This week, Jeff reviews five new Disney books, and Dave, Becky and Kristen offer trip reports covering a variety of topics, including: a rainy Thanksgiving trip including dinner at Wine Country Trattoria; Calla's first thrill rides (including the Haunted Mansion and Goofy's Sky School); food options at the Festival of Holidays; and Becky's and Button's first trip to Galaxy's Edge. Plus - a "mom fail," Jeff buys a copy of the New York Times from Nov. 13, 1940, the latest entries in the pantheon of cute Disney baby characters, Disneyland After Dark - and TWO sweepstakes!

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This week on Mousetalgia, we begin with Kristen's review of a stay at TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and we weigh the pros and cons of budget lodging within a quick drive from Disneyland. Then, we share "This week in Disney history," covering topics including Tokyo Disneyland, Candlelight Processional, Britney Spears, Walt's birthday, and a Snow White preview. Then, we review a pair of Disney books useful for both holiday planning and gift giving, including "The Art of Hand Lettering: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Hand-Lettered Art about LOVE" by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, and "A Merry Christmas Cookbook" from the Disney Book Group, a book of recipes geared toward bringing families together in the kitchen. Plus, we go birthday shopping for Walt - and more.

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