Earlier this year, Doug and I decided that we should take a quick trip to Disney for Christmas. Allegiant had some great flight specials, both out of and into Evansville Regional and Owensboro. Why would we want to leave our hometown this close to Christmas? I have many reasons, here are just a few...

1. No Fighting Over Who Is Cooking

I don't have to be stressed out about not getting the chance to cook for everyone on Christmas. I actually love to do that, but there is usually some sort of drama involved. Solution: Have Chef Mickey cook all the food!

Meet our personal chef, his name is Mickey LOL!

2. Guaranteed Plans

I get really excited, and over plan things in my head for the holidays...We'll go to this person's house, and go here & do that. In reality, none of that actually pans out, and I'm usually down about it. Solution: Make Fast Pass plans! I know that we will be doing these activities at these times. Planned fun, my favorite!

I love that we will not have to wait as long for these attractions!

3. Christmas is Literally Everywhere

We used to live in Orlando, and one of the perks, was the chance to see all of the resorts decorated for Christmas! There are trees, gingerbread houses, and even the characters are dresses for the holidays.

Throwback to 2009! We were all babies.

4. Disney Springs

Formerly Downtown Disney, Disney Springs is one of our favorite places to visit. Sure, it's mostly just shops, but there's Disney Magic in the air, and there is a year-round Christmas store, a Lego store, and World of Disney, that has some exclusive items.

Just a few of my purchases from our last trip.

5. Making New Memories, Recreating Old Ones

These pictures explain number 5 very well. I tried to pose Doug & Chase exactly the same, during our trip earlier this year. Adorable.

Doug & Chase 2009 & 2017

6. Dolphin Swan Hotel

It technically is / isn't Disney property, but the Dolphin Swan is our favorite (Within a budget) place to stay. We can walk the Boardwalk area, straight to Epcot, and ride on a boat to Hollywood studios.

Overlooking the lake that connects Epcot and Hollywood Studios

7. Hello Kitty Phone Case

This probably sounds like a ridiculous thing to have on my list, but it's actually the first thing we are going to do! I prefer Disney, obviously, but Universal has this phone case that I must have! Hello Kitty in a Delorean! My favorite movie is Back to the Future 2, and i love Hello Kitty. This case didn't fir the phone I had earlier this year, and I could not find it online. Fingers crossed that it's still there!

2 of My Favorite Things!

8. Disney Photo Pass

I love that Disney has Cast Members that can capture candid moments like this one, of our family. Belle was admiring the cool invention of the portable fan LOL! She stayed in character the entire time.

Belle had never seen such a thing!

9. Mickey Mouse

Chase has loved Mickey every since the day he was born! Just look at his face. Meeting the characters never gets old.

Chase at Animal Kingdom

10. The Possibility of Seeing a Celebrity