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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2024 Freeform Christmas Movie News

The 25 Days of Christmas begins on Freeform Sunday, December 1st.


2024 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Freeform “25 Days of Christmas” begins December 1st

Looking for the Freeform Halloween schedule while you wait? View the Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween schedule on our sister site, Halloween Movies on TV.

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 6/03/24

Note only Christmas movies airing are shown on our website schedule below.

Monday, March 4, 2024


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  • DirecTV – Channel 311
  • DISH Network – Channel 180
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  • AT&T U-Verse – Channel 178
  • Xfinity – Channel 1742

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

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Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule Archives


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188 thoughts on “Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

  • December 3, 2022 at 2:18 PM
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    What about the Chipmunks Christmas cartoon.

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  • December 2, 2022 at 12:48 PM
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    Please bring back the movies “The Mistle-Tones” and “Christmas Everyday” starring Erik von Detten.

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  • November 11, 2022 at 2:54 PM
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    Can we please bring back the old christmas classic cartoons -a year without santa claus, rudolph, frosty, etc. And at 5:30pm on so our children can enjoy before bedtime? not home alone 1,2,3,4,5,10,20…

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    • November 21, 2022 at 1:12 PM
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      Completely agree! But I was really happy to see the premiere of “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol”, always my favorite as a kid! I think it is being shown once, on 12/13/22 at 7 a.m.!!!

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    • December 6, 2022 at 12:40 PM
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      AMC Sunday 12/11 at 4:45pm,. Year without a Santa Claus!

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  • October 22, 2022 at 12:08 AM
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    freeform should exclude the simpsons…such a retarded show…

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  • October 21, 2022 at 11:29 AM
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    PLEASE bring back Three Days!!!!!

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  • October 16, 2022 at 4:55 PM
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    This is also not Freeform channel directly. This is someone posting the schedules of each channel so we can see them and enjoy the movies and specials.

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  • October 3, 2022 at 4:50 PM
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    Do you have the schedule for the 25 days of Christmas for 2022?

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  • September 29, 2022 at 12:19 PM
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    WILL YOU PLEASE ADD 2017 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MUSICAL , THE LAST FEW TIMES YOU SHOWED IT
    IT WAS ON 10:55 PM COULD YOU PLEASE HAVE IT ON EARLIER SO I CAN WATCH IT? PLEASE.
    THANK YOU A HUGE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FAN.

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