ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas – Week of 12/7-12/14 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!

This is a BIG week to set your DVR! Be sure to watch for the Toy Story Marathon and the premiere of The Bells of Fraggle Rock! Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas also makes it’s television debut this week. If you have missed your favorite Rankin Bass holiday specials, they are repeated again this week, too! What are you most excited to see this week?

For any show that refers you to a previous week for a description, please reference the full schedule!

Monday, December 7

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST

See Sunday, December 6 for description.  (Live Action)

(9:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

See Sunday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM 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)

(1:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) LOVE ACTUALLY

In this beloved Christmas film, several interconnected stories of love are told around the Christmas holiday.  (Live Action)

(4:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

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

(6:30–8:45 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Sunday, December 6 for description.  (Live Action)

(8:45–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

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

(12:00–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

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

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM 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)

(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES

See Monday, December 7 for description.  (Live Action)

(3:00–4:00 PM 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)

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(6:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(6:30–8:45 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

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

(8:45–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–9:00 AM 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)

(9:00–9:30 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–12:10 PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO’S CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 8 for description.  (Animated)

(12:10–2:20 PM ET/PT) PRANCER

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

(2:20–4:30 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE

See Tuesday, December 8 for description.  (Live Action)

(4:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

Mickey and friends return to tell five more tales of holiday spirit and Christmas cheer. (Animated)

(6:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, December 3 for description.  (Animated)

(6:30–8:45 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(8:45–11:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

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

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

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)


Thursday, December 10

(7:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) PRANCER

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

(11:00–11:30 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–12:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

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)

(2:00–2:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, December 3 for description.  (Animated)

(2:30–4:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Wednesday, December 9 for description.  (Animated)

(4:00-4:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

See Sunday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(4:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(5:30–6:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(6:30–8:45 PM ET/PT) ELF

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

(8:45–11:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Sunday, December 6 for description.  (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM 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

(7:00–9:00 AM 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.

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

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM 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)

(1:00–4:00 PM 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)

(4:00–6:45 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

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

(6:45–9:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Sunday, December 6 for description.  (Live Action)

(9:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

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

(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Friday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)


Saturday, December 12

(7:00–8:00 AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

See Wednesday, December 2 for description.  (Animated)

(8:00–9:45 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated) 

(9:45–11:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Wednesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(11:30 AM–12:15 PM 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.  

(12:15–1:20 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. 

(1:20–2:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(2:30–3:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Friday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(3:30–4:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated) 

(6:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

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

(9:00–11:15 PM ET/PT) ELF

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

(11:15 PM–2:00 AM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

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


Sunday, December 13

(7:00–8:45 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(8:45–10:25 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Wednesday, December 9 for description.  (Animated)

(10:25–11:05 AM ET/PT) THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK

See Saturday, December 12 for description.  

(11:05 AM–12:10 PM ET/PT) EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 12 for description.  

(12:10–2:15 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 1 for description.  (Animated)

(2:15–4:30 PM ET/PT) ELF

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

DISNEY∙PIXAR’S TOY STORY MARATHON!

(4:30–6:45 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’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)

(6:45–9:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’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)

(9:00–9:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’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–12:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’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

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) MR. 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)

(9:00–9:30 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)

(11:00–11:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(11:30 AM–2:00 PM 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)

DISNEY∙PIXAR’S TOY STORY MARATHON!

(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’S TOY STORY

See Sunday, December 13 for description.  (Animated)

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’S TOY STORY 2

See Sunday, December 13 for description.  (Animated)

(6:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’S TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT

See Sunday, December 13 for description.  (Animated)

(6:30–8:45 PM ET/PT) DISNEY∙PIXAR’S TOY STORY 3

See Sunday, December 13 for description.  (Animated)

(8:45–11:00 PM 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)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SNOW

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