Is ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Happening This Year? 201​7​ Schedule Released by​ Freeform

The channel formerly known as ABC Family (and as the Fox Family Channel and The Family Channel and even more names before that) is keeping up an old holiday tradition. Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas—three and a half weeks of a lineup stuffed to the seams with Christmas movies—starts on Friday.

The long list of titles includes Elf, The Nightmare Before ChristmasDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Disney's A Christmas Carol and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town. The movies air almost back to back for, as the scheduling block promises, 25 days. Several titles repeat more than once, so fear not if you miss your favorite. 

The marathon continues right through the Christmas Day. All times in ET, check your local listings for the most up-to-date information in your time zone.

Friday, December 1

7:30 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

11 a.m. — Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

1 p.m. — Jack Frost (1979)

2 p.m. — The Nightmare Before Christmas

3:35 p.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:35 p.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

7:05 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

9:15 p.m. — Elf

11:25 p.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 2

1:30 a.m. — Frosty's Winter Wonderland

7 a.m. — Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

9 a.m. — Mickey's Christmas Carol

9:30 a.m. — Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

1:05 p.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

3:10 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4:50 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

7 p.m. — Elf

9:10 p.m. — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

11:50 p.m. — The Polar Express

Sunday, December 3

7 a.m. — Mickey's Christmas Carol

7:30 a.m. — Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

9 a.m. — A Dennis the Menace Christmas

11:05 a.m. — Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

1:10 p.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

2:15 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

3:55 p.m. — The Polar Express

6:05 p.m. — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

8:45 p.m. — The Santa Clause

10:50 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

11_30_25_Days_Christmas "Arthur Christmas" reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. Sony/Freeform

Monday, December 4

12:55 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

7:30 a.m. — Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

11 a.m. — Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

12:30 p.m. — Arthur Christmas

2:30 p.m. — The Santa Clause

4:35 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

6:40 p.m. — Elf

8:50 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Tuesday, December 5

12 a.m. — Four Christmases

7:30 a.m. — The Mistle-Tones

12:30 p.m. — Four Christmases

2:30 p.m. — Angry Angel

4:35p.m. — Elf

6:45 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

8:55 p.m. — The Polar Express

Wednesday, December 6

12 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

7:30 a.m. — Snowglobe

12 p.m. — Angry Angel

2:05 p.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

4:15p.m. — Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

6:45p.m. — The Polar Express

8:50p.m. — Elf

Thursday, December 7

12 a.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

7 a.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

11 a.m. — Snow Day

1 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:35p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

4:45p.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

6:50p.m. — Elf

9 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story

11_30_25_Days_Christmas_02 One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys… Raised as an elf, Buddy (Will Ferrell) grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf–and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole. This holiday season, Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City. Warner Bros/Freeform

Friday, December 8

12 a.m. — A Dennis the Menace Christmas

7 a.m. — The Little Drummer Boy

7:30 a.m. — A Dennis the Menace Christmas

11 a.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:40 p.m. — Eloise at Christmas

2:45 p.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

4:50 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story

6:50 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2

9 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

11:30 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

Saturday, December 9

12 a.m. — Arthur Christmas

7 a.m. — Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July

9:05 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

11:10 a.m. — Arthur Christmas

1:15 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2

3:25 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

5:55 p.m. — Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

6:25 p.m. — The Santa Clause

8:35 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

10:45 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Sunday, December 10

12:55 a.m. — Jack Frost (1979)

7 a.m. — Jack Frost (1979)

8 a.m. — Snow Day

10:05 a.m. — Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

12:10 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

2:15 p.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

4:20 p.m. — The Santa Clause

6:30 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

8:40 p.m. — Elf

10:50 p.m. — Four Christmases

11_30_25_Days_Christmas_03 Featuring the voices of Andy Griffith and Shelley Winters. In an effort to cure Frosty’s loneliness, the kids decide to make him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy, in “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland.” Warner Brothers Pictures/ABC Family/Freeform

Monday, December 11

1 a.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

7 a.m. — The Bells of Fraggle Rock

7:30 a.m. — Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

11 a.m. — The Little Drummer Boy

11:30 a.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

1:35 p.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

2:40 p.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:40 p.m. — Four Christmases

5:50 p.m. — Elf

8 p.m. — Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

9 p.m. — The Polar Express

Tuesday, December 12

12 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

7 a.m. — Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

7:30 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

11 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

12:10 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

2:20 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4 p.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

6:40 p.m. — The Polar Express

8:50 p.m. — The Santa Clause

Wednesday, December 13

12 a.m. — Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

7 a.m. — 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

7:30 a.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

11 a.m. — Rudolph's Shiny New Year

12:10 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1:50 p.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4:30 p.m. — Elf

6:40 p.m. — The Santa Clause

8:50 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Thursday, December 14

12 a.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

1 a.m. — Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

7 a.m. — Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

8:30 a.m. — Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

11 a.m. — Mickey's Christmas Carol

11:30 a.m. — Christmas Cupid

1:30 p.m. — Elf

3:40 p.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:40 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

6:45 p.m. — Four Christmases

8:50 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

11_30_25_Days_Christmas_04 Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.” 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 ake over the “big guy’s” holiday. Joseph Lederer/Disney Enterprises, Inc./Freeform

Friday, December 15

12 a.m. — Angry Angel

7 a.m. — Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

9 a.m. — The Little Drummer Boy

11 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

1 p.m. — Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

3 p.m. — Angry Angel

5 p.m. — Four Christmases

7:10 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

9:20 p.m. — Elf

11:30 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Saturday, December 16

1:30 a.m. — Mickey's Christmas Carol

7 a.m. — The Little Drummer Boy

7:30 a.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

9:35 a.m. — Mickey's Christmas Carol

10:05 a.m. — Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

11:35 a.m. — Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

1:05 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:45 p.m. — The Polar Express

4:55 p.m. — The Santa Clause

7:05 p.m. — Elf

9:15 p.m. — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

11:55 p.m. — Christmas with the Kranks

Sunday, December 17

7 a.m. — Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

8:30 a.m. — Christmas with the Kranks

10:40 a.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:20 p.m. — The Polar Express

2:30 p.m. — Disney's Prep & Landing

3 p.m. — Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

3:30 p.m. — The Santa Clause

5:35 p.m. — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

8:15 p.m. — Disney's Frozen

10:45 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

11_30_25_Days_Christmas_05 In “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” the curmudgeonly recluse Grinch, who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the town lying below his cave dwelling on Mt. Crumpit. But after the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who’s of their favorite holiday by sneaking into town on Christmas eve to steal everything associated with the holiday, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys. Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Studios/Freeform

Monday, December 18

12:55 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

7 a.m. — The Little Drummer Boy

7:30 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

8:35 a.m. — Four Christmases

10:40 a.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

12:50 p.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3:25 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

5:30 p.m. — Disney's Frozen

8 p.m. — Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

9 p.m. — Elf

Tuesday, December 19

12 a.m. — Arthur Christmas

7 a.m. — Frosty's Winter Wonderland

7:30 a.m. — Arthur Christmas

9:40 a.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

12:20 p.m. — Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

1:20 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

3:30 p.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:30 p.m. — Elf

6:40 p.m. — Christmas with the Kranks

8:50 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Wednesday, December 20

12 a.m. — Angry Angel

7 a.m. — Mickey's Christmas Carol

7:30 a.m. — The Mistle-Tones

9:30 a.m. — Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

10:30 a.m. — Angry Angel

12:30 p.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

2:30 p.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:30 p.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

4:35 p.m. — Christmas with the Kranks

6:40 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

8:50 p.m. — Elf

Thursday, December 21

12 a.m. — Four Christmases

7 a.m. — Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

8 a.m. — Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

8:30 a.m. — Jack Frost

9:30 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

10:35 a.m. — Eloise at Christmastime

12:35 p.m. — Holiday in Handcuffs

2:35 p.m. — Christmas with the Kranks

4:35 p.m. — Four Christmases

6:40 p.m. — Elf

8:50 p.m. — The Polar Express

10:55 p.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

11_30_25_Days_Christmas_06 “Prep & Landing” is ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus. Disney/Freeform

Friday, December 22

12 a.m. — Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

7 a.m. — Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

8 a.m. — Christmas with the Kranks

10:05 a.m. — Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

11:05 a.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1:15 p.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

2:20 p.m. — The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:20 p.m. — Arthur Christmas

5:25 p.m. — The Polar Express

7:30 p.m. — The Santa Clause

9:40 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

11:50 p.m. — Elf

Saturday, December 23

7 a.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

9:10 a.m. — Four Christmases

11:15 a.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:50 p.m. — Elf

3 p.m. — The Santa Clause

5:05 p.m. — The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

7:10 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

9:20 p.m. — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Sunday, December 24

12 a.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

7 a.m. — A Dennis the Menace Christmas

9:05 a.m. — Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

11:05 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

12:10 p.m. — Disney's A Christmas Carol

2:15 p.m. — The Polar Express

4:25 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

6:35 p.m. — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

9:15 p.m. — Elf

11:25 p.m. — The Santa Clause

Monday, December 25

1:30 a.m. — 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

7 a.m. — Frosty's Winter Wonderland

7:30 a.m. — Disney's Prep & Landing

8 a.m. — Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

8:30 a.m. — Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

11 a.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:35 p.m. — The Polar Express

2:35 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

4:45 p.m. — The Santa Clause

6:45 p.m. — Elf

8:50 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation