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It’s officially Christmastime! (According to ABC Family)

Are you ready for ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas? We are!

Will Ferell and Ed Asner in Elf

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas has begun! It’s almost like a Christmas tradition and a far less stressful way to mark the beginning of Christmastime than Black Friday. We’ve got a monthlong look at all the best moments ahead to help you plan and program your DVR.

Things you can rely on when it comes to ABC Family’s scheduling:

  • A Harry Potter marathon every other weekend
  • 25 days of Christmas movies

The geeky kid in all of us has a hard time admitting which of those is more exciting. Right this instant, we’ll go with the 25 Days of Christmas, though.

Every day from Saturday until Christmas, ABC Family is offering up all your favorite Christmas movies.

Love the newer family classics like Home Alone, Jack Frost or Miracle on 34th Street? BAM! Just wait for your turn. Totally dig those Claymation/stop-motion/animated numbers like Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year or A Miser Brothers’ Christmas? Give it time, sisters, give it time!

If it’s the slightly more grown-up stuff you’re after, they’ve got that, too. From Fred Clause to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, ABC Family is airing something for everyone. Even us hopeless romantics who will get a kick out of watching the 12 Dates of Christmas.


Tuesday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 7


Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry in The Mistle-Tones

They’re showing Elf almost all this week. Isn’t Will Farrell and Zooey Deschanel‘s Christmas love story the best of the recent Christmas movies?

Sunday, Dec. 9

The premiere of ABC Family’s original Christmas musical The Mistle-Tones, featuring Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Wake up with Dr. Seuss and a bunch of other kid-tested Christmas flicks, fall asleep with some of the toys on your kids Christmas list. Stay up late to watch Toy Story 1 and 2 that night! Then, the following night, they’ll have the network premiere of Toy Story 3.

Sunday, Dec. 22

Rise and shine for a morning and afternoon programmed especially for the little guys with Prep & Landing 1 and 2, and movies featuring Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and the Chipmunks.

Monday, Dec. 24

Christmas is the day most people spring out of bed at the crack of dawn, but we recommend doing it on Christmas even for two full hours of Boy Meets World Christmas episodes, followed by a two-hour viewing of a Full House Christmas special. As to why these are only airing once and at such early hours, all we have to say is, “How rude!”

Photo credits: New Line Cinema via WENN, ABC Family

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