Today on CNN Newsroom

The latest news and information from around the world. Also connect with CNN through social media. We want to hear from you.
December 17th, 2009
04:27 PM ET

A Fairy Tale Comes True

Finally! That's what some are saying about Disney's latest animated movie.

It features Disney's first African-American princess, and it's the #1 movie at the box office.

Fredricka Whitfield reports on some little princesses who lined up to see the movie in Atlanta.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
December 17th, 2009
09:13 AM ET

Holiday Spending

A new CNN/Opinion Research shows 49% of Americans are spending less on holiday gifts this year than they did last year. And 68% of Americans are buying gifts that people need rather than gifts people might just enjoy.

Have your shopping habits changed this holiday season? How?

Post your comments below and Heidi will read some of them on the air during the 10am ET hour of Newsroom.

Filed under: Heidi Collins