Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

25 Days of Christmas

The “25 Days of Christmas” is an annual season of Christmas programming broadcast during the month of December by the U.S. cable network Freeform. The event was first held in 1996 and has been annual fixture of the channel through its various incarnations. Formerly known as The Family Channel’s 25 Days of Christmas (1996), Fox Family’s 25 Days of Christmas (1998), and ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas (2001).

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2024 Freeform Christmas Movie News

The 25 Days of Christmas begins on Freeform Sunday, December 1st.


2024 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Freeform “25 Days of Christmas” begins December 1st

Looking for the Freeform Halloween schedule while you wait? View the Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween schedule on our sister site, Halloween Movies on TV.

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in ET)
Airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times/dates can vary by TV provider.
Schedule Updates Schedule last updated on 6/03/24

Note only Christmas movies airing are shown on our website schedule below.

Monday, March 4, 2024


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Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule Archives

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188 thoughts on “Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

  • Jason Heim

    I can’t wait for the schedule release!!! I really am praying they will not air home alone so much, let alone TWICE A DAY. The Halloween lineup for 2022-23 were so filled with variety, but 2022 Christmas wasn’t but I hope 2023 is. I guess we’ll see possibly tomorrow November 1. I’m so excited! ✝️🎄🎄✝️

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  • Jason Heim

    I’m so excited! Thank you Freeform for bringing back the original Jingle All The Way and The Grinch 😁 and it’s not even during 25 Days of Christmas, it’s earlier than that.
    This schedule so far is looking to be the best. I’m also happy they’re airing the star as I love that movie and is shows who really the holiday is for…. JESUS. I’m so happy.

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    • Logan Hatfield

      I hope they still have the rights to Scrooged as well that one is much better on Freeform than AMC And its great to see Jingle All The Way

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  • The Christmas List (1997) with Mimi Rogers is a great lighthearted Christmas movie. I’m tired of one whiny movie after another. This one is fun from start to finish.
    Put it on the list this year and release it on DVD.

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    • Aileen Gratton

      I totally agree , I wait each year to see if someone will show this movie again,. One of the best holiday movies ever!!!

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      • NO! 25 Days of Christmas will begin in December 1st, remember?

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    • Karin Lowry

      I vote yes this one is a classic
      Also Crazy for Christmas is a good movie too

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    • I agree! Love this movie, but haven’t been able to find it for several years. Will it be available this year?

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  • Amber Smith

    Each time your schedule says Frosty the Snowman the movie Life Size 2 A Christmas Eve plays. My daughter and I are so disappointed as Frosty is a Christmas tradition and favorite.

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    • Tracy Crook

      Please play 1994 miracle on 34th street and more often and bring back The Grinch with Jim Carrey. Thank you.

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  • Lauren

    What about the Grinch movie???

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