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Christmas Eve in Disney History

1937-Mickey Mouse cartoon Lonesome Ghosts is released.

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1948-Donald Duck cartoon Tea for Two Hundred is released.

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1954-People and Places featurette Siam is released.

1971-Tomorrowland attraction Flight to the Moon opens in Magic Kingdom.

2000-Wonderful World of Disney Special Walt Disney World ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas airs.

2001-Univision special Navidad Magica Disney premieres.

2008-Final episode of Wonderful World of Disney airs.

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Joseph Smith’s Birthday in Disney History

1910-Disney Legend Marvin Davis is born.

1938-Silly Symphony cartoon Mother Goose Goes Hollywood is released.

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1952-Final episode of Beulah airs on ABC.

1954-Donald Duck cartoon Grand Canyonscope is released.

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Film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre is released.

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1962-Television special Holiday Time at Disneyland airs.

1974-Game Show The Big Showdown premieres on ABC.

1982-Comunicore pavilion attraction Electronic Poll opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

1987-Touchstone film Good Morning Vietnam! starring Robin Williams is released.

1990-Film Green Card is released.

1998-West Side Cirque du Soleil show La Nouba opens in Downtown Disney.

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This Day in Disney History December 22nd

1954-Television show A Present for Donald airs.

1955-Film The Littlelest Outlaw is released.

1956-Featurette Disneyland, U.S.A is released.

1968-Television show The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show airs.

1995-Disney Legend Bill Cottrell dies.

Animated music video Disney’s Timon & Pumba in Stand By Me is released.

Film Tom & Huck starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro and Michael McShane is released.

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Chef Mickey’s restaurant opens in the Contemporary Resort, replacing Contemporary Cafe.

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1996-Television special The Christmas Tree airs.

2000-The film O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney, John Goodman and Holly Hunter is released.  It is a depression era story that takes place in the south and is based upon Homer’s Odyssey.

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2007-Production Courtyard attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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2009-Final episode of Little Einsteins airs.

2014-Disney Imagineer Pat Burke dies.

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This Day in Disney History December 21st

1937-Animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released.

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1945-Donald Duck cartoon Old Sequoia is released.

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1948-The first Tru-Life Adventure Seal Island is released.

1955-Featurette Men Against the Arctic is released.

1960-Featurette  The Horse with the Flying Tail is released.

Film Swiss Family Robinson starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran and Janet Munro is released.

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1979-Film The London Connection is released.

Dumbo’s Circus Parade finishes its run at Magic Kingdom.

1980-Part 1 of Television show The Ghost of Buxley Hall airs.

1990-Television special Disney’s Christmas on Ice airs.

1992-Aladdin’s Royal Caravan a parade premieres at Disney-MGM Studios.

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1997-Wonderful World of Disney movie Flash airs.

2004-Video release of Where the Red Fern Grows starring Dabney Coleman and Ned Beatty happens.

2007-Film National Treasure: Book of Secrets starring Nicholas Cage, Diane Kruger, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Justin Bartha, Ed Harris and Bruce Greenwood is released.

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Goofy cartoon How to Hook up Your Home Theater is released.

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This Day in Disney History December 20th

1924-Disney Legend Sam McKim is born.

1946-Goofy Cartoon Double Dribble is released.

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1956-Film Westward Ho the Wagons! starring Fess Parker is released.

1961-Goofy Cartoon Aquamania is released.

1968-Film The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit starring Dean Jones, Diane Baker and Kurt Russell is released.

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Special cartoon Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day is released.

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1972-Featurette the Magic of Walt Disney World is released.

Film Snowball Express starring Dean Jones, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn and Nancy Olson is released.

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1974-Special cartoon Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is released.

1975-Shortened theatrical version of Fantasy on Skis is released.

1976-Disney Legend Ned Washington dies.

1980-Disney Legend Ben Sharpsteen dies.

1981-Fantasyland attraction Fantasyland Theater closes at Disneyland.  It will become Pinocchio’s Daring Journey.

1983-Television special A Disney Christmas Gift airs.

1985-Game Show All-Star Blitz airs final episode on ABC.

1991-Touchstone picture Father of the Bride starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Martin Short and George Newbern is released.

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2002-Paradise Pier restaurant Ariel’s Grotto opens up in Disney’s California Adventure replacing Avalon Cove.

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2003-Television special A Merry  Mickey Celebration airs.

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2013-Film Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson is released.

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2014-Fantasyland attraction Storybook Land Canal Boats reopens with Arrendelle from the film Frozen at Disneyland.

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This Day in Disney History December 19th

1914-Disney Legend Mel Shaw is born.

1925-Disney Legend Robert Sherman is born.

1936-Silly Symphony cartoon More Kittens is released.

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1958-Television show From All of Us to All of You airs.

1962-Special cartoon A Symposium on Popular Songs is released.

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Film In Search of the Castaways starring Haley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfred Hyde-White, Michael Anderson, Jr. and Keith Hamshire is released.

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1971-Television special Disney on Parade airs.

1992-Television special Disney’s Christmas Fantasy on Ice airs.

1999-Final episode of Snoops airs on ABC.

2002-Touchstone film 25th Hour starring Edward Norton, Philipp Seymour Hoffman, Anna Paquinn and Brian Cox is released.

2003-Film Destino is released.

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This Day in Disney History December 18th

1933-Diane Disney is born to Walter Elias and Lillian Bounds.

1942-Donald Duck cartoon Bellboy Donald is released.

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1959-Television show Texas John Slaughter: Range War at Tombstone airs.

1960-Television show Escape to Paradise/Water Birds airs.

1964-Film Emil and the Detective is released.

Featurette The Tattooed Police Horse is released.

1966-Television special Disneyland Around the Seasons airs.

1976-Film The Shaggy D.A. starring Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Suzanne Pleschette and Keenan Wynn is released.

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1979-Film The Black Hole starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowell and Slim Pickens is released.

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1988-Television special Davy Crockett: A Natural Man airs.

1992-Fantasyland store It’s a Small World Toy Shoppe opens at Disneyland.

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1993-Television special A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World airs.

1994-Frontierland show Golden Horseshoe Jamboree closes at Disneyland.

Planet Hollywood opens its first Disney location at Pleasure Island.

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1997-Wonderful World of Disney movie Once Upon a Mattress starring Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman and Zooey Deschanel airs.

1998-Edge productions Summer of the Monkeys is released to video.

2014-Boardwalk Inn restaurant Tortino al Forro opens.

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