ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Programming Schedule 2015

As December 1st quickly approaches, it can only mean one thing: ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas. Get your hot chocolate ready and your popcorn bowl full, because this year’s programming schedule is jam packed from morning to night with Christmas classic movies, ABC Family original films, and big network premieres.

If you’re unfamiliar with this joyous occasion, each year ABC Family schedules out a block of programming from December 1 through December 25 with some of the best, festive holiday favorites to indulge in with the whole family. This year marks the final time the “25 Days of Christmas” name will be under the ABC Family moniker as the network will be called Freeform starting this January – whatever that means.

This year’s big premieres during the 25 Days of Christmas include Jim Henson’s 1984 classic The Bells of Fraggle Rock and 1977’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Both have been remastered for their big returns. And for fans of The Immortal Instruments series, there will be an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Shadowhunters, one of the many TV series added to ABC Family’s Freeform’s 2016 programming slate.

Per usual, the 25 Days of Christmas schedule is packed with fan favorites such as Toy Story, The Santa Clause, Elf, The Polar Express, The Nightmare Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the live action version only), and Love Actually. Sadly there won’t be any Harry Potter or Home Alone marathons this year, which makes me suspicious of this year’s programming – you’ve changed ABC Family, and I don’t like it.

Without further ado, mark your calendars and get ready for the spirit of the holiday season!

Tuesday, December 1

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) THE PREACHER’S WIFE – Denzel Washington stars as an angel sent to Earth over the holidays to help a struggling pastor and his family. The film also stars Whitney Houston. (Live Action).
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL – The classic tale of a miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), who is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts who attempt to help him change his life and embrace the holidays. (Animated)
  • (1:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS – Kelsey Grammer narrates three charming Christmas tales with a Mickey Mouse twist, including the Christmas classic The Gift of the Magi, starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. (Animated)
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS – The story of how a young man named Claus became Santa Claus. (Animated)
  • (3:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND – Everyone’s favorite snowman, Frosty, plans to marry, but not if the evil Jack Frost can help it. Can the children save Frosty from being frozen lifeless and get him to the church on time? (Animated)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY – Rudolph’s magical glowing nose is not only helpful at Christmas, but also in the heat of summer when Rudolph and his friend, Frosty the Snowman, are called in to rescue a struggling circus at a special July 4th benefit. (Animated)
  • (6:00PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS – Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Phyllis McGinley’s children’s book, Mrs. Claus narrates this memorable classic about the time she almost donned her husband’s famous red suit. (Animated)
  • (7:00PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS – The Academy Award®-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for the inspiring tale of a young boy and the magical train he boards to the North Pole. Based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. (Animated)
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS – Jim Carrey stars as the title character who tries to ruin Christmas for all the Whos of Whoville in this live-action adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss children’s story. (Live Action)
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Encore Presentation
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR – Santa sends Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to find Baby New Year, who has run away from Father Time. (Animated)

Wednesday, December 2

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) THE CHRISTMAS SHOES – This holiday film of interconnected stories stars Rob Lowe as a workaholic lawyer, and Kimberly Williams as a young mother whose son wants to buy her a pair of Christmas shoes. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS CHRISTMAS – Starring Mickey Rooney, “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas” tells the story of how Santa throws out his back, potentially spoiling Christmas for boys and girls all over the world. (Animated)
  • (1:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) – Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog tells the story of how Jack Frost briefly became human and helped a knight win his lady love. (Animated)
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (3:30PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – The holder of a Golden Ticket wins a trip to where the world’s most wonderful sweets are made, in the mysterious chocolate factory of Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). (Live Action)
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE – Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. (Live Action)
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW – In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, this original ABC Family holiday movie finds Nick (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly taking over the family business at the North Pole and, in the process of trying to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago, finds his true love. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 3

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS IN BOSTON – Childhood pen-pals Gina (Marla Sokoloff) and Seth (Patrick J. Adams) have created a lifelong friendship based solely on letters they’ve sent to each other. Overwhelmed by the chance to meet in person, each sends their best friend in their place. But when the friends start falling for each other, Gina and Seth discover much more than they ever expected in this ABC Family original holiday movie. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL – Charles Dickens’ famous story is retold with Mickey as Bob Cratchit, Uncle Scrooge as Ebenezer Scrooge, Goofy as Jacob Marley’s ghost and Donald as nephew Fred. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • (1:45PM ET/PT) I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS – After learning that his best friend’s parents are getting a divorce, Justin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) fears the worst when he sees his mother kissing Santa Claus. (Live Action)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998) – Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) was always too busy to spend time with his son Charlie. But when he dies in a car accident, Jack finds himself back to life in the form of a Snowman! (Live Action)
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (8:15PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS – Santa’s estranged older brother, Fred (Vince Vaughn), has reluctantly agreed to visit his family at the North Pole for Christmas. But when their longtime rift threatens Christmas for everyone, it’s up to Fred to prove that he is a true Claus and save the holidays! (Live Action)
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW 2: BRAIN FREEZE – In this ABC Family original movie, Tom Cavanaugh returns as Nick Snowden, also known as Santa Claus, who gets amnesia right before Christmas. It’s up to Nick’s wife Sandy (Ashley Williams) and their reindeer Buddy to save Nick and Christmas! (Live Action)

Friday, December 4

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) MEET THE SANTAS – A woman plans her Christmas Eve wedding to the man of her dreams, who happens to have just taken over the role of Santa Claus. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE FIRST CHRISTMAS: THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SNOW – A young, blind shepherd experiences a Christmas miracle that allows him to see and to experience snow for the first time. Narrated by Angela Lansbury. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (12:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:00PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – If a college jokester (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) makes it home for the holidays by a certain time, his dad’s Porsche is his. But, after one prank too many, he’s left stranded wearing nothing but a Santa Claus suit with no option except to hitchhike cross country. (Live Action)
  • (6:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN – Fred Astaire narrates this tale of Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a young man who starts a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Animated)
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (9:30 PM ET/PT) ELF – Buddy (Will Ferrell) grew up in the North Pole, never realizing he was not a Christmas Elf like all of his friends. When he finds out the truth, he sets out for New York City to find the father he never knew. But Buddy isn’t used to the big city, and New York has never seen anyone like Buddy! (Live Action)
  • (11:50 PMAM ET/PT) PRANCER – Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 5

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (8:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (10:00 AM ET/PT) I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
  • (12:15PM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (3:00PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (5:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (7:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (9:30 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (12:30AM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – In Tim Burton’s animated fantasy film, Jack Skellington, tired of his life in Halloween Town, accidentally wanders into Christmas Town and decides he will take over Christmas from Santa. (Animated).

Sunday, December 6

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) A VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS – The Brady family reunites for Christmas and prays for a holiday miracle when Mike Brady (Robert Reed) is involved in an accident. (Live Action)
  • (9:00AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST – Still upset from his family’s recent move, Finn (Christian Martyn) is not happy about spending the holidays in a new house. But when neighborhood thieves target his house, Finn springs into action to defend his home and save his family’s Christmas! The film also stars Ed Asner, Malcolm McDowell and Debi Mazar. (Live Action)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (12:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY – Based on the Christmas song, the “Little Drummer Boy” tells the story of Aaron, a poor boy who cannot afford to buy a present for baby Jesus and instead plays a special song for him on his drums. (Animated)
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (4:45 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (9:30PM ET/PT) BEYOND THE SHADOWS: THE MAKING OF SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show, which will include the cast talking about how they landed their roles and a glimpse into how the cast got into fighting shape. And for viewers who are new to the Shadow World, the cast explains what “Shadowhunters” is all about.
  • (10:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION – The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue as America’s most dedicated dad (Chevy Chase) is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever.” But life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark Griswold’s fire. (Live Action)

Monday, December 7

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) THREE DAYS – In this ABC Family original movie, starring Kristin Davis, an angel interrupts destiny to give love 72-hours for a second chance. (Live Action)
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) LOVE ACTUALLY – In this beloved Christmas film, several interconnected stories of love are told around the Christmas holiday. (Live Action)
  • (4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES – In the ABC Family original holiday musical, Holly (Tia Mowry) is devastated when she is turned down for a spot in the Christmas singing group The Snow Belles. So she forms her own group, the Mistle-Tones, and challenges her rival Marci (Tori Spelling) and The Snow Belles to a Christmas Eve sing-off. (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 8

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) SECRET SANTA – Eager journalist Rebecca (Jennie Garth) has been assigned to uncover the true identity of her town’s legendary Secret Santa. But will she publish the scoop, or decide that the spirit of Christmas is something worth saving? (Live Action)
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES
  • (3:00PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO’S CHRISTMAS – Carlo Collodi’s most famous puppet creation stars in a musical tale that finds the poor lad Pinocchio conned out of money intended for Papa Geppetto’s Christmas gift. (Animated)
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE – In the ABC Family original movie, a mystical snow globe transports Angela (Christina Milian), who longs for the perfect Christmas away from her boisterous family, into an idyllic Christmas winter wonderland. (Live Action)

Wednesday, December 9

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS – Starring Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the ABC Family original holiday movie follows a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again until she learns to open up her world to new things and stop living in the past. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY BOOK II – In this sequel to the famous Christmas tale, the drummer boy and a wise man set out in search of a set of pure silver bells to present to the baby Jesus. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO’S CHRISTMAS
  • (12:10 PM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (2:20 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE
  • (4:30PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS – Mickey and friends return to tell five more tales of holiday spirit and Christmas cheer. (Animated)
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

Thursday, December 10

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY – “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” tells the story of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. (Animated)
  • (11:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (12:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (2:30PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (4:00-4:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (5:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE – In this ABC Family original movie, Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Mary Class, Santa’s daughter, who is faced with a decision when her father decides to leave her in charge of the family business. The film also stars Paul Sorvino and Dean McDermott. (Live Action)

Friday, December 11

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA – In this ABC Family Original movie, an ambitious marketing executive gets more than she bargained for when she decides to run a “Sexy Santa” contest to replace the typical mall Santa, and the winner turns out to be more than just a handsome face.
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS – Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star in ABC Family’s original holiday tale about a desperate young woman who kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents at Christmas to prove how well she’s doing with her life. (Live Action)
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN – Workaholic Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) was happy to spend the holidays alone. But after a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger, Jack wakes up on Christmas Day with the family he never realized he always wanted. (Live Action)
  • (4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS
  • (6:45PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Saturday, December 12

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)
  • (8:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (9:45 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (11:30 AM ET/PT) THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK – ABC FAMILY PREMIERE! – Gobo thinks the Fraggles’ Solstice holiday is a waste of time, so he goes on a journey to find out if the mythical Great Bell at the heart of Fraggle Rock is real. Meanwhile, Doc and Sprocket explore mid-winter holiday traditions around the world.
  • (12:15 PM ET/PT) EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS – ABC FAMILY PREMIERE! – In this musical special, Kermit the Frog narrates the story of Alice Otter and her son, Emmet, who live in the village of Frogtown Hollow. Ma and Emmet struggle to make ends meet, but dream of being able to buy each other a special Christmas gift. When a talent show is held in town, they enter separately, each hoping to use the fifty-dollar prize to buy the other a real present this year.
  • (1:20 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (3:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (6:00PM ET/PT) SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (11:15 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

Sunday, December 13

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (8:45 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
  • (10:25 AM ET/PT) THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK
  • (11:05 AM ET/PT) EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS
  • (12:10 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY – “Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story” tells the story of a fantastic, fun-filled journey of what your toys are up to when you’re not around, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys — Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen), the fearless space ranger. (Animated)
  • (6:45PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 2 – When an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (voice of Wayne Knight) kidnaps Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), the toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody back before Andy returns. (Animated)
  • (9:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room. (Animated)
  • (9:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 3 – In the third installment of the beloved film series, Andy is growing up and decides to put away his toys for good, except for Woody (voice of Tom Hanks). But the gang accidentally ends up among the toys at a daycare center, run by the ruthless teddy bear Lotso (voice of Ned Beatty). It’s up to Woody to rescue his friends and return them home! (Animated)

Monday, December 14

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) ST. NICK – Santa wants to retire and turn the job over to his son Nick (Kelsey Grammer), who prefers his easy going seaside lifestyle. (Live Action)
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. (Animated)
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (11:30 AM ET/PT) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Johnny Depp stars as Willy Wonka, in this reimagined tale of Charlie Bucket and his magical tour of Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. (Live Action)
  • (2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 2
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY 3
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE – Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos as Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin, aka Santa, as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short)—whose chilling Santa-envy has him trying to take over the “big guy’s” holiday. (Live Action)
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW

Tuesday, December 15

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY – In this ABC Family original holiday movie, Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly driven business executive whose great success is acknowledged by everyone but her father, who just happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). (Live Action)
  • (3:00PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE
  • (5:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (8:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (10:30PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) SNOW 2: BRAIN FREEZE

Wednesday, December 16

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) THREE DAYS
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (11:00 AM-2:00 PM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN
  • (2:00PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS IN BOSTON
  • (4:00PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (5:00PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (8:15 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (10:30PM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA

Thursday, December 17

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN
  • (10:15 AM ET/PT) LOVE ACTUALLY
  • (1:30 PM ET/PT) THE PREACHER’S WIFE
  • (4:15 PM ET/PT) SNOW
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAZE – In this ABC Family original movie starring Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison, Melody Gerard is unhappy when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the reluctant townspeople to allow them to build a new discount store. Desperate to get out of town and back to her “real” life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left home.

Friday, December 18

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) THE PREACHER’S WIFE
  • (9:45 AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID – In this ABC Family original movie, Christina Milian stars as high powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client, Caitlin (“Pretty Little Liars’” Ashley Benson), in a modern day take on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol. (Live Action)
  • (12:00PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES
  • (2:00 PM ET/PT) SNOW 2: BRAIN FREEZE
  • (4:15 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (6:30PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING – The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing, who are responsible for preparing all of the homes for Santa before the big guy arrives. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley and Sarah Chalke. (Animated)
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – Prep & Landing Elves Wayne and Lanny are back to save the day when someone threatens to put the whole world on Santa’s Naughty List. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley, Chris Parnell, and Rob Riggle. (Animated)
  • (7:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (9:45 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) THREE DAYS

Saturday, December 19

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (9:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (10:30 AM PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (2:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (3:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (4:05 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (5:15 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (7:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (9:45 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

Sunday, December 20

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (8:00AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (10:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (12:45PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (3:00 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (4:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (9:15 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (11:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Monday, December 21

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (11:15 AM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (1:00PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (2:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (2:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

Tuesday, December 22

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR
  • (8:00AM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS
  • (10:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAZE
  • (12:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID
  • (2:15 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)
  • (4:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
  • (5:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

Wednesday, December 23

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES
  • (9:00AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY
  • (1:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE
  • (3:15 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (4:15 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (6:30PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND
  • (7:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • (7:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (9:45 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST

Thursday, December 24

  • (7:00AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  • (9:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST
  • (1:00 PM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (3:15PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (5:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING
  • (5:30PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE
  • (6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
  • (6:30 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
  • (8:45PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (12:00AM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

Thursday, December 25

  • (7:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
  • (11:00 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY
  • (11:30 AM PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (12:30 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • (2:15 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE
  • (4:30PM ET/PT) DISNEYPIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT
  • (5:00 PM ET/PT) ELF
  • (7:15PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE – Based on J.K. Rowling’s popular novels about the boy who lived, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” introduces fans to Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had. (Live Action)
  • (12:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
  • (1:00AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Source: ABC Family

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Sicario, Pan, Deathgasm, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of November 14, 2015 we have the Sicario, Pan, Legend, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) Rated R [121 min] – An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Jon Bernthal

Special features include:

  • Stepping Into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario
  • Blunt, Brolin, and Benicio: Portraying the Characters of Sicario
  • A Pulse From The Desert: The Score of Sicario
  • Battle Zone: Inside The World of Sicario
  • And More…

Deathgasm Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Deathgasm (Jason Lei Howden) Unrated [86 min] – Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. Starring Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, and Kimberley Crossman

  • Special features have yet to be announced

Pan Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 22

Pan (Joe Wright) Rated PG [111 min] – 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan Starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Rooney Mara [Watch the Trailer]

Special features include:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Never Grow Up: The Legend of Pan
  • The Boy Who Would Be Pan
  • The Scoundrels of Neverland
  • Wondrous Realms

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 25, 2016

Legend (Brian Helgeland) Rated R [131 min] – The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s. Starring Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, and Taron Egerton

Special features include:

  • Creating the Legend
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Brian Helgeland

The Diary of a Teenage Girl Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 19, 2016

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) Rated R [102 min] – A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, and Christopher Meloni

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Marielles Journey: Bringing The Diary To Life A Making-of Featurette
  • LA Film Festival Q&A with Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Marielle Heller

Batman Bad Blood Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 2, 2016

Batman: Bad Blood (Jay Oliva) Rated PG-13 [Runtime N/A]– Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance.Director:Writer: J.M. DeMatteisStars: Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum

Special features include:

  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League vs. Teen Titans.
  • Putting the Fight in the Gotham – Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but he is also a formidable fighter. This documentary reveals the magic and strategy behind some of the best-choreographed fights in the latest animated film offering, Batman: Bad Blood.
  • Expanding the Family of Batman – From the Golden Age to today’s current super heroes, the Batman family has both increased in numbers and, occasionally and dramatically, lost some of its members. Each family member brings about a new shade to the Batman mythos while providing an exciting new perspective to the storytelling. This documentary is about the introduction of Batwoman and Batwing into the Batman family in this all-new animated film.
  • From the DC Comics Vault – Two 22-minute Episodes
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold – “The Knights of Tomorrow”
    • Batman: The Animated Series – “Avatar”

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 16, 2016

The Condemned 2 (Roel Reiné) Rated R [90 min] – A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that’s broadcast to the public. Starring Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, and Wes Studi

Special features include:

  • “Drones” Featurette
  • “Fight for Your Life” Featurette

Extant Season 2 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD December 15

Extant Season 2 (Mickey Fisher) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – An astronaut struggles to learn how she became pregnant while on a 13-month-long solo space mission. StarringHalle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, and Grace Gummer

  • Special features have yet to be announced

Under the Dome Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD December 8

Under the Dome Season 3 (Brian K. Vaughan) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other. Starring Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch

Special features include:

  • Extended and Deleted Scenes
  • Return To The Dome: A Look At Season 3
  • Life Under The Dome: Behind-The-Scenes of Season 3
  • The Season Finale
  • The Device
  • Meet Indy The Dog
  • Gag Reel

Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collection

Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 3

Kick off the holidays with the family favorites from the Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collection featuring Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town 45th Anniversary Collection, Frosty the Snowman 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, and The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector’s Edition Gift Set featuring all-new bonus material, including singing, fun facts, crafts, and more.

Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town! 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition special features include:

  • Be an Artist and Create – Learn to draw Santa and Topper the Penguin from DreamWorks Animation’s Director of Character Animation Joe Vance. Plus, craft activities for the whole family.
  • Kringle Jingle – It’s a holiday tradition to sing carols with friends and loved ones. With this musical feature, some adorable young children lead the singing of the classic holiday song, “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town.” A delightful way to get into the holiday spirit.
  • Santa Special Delivery – In honor of the 45th anniversary, enjoy a peek inside Santa’s mailbag to learn 45 fun and interesting facts about the Rankin/Bass holiday special and the Christmas holiday.

Frosty The Snowman 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition special features include:

  • Be an Artistand Create- DreamWorks Animation’s Director of Character Animation Joe Vance teaches viewers how to draw Frosty and Santa from this holiday classic. Later, his wife, Joanie Vance, a Kindergarten teacher, joins in and provides instructions for some fun and festive art projects to create using the newly made character drawings. This is a great way for the whole family to spend time together around the holidays.
  • Magical Melody – Sing along to the thumpety, thump, thump sounds of the popular tune, Frosty the Snowman
  • Frosty Snowflake Surprises – In honor of the 45th Anniversary of the Rankin/Bass holiday special, enter a magical winter wonderland to learn 45 fun and interesting facts about everyone’s favorite snowman and this wonderful time of year. There are also some surprises along the way from an adorable bunch of helpful kids.
  • Also includes the 23-minute holiday special Frosty Returns!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition special features include:

  • Rudolph Unwrapped – Learn 50 Fun facts about the creation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • Sam the Snowman’s Sing-Alongs – Sing along with two of the most beloved songs from the TV Special: Holly Jolly Sing Along and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sing Along.
  • Pop Up Book – Watch the pages come to life as Sam the Snowman tell you the story of Rudolph.
  • Learn to Draw – Sketch classic characters Rudolph, Hermey and Bumble.

The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector’s Edition Gift Set special features include:

  • Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town!® 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
  • Frosty The Snowman 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
  • Plus Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth!

CSI Crime Scene Investigation The Final Season DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD December 15

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Final Season (Anthony E. Zuiker) Rated TV-14 [60 min] – An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.Starring Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

  • Special features have yet to be announced

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Movie Marathon Schedule 2013

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas 2013

Where did 2013 go? It’s now December 1st, which can only mean ABC Family‘s 25 Days of Christmas Movie Marathon is upon us. Many Christmas classics including The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will be aired, as well as some family favorites such as the Toy Story films and The Little Mermaid. Get into the holiday spirit and see the full calendar of movies after the jump. Continue reading