"it's a small world" Holiday made its annual debut on November 14, 2009. This time, the characters are still present. There were some speculations as to whether the characters would stay or go for the Holiday version.
With the Holiday version now including the characters, new music was written for their scenes. For instance, in the classic version Alice and the White Rabbit had "Golden Afternoon" as the music, but for the Holiday version it is "I'm late". For Pinocchio, "When You Wish upon a Star" becomes "Little Wooden Head". Of course some of the character music remained the same as with Aladdin's "A Whole New World". To match the rest of the Holiday music, the new character music scores have been turned into a child-like music box style.