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Posted by: Paul Schnebelen on Dec. 18, 2003 1:08 am/pm

Hello again, everyone!

Sorry I'm late again, folks - I've been I've been out doing my Christmas shopping this week and it's just been a nightmare. Excuse me a moment. please. LADY, LET GO OF THE "CHICKEN DANCE ELMO"! I BOUGHT IT TWO HOURS AGO! (Clears throat.) Sorry. If, unlike me, you're done with your Christmas preparations, you've got a lot of shows to look forward to in the next week and a half - including some new shows from WDW! Looks like we Disney theme parks fans are getting a lot of nice Christmas gifts from the TV networks. Here's what's coming up. (As always, all times are PST and all shows are on the Travel Channel unless otherwise noted. Shows new to the listings are noted by an asterisk {*} after the listing.)

A. Shows About Disney Theme Parks and Resorts

Friday, December 19, 11:00 a.m.:
"DisneySea Revealed"
Get a look at the attractions, shows, water pageants, and restaurants (as well as a very popular fast food cart) at Disney's latest Japanese theme park, a park themed to the seas that cost almost 3 billion dollars and took 10 years to design and construct.

Friday, December 19, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 23, 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 25, 9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.:
"Walt Disney World Holidays"
Host Samantha Brown heads to Walt Disney World for a festive holiday getaway, taking a look behind the scenes at all the work that goes into decorating the resort's parks and hotels for the holidays and seeing special events such as the visits by different countries' Santas to the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot, the Epcot tree lighting ceremony, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and the special holiday edition of the "Wishes" fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom.

Tuesday, December 23, 6:00 a.m., and Sunday, December 28, 7:00 a.m.:
Great Hotels - "Disney's Yacht & Beach Club"
Host Samantha Brown takes us on a tour of Walt Disney World's seaside-themed resorts and nearby attractions, such as Disney's Boardwalk and Epcot's World Showcase. Watch as Samantha finds out why the sundae at Beaches and Cream is called "The Kitchen Sink!"

Tuesday, December 23, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.:
Great Hotels - "Disney's Grand Californian Hotel"
Host Samantha Brown visits the premier hotel of the Disneyland Resort, having breakfast with Disney characters at Storytellers' Cafe, getting a look at an exclusive, large, and luxurious suite, and joining a group of teenage hotel guests for some wild rides at Disney's California Adventure.

Thursday, December 25, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.:
"Disney Cruise Line"
A close-up look at the public areas and behind the scenes on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, including segments on the ships' planning, design, and construction, visits to the galley, engine control room, a theatre hosting Broadway-style productions, and the luxurious Walt Disney Suite, and a look at Disney Cruise Line's private island, Castaway Cay.

B. Shows With Segments About Disney Theme Parks and Resorts

Wednesday, December 24, 7:00 a.m.:
World's Best - "Cruise Ships"
A countdown of the world's best cruise ship vacations includes a segment on the Disney Wonder.

C. Shows Taking Place at Disney Theme Parks and Resorts

Sunday, December 21, 5:00 a.m., Nick At Nite:
Full House - "The House Meets The Mouse (Part 1)"
The Tanner family visits Walt Disney World.

Sunday, December 21, 5:30 a.m., Nick at Nite:
Full House - "The House Meets The Mouse (conclusion)"
Jesse & Jimmy have an unexpected visitor during their underwater radio show at Epcot; Danny proposes to Vicky.

Tuesday, December 23, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Golf Channel:
"Funai Classic Highlights"
A review of the 1999 golf tournament held at Walt Disney World, won by Tiger Woods.*

Thursday, December 25, 10:00 a.m., ABC-TV:
"Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade"
Disney characters parade down Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom and guests such as Clay Aiken, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Ponce, LeAnn Rimes, and Jessica Simpson perform in this year's edition of the annual holiday event hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa.*

Thursday, December 25, 10:00 a.m., and Friday, December 26, 12:00 a.m., Univision:
"Primer Festival De Mariachi Desde Disney"
6 young contestants chosen from cities throughout the country vie for a grand prize of $10,000 in the finals of a mariachi music contest held at Walt Disney World. Featuring performances by Mariachi Vargas De Tecatitlan, Los Camperos De Nati Cano, Mariachi Cobre, and a special presentation by Ana Barbara. (Poster's note: Program will be broadcast in Spanish.)

Saturday, December 27, 7:00 p.m., Telemundo:
"A Ritmo De Noches Latinos en Walt Disney World"
Music, attractions and fun from Orlando, featuring appearances by India, Bate Q' Bate, Bobby Pulido, Alena Hernandez, El General, and many others. (Poster's note: Program will be broadcast in Spanish.)*

Sunday, December 28, 3:00 p.m., Disney Channel:
Boy Meets World - "The Happiest Show on Earth"
Cory heads to Walt Disney World with the hopes of winning back Topanga, but she thinks he has other plans.

Well, that's all there is, folks (but that's a lot!). I hope everyone is having and continues to have a happy and healthy holiday season (get your flu shots soon if haven't gotten them already!), and I'll talk to you again soon. As for me, it's time to head back out to the mall. Let's see... Wallet filled with cash and credit cards? Check. Christmas list? Check. Catcher's mask, flak jacket, elbow pads, knee pads, and gloves? Check. I'm all set! Take care, everyone!


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