Advent Calendar House

Hosted ByMike Westfall

A salute to all holiday specials, but mostly the Christmas ones

Advent Calendar House: Christmas at Walt Disney World (1978)

Day 9: It’s mime time at the Most Magical Place on Earth in the 1978 TV special, Christmas at Walt Disney World, featuring Shields and Yarnell as the most 1978 couple imaginable, Pablo Cruise and their indifference to help a screaming woman escape from pirates, Phyllis Diller in the world’s poofiest princess dress, the Doritos guy as a wildly off-model Geppetto, Dee from What’s Happening as an ungrateful passenger in a magical pumpkin coach, and Broadway’s original Annie singing Christmas carols with surprisingly reverent Disney villains.

Andrea McArdle sings 'O Holy Night' next to Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in the 1978 TV special 'Christmas at Walt Disney World.'

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After this episode

  • Listen to The Hourchive’s 2-part episode on Walt Disney World: Episodes 184 and 185.

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