ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas – Week of 12/1-12/6 2015

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25_Days_Christmas_ABC_FamilyThe ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas schedule can appear to be overwhelming! With 25 days of great holiday programming, I know you do not want to miss anything! Here is a quick look at what is on this week! Hope it helps!

Tuesday, December 1

(7:00–9:30 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–1:00 PM 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)

(1:00–2:30 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–3:30 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

The story of how a young man named Claus became Santa Claus. (Animated)

(3:30–4:00 PM 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)  

(4:00–6:00 PM 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)

(6:00–7:00 PM 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)

(7:00–9:00 PM 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–12:00 AM ET/PT) DR. 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)

(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Encore Presentation

(1:00–2:00 AM 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  

(7:00–9:00 AM 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)

(9:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM–12:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(12:30–1:30 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)

(1:30–2:30 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)

(2:30–3:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(3:30–6:00 PM 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)

(6:00–8:45 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(8:45–11:00 PM 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)

(12:00–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–9:00 AM 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)

(9:00–9:30 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–1:45 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

See Wednesday, December 2 for description.  (Live Action)

(1:45–4:00 PM 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)

(4:00–6:00 PM 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)

(6:00–8:15 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Wednesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(8:15–11:00 PM 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)

(12:00–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–9:00 AM 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)

(9:00–9:30 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–12:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(2:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

See Thursday, December 3 for description.  (Live Action)

(4:00–6:00 PM 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)

(6:00–7:00 PM 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)

(7:00–9:30 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

See Thursday, December 3 for description.  (Live Action)

(9:30–11:50 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 PM–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–8:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(8:00–10:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Live Action)

(10:00 AM–12:15 PM ET/PT) I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

See Friday, December 4 for description.  (Live Action)

(12:15–3:00 PM ET/PT) PRANCER

See Friday, December 4 for description. (Live Action)

(3:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Friday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(5:00–7:15 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(7:15–9:30 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Friday, December 4 for description.  (Live Action)

(9:30 PM–12:30 AM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(12:30–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–9:00 AM 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)

(9:00–11:00 AM 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–12:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–12:30 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)

(12:30–2:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(2:30–4:45 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(4:45–6:30 PM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 5 for description. (Animated)

(6:30–9:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(9:30–10:00 PM 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–12:00 AM 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)