Chris W. (NDD #300) (80 Posts)

Since going to Walt Disney World and Disneyland at a young age, Chris has always enjoyed Disney music, TV shows, movies, and trips to Walt Disney World. But his appreciation of the overall Disney experience has greatly increased over the last few years. While waiting for the next chance to work on his Disney photography skills, Chris passes the time listening to Park/Resort audio, WDW podcasts, and checking out the work of other Disney photographers. To Chris, there are no bad Disney trip photographs or photographers. Non-Disney pursuits include spending time with his wife and children, watching and listening to baseball broadcasts, and cheering for the Chicago Cubs and LSU. Chris is a third generation professional engineer in Louisiana, working mainly on asbestos, lead, mold and demolition projects. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisWhitePE and you can check out his Flickr photo stream: chris_white2323.


Traditions – they are what make your holidays and events special. Adding Disney to those traditions can make your holidays even more magical. Even if you have a tradition that has been passed down for generations, it’s never too late to add a few new fun ones! This month, we will highlight some of our personal family traditions that show off our Disney side. Want to share yours as well? Read December – Holiday Traditions or email NDM130 for more information today!

There are ton of great Christmas and holiday traditions out there. Thousands flock to the Disney Parks each year for family vacations, just to see the parks and resorts decorated for the holidays, and to enjoy the special lights, shows, and parades.

Other family traditions are a bit more low key – even to the point where I wouldn’t compare ours to annual holiday trips to Disney. Our tradition is simply decorating our Christmas tree with beautiful ornaments, many of which we purchased at Walt Disney World. Those ornaments help us celebrate each year, but also help us remember trips past, and help us preserve those memories as we create new ones each year.

Pooh and Piglet Christmas ornament 2

friends always

Eeyore Christmas ornament

thanks for noticing me.

Pooh Christmas ornament Pooh and Piglet Christmas ornament Cinderella Christmas ornament

We also watch (over, and over, and over) Disney DVDs with Christmas themed stories like Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas. Starting around mid-November, it’s safe to say we’ll watch it 20 times or more, and by January 1, I’ll be ready to put it away – until next year.

lots of miles on this DVD

lots of miles on this DVD

And now, we have a new tradition to add – singing the “Wassalia” song at the end of the “Holiday in Enchancia” episode of Sofia the First. Yay! You should see the windows in the house shake when I try to hit the high notes. Or not.

So, whether you have elaborate Disney Christmas family traditions, relatively simple traditions, or maybe something in between, I hope you all get to take some time and reflect on what’s positive and important in your life. Our simple Disney Christmas family traditions help me do just that.

I hope you have a great end to 2014, as well as a great 2015 coming up.



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