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There may not be snow in Florida, but at Walt Disney World, there's no shortage of holiday spirit. From elaborately decorated Christmas trees to characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed in their holiday best, there's holiday magic in the air all throughout the resort despite of the lack of chilly temperatures.
When you love all things Disney as much as my family and I do, it's not uncommon for holiday-themed Disney items to end up in your stockings or under the Christmas tree. In fact, after attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party with my husband and kids, we left the event filled with Christmas spirit (and our fair share of cookies and hot chocolate) and already forming wish lists in our heads of Disney holiday items we hoped to give and receive this season.
If a holiday trip to Walt Disney Word isn't in your future, we've rounded up some of the most magical items from the 2018 holiday merchandise line available for purchase online — just in time for holiday shopping.
I met with Steven Miller, communications manager for Walt Disney World merchandise, and asked him to show us the merriest and brightest parts of the line.
"One of my favorite things this year is a new dinnerware collection," said Miller. "It has a white canvas because people already have existing dinnerware and we wanted them to be able to layer this holiday line into that."
But it's the latest holiday apparel that got my family and I the most excited.
"We've seen pajamas become popular with our guests who are coming out to celebrate the holidays," said Miller. "At Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, for example, you'll see a lot of folks wearing Christmas pajamas."
Another growing trend this year's line focuses on is the "ugly" Christmas sweater, with bold sweaters printed with Mickey, Stitch and other holiday elements.
"Then there are a whole host of other things that you can use to accessorize for the holidays," Miller pointed out. "Whether it be headbands and headwear that are fun and light up and over the top or a holiday necklace that lights up and has jingle bells around it, there's a big mixture of those things."
Here are a few of our favorite things we saw this Christmas season at Walt Disney World.
Stitch Light-Up Holiday Sweater, $50, ShopDisney
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Santa Mickey Mouse Ear Hat, $35, ShopDisney
Santa Minnie Mouse Zip Hoodie, $65, ShopDisney
Minnie Mouse Holiday Nightshirt, $25, ShopDisney
Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Light-Up Necklace, $16, ShopDisney
Minnie Mouse Holiday Sweatshirt, $55, ShopDisney
Minnie Mouse Snowflake Ears Headband, $28, ShopDisney
Mickey Mouse Holiday Spirit Jersey, $55, ShopDisney
Minnie Mouse Holiday Ears, $28, ShopDisney
Mickey Mouse Holiday T-Shirt, $40, ShopDisney
Minnie Mouse Holiday Hooded Fleece Jacket, $47, ShopDisney
Donald Duck "Bah Humbug" T-Shirt, $25, ShopDisney
Santa Mickey Mouse and Friends Holiday Serving Platter, $30, ShopDisney
Mickey Mouse Icon Ball Ornament, $22, ShopDisney
Disney Retro Ceramic Light-Up Tree, $60, ShopDisney
Santa Mickey Mouse Glass Tree Topper, $40, ShopDisney