Yea! I finished reading the thread up to date today!! (Thank you to everyone for all the great info and pics!!!) You all have given me so many ideas! But, with ideas come questions .... I have a list of items I want to be sure to get while we are there. We have been to WDW many times, but this is our first trip to DLR, so still learning about DLR. We were at WDW for Christmas last year (actual week of Christmas), and noticed that because it was so late in the season, they were out of some of the merchandise we wanted (Christmas shirts, etc). In particular, we got the Santa hats with Mickey ears, but they were out of the Santa hats with Minnie's bows. Also, we saw someone with Santa hats with Goofy (or Pluto) ears! (And I think they even lit up!) But were never able to find them to purchase. I'm afraid the same thing will happen at DLR since we will again be there the actual week of Christmas. (And I SO have to have that mini tree in the green canister!) Is there some place I can pre-purchase those to make sure we get them before they run out? (I haven't seen anything like what I want on the Disney Store site online) Thanks so much to everyone! And you have put me in the holiday/Disney spirit! 3 weeks from today and we arrive! I am SO excited!! Oh, and I saw some other people mentioned doing the Holiday tour on Christmas Eve - we will be on the tour on Christmas Day (the 3:15 tour for the 5:30 parade). Anyone else on that tour with us?