ABC Family (Freeform)

Christmas movies showing on the Freeform (formerly ABC Family) channel in 2016…

ABC Family (Freeform)The “25 Days of Christmas” programming event will begin on Thursday, December 1st! While the home of 25 days of holiday-themed programming has a new name, the network still has all of the same jolly movies that Christmas fans love, including “Elf,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “The Santa Clause,” “The Polar Express” and much more.

*date/times are subject to change -all times shown in Eastern*
(Last updated on 12/11/16)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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)

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016


What channel is ABC Family?

DirecTV – Channel 311

DISH Network – Channel 180

AT&T U-Verse
Channel 178 (East, SD)
Channel 179 (West, SD)

Available on most cable networks. Check with your local provider for channel.

72 thoughts on “ABC Family (Freeform)

    1. …or The Christmas List. The lucky lady who is no longer married to the president-elect, Marla Maples, is in that one!

      1. The Christmas List with Mimi Rogers is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies!!! I love to watch it every year (if I can find it).

  1. Yes! Please, The Christmas list!! Or at least give some way of streaming or purchasing it!! My all time favorite Christmas movie!

  2. Please put on tv THE CHRISTMAS LIST AND THREE DAYS,,,, it would sooo much make my holidays…Stop repeating movies and put these on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I am so glad I’m not the only person who came onto this site looking for the Christmas List. I sincerely love this movie so much. It has been a staple Christmas movie in our family. Please, for the love of the season, PLEASE air it!

  4. Can you PLEASE play Three Days this Christmas??? All time favorite movie that I can’t find ANYWHERE!!!! Certainly you could play Three Days instead of my 2nd best movie Home Alone so much! Please and THANK YOU!!!!!! 🙂

  5. thank you for the Christmas list this year . you gave my child hope that she can come home this Christmas. she has cancer , but thank you for what you have done.

  6. I truly HOPE The Christmas List will be televised this year! I can’t believe it’s not on dvd! Excellent movie and it’s one of my favorites!

  7. Please, Please, Please put The Christmas List back on the TV line up for 25 days of Christmas or put it out on DVD so I can watch it year round. This is one of my favorite movies. Please.

  8. I was blown away literally when The Christmas List wasn’t on televison last year! Had it recorded on my dvr but was automatically deleted by the system to make room for new recordings! Only way to get a dvd copy is bootleg which i refuse to do!! Also Matchmaker Santa is one of my favorites! Why that isn’t on dvd by now is a mystery to me!!!

  9. Please, add The Christmas List to this year’s schedule. And please, please bring it out soon to DVD, it is most amazing movie.

    1. I absolutely want to see The Christmas List again. It is so much better than most of the Christmas movies that are shown each year. Please include it in the 2014 Christmas movie schedule! Thank you.

  10. Is it that difficult to get the Christmas List out of the Disney vault? Please put it on the 2014 schedule so we can all enjoy a really good Christmas movie. So many of the newer movies are so poorly written. The Christmas List is a gem and the acting is quite delightful.


    1. We hope so too… The Christmas List was our #1 MOST REQUESTED/ASKED ABOUT movie of the 2013 season. Unfortunately, we have no control over whether or not they air it but hopefully the include it in 2014. In the mean time, we have added the full movie to watch online above.

  11. I cannot believe you are not playing the Christmas List this year…My girls (ages 25 and 27) look forward to seeing this movie every year. In the spirit of the holiday, please find a place to show it in 2013….The new movies are just not the same and they are played over and over….

  12. I look forward to watching The Christmas List every year! Please play it! It’s my the one movie my mom and I watched when it first came out and every year after. It’s my favorite! Please air it.

  13. Pleeeease play The Christmas List! I can’t stand Christmas movies, it is one of the only ones I love and haven’t seen it in years!!

  14. Please play The Christmas List at least once! Many of these movies are playing over and over maybe you can just exchange one of them! Please!

  15. Is The Christmas List not on the schedule at all?? I had it on my TIVO and I would just rewatch it every year. Except this year it was accidentally deleted! Ugh. Now I’m trying to re-Tivo it but I don’t see where it is playing….

      1. I had The Christmas List on my DVR….but then needed a new cable box and so it was gone. Good thing I watched it in October before the DVR box needed to be replaced!
        I am wishing I could see it during the holiday season. Seems like some of the most awful Christmas movies are on over and over again. Is there some problem (copyright or otherwise) that doesn’t allow for the Christmas List to be shown?

  16. Thanks for adding “Three Days”. I have liked that movie since it’s premiere. I would like to see it in the prime time on the East Coast. Thanks also for the classics like “Nestor” and “Little Drummer Boy”. The Bass-Rankin movies are great!

  17. Please add “The Christmas List”! It’s my FAVORITE Christmas movie of all time. Also, “A Mom for Christmas” is another good one! Bring them back!

  18. I am looking for the remake of Miracle on 34th St. with McDermott/Eliz Perkins.

    It was on last year – but not on the schedule for 2013. Please bring it back.

  19. I too want the Christmas List back on the schedule. It is unavailable on DVD and the only way to see it is if the Family Channel. I do not need to see The Polar Express 100 times. I would like to see Rhe Christmas List once. As far as The Famly Channel is concerned, it sends a good message, isn’t that what everyone wants? Obviously, if myself and all these people are writing in about the same movie, what does that tell you? I thought The Family Channel was for the people…I do hope that the Family Channel heeds what the people are saying…

  20. Obviously, everyone wants to see The CHRISTMAS LIST. Please find a way to add The Christmas List to the schedule. It is truly an amazing family holiday movie that should not be omitted from the line-up. Please find it in your hearts to grant this simple wish for your viewers.

  21. Hahahaha……seems I’m not the ONLY one who wants to see The Christmas List. I concur with everyone above…..please add it to your schedule!!!!!!!!!! Or, better still, make it available for USA format VHS/DVD so consumers can buy it and add it to their growing Christmas collection like I’m doing. HINT HINT HINT

      1. Ahhh, no thank you for, nor…both of these places didn’t do too well with the BBB. I prefer the more reliable

        Sooo, Family Channel…add The Christmas List to your schedule AND Store to purchase!!

  22. Please play the Christmas List. I take off work every year to watch it no matter what time it’s played. It’s my tradition. Thanks!

  23. I loved the Christmas movie THE CHRISTMAS LIST. Please add this movie to your 2013 schedule. I’ve always loved that movie!! Willl it ever come out on a DVD? I HOPE SO!!!!


  24. Why, oh why, do you not show The Christmas List several times during the countdown until Christmas? This is a wonderful family movie; even though it is older. So far, you do not even list it as a ‘late night movie’ so that we can even DVR! Please show this movie!

  25. Havent seen Christmas comes to Willow Creek, A Christmas Romance or A Christmas do-over in years? Would love for my Children to see them.

  26. wow sounds great can you please show three days ,the christmas list and christmas everyday at a time like 700 to 1000 p.m in ohio thanks very excited for the christmas movies to start

  27. Can you please play 3 days and The Christmas List at a time that’s not so early here in Arizona… Please, Please

    Thank you

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