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25 Days of Christmas

The “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).

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2023 Freeform Christmas Movie News

The 30 Days of Disney is coming to Freeform with treasured Disney films starting on November 1st. Fans will be transported into a world of nostalgia with beloved classics like Disney Animation’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Tangled” to more recent films like Disney-Pixar’s “Moana” and “Coco,” with a dash of seasonal classics like “Home Alone” and “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” to gear up for the 25 Days of Christmas which begins Friday, December 1st.

Freeform Christmas Movie Printable Schedule

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season means only one thing – Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas! Don’t miss your holiday favorites including Home Alone, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Airing December 1st-December 25th on Freeform.
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2023 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Freeform “25 Days of Christmas” begins December 1st

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in ET)
Airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times/dates can vary by TV provider.
Schedule Updates Schedule last updated on 12/05/23

Note only Christmas movies airing are shown on our website schedule below.Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Printable Schedule

Friday, December 1, 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

  • 7:00am – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve
  • 10:30am – Family Guy
  • 11:00am – Home Alone
  • 1:30pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 4:00pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 6:00pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 12:00am – The Mistle-Tones

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

  • 7:00am – Home Alone 3
  • 11:00am – The Family Stone
  • 1:30pm – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • 4:00pm – Home Alone
  • 6:30pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 9:00pm – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Sunday, December 17, 2023

  • 7:00am – Cricket on the Hearth
  • 8:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 10:05am – Eloise at Christmastime
  • 12:10pm – Home Alone 3
  • 2:15pm – Prancer Returns
  • 4:20pm – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
  • 6:20pm – Home Alone
  • 8:50pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Monday, December 18, 2023

  • 7:00am – Prancer Returns
  • 11:35am – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 2:15pm – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
  • 4:15pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 6:20pm – Frozen (Disney Animated)
  • 8:50pm – Frozen II (Disney Animated)
  • 11:59pm – Jingle All the Way

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

  • 7:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 10:30am – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 12:35pm – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • 3:10pm – Home Alone
  • 5:40pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 8:20pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 12:00am – Jingle All the Way 2

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Friday, December 22, 2023

  • 7:00am – Prep & Landing (Disney Animated)
  • 7:30am – Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice (Disney Animated)
  • 8:00am – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • 9:30am – Toy Story That Time Forgot (Disney-Pixar)
  • 10:00am – Home Alone
  • 12:30pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 3:10pm – Noelle
  • 5:15pm – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
  • 7:15pm – The Santa Clause
  • 9:25pm – The Santa Clause 2
  • 11:55pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Saturday, December 23, 2023

  • 8:00am – Toy Story That Time Forgot (Disney-Pixar)
  • 8:30am – Unaccompanied Minors
  • 10:30am – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • 1:05pm – Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 3:10pm – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
  • 5:10pm – Home Alone
  • 7:40pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 10:20pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Monday, December 25, 2023

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188 thoughts on “Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

  • October 31, 2023 at 12:12 AM

    I can’t wait for the schedule release!!! I really am praying they will not air home alone so much, let alone TWICE A DAY. The Halloween lineup for 2022-23 were so filled with variety, but 2022 Christmas wasn’t but I hope 2023 is. I guess we’ll see possibly tomorrow November 1. I’m so excited! ✝️🎄🎄✝️

  • October 13, 2023 at 6:54 AM

    I’m so excited! Thank you Freeform for bringing back the original Jingle All The Way and The Grinch 😁 and it’s not even during 25 Days of Christmas, it’s earlier than that.
    This schedule so far is looking to be the best. I’m also happy they’re airing the star as I love that movie and is shows who really the holiday is for…. JESUS. I’m so happy.

    • October 22, 2023 at 9:10 PM

      I hope they still have the rights to Scrooged as well that one is much better on Freeform than AMC And its great to see Jingle All The Way

  • August 2, 2023 at 8:52 AM

    The Christmas List (1997) with Mimi Rogers is a great lighthearted Christmas movie. I’m tired of one whiny movie after another. This one is fun from start to finish.
    Put it on the list this year and release it on DVD.

    • August 18, 2023 at 4:38 PM

      I totally agree , I wait each year to see if someone will show this movie again,. One of the best holiday movies ever!!!

      • October 27, 2023 at 6:37 PM

        NO! 25 Days of Christmas will begin in December 1st, remember?

    • September 25, 2023 at 12:17 PM

      I vote yes this one is a classic
      Also Crazy for Christmas is a good movie too

    • October 10, 2023 at 4:51 PM

      I agree! Love this movie, but haven’t been able to find it for several years. Will it be available this year?

  • December 22, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Each time your schedule says Frosty the Snowman the movie Life Size 2 A Christmas Eve plays. My daughter and I are so disappointed as Frosty is a Christmas tradition and favorite.

    • December 26, 2022 at 9:25 PM

      Please play 1994 miracle on 34th street and more often and bring back The Grinch with Jim Carrey. Thank you.

  • December 15, 2022 at 12:49 PM

    What about the Grinch movie???

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