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ABC Family rings in holidays with annual '25 Days of Christmas' programming event

by jmaloni
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 05:00 pm
With the anticipation of the holiday season steadily approaching, ABC Family launches the 13th year of its "25 Days of Christmas" event featuring more than 200 hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from Dec. 1-25. Viewers will celebrate the season with an all-new original movie, specials and, of course, the return of Christmas favorites during primetime as well as a full week of all day holiday programming from Saturday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Dec. 25.

This year, ABC Family proudly presents the new original movie, "Christmas Cupid," starring Christina Milian, Chad Michael Murray and Ashley Benson, premiering Sunday, Dec. 12 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Milian stars as high-powered Hollywood publicist Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client Caitlin, played by Benson. With just days away from Christmas, Caitlin takes Sloane on a journey to meet the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past, present and future to try and guide her to true love, in a modern day take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic story of "A Christmas Carol."

In addition, in an ABC Family Premiere, "The Santa Clause," starring Tim Allen, will air on Thursday, Dec. 2 (7 p.m. ET/PT), and the Academy Award-winning animated film (Best Animated Feature Film) "WALL•E" will air on Monday, Dec. 17 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT).

"Harry Potter" movie madness ensues during the network's annual holiday marathon running on Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5. The marathon features the first five installments of the "Harry Potter" film franchise. Other franchise marathons include "The Santa Clause" franchise on Saturday, Dec. 11, including all three installments, as well as "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2," airing back-to-back on Sunday, Dec. 19.

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