Are you ready for Christmas? Probably not yet, but on December 1st you can begin to countdown the days with ABC Family’s 25 days of Christmas. ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is highly anticipated and is the biggest cable programming event of the year. I look forward to this event every year, it gives us a reason to have a family movie night every night during the holidays!
This year’s annual event is full of Christmas and non-Christmas family programming with something for everyone. The 25 days kick off on December 1st with The Santa Clause and will wrap-up on Christmas evening with The Polar Express. So take a look at this year’s schedule and get your DVR ready so you don’t miss a thing (I’m going to set ours to record movies the kids love that we don’t currently own so we can watch them over and over)!
“‘25 Days of Christmas’ is a beloved tradition at ABC Family, with programming that gives viewers opportunity to celebrate the season,” said Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Scheduling. “From our original holiday-themed movies to the premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ plus returning favorites like ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ we hope viewers will get into the spirit and count down the days with ABC Family.”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (Sunday, December 4, 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT), which headlines the network’s annual “Harry Potter” movie marathon running on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. The marathon includes the first five installments of the “Harry Potter” movies.
Every year, ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas features an original movie. This year’s original is the romantic holiday movie, 12 Dates of Christmas! Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Franklin & Bash, NYPD Blue) and Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect), the 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.
Other highlights include: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas“, Disney Pixar’s “Up”, Disney Pixar’s “Cars”, Disney Pixar’s “Finding Nemo“, and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”