Posted at Dec 20, 2014 7:28 pm

disney happy holidays

With only five days left until Christmas, all the shopping done, all the packages wrapped and under the tree, and the gingerbread village made, I’m finally able to take a deep breath and enjoy the one thing that really gets me in the mood for the holiday.

Animated Christmas movies.

I cannot resist the lure of The Grinch, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Rudolph, Frosty, and even Jack the Pumpkin King. These movies are what make me feel like a kid again. They take away all my stress and allow me to smile, laugh, and reminisce about simpler times when I wasn’t in charge of making Christmas happen. I can just sit back, slurp my hot chocolate, and nibble on a candy cane. And not even think about the extra calories.

But every year when I allow myself this pleasure, my secret wish always pops up and I sigh and say . . . “If only.”

Secret wishes are those incredible things you know will never happen in your life, but oh how you wish they would. They’re magical like pixie dust and wishing upon a star. They’re the one constant in your life that is always there in the back of your mind and makes you smile. Because while you still have breath in your body, there’s always a chance.

My secret wish is to be the voice in an animated movie.


Not the lead like Elsa in Frozen, but those crazy secondary characters who really can make the story come to life, add the extra silliness, and help make the story memorable. Can you imagine the fun of being Jessie in Toy Story?


Or Dorrie in Finding Nemo?


Or Edna Mode from The Incredibles.

Ms Squibbles Monsters Inc

Or Ms. Squibbles in Monsters University? Sigh.

Now that my secret wish is out, what’s yours? I promise I won’t tell.

Happy holidays! I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Raising my hot chocolate in a toast to you and an incredible, happy, healthy, silly, successful 2015 for everyone!


6 responses to “MY SECRET WISH”

  1. Sharlene Wegner says:

    I think that could happen for you, Candis! You never know! My wish would be to go back 20 years & make some life style changes. You know – that saying that hindsight is 20/20? Mostly having to do with gaining weight & having money issues.Oh, well, time for the New Years resolutions!

  2. Wonderful post An animated voice?! How wonderful. Never say never, darlin’!

    Hate to admit my secret wish could get me locked up, so I satisfy myself with the same one I wish every year – may this coming year be the one when I get published. 😀

  3. Kate Sparks says:

    Go for it!!!

  4. Melissa says:

    I have a similar secret wish. I would love to do voiceovers for commercials. I hope be both get our wish in the New Year!

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