Freeform (ABC Family) Celebrates 20 Years of Christmas Cheer with the “25 Days of Christmas” Programming Event Starting Thursday, December 1st


Freeform (ABC Family) Celebrates 20 Years of Christmas Cheer with the 25 Days of Christmas Programming Event Starting Thursday, December 1stIn its 20th year of bringing Christmas cheer to viewers, Freeform (formerly ABC Family) returns with “25 Days of Christmas,” cable’s biggest programming event of the year. The 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family runs from December 1st – 25th, and viewers can ring in the season with festive specials, classic holiday movies and returning favorites.

This year’s merriest programming stunt includes the network television premiere of “Holiday Joy” and the Freeform premieres of “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” “Snow Buddies” and “Just Friends.” Holiday lovers get an early sneak peek of “Holiday Joy” on the Freeform app on December 1st, before the linear premiere.

In addition, Freeform will launch 25DaysofChristmasTV.com posting fun new holiday content each day, plus, daily polls relating to the holiday movies on Wishbone, as well as creating lots of fun holiday shareables, gifs and micro-videos to post all over social media. In addition to live tweeting during movies every night, Freeform will also be offering extra content relating to Pop Up Santa surprises.

Here is the FULL 2016 schedule…. (all times shown in Eastern, schedule subject to change)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

  • 3:30pm – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • 6:00pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 7:05pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:15pm – The Santa Clause
  • 11:20pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2016

  • 12:55am – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
  • 11:00am – Jack Frost (1979)
  • 12:00pm – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • 2:30pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 3:35pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5:10pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • 7:15pm – The Santa Clause
  • 9:20pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 11:25pm – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Saturday, December 3, 2016

  • 7:00am – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • 8:30am – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • 10:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 12:00pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • 2:05pm – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 4:40pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 6:45pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 8:50pm – Elf
  • 10:55pm – The Holiday

Sunday, December 4, 2016

  • 7:00am – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • 7:30am – Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
  • 8:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 10:05am – Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 12:10pm – I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  • 2:20pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 4:30pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 5:35pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 6:40pm – Elf
  • 8:45pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 10:55pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

Monday, December 5, 2016

  • 4:00pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 5:00pm – Jingle All the Way
  • 7:00pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:00pm – Scrooged (1998)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • 12:00am – Snowglobe
  • 5:00pm – Scrooged (1998)
  • 7:00pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 9:00pm – The Santa Clause

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • 5:00pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 7:00pm – The Santa Clause
  • 9:00pm – Elf

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • 12:00am – 12 Dates of Christmas
  • 3:00pm – Holiday Joy
  • 5:00pm – Deck The Halls
  • 7:00pm – Elf
  • 9:00pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • 12:00am – Holiday in Handcuffs
  • 11:00am – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 11:30am – Holiday Joy
  • 1:30pm – Home Alone 3
  • 3:35pm – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
  • 5:40pm – The Search for Santa Paws
  • 7:45pm – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • 9:50pm – Snow Buddies
  • 11:55pm – Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July

Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • 7:00am – Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • 7:30am – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
  • 9:30am – The Search for Santa Paws
  • 11:35am – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • 1:40pm – Snow Buddies
  • 3:45pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story
  • 5:45pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 2
  • 7:50pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3
  • 10:20pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 10:50pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • 12:55am – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 7:00am – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • 7:30am – Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 9:35am – A Dennis the Menace Christmas
  • 11:40am – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 12:45pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 2:50pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story
  • 4:50pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 2
  • 6:55pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3
  • 9:25pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 9:55pm – The Polar Express (2004)

Monday, December 12, 2016

  • 5:30pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 7:00pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 9:00pm – Elf

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • 12:00am – Christmas Cupid
  • 3:00pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 4:30pm – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • 7:00pm – Elf
  • 9:00pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • 12:00am – Three Days (2001)
  • 3:00pm – Home Alone 3
  • 5:00pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 7:00pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 9:00pm – The Santa Clause

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  • 12:00am – Santa Baby
  • 7:30am – Holiday Joy
  • 11:00am – Snow Buddies
  • 1:00pm – Home Alone 3
  • 3:00pm – A Dennis the Menace Christmas
  • 5:00pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 7:00pm – The Santa Clause
  • 9:00pm – The Search for Santa Paws

Friday, December 16, 2016

  • 12:00am – Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
  • 7:00am – A Dennis the Menace Christmas
  • 9:10am – Jack Frost (1998)
  • 11:15am – The Search for Santa Paws
  • 1:20pm – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • 3:25pm – Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 5:30pm – Jingle All the Way
  • 7:35pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:45pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 11:55pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

  • 7:00am – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
  • 8:00am – Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
  • 8:30am – Jingle All the Way
  • 10:30am – Happy Feet
  • 1:00pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 2:35pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 4:40pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 6:50pm – The Santa Clause
  • 9:00pm – Disney Frozen
  • 11:30pm – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • 7:00am – Happy Feet
  • 9:30am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 11:30am – Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • 12:00pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1:35pm – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 4:10pm – Disney’s Prep & Landing
  • 4:40pm – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
  • 5:10pm – The Santa Clause
  • 7:20pm – Disney Frozen
  • 9:50pm – Elf

Monday, December 19, 2016

  • 7:00am – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • 8:30am – A Dennis the Menace Christmas
  • 10:30am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 12:35pm – Home Alone 3
  • 2:40pm – The Search for Santa Paws
  • 4:45pm – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • 6:50pm – Elf
  • 8:55pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

  • 12:00am – Just Friends
  • 7:00am – The Search for Santa Paws
  • 9:10am – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • 11:15am – Home Alone 3
  • 1:25pm – The Holiday
  • 4:30pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 5:35pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 6:40pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 8:50pm – The Santa Clause

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

  • 12:00am – Holidaze
  • 7:00am – Snow Buddies
  • 9:00am – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
  • 11:05am – Happy Feet Two
  • 1:10pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 2:10pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 3:15pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 5:20pm – Disney’s Prep & Landing
  • 5:50pm – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
  • 6:20pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 6:50pm – The Santa Clause
  • 8:55pm – Elf

Thursday, December 22, 2016

  • 12:00am – The Mistle-Tones
  • 7:00am – Happy Feet
  • 9:30am – Happy Feet Two
  • 11:30am – The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • 12:00pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 2:05pm – Jack Frost (1998)
  • 4:10pm – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 4:40pm – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 5:10pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 6:45pm – Elf
  • 8:55pm – Jingle All the Way

Friday, December 23, 2016

  • 12:00am – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • 7:00am – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 7:30am – Jack Frost (1998)
  • 11:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 1:00pm – Jingle All the Way
  • 3:00pm – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 4:35pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 5:40pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 6:45pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • 8:50pm – The Santa Clause

Saturday, December 24, 2016

  • 12:00am – Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 7:00am – Jack Frost (1979)
  • 8:05am – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • 9:40am – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • 11:15am – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Tow
  • 12:20pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 1:25pm – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 3:30pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 5:35pm – The Santa Clause
  • 7:40pm – Elf
  • 9:45pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 11:55pm – Scrooged (1998)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

  • 7:00am – The Search for Santa Paws
  • 9:10am – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
  • 11:20am – Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • 1:25pm – The Polar Express (2004)
  • 3:30pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 4:35pm – The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 5:45pm – Elf
  • 7:45pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:55pm – Scrooged (1998)

What do you think? Did your favorites make the list this year?

13 thoughts on “Freeform (ABC Family) Celebrates 20 Years of Christmas Cheer with the “25 Days of Christmas” Programming Event Starting Thursday, December 1st

  1. this schedule is wrong put the Rankin Bass specials, Winnie the pooh and Christmas too, Grinch, and Rudolph and Misfit Toys back in 25 days of christmas

  2. I was wondering how come y’all are showing all 3 toy story movies, but you neglected the second and 3rd Santa Clause movies? Of the 3 the second one is my favorite! Piss poor planning people!

  3. No Grinch? No Home Alone 1 and 2? No Santa Clause 1 and 2? Y’all suck ass now. No one likes National Lampoon Christmas, you guys over play that shit every year. Home Alone 3 and 4 Sucks! The 1st and 2nd ones are the best, so I don’t know why you guys are putting 3 and 4 up. What happen to the original Christmas movies? Those were the best. You guys suck now and you guys have lost a viewer this year in me. I won’t be watching none of the shows or movies this year.

  4. This is the second year, that I’ve noticed, you only play one of the Santa Claus movies, none of the good Home Alone movies (1&2). You also have the same Santa Claus movie on 11 times. If you play one movie in a set, you should play all of them.

  5. The change to free form is ridiculous Is anyone over 30 not worth anything Disney or ABC have made a lot of money over the years being family oriented . Shame shame

  6. So disappointed after viewing your Christmas List that the ORIGINAL Home Alone & Home Alone 2 will NOT be aired on your list. Home Alone3 & 4 SUCK big-time. Guess I’ll boycott your station! May NOT mean anything to AMC but am seeing others post about it too. NO MORE TRADITION. BAD CHOICE!!!

  7. Please show the movie called “The Christmas List” with Mimi Rogers. It is a favorite but hasn’t aired in the last several years.

  8. Please change the lineup no repeats like two years ago get rid of arthur Christmas toy story’s films films put Rudolph and misfit toys and grinch and Santa clause 2 and 3 and original home alone movie back on everyone hates this lineup redo the whole thing before December or I won’t watch this year again don’t air Arthur Christmas anymore that movie sucks please remove it from your lineup now

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