, and many of them include Disney. In this post, I really wanted to talk about one of the most vital parts of Christmas for me: the Christmas tree.

Decorating the Christmas trees is a big event at our house. We usually set it up on Thanksgiving, and once it’s up we tie our Mickey and Minnie tree skirt on it. Our minds are flooded with memories as we pensively, and carefully, unwrap each ornament and place it on the tree. A very dear family friend has given me many Lennox Disney ornaments over the years. My parents have been collecting Disney ornaments for years- these are now vintage (there are few things I love more than vintage). However, many ornaments were acquired on our various trips to theme parks. One of my favorite ornaments is Sleeping Beauty Castle- seemingly made of gingerbread, candy, and ice cream cones. It went home quite easily, it’s a sturdy ornament. On our first trip to Walt Disney World a couple of years ago, we were wandering The World Showcase and became enchanted with the Christmas store in Germany. It was there we fell in love with a Pinocchio ornament. He was charming, glittery, and extremely delicate. His nose looked like a few hard stares from Cruella could break it from his face. Being thousands of miles away from our home, we were skeptical about getting it back there in one piece. We took a chance, bought it, and were able to get Pinocchio safely home. He now hangs charmingly on our Christmas tree.

This year I set my mini, purple Christmas tree up in my room. I put a few special ornaments on it, along with a string of pearls and a silver chain. I spent what seemed like forever trying to put the angel on the top, but time after time I failed. That special Disney section we all have of my brain kicked in. I put my princess crowns in the tree, and of course I placed my Belle crown on top of the tree where the angel was supposed to be.

This is going to be an amazing holiday season, and I hope that the magic of it will follow you wherever you go. Spread a little pixie dust around, and it will certainly come back to you.

Contributed by: Hannah N. (NDT#23) Hannah is the DDL Teens’ Viewpoint Blogger.

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