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ABC Family's '25 Days of Christmas' Begins Today


ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," cable's biggest programming event of the year, returns with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From today, December 1 - 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, December 9 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT), "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, December 4 (10:00 PM - 12:30 AM ET/PT) and the basic cable premiere broadcasts of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" on Thursday, December 6 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT), and "Despicable Me" on Saturday, December 8 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). Also making their 25 Days of Christmas debut are holiday favorites "Elf" (Saturday, December 1, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and "Home Alone" (Wednesday, December 5, 7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

A new generation of viewers can enjoy the Rankin Bass holiday classics such as "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (Monday, December 3, 5:30 - 6:30 PM ET/PT), "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" (Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 - 8:00 PM ET/PT, and "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" (Monday, December 10, 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). Other returning favorites include "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (Monday, December 3, 8:00 - 10:00 PM), "The Polar Express" (Wednesday, December 5, 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT), and the network premiere of "Disney·Pixar's Toy Story 3" (Sunday, December 16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT).

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS day-by-day programming highlights include*:

Saturday, December 1 (7:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) 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) (8:30-10:30 AM ET/PT) 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 AM-12:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (12:30-3:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (3:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 2 (7:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY'S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS Mickey and friends return to tell five more tales of holiday spirit and Christmas cheer. (Animated) (8:30-11:00 AM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994) See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) Jack Frost (1998) See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) ELF See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) 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 (9:30 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT)

Monday, December 3 (5:00-5:30 PM ET/PT) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. (Animated) (5:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (6:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 4 (4:30-5:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR See Monday, December 3, for description. (Animated) (5:30-6:00 PM ET/PT) - 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) (6:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (6:30-7:30 PM ET/PT) 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 (1:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (12:30-1:00 AM ET/PT) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - ELF See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) (10:00 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) 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, December 5 (2:30-5:00 PM ET/PT) - FRED CLAUS See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) ELF See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS The Academy Award(R) -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, December 6 (4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5 for description. (Animated) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) ELF See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) Encore Presentation (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT)

Friday, December 7 (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) ELF See Saturday, December 1 for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6 for description. (Animated) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (12:00-2:00 AM) 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, December 8 (7:00 -10:00 AM ET/PT) 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) (10:00 AM-1:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (1:30-4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS See Tuesday, December 4 for description. (Live Action) (4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 9 (7:00-8:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR See Monday, December 3, for description. (Animated) (8:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) 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) (10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY See Saturday, December 8, for description. (Live Action) (2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS See Friday, December 7, for description. (Live Action) (6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT)

Monday, December 10 (5:00-5:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (5:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) Jack Frost (1979) See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus IS COMIN' TO TOWN Fred Astaire narrates this tale of Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a young man who starts a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Animated) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 11 (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7, for description. (Live Action) (9:00- 11:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE See Friday, December 7, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 12 (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7, for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE See Friday, December 7, for description. (Live Action) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 13 (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES See Sunday, December 9, for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Animated) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) 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, December 14 (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) PIXAR SHORT FILMS Get ready for a fun-filled night of Walt Disney Pictures Presents "Pixar Short Films" that will include the following film shorts: "Presto," "Lifted," "Jack-Jack Attack," "BURN-E," "Boundin," "For the Birds," "Geri's Game," "Knick Knack," "Luxo Jr.," "Mater and the Ghostlight," "Mike's New Car," "One Man Band," "Tin Toy," "Partly Cloudy," and "Dug's Special Mission." New additions to the line-up include "Small Fry," and "Hawaiian Vacation," as well as several vignettes featuring characters from the "Toy Story" movies, "Cars 2" and "Brave." (Animated) Encore Presentation (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Animated) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'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)

Saturday, December 15 (7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (7:30-8:00 AM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss' THE GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (8:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) 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) (8:30-9:00 AM ET/PT) 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) (9:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY "Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" tells the story of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. (Animated) (9:30-10:30 AM ET/PT) 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) (10:30-11:30 AM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS' CHRSTMAS 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) Encore Presentation (1:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (12:00-12:30 PM ET/PT) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS See Monday, December 3, for description. (Animated) (12:30-1:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (1:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) Jack Frost (1979) See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S TOY STORY See Friday, December 14, for description. (Animated) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'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) (10:00 -11:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus IS COMIN' TO TOWN See Monday, December 10, for description. (Animated) (11:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A Santa Claus See Monday, December 10, for description. (Animated) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) Jack Frost (1998) See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action)

Sunday, December 16 (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) Richie Rich'S CHRISTMAS WISH See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action) (9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE: THE HOLIDAY HEIST See Monday, December 10, for description. (Live Action) (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (1:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A Santa Claus See Monday, December 10, for description. (Animated) (2:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus IS COMIN' TO TOWN See Monday, December 10, for description. (Animated) (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S TOY STORY 2 See Saturday, December 15, for description. (Animated) (7:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'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 (9:30 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT)

Monday, December 17 (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) 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 over sixty years ago in this ABC Family original movie. (Live Action) (1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY *See Thursday, December 13, for description. (Live Action) (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS DO-OVER See Wednesday, December 12, for description. (Live Action) (5:00-5:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (5:30-6:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (6:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss' THE GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (7:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS See Sunday, December 2, for description. (Live Action) Encore Presentation (9:30 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) (12:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES See Sunday, December 9, for description. (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 18 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF Santa Claus The story of how a young man named Claus became Santa Claus. (Animated) (12:00-12:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (12:30-2:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (2:30-4:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (4:30-5:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (5:00-5:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (5:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994) See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Live Action) (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Animated) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) WILLY 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, December 19 (8:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) 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) (10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY See Tuesday, December 18, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) 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 (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (2:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) THE FAMILY MAN See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Animated) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated)

Thursday, December 20 (7:00-8:00 AM ET/PT) 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. (8:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) 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. (9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT) 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. (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) 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) (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES See Sunday, December 9, for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS See Friday, December 7, for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY See Saturday, December 8, for description. (Live Action)

Friday, December 21 (9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT) 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) (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action) (1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY See Saturday, December 8, for description. (Live Action) (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE See Sunday, December 9, for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 22 (7:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY'S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Animated) (8:30-10:00 AM ET/PT) MICKEY'S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS See Sunday, December 2, for description. (Animated) (10:00-10:30 AM ET/PT) DISNEY PREP & LANDING See Tuesday, December 18, for description. (Animated) (10:30-11:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE See Tuesday, December 18, for description. (Animated) (11:00-11:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH & CHRISTMAS TOO See Tuesday, December 4, for description. (Animated) (12:00-12:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (12:30-2:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS See Monday, December 3, for description. (Animated) (2:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR See Monday, December 3, for description. (Animated) (3:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS See Saturday, December 15, for description. (Animated) (4:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A Santa Claus See Monday, December 10, for description. (Animated) (5:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus IS COMIN' TO TOWN See Monday, December 10, for description. (Animated) (6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) 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 Clause! Scott must now find a wife to fulfill his duties as Santa before Christmas Eve, or risk destroying Christmas forever! (Live Action) Encore Presentation (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action)

Sunday, December 23 (7:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS See Monday, December 3, for description. (Animated) (8:30 AM-10:30 PM ET/PT) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS See Saturday, December 1, for description. (Live Action) (10:30 AM-12:30 PM ET/PT) 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) (12:30-3:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS See Tuesday, December 4 for description. (Live Action) (3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY See Tuesday, December 18, for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Animated) (7:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS See Sunday, December 2, for description. (Live Action) Encore Presentation (9:30 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT)

Monday, December 24 (9:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) 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. (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY See Tuesday, December 18, for description. (Live Action) (1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Animated) (3:00-5:00 AM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 2 See Saturday, December 22 for description. (Live Action) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Live Action) (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 25 (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (9:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) A CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS See Saturday, December 22 for description. (Animated) (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 2 See Saturday, December 22 for description. (Live Action) Encore Presentation (12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) (3:00 -5:00 PM ET/PT) THE Santa ClausE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE See Friday, December 7 for description. (Live Action) (5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL See Thursday, December 6, for description. (Animated) (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE See Wednesday, December 5, for description. (Live Action) (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION See Monday, December 3, for description. (Live Action)

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