Freeform 25 Days of Christmas

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas 2021 Schedule

What is 25 Days of Christmas? 25 Days of Christmas is an annual season of Christmas programming broadcast during the month of December by the U.S. cable network Freeform. The event was first held in 1996, and has been annual fixture of the channel through its various incarnations. Formerly known as The Family Channel’s 25 Days of Christmas (1996), Fox Family’s 25 Days of Christmas (1998), and ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas (2001).

25 Days of Christmas on Freeform will begin December 1st

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 11/28/21

Check back in for schedule updates/change closer to December

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5. 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

Saturday, December 25, 2021


(as of 23-02-2020 17:31:30 UTC - Details)
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  • StreamGuy21 says:

    I kind of stopped watching it long ago, once it became apparent it was nothing but endless reruns of Santa Claus with Tim Allen Home Alone movies elf and the like. Would love to see some of the rarer, harder to find ones, like the 1973 TV movie version of Miracle on 34th Street which hardly anybody knows about. Or a dream for Christmas a 1973 TV movie that’s very good. The original homecoming TV movie about The Waltons, the tv specials in the 70s called the house without a Christmas tree, with Jason Robards Mildred natwick and Lisa Lucas. They actually did two others the Thanksgiving treasure and Addie and the King of Hearts all with Lisa Lucas. Can’t remember the last time any of these saw the light of day on broadcast TV. You may be able to find them on YouTube online and watch them if you’re lucky. So much good stuff from the 70s..

  • Jeremy says:

    If it wasn’t for Home Alone or The Santa Clause, the 25 Days of Christmas would be a single afternoon.

  • Nicolina Contardo says:

    Truly disappointed in your 2021 25 days of Christmas line up and have been for some time. I miss “Three Days” and “Borrowed Hearts” They were both sweet and magical and testaments to the power of love. Can’t find them on DVD and don’t have Disney+ so I’m up the creek! Why repeat the same stuff all the time? That’s not a special lineup; it’s the usual cable tv crap!
    I can get other classic Christmas movies on commercial stations like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” and have access to the DVD of “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas,” but these should be widely on tv at this time. I also miss “Eloise at Christmas,” also sweet and funny. One thing I haven’t seen in years that bears repeating is “The Homecoming” with Patricia Neal which was a beautiful introduction to the Walton family stories then made into a popular series. Show some classics-have some respect for tradition!

  • Hope says:


  • Hope says:

    Home alone 1, home alone 2, very Brady Christmas, nutcracker 4 realms, Disney Christmas carol, please.
    Thank you so much.

  • Thomas says:

    Please play Walt Disney World Christmas spectacular it is an excellent Christmas show to watch during the Christmas season.

  • Jennifer Barrera says:

    Home hlone 5 the holiday heistt and home hlone 1

  • Frances says:

    Want to see The Christmas List and so do many other people. Why won’t you show this movie?

    • eliza22 says:

      I wish they would show the Christmas list with mimi Rodgers again too. They have not shown
      This movie since he station was called the family channel, before disney brought it.

      The only way to see this movie is to buy it on
      EBay or watch it on YouTube. Disney will not
      Even put it on dvd for us we have been asking
      For years they do not even return are emails.

  • Susan says:

    I get annoyed with TBS and TNT every Christmas Eve and Christmas Day it’s always the same movie A Christmas Story with Peter Billingsley like there’s no other movie available to show and to make matters worse its repeated all day long The Little Drummer Boy The Little Drummer Boy Book II that’s hardly ever shown and if it is it’s on at a time that I can’t watch it I enjoy seeing Santa Claus Is Comin to Town Year Without A Santa Frosty the Snowman Rudolph The Grinch just put them on at a decent hour ABC network has the nerve not to show The Peanuts holiday specials Halloween thru Christmas they now have them to be streamed on Apple TV for a fee so unless you’re lucky enough to own videos on all these cartoons forget it Christmas movies yes I agree there should be more of a selection to choose from some of the old classics White Christmas, Holiday Inn Christmas in Connecticut Miracle on 34th St etc.

    • Lisa says:

      Not showing the Charlie Brown specials on TV this year is very disappointing! But you can watch them on Apple TV for free, but I’m on a computer all day at work, I don’t want to watch a movie on a computer in the evening!

    • I have noticed that all stations will place a much-loved Christmas movie on from 1:00 a.m. to 6 or 7 a.m. What a crazy idea that is. I only pick out the shows/movies that I want to see & forget the rest.

      • jHelen says:

        The networks are proving they are going to run our lives in what they will tell us in the news, and now in what we can watch in Christmas shows it looks likes we are loosing are freedom.

    • elize22 says:

      A&e starting ing November plays the old Christmas cartoons thru December.

      White Christmas is played on AMC network in December a few times, and also on Sundance

      I miss Miracle on 34th STREET too they use to
      Show after the Macy’s parade on thanksgiving

      I miss see the other shows too like peanuts.

      • Kristen says:

        I want Freeform do bring back Mickey’s Christmas carol around November & December every year from now on & starting 2022 please bring on your channel Hogan Family, Who’ The boss & Different Strokes to your new year line up so I will be able to see them again PLEASE DO THIS FOR ME I AM DESPERATE TO SEE THESE SHOWS AGAIN

  • L Ball says:

    would love to see the movie borrowed hearts for Christmas, have only seen it twice and it is a tearjerker each time.

  • Anonymous says:

    No Elf this year? It’s a holidiay tradition and usually plays a ton of times. Not even once. Super disappointing!

  • Scott says:

    Where is “Christmas Every Day” From 1996 when it was 25 days of Christmas Family Channel.

  • Rebecca Bean says:

    Where is Charlie Brown Christmas, 😢

  • Anonymous says:

    hello. Can someone please tell me where and when I can watch A Very Brady Christmas this year? Thanks.

  • Debbie Boykinn says:

    Please add each year Mimi Rogers Christmas list

  • Karen says:

    With all the movies Disney has and all the great Christmas movies and classics available, why are the same movies on night after night? and year after year?
    I would love to see The Christmas List again. It hasn’t aired since 2012 and isn’t available on DVD. Is there a chance this could happen at some point?

  • JEANNE WEISS says:


  • Patti says:

    Very disappointed with this lineup this year. Looking for classics like “The Christmas List” with Mimi Rogers, Polar Express, Home Alone, Elf, and Christmas Vacation. Will be tuning in elsewhere this year.

  • Anonymous says:

    AMC has definitely offered better shows this year over Freeform. We usually look forward to tuning into Freeform, but ever since it switched from being ABC Family, this year especially, the shows have been lacking that classic Christmas quality. I even noticed this morning while watching Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too and the cartoon has been modified. Christopher Robin now has an accent, but for not in the 1991 version. What’s the point with changing this children’s classic? Bring back Christmas Vacation, Polar Express, Home Alone 1 and 2, etc. Very few people care about movies like Life Size and Hone Alone 3. We will continue to watch AMC and TBS this year.

    • Jen says:

      I agree! What a disappointing line up! What happened to the classics? Christmas Vac, Polar Exp, Elf, Home Alone? What’s with these crappy generic movies? Let me guess…someone’s offended by the classic!!?

  • Nita says:

    Would like to watch the 1997 version of the Christmas List
    starring Mimi Rogers. Dvd not available

  • Peggy F says:

    You used to post the word of the day for bonus Disney Reward points, are you still doing that. I have watched the first hour of todays movie and haven’t seen the word.

  • Jaimie says:

    This is seriously the most disappointing line up Ive ever seen. I look forward to 25 days of Christmas all year long. I PRAY another station picks up where you all lacked this year.

  • Jackie says:

    I was super excited that I have cable again and could watch the 25 days of Christmas. Boy was I very disappointed when I looked at the schedule. It is the same movies and shows over and over and over. I used to get excited to see what show would be on the next day. I know that they used to play a lot more variety of shows like the old Grinch. I am not sure why they think everyone wants to watch the new Grinch every other day. All of the older shows are playing at 7 in the morning, do you think that those of us that want to watch those shows are so old that we wouldn’t be up to play it at night? 😉 I am sad to say I won’t be tuning in this year. I hope next year they take all of our comments into consideration and play new shows each day instead of the ones they played two days ago. There are so many great Christmas shows that maybe we would want our kids to see from our child hoods and we could watch it as a “family”.

  • Sierra says:

    Is there any way you guys could play some of the classic Christmas shows(classic to me lol) like: lampoons Christmas vacation, The Christmas Story, The original How the Grinch stoke Christmas, It’s a wonderful life, Home Alone 1&2, Frosty the snowman, Rudolph Red nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is coming to town. It’s a wonderful life. Those to me are good ol’ Christmas movies! Doesn’t look like none of those are playing this year 🙁

  • Marcy says:

    Please advise why you are not showing Three Days with Kristian Davis it has a excellent messages that we all can learn from. It’s a beautiful story why don’t you want it told?

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello. Can you please show A Very Brady Christmas this year? I would appreciate it if you could. Thank you.

  • Gail Justus says:

    Will A VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS air this year? I would love to see it again.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love you DOMINIC PETRULLO ChiI

  • Anonymous says:

    The Little drummer Boy and Drummer Boy Book 2 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Year Without A Santa Claus are hardly ever broadcast and if they are its either in the early morning hours from midnight through 6 am middle of the day or late in the afternoon

  • Anonymous says:

    Please show three days this year and Christmas shoes thank you

  • Kathleen Swan says:

    Please, please, please, The Christmas List with Mimi Rogers. It’s the best movie.

  • Kandi says:

    Can you please show Naughty or Nice 2004 starring George Lopez – please!!!

  • HELEN RENNER says:



  • Susan says:

    I want to see Home Alone 1 and Home Alone 2! Too many repeat movies! Terrible line up!

  • Sandy D'Alessandro says:

    Terrible lineup. No Christmas classic specials just junk and the same movies. You used to do an awesome job but now nothing but garbage and the same repeated movies. Maybe it was the channel name change that did it. Whatever it was was a horrible decision. Severely disappointed this year!

    • Hope Randall says:

      I agree with you. some of the all time great classic Christmas movies are missing and some the movies from 2001 thru 2004 are missing. There should be a mixture in the Christmas shows for this year.

  • Anonymous says:

    While I consider myself and my family conservative, I realize there are lots of different family types and other ways of living beside what we consider normal. However, with a name like ABC family, it should be expected that families with children shouldn’t have to censor their children from the commercials on this channel. Commercials that are mostly advertisements of what you show on this network. While watching a family movie, we had to turn down the volume as parades of commercials came across talking about teenage promiscuity, violence, kissing boys and other “normal” teenage activities. This is why we no longer have cable television.

    • Pinky and the brain 23 says:

      Greetings anonymous. You are totally right.It gets super annoying that clearly adult material should not be shown on a network named ABC family. Great job knowing it’s wrong👍.

  • Allison Houlihan says:

    Are you showing Fred Claus?

  • louis porco says:

    please put on the rankin bass classics,also the polar express and the Grinch.lessofo elf and Christmas vacation

    • sonny reid says:

      I Agree with that a 1,000 % Percent and NOT Leave Out The First Rankin Bass Special Presentations of 1964’s Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer 1968’s Frosty The Snowman,The First Christmas,The Adventures of Santa Claus,1980 Pinocchio’s Christmas, & The Leprechaun’s First Christmas Gold of 1981.

  • Anonymous says:

    If I see Elf one more time I am going to scream. Why is Elf and Christmas vacation always playing

  • Sam says:

    I am so upset by this years line up. It’s the same movie every night and there are so many good ones. One of the reasons I keep cable is for the Christmas movies and this makes me want to cancel.

  • Braeden says:

    I love the polar express 🚅

  • Katie says:

    Please play three days it will not feel like Christmas at my house without that movie

  • Debbie says:

    I look forward to 25 days of Christmas. But can you tell me why there is all repeats. I’m so sick of turning it on each day only to find the same movies as yesterday. With all the Christmas movies out there, you feel the need to play the same ones? How many times do we have to watch Elf, Lampoons Christmas vacation, The Santa Claus and even Polar Express? You guys need to look into other Christmas movies and play them too. Also space them out more. Not sure who’s in charge of organizing this, but they need someone else.

    • Hailey says:

      I completely agree, I am actually writing an editorial piece for my high school newspaper and was wondering if I could use some of your quotes in my piece. I would give you credit to the quote and when the article is published I could attach the link, so you could read it. It would be greatly appreciated.

      Merry Christmas!

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree! I want more of the classics. Elf and Christmas vacation is on ALL THE TIME

  • Deb Coon says:

    I would like more Rankin/Bass Films. That would be great!

  • Anonymous says:

    I usually love and can’t wait til 25 days countdown to christmas. But this year not so much! No real classics and too many repeats! I also enjoy the romance ones like 12 Dates of Christmas! Mistle-tones! The ones that you can not buy! Its a bumme this year. Hopefully next year will be better!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I usually love and can’t wait til 25 days countdown to christmas. But this year not so much! No real classics and too many repeats! I also enjoy the romance ones like 12 Dates of Christmas! Mistle-tones! The ones that you can not buy! Its a bumme this year. Hopefully next year will be better!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    This is horrible, what are you repeating movies everyday??? Where is holiday in handcuffs more than one, snow globe, Santa clause 2, and others….

    • sonny reid says:

      I Think Your Channel Can Do a Whole Lot Better Than What You’re Giving the Viewers at Home as far as the Christmas Lineup for 2017 . How about Re Adding More Rankin Bass Specials Like The First Christmas,The Adventures of Santa Claus, and The Leprechaun’s First Christmas Gold ?!?.

  • Anonymous says:

    This lineup is horrible.
    Bring the “true” classics back, Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, Grin cheese during the normal evening viewing hours.

  • Ashley says:

    What about the movie ‘Prancer’ ?!

  • Anonymous says:

    The Christmas List with Mimi Rogers and Stella Stevens is one we look for every year and haven’t seen in several…what are you waiting for? How many times can people watch Elf in one year???

  • Charmene says:

    Yes we need more old classic movies Miracle on 24th strert, Its a wonderful life, Home Alone, A Charlie Brown Christmas, White Christmas, all the Rudolph movies, Frosty the Snowman and have the children shows come on while they are home and not 1,2,3am in the morning. Come on REALLY

  • Anonymous says:

    I want more classics! .. and what happened to “Jingle all the way” this year??!

  • Stee Holmes says:

    Super bummed you guys are not playing Christmas in Boston and most of your ABC Family Christmas classics! Instead just a handful of rotating Christmas movies you can watch on any channel or that most people already own. Hope you guys listen to your viewers and bring back the classic ABC Family Christmas movies as well as making new ones like you used to do.

  • Aaron says:

    I agree Rhonda! My wife is so sad It’s not going to be o this year. Well looks like we’re not watching the freeform station or shopping their advertisers. You re lose freeform. But I do know all the words from elf

  • Matthew S Mileur says:

    Most of us have a little thing called a remote…if you can find it….and it will allow you to spend your time finding shows on other channels. Most of the complainers and whiners on here are asking for shows that have never been on this network, just look the last 6 years schedules are archived here. Use your remote or your dvr to record Rudolph, Charlie Brown, Home Alone, Santa Clause 2 and the others on one of the other 300 channels most of us have!

    • Lauren McClure says:

      Took the words right out my mouth!!!

      • Grace says:

        l completely agree that the old classics from the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s should still be played at times that people can actually watch them! l can’t exactly watch The Year Without A Santa Claus at 2:30am when l have work the next day!! No more repeats of the same three movies every night! Bring back the classic movies!

  • Robin says:

    holiday in handcuffs one time? what happened to santa baby and santa baby 2?
    i won’t be watching a lot of this line up

  • Pam says:

    How many times are you showing Eloise at Christmas. Why not show some of the older movies, undercover Christmas, Secret Santa with Jennie Garth is a great movie. I see the Mistletones only twice early in the morning. That was new a couple years ago and a favorite of mine. Hope it will continue to air every year. Also these older movies can’t even be purchased.

  • Natasha says:

    Where are the home alone movies they are a great christmas show plus the peanut shows all the charlie Brown christmas cartoons should be a must

  • Rhonda says:

    Where is “Three Days” with Kristin Davis & Reed Diamond? It is such a good movie. Can’t you play it at least once. I see your playing “Elf” about 20 times………… can we have one “Three Days”

    • Christmas TV Admin says:

      We are so sad it is not being shown this year 🙁

    • Aaron says:

      I agree Rhonda! My wife is so sad It’s not going to be o this year. Well looks like we’re not watching the freeform station or shopping their advertisers. You re lose freeform. But I do know all the words from elf

  • Rhiannon says:

    I would like to see Santa Clause 2 please. On here it says you are only showing the 1st and 3rd movie.

  • Anonymous says:

    Holiday in handcuffs only coming on for one day that sucks

  • Eddie Deezen says:


    • Anonymous says:

      they play the classics way too early it might just be me but my family and i watch the classics all Christmas eve like It’s a wonderful life and the aforementioned polar express dont let this comment disrupt your plans

  • Devin says:

    Where is rudolph and the island of misfit,toys you air it every year Arthur Christmas is stupid and dumb movie get rid of it and dont air that movie again and let me do ur lineup next year

  • Melissa says:

    I’m missing the peanuts gang! Charlie Brown and his sad little tree, Snoopy and Linus the theologian. Where are the peanuts classics?!

  • Patricia says:

    I would like to see Ebbie, A Holiday To Remember (Connie Selleca, Randy Travis), Christmas In My Hometown (Melissa Gilbert, Tim Matheson), Smokey Mountain Christmas (Dolly Parton, Lee Majors)……..some of the movies made during these times. There were a bunch of good ones but nobody has shown them for years now.

  • Jessica says:

    I’m with Tina. Where are all the great ABC family movies. All the movies she mentioned plus The Christmas List with Mimi Rogers isn’t on the line up either. Those movies made the 25 Days of Christmas.

    A fix of the old with new would have definitely showcased the spirit of Christmas plus be more appealing to multiple age groups for ratings.

  • Franchesca Rosenbalm says:

    Where are the Home Alone movies? They are our faves!

  • Tina says:

    What happened to all the good abc family christmas movies like Snowglobe, Christmas Cupid, 12 dates of Christmas, picking up & Dropping Off, Christmas Do-Over, & etc.! I mean maybe if they played some of these great Christmas Flics then they wudnt have to repeat all of the other ones over & over & over again!! Come on Freeform I National Lampoons just as much as the next guy but almost every other night & day is just too much!!

  • Nick says:

    Why did they stop showing Christmas Every Day?!

  • Anonymous says:

    Why does the schedule only go up to December 18th? Its the 25 days of Christmas not 18!

  • anon says:

    where’s the harry potter movies??

  • Anonymous says:

    I want pinocchio christmas

    • Christmas TV Admin says:

      So far, we are not seeing it on the schedule this year 🙁

    • sonny reid says:

      It Appears Since Freeform Took Over ABC Family They haven’t Not Only Broadcast Rankin Bass’s Pinocchio’s Christmas, But also The First Christmas,The Adventures of Santa Claus,& The Leprechaun’s First Christmas Gold that was Told and Sung by Art Carney…

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