|Making Snow Castles in December|
It's December so soon, and I ask myself where has all the time gone? In Toronto, we've had early snow, and the kids have been delighted making snow castles with the snow that has settled on the ground in a big, white blanket. Although it's been unseasonably cold, you would not know with the kids enjoying the outdoors and having lots of fun! How can it be that we're only weeks from Christmas already?
When I think of December, I always envision my kids with rosy red cheeks after coming indoors from playing outside. To warm them and get a big smile, a cup of hot cocoa is always appreciated. I love watching the kids sip hot chocolate from a teaspoon, as they recount their outdoor adventures.
|The Kids Enjoy a Special Treat While Watching Disney Junior Canada Holiday Shows!|
As the days grow shorter and it gets dark sooner, the kids love to unwind with some great Holiday programming from Disney Junior Canada! The kids get cozy in their jammies, and we might pop popcorn or offer them a light snack like sliced apples or fruit, or veggies with dip as they enjoy the show! If it's a chilly evening, the kids share one big blanket and curl up together.
|The Kids Decked Out as Their Favourite Disney Characters|
Before watching a Disney Junior Canada show, some of my crew enjoy dressing up as their favourite Disney characters. I've had Pooh bear, Mickey Mouse, The Little Mermaid, Princess Belle, Jake (from the Never Land Pirates), and many more excited, giggling characters pay me a special visit. It makes for fun, happy times!
One evening "Mickey Mouse" came up to me during the show and asked for some cheese and crackers, because mice like cheese, and Mickey Mouse was hungry! Of course, I got that mouse some cheese (and crackers) to nibble on!
|Check Out the Exciting Holiday Schedule From Disney Junior Canada!|
Holiday Programming on Disney Junior Canada!
Feel the excitement of the Holidays on Disney Junior Canada, with many new Holiday-themed episodes, movies and specials! Read on below to learn some December highlights, and don't forget to set the PVR to record your child's favourites!
|Enjoy Winter-Themed Episodes on Disney Junior Canada!|
Weekdays at 6:00pm ET
Weeknights at 6:00pm ET (Dec 2 - 24) - Enjoy Holiday episodes and specials, such as the Stella & Sam Holiday Special (Dec 3), Doc McStuffins: A Very McStuffins Christmas (Dec 15), Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (Dec 16), and many more great Holiday programmes and movies!
|Set Your PVR for Disney's Magical Christmas!|
Sat Dec 7 @ 11:00am ET or Sun Dec 8 @ 3:50pm ET
Mickey's Magical Christmas (Saturday, December 7 at 11:00am ET) - Don't miss Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse! In this special, extended episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and the gang throw a party to help Donald get into the Holiday spirit--after a snowstorm leaves them stranded in The "House of Mouse". The magical episode features extra-special guest appearances by favourite Walt Disney characters including Snow White, Aladdin,Winnie the Pooh and many more! Encore presentation Sunday December 8th at 3:50pm ET. Set your PVR so you don't miss out on this magical presentation!
|Watch Sofia the First: The Floating Palace!|
Sun Dec 8 @ 5pm ET or Sun Dec 15 @ 11:30am ET
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace (Sunday December 8 at 5:00 pm ET) - Sofia the First will appear in a special presentation at a special time, with an appearance by Princess Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson, The Little Mermaid). Ariel swims by to help Sofia on an underwater adventure to save her new mermaid friend, Oona. This special presentation is called “Sofia the First: The Floating Palace”! Encore presentation Sunday December 15th at 11:30am ET. Do set your PVR to avoid missing this special episode!
|Special Guest Princess Ariel Swims By on Sofia the First: The Floating Palace|
on Disney Junior Canada Sun Dec 8 @ 5pm ET!
In celebration of her appearance, Disney Junior Canada will also be airing the movie The Little Mermaid 2 Friday January 3rd at 10:00 am ET!
|The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea|
on Disney Junior Canada Fri Jan 3 @ 10am ET!
All Day on Christmas Day (December 25) from 6:00am to 11:00pm ET - Enjoy Holiday movies, episodes and specials with the family! Some Christmas movies will include Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, Santa Buddies, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. Watch Christmas episodes of Little Einsteins, Handy Manny, Tickety Toc, Bananas in Pyjamas, Doc McStuffins, Henry Hugglemonster and more!
Check out the full Disney Junior Canada Holiday schedule here!
|Download Jake & The Never Land Pirates Christmas Colouring Sheet|
on Disney Junior Canada!
After my Father-in-Law's passing 3 years ago, we realized that as long as we are all together, it would make for very Happy Holidays. Last year in December, we started a new family tradition of visiting Walt Disney World around the Holidays! It was a really magical time for the kids (and their parents)!
We just moved houses 3 months ago, so unfortunately had to put this new tradition on hold this year--but we're hoping to go in 2014! This year the kids will enjoy the Holidays spent with the extended family, and after the loss of my Father-in-Law, we will all cherish our time together very much! Great conversation, music, movies, fun, games, food, outdoor play, visits from special family members that we don't see as often as we'd like, and presents will be enjoyed over the Holidays by our family this year!
What is your favourite part of December? Do your kids or grandkids enjoy outdoor play such as tobogganing, making snowballs, or building snow forts? Do you have any special Christmas family traditions?
Disclosure: I’m part of the Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.