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Episode 012 - Candlelight Processional narrated by Roger Rabbit
Recorded December 6, 2016
Emoji Blitz Corner (not really)
Somehow, the conversation quickly devolves into Moana...
And what kind of VHS we had growing up...
And Glenn recording the resort channels at WDW…
And back to Moana (and Hawaii Five-O).
Come back for Chris’ Review Corner...
And Chris’ Reading Corner where he reads The Princess and the Frog [Little Golden Book](http://amzn.to/2gdGUHT)
Livestream of Spaceship Earth transforming into Death Star
Needed some practice for the livestream
The best part was the laser
Express bus transportation is being charged for
Began in 1958 at Disneyland on Main Street
The living Christmas Tree was added in 1960 and was formed by the Western High School A’Capella Choir. The choir director retired in 1981 and in 1982 the Disney Employee Choir filled their place, and hold it to the present time
Celebrity narrators were added in 1961 and Dennis Morgan was the first narrator, and was the narrator through 1964. Dick Van Dyke was the narrator in 1965 (which would end up being the last that Walt attended), and it changed each year after that, with some repeats.
WDW has always had a celebrity narrator. Rock Hudson was the first WDW narrator in 1971.
It performed for two nights only in Disneyland and WDW.
In 1993, because of guest demand, WDW’s was moved to Epcot and ran two shows each night for 15 nights. It was so successful that in 1994, it was expanded to 30 nights with two performances each night.
The Disneyland Candlelight Procession and Ceremony moved to a new home at the Fantasyland Theater in 1998, returning to Main Street in 2003, and beginning in 2012 it was presented multiple nights.
It’s a presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra
It’s pure Christmas; the story of the birth of Christ
Current music set list for Epcot’s presentation:
Candlelight Carillon (Processional)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Shout for Joy
O Come All Ye Faithful
Away in a Manger
O Holy Night
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Il Est Ne
Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy (Glenn’s favorite!)
What Child is This
Do You Hear What I Hear
Joy to the World
The Wonderful World of Christmas (recessional)
We listen to the music during the Christmas season since we can’t be there, and we watched a livestream of a production last week with Neil Patrick Harris
Special Guest to talk about the Candlelight Processional - Tammy! @missdiz
Had to practice at least 10 times to be in the choir
First year was 2000
couldn’t really meet them, but Gary Sinese shook everyone’s hand
Get ready behind the American Adventure
Procession - tree fills in first, then the school choirs
What it’s like when you’re standing on stage
We enjoying seeing it as a family when we go on vacation
Live Action/Animated films
Chris hates them with a white-hot passion
Chris doesn’t like Roger Rabbit or Mary Poppins
The Polar Express freaks Glenn out
Chris thinks the Rankin-Bass specials should be made so they’re more interesting to younger audiences