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It's time to deck the halls with ABC Family's '25 Days of Christmas'

by jmaloni
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 04:00 pm
Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and Woody in `Toy Story 3.` (Disney/Pixar photo)
Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and Woody in "Toy Story 3." (Disney/Pixar photo)

Includes the basic cable premiere of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" and "Despicable Me," and features network premiere broadcasts of "Fred Claus" and "Disney∙Pixar's Toy Story 3"

ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" returns with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From Dec. 1 to 25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites.

This year, "25 Days of Christmas" will feature the world premiere of the ABC Family original holiday musical, "The Mistle-Tones," starring Tia Mowry ("The Game," "Tia and Tamera") and Tori Spelling ("Craft Wars," "Beverly Hills, 90210"). Premiering Sunday, Dec. 9 (8 p.m.), "The Mistle-Tones" follows Holly (Mowry), a young woman who decides to create her own Christmas singing group when she is turned down for a spot in legendary group The Snow Belles by the mean spirited Marci (Spelling).

The holiday cheer continues with the ABC Family premiere of the charming holiday movie "Fred Claus," starring Vince Vaughn, on Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10 p.m.), and the basic cable premiere broadcasts of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 6 (8 p.m.), and "Despicable Me" on Saturday, Dec. 8 (8 p.m.). Also making their "25 Days of Christmas" debut are holiday favorites "Elf" (Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.), and "Home Alone" (Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.).

A new generation of viewers can enjoy the Rankin Bass holiday classics such as "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (Monday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.), "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" (Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.), and "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" (Monday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m.). Other returning favorites include "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (Monday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m.), "The Polar Express" (Wednesday, Dec. 5, 9 p.m.), and the network premiere of "Disney∙Pixar's Toy Story 3" (Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.).

"25 Days of Christmas" day-by-day programming highlights include*:

Saturday, Dec. 1

(7 a.m.)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)

(8:30 a.m.)RICHIE RICH'S CHRISTMAS WISH

Richie Rich (David Gallagher) gets more than he bargained for when Professor Keanbean (Eugene Levy) invents a wishing machine that magically transports Richie to an alternate universe where his nasty cousin Reggie Van Dough rules with an iron fist. (Live action)

(10:30 a.m.)A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS

Dennis tries to spread the Christmas spirit to his grumpy neighbor Mr. Wilson (Robert Wagner) and receives some help from the Angel of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. (Live action)

(12:30 p.m.)MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

A young girl is reluctant to believe in Santa Claus, despite the appearance of a jovial man who claims to be the real thing. (Live action)

(3 p.m.)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)

(6 p.m.)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)

(8 p.m.)ELF - "25 Days of Christmas" premiere

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) (Encore presentation at 10 p.m.)

(Midnight)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)

Sunday, Dec. 2

(7 a.m.)MICKEY'S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

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

(8:30 a.m.)MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(11 a.m.)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)

(1 p.m.)THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS

When Santa Claus travels to New York City right before Christmas, he hits his head and loses his memory! Now it's up to his dog, Paws, to save Christmas and get Santa back home. (Live action)

(3 p.m.)JACK FROST (1998)

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)ELF

See Saturday, Dec. 1 for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)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) (Encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 3

(5 p.m.)'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. (Animated)

(5 p.m.)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)

(6:30 p.m.) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

When the Evil Toy Taker steals all of Santa's toys, Rudolph and his friends - the misfit toys - set out to get them back before the world's children wake up to empty stockings on Christmas morning. (Animated)

(8 p.m.)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) (Encore presentation at 10 p.m.)

(Midnight)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)

Tuesday, Dec. 4

(4:30 p.m.) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Animated)

(5:30 p.m.) - MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens's 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)

(6 p.m.) WINNIE THE POOH & CHRISTMAS TOO

In this Christmas classic, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet rush to get Christopher Robin's letter to Santa before it's too late. With many obstacles before them, they learn the true meaning of Christmas. (Animated)

(6:30 p.m.) 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) (Encore presentation at 1 a.m.)

(7:30 p.m.) 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) (Encore presentation at 12:30 a.m.)

(8 p.m.) - ELF

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(10 p.m.)FRED CLAUS - ABC Family Premiere

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)

Wednesday, Dec. 5

(2:30 p.m.) - FRED CLAUS

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)ELF

See Saturday, Dec. 1 for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)HOME ALONE - "25 Days of Christmas" premiere

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is shocked when his Christmas wish - that his family would leave him alone - comes true when he is inadvertently left behind from a holiday vacation. But now there are two ruthless burglars targeting Kevin's neighborhood, and it's up to him to defend his house and catch the thieves. (Live action) (Encore presentation at midnight.)

(9 p.m.)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)

Thursday, Dec. 6

(4 p.m.)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 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(8 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Basic cable premiere

The classic tale of a miserly old man, named Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts who attempt to help him change his life and embrace the holidays. (Animated)

(10 p.m.)ELF

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action) (Encore presentation at midnight)

Friday, Dec. 7

(3 p.m.)ELF

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)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)

(9 p.m.)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)

(Midnight 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)

Saturday, Dec. 8

(7 a.m.)HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

A summer has passed since Harry's (Daniel Radcliffe) encounter with Lord Voldemort, and now, with the entire wizard community in peril, the future of magic may depend on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (Live action)

(10 a.m.)HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year to face a growing danger as he, Ron and Hermione explore the origins of Lord Voldemort in search of a way to combat his growing power. (Live action)

(1:30 p.m.) FRED CLAUS

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Live action)

(4 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(6 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(8 p.m.)DESPICABLE ME - Basic cable premiere

Super villain Gru (voice of Steve Carell) has taken in three young girls with the intent to make them his assistants in his nefarious plans. However, after he starts to enjoy being a parent, he may have to rethink his dastardly plans. (Animated) (Encore presentation at 10 p.m.)

(Midnight)SANTA BABY

In this ABC Family original holiday movie, Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly driven business executive whose great success is acknowledged by everyone but her father, who just happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). (Live action)

Sunday, Dec. 9

(7 a.m.)RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Animated)

(8 a.m.)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)

(10 a.m.)SNOWGLOBE

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(Noon) SANTA BABY

See Saturday, Dec. 8, for description. (Live action)

(2 p.m.)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. Also starring Paul Sorvino and Dean McDermott. (Live action)

(4 p.m.)12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(6 p.m.)HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

(8 p.m.)THE MISTLE-TONES - ABC Family original musical premiere

In the latest ABC Family original holiday movie, 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) (Encore presentation at 10 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 10

(5 p.m.)A MISER BROTHER'S 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)

(6 p.m.)JACK FROST (1979)

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(7:30 p.m.) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(8 p.m.)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)

(9 p.m.)HOME ALONE

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Live action)

(Midnight)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. Also starring Ed Asner, Malcolm McDowell and Debi Mazar. (Live action)

Tuesday, Dec. 11

(5 p.m.)HOME ALONE

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(9 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(Midnight)CHASING CHRISTMAS

In this ABC Family original holiday movie, single father Jack (Tom Arnold) is visited by his old business partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future in an attempt to change Jack's perspective on the holiday. (Live action)

Wednesday, Dec. 12

(5 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(9 p.m.)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

(Midnight) CHRISTMAS DO-OVER

This ABC Family original movie tells the story of Kevin (Jay Mohr), who unwittingly gets a chance to go back and do things differently when he is forced to relive one terrible Christmas over and over again. (Live action)

Thursday, Dec. 13

(5 p.m.)THE MISTLE-TONES

See Sunday, Dec. 9, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

(9 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

 See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(Midnight)CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

In the ABC Family original movie, a 12-year-old boy who is forced to relive his least favorite holiday over and over again until he has learned to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. (Live action)

Friday, Dec. 14

(5 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(8 p.m.)SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(9 p.m.)DISNEYPIXAR'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)

(Midnight)THE CHRISTMAS LIST

In this ABC Family original movie, perfume saleswoman Melody Parris (Mimi Rogers) feels like her life is stuck in neutral, so she decides to make a Christmas list. After it's deposited in Santa's mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted - but it doesn't always turn out as she expected. (Live action)

Saturday, Dec. 15

(7 a.m.)DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(7:30 a.m.)DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(8 a.m.)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)

(8:30 a.m.)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)

(9 a.m.)NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY

"Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" tells the story of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. (Animated)

(9:30 a.m.)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)

(10:30 a.m.)A MISER BROTHERS' CHRSTMAS

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(11:30 a.m.) 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)

(Noon) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Animated)

(12:30 p.m.) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(1 p.m.)JACK FROST (1979)

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(2 p.m.)RUDOLPH AND FROSTY'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(4 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(6 p.m.)DISNEYPIXAR'S TOY STORY

See Friday, Dec. 14, for description. (Animated)

(8 p.m.)DISNEYPIXAR'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)

(10 p.m.)SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(11 p.m.)THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(Midnight)JACK FROST (1998)

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

Sunday, Dec. 16

(7 a.m.)RICHIE RICH'S CHRISTMAS WISH

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(9 a.m.)HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Live action)

(11 a.m.)HOME ALONE 4

Kevin McCallister (Mike Weinberg) is spending the holidays with his father and his wealthy soon-to-be stepmother. But while checking out his sprawling new house, Kevin spies a familiar foe, bandit Marv (French Stewart), who is determined not to let Kevin outsmart him this time. But Kevin is just as determined to defend his house. (Live action)

(1 p.m.)THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(2 p.m.)SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(3 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(5 p.m.)DISNEYPIXAR'S TOY STORY 2

See Saturday, Dec. 15, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)DISNEYPIXAR'S TOY STORY 3 - ABC Family premiere

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. Also includes the short "Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation" in which the toys decide to throw a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room. (Animated) (Encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 17

(11 a.m.)SONS OF MISTLETOE

An heiress, Helen Radke (Roma Downey), returns home during the holidays following her father's death to settle his estate, which includes a boys' home established by him more than 60 years ago in this ABC Family original movie. (Live action)

(1 p.m.)CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

*See Thursday, Dec. 13, for description. (Live action)

(3 p.m.)CHRISTMAS DO-OVER

See Wednesday, Dec. 12, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)DR. SEUSS ON THE LOOSE

This half-hour special is hosted by The Cat in the Hat, who introduces three of Dr. Seuss' popular stories: "The Sneetches," "The Zax" and "Green Eggs and Ham." (Animated)

(5:30 p.m.)DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX

In this Seuss tale, The Lorax "speaks for the trees" in a desperate effort to save his beloved "Truffula" forest from extinction. (Animated)

(6 p.m.)DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(6:30 p.m.)DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Sunday, Dec. 2, for description. (Live action) (Encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.)

(Midnight)THE MISTLE-TONES

See Sunday, Dec. 9, for description. (Live action)

Tuesday, Dec. 18

(11 a.m.)THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

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

(Noon) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(12:30 p.m.)SANTA WHO?

Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen) develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh, and only the innocence of a small child can save him. (Live action)

(2:30 p.m.)THE CHRISTMAS LIST

See Friday, Dec. 14, for description. (Live action)

(4:30 p.m.)DISNEY PREP & LANDING

The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing, who are responsible for preparing all of the homes for Santa before the big guy arrives. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley and Sarah Chalke. (Animated)

(5 p.m.)DISNEY PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE

Prep & Landing Elves Wayne and Lanny are back to save the day when someone threatens to put the whole world on Santa's Naughty List. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley, Chris Parnell and Rob Riggle. (Animated)

(5:30 p.m.)MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(8 p.m.)HOME ALONE

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Live action)

(10 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(MidnightWILLY 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)

Wednesday, Dec. 19

(8 a.m.)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)

(10 a.m.)WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

See Tuesday, Dec. 18, for description. (Live action)

(Noon) 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) (Encore presentation at midnight.)

(2 p.m.)THE FAMILY MAN

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)HOME ALONE

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(9 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

Thursday, Dec. 20

(7 a.m.)BEVERLY HILLS, 90210

In the Christmas themed episode "Christmas Comes This Time Each Year," Kelly (Jennie Garth) learns to appreciate her life despite her recent injuries, Donna (Tori Spelling) is torn between her family and boyfriend Ray, and Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris) is unsure of celebrating both Christian and Jewish holidays with her husband and daughter.

(8 a.m.)BEVERLY HILLS, 90210

In the holiday episode "It's a Totally Happening Life," two Christmas angels watch the 90210 gang as they prepare for a Christmas party for underprivileged children.

(9 a.m.)BEVERLY HILLS, 90210

In the two hour "Walsh Family Christmas," the Walshes are spending their first Christmas in Beverly Hills, and invite the gang over for Christmas Eve, and a mysterious man who may be Santa keeps appearing all over town.

(11 a.m.)CHRISTMAS CAPER

Cate Dove (Shannen Doherty) is forced into hiding after a jewel heist gone awry, so she jumps at the chance to get out of the city and babysit for her niece and nephew. Ever the opportunist, Cate makes the most of her suburban prison by using her distain for sentimentality to plot a Grinch-like heist of the entire town's Christmas loot in the ABC Family original movie. (Live action)

(1 p.m.)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)

(3 p.m.)THE MISTLE-TONES

See Sunday, Dec. 9, for description. (Live action)

(5:00-7:00 PM) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(9 p.m.)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

(Midnight)SANTA BABY

See Saturday, Dec. 8, for description. (Live action)

Friday, Dec. 21

(9 a.m.)CHRISTMAS CUPID

In this ABC Family original movie, Christina Milian stars as high powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client, Caitlin (Ashley Benson), in a modern day take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic story of "A Christmas Carol." (Live action)

(11 a.m.)SNOWGLOBE

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(1 p.m.)SANTA BABY

See Saturday, Dec. 8, for description. (Live action)

(3 p.m.)SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE

See Sunday, Dec. 9, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

(9 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7 for description. (Live action)

(MidnightHOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

Saturday, Dec. 22

(7 a.m.)MICKEY'S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Animated)

(8:30 a.m.)MICKEY'S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Sunday, Dec. 2, for description. (Animated)

(10 a.m.)DISNEY PREP & LANDING

See Tuesday, Dec. 18, for description. (Animated)

(10:30 a.m.)DISNEY PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE

See Tuesday, Dec. 18, for description. (Animated)

(11 a.m.)MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(11:30 a.m.)WINNIE THE POOH & CHRISTMAS TOO

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Animated)

(Noon) A CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS

Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall. (Animated)

(12:30 p.m.) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Animated)

(2 p.m.)RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Animated)

(3 p.m.)A MISER BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(4 p.m.)THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(5 p.m.)SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

See Monday, Dec. 10, for description. (Animated)

(6 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(8 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 2

Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been enjoying his life as Santa, having taken over the job years before. But now it's been discovered that there is another Santa "Clause," a Mrs. Santa Claus. Scott must now find a wife to fulfill his duties as Santa before Christmas Eve, or risk destroying Christmas forever. (Live action) (Encore presentation at midnight.)

(10 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

Sunday, Dec. 23

(7 a.m.)RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Animated)

(8:30 a.m.) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, Dec. 1, for description. (Live action)

(10:30 a.m.)UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Wilmer Valderrama stars in this holiday romp set in the Unaccompanied Minors Room, an airport holding cell for dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country. (Live action)

(12:30 p.m.) FRED CLAUS

See Tuesday, Dec. 4, for description. (Live Action)

(3 p.m.)WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

See Tuesday, Dec. 18, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Sunday, Dec. 2, for description. (Live action) (Encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 24

(9 a.m.)FULL HOUSE

In the holiday episode "A Very Tanner Christmas," the Tanners need a dose of Christmas spirit after Rebecca (Lori Loughlin) is nostalgic for a Midwestern Christmas, Danny (Bob Saget) longs for his absentee girlfriend, and D.J. (Candace Cameron) is blue after a fight with her boyfriend.

(11 a.m.)WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

See Tuesday, Dec. 18, for description. (Live action)

(1 p.m.)THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Animated)

(3 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 2

See Saturday, Dec. 22, for description. (Live action)

(7 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(9 p.m.)HOME ALONE

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Live action)

(Midnight)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

Tuesday, Dec. 25

(7 a.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(9 a.m.)A CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, Dec. 22, for description. (Animated)

(11 a.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(1 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 2

See Saturday, Dec. 22, for description. (Live action) (Encore presentation at midnight)

(3 p.m.)THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Friday, Dec. 7, for description. (Live action)

(5 p.m.)DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, Dec. 6, for description. (Animated)

(7 p.m.)HOME ALONE

See Wednesday, Dec. 5, for description. (Live action)

(9 p.m.)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, Dec. 3, for description. (Live action)

All times subject to change. Check your local listings.

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