Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

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 Schedule

The “25 Days of Christmas” begin December 1st on Freeform

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 1/17/23

Check back in for schedule updates throughout the year.


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180 thoughts on “Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

  • September 12, 2022 at 8:46 PM
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    I would like to see Mickey’s Christmas Carol come back on in time for Christmas on free form channel

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  • September 11, 2022 at 10:18 AM
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    i really missed elf last year, i did enjoy polar express

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  • August 28, 2022 at 11:54 AM
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    what channel is the 25 days of christmas

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  • April 22, 2022 at 10:23 AM
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    Home alone 1 and home alone 2 and home alone the holiday heist and home alone 3 and home alone 4

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  • January 10, 2022 at 4:03 PM
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    Over the last 2-3 years Freeform/ ABC Family has really let me down. I was so accustomed to waiting for the schedule and waiting for the shows to begin. You guys got away from the originals that put you on the map and started a new theme. Rankin-Bass/ Hanna barbera / Peanuts/ Looney Tunes/ Scooby Doo/ Flintstones / Mizer Brothers. Where are these shows. Please get back to the originals. So disappointing.

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  • November 30, 2021 at 11:45 PM
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    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..

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    • December 15, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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      The program schedule person is an idiot!

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  • November 27, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    If it wasn’t for Home Alone or The Santa Clause, the 25 Days of Christmas would be a single afternoon.

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  • November 5, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    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!

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  • October 23, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    PLEASE SHOW HOME ALONE 1 &2 VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS NUTCRACKERS 4 REALMS DISNEY CHRISTMAS CAROL. THANK YOU.

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    • October 15, 2022 at 7:57 PM
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      A very Brady Christmas kid showed every year on METV After THanksgiving.

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  • October 23, 2021 at 6:04 PM
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    Home alone 1, home alone 2, very Brady Christmas, nutcracker 4 realms, Disney Christmas carol, please.
    Thank you so much.

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