This is my first pre trip report. I have been lurking and posting on the Christmas thread in anticipation of our family Christmas celebration in Disneyland this year. I am an avid planner and this will be the first time my family have all been together for Christmas in five years. Cast of Characters: Me planner: This will be by fourth trip to DL. Stayed twice off site and this trip will be second on site. DH Disney convert : Second trip DD1 (12) and DD2(9): Second trip - DD2 is now tall enough for California Screamin GM & GP Grandma and Grandpa: Fourth trip, and cant imagine any of us going to DL without us. Should have been Mousekeeters. BB Baby Brother: Third visit but first since California Adventure built. Has also done Hong Kong Disney BBG Baby Brothers Girlfriend: Disney first timer. The Plan: We are booked into a suite at the Grand Californian from the 21st to the 27th of December. We will all do some additional travel either before or after the trip. Aim: In 2007 GM, GP, DH, DD's and I spent the week after Thanksgiving at DL at the DLH. It planted the seed of a family Christmas in the parks. We know it will be busy but the aim is to be together and enjoy the time of the year in a place that we all love. GM & GP grew up watching Disney and dreaming of going to DL. As children this love of the parks was passed on to us as we have passed it along to our children. As my parents near retirement this will truly be for them a magical trip with us all together. We live on opposite sides of the country to them so don't see them as often as we would like so we are all very excited about this time together. GP insists on going back to Goofy's Kitchen for a breakfast, he loved it last time and wanted to have Breakfast there every morning. DD2 wants to FINALLY ride Californian Screamin. We also want to enjoy some of the smaller things - we have never been on the Rivers of America except for the canoes and the raft to Tom Sawyer Island. We plan to eat at Rainforest Cafe, Blue Bayou, Goofy's, the Plaza Inn Breakfast with Mini and Storytellers for Christmas Day Lunch. We are also planning on booking Fantasmic dining and a Holiday Tour however if rumours of a Christmas Party come true we will do that also. That's the basics. I will add our plans as they firm up, and when I have thoughts. Suggestions are more than welcome. So let the planning begin.