ABC Family kicks off its annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” on Sunday, November 23rd

ABC Family kicks off its annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" on Sunday, November 23rdABC Family offers viewers the best way to gear up their holiday festivities with the network’s annual programming bonanza “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” airing Sunday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 30th. Movie highlights include:

All times shown in Eastern.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

  • 5:00pm – THE HUNGER GAMES
  • 8:00pm – FINDING NEMO
  • 10:30pm  – TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • 6:00pm – FINDING NEMO
  • 8:30pm – DARK SHADOWS
  • 12:00am – ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • 6:00pm – DARK SHADOWS
  • 8:30pm – WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • 12:00am – MIRROR, MIRROR

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • 6:00pm – WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • 8:30pm – CARS 2
  • 12:00am – A CINDERELLA STORY

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • 5:30pm – CARS 2
  • 8:00pm – TOY STORY OF TERROR!
  • 8:30pm – RATATOUILLE
  • 12:00am – A CINDERELLA STORY: ONCE UPON A SONG

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • 5:00pm – RATATOUILLE
  • 7:30pm – TOY STORY OF TERROR!
  • 8:00pm – THE HUNGER GAMES
  • 12:00am – HOME ALONE 3

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • 5:00pm – THE HUNGER GAMES
  • 8:00pm – BRAVE
  • 10:00pm – DESPICABLE ME
  • 12:00am – PARANORMAN

Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • 6:00pm – BRAVE
  • 8:00pm – DESPICABLE ME
  • 10:00pm – NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

Anyone else feeling some disappointment in this years countdown line up? And why was it reduced to only SEVEN DAYS?

I understand this is the “countdown” to 25 Days of Christmas but Hunger Games? They are already airing this as part of the 13 Nights of Halloween. And Paranorman? Toy Story of Terror?

Seriously hoping the actual “25 Days of Christmas” is much, much better.

29 thoughts on “ABC Family kicks off its annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” on Sunday, November 23rd

  • November 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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    wow really bad movies also why are all the Cinderella movies on at 12AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CBS has better stuff than this,,,,,,,,,,not be watching sorry

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  • November 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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    I have no problem with this list. All the good christmas movies are IN 25 days of Christmas, where they are supposed to be. I like that it’s regular movies in place of their regular programming, and since this overlaps thanksgiving, it doesn’t encroach on thanksgiving with Christmas. It’s a countdown. They don’t have to do a countdown. If it was christmas movies you might as well make it 35 days of Christmas which is just silly.

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  • November 6, 2014 at 3:54 AM
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    Once again – no UNDERCOVER CHRISTMAS – and the WORST lineup of movies I’ve ever seen. Thank goodness for Hallmark – they GET IT. I won’t be watching your programming AT ALL this year!

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  • October 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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    I love abc family 25 days of Christmas movies i am going spend day with my family and cousins

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  • October 27, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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    Everyone should call ABC Family or email them to change the line up.

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  • October 26, 2014 at 5:35 PM
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    ABC FAMILY, You CAN change the line-up for the Countdown to the 25days of Christmas!!! I mean my family and many others watch your station religiously every year! Your channel put’s 100’s of thousand’s of people in the spirit every year. But this Hallmark Channel gets the nod!!! Really? Hunger Games? Pananorman?? TOY STORY of TERROR???? Plenty of days left to change it!!!

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    • October 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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      Totally agree…this is a horrible lineup. This has nothing to do with Christmas at all….Hallmark…thanks for giving us something to watch!!!

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  • October 19, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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    Where are the Christmas movies or a holiday theme! These are not holiday friendly movies for Christmas. Please don’t tell me you guys are turning away from Christmas!!! I want to see Rudolph and frosty all the old movies/cartoons that puts the spirit of the season the child innocence. Not the garbage you have lined up my family will be watching hallmark for sure!

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  • October 19, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    I would like to know who pick’s these movies come on get real
    what happen to the old days when abc family showed Christmas movies all day and Christmas in July. I would pick better movies then this I hoe 25 days of Christmas is better

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  • October 15, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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    Where is THREE DAYS!!!!???????????

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    • October 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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      We want to know too Kim, we LOVE Three Days. Hopefully they add it in.

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  • October 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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    Is the scheduler non Christian? A party pooper? ABC Fam should be ashamed!!

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  • October 13, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    Why do you always show movies for the countdown to the 25 days of Christmas and the actual countdown that have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas at all!! It’s Christmas time I want to see a mixture of old and new Christmas shows, not these ordinary movies that are the same old thing every year and have no business being on a Christmas countdown!!!!

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  • October 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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    What about this says christmas…just go to Hallmark and Hallmark Movie/mystery channels for your Christmas movies!!!

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  • October 12, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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    What the H###; Where are the Christmas movies. 25 days of Christmas Ha-Ha! Where is the HO-HO?

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  • October 11, 2014 at 4:13 PM
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    Extremely Disappointed…Whom ever came up with this super short countdown forgot what they were doing. ITS NOT TH THIRTEEN DAYS OF HALLOWEEN!!!! It’s Supposed to be CHRISTMAS movies. Will SO NOT be tuning in. You messed up BIG TIME.

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  • October 11, 2014 at 1:00 AM
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    Very disappointed!

    Dark shadows?!, Toy Story of Terror?!, Mirror Mirror?!, Pixar Movies?!

    How is that Christmas programming?!

    I’ll be tuning into Hallmark this November and watching Netflix for the ABC family Christmas movies.

    Such a shame

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  • October 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    What?? This is worry. 19 days countdown to 25 days of Christmas!!!

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  • October 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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    A Miser Brothers’ Christmas. Please Come Back. We miss you!!!

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  • October 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    The countdown is only 5 days? Where are the Christmas shows? Did you mix up the holiday with Halloween? I won’t be tuning in that’s for sure if this is the line up. Hallmark here I come!

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  • October 9, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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    Not saying that there aren’t some fun things to watch, but I count 2 Christmas-themed shows.

    Of course with the Hallmark channels showing Christmas movies starting on Halloween, it might be smart to counter program.

    But this certainly wasn’t what I expected.

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  • October 9, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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    These are not Christmas movies.

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  • October 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    i would love to see the old cartoons of Christmas. like Nester, Santa Claus is coming to town etc

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  • October 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    So when does the regular 25 days of Christmas lineup usually come out?

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  • October 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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    This is the WORST line-up of Christmas themed movies I’ve ever seen! Hunger Games? Seriously?! Toy Story of Terror? Yeah, that sounds like a family Christmas movie! Who’s in charge of programming at ABC Family? I think they may secretly working for the competition! That’s the only logical explanation.

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    • October 31, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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      You all need to count a bit better 🙂 25 days of Christmas would start on December 1 and go for 25 days. This isn’t accurate, and the correct schedule can be found by simply googling 25 days of Christmas abc famy. The schedule is great 🙂

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