ELF & More Set for Freeform's 2017 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Programming

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, is your destination for all holiday programming. In its 21st year of bringing holiday cheer to viewers, FreeForm returns with "25 Days of Christmas," cable's biggest programming event of the year. The 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family runs from DECEMBER 1 - 25, and viewers can ring in the season with festive specials, classic holiday movies and returning favorites. Programming will also be available to stream via the FreeForm app and online.

The forthcoming unscripted series, "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings," from executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, in partnership with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, will premiere a one-hour, holiday-themed special, "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic," on DECEMBER 11 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The festive special edition will go behind the scenes of some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney Destinations around the globe during the holiday season. From a sun-drenched holiday proposal at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, to a winter wonderland wedding at WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort in Florida, viewers will be guests from the start of each couple's "happily ever after" journey.

Continuing the peek behind the velvet curtain, "Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic," premiering DECEMBER 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST, will reveal how the holiday magic and spirit come to life throughout Disney destinations by giving viewers an inside look at how Disney transforms its theme parks and resort hotels into a winter wonderland. From the executive producers of the "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" series, viewers will meet the dedicated team of Disney cast members and Santa's helpers, who meticulously plan, design, build and bring to life wondrous Christmas trees, life-size gingerbread houses and much more!

For those who are looking to add some cuteness to the holidays, FreeForm has you covered with their take on the yule log, the "25 Days of Christmas Partyscapes." In these long-form videos, streamable on the FreeForm app and Freeform.com throughout "25 Days of Christmas," viewers can see the adorable mayhem of baby animals running amok in two festive "25 Days of Christmas"-themed "partyscapes." On December 6, fans can watch the action unfold on the 25 Days of Christmas and OhMyDisney's Facebook pages and vote live on whether to toggle to the kittens or the puppies.

Freeform will be posting fun new holiday content each day on the "25 Days of Christmas" social accounts and Freeform.com, including fun holiday shareables, gifs, quizzes, recipes and 360 videos. In addition to live tweeting during movies every night, FreeForm will also be offering extra content relating to the Pop Up Santa surprises.

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

Friday, December 1

(7:30 - 9:30 a.m. EST) ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME (2003)

Based on the bestselling children's books written by Kay Thompson, the title character Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) is warned not to interfere as the Plaza Hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding. But Eloise can't resist, playing matchmaker to ensure that true love will save the day. (Live Action) "Eloise at Christmastime" repeats on Tuesday, December 5, at 12:00 a.m. EST; Wednesday, December 6, at 2:05 p.m. EST; Friday, December 8, at 12:40 p.m. EST; Saturday, December 9, at 9:05 a.m. EST; Monday, December 11, at 12:00 a.m. EST; Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 a.m. EST; Friday, December 15, at 11:00 a.m. EST; Wednesday, December 20, at 12:30 p.m. EST; Thursday, December 21, at 10:35 a.m. EST.

(11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST) 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) "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish" repeats on Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 a.m. EST; Sunday, December 10, at 10:05 a.m. EST; Monday, December 11, at 7:30 a.m. EST; Friday, December 15, at 1:00 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 24, at 9:05 a.m. EST.

(1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST) 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) "Jack Frost" repeats on Saturday, December 9, at 12:55 a.m. EST; Sunday, December 10, at 7:00 a.m. EST; Thursday, December 21, at 8:30 a.m. EST.

(2:00 - 3:35 p.m. EST) TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" follows the misguided passion of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved Pumpkin King, who becomes obsessed with bringing Christmas under his control and enlists his loyal townspeople to help him become a substitute Santa and create a "new and improved" version of the holiday. (Animated) "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" repeats on Saturday, December 2, at 3:10 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 3, at 2:15 p.m. EST; Thursday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m. EST; Friday, December 8, at 11:00 a.m. EST; Tuesday, December 12, at 2:20 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 13, at 12:10 p.m. EST; Saturday, December 16, at 1:05 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 17, at 10:40 a.m. EST; Saturday, December 23, at 11:15 a.m. EST; Monday, December 25, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

(3:35 - 4:35 p.m. EST) 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) "The Year Without A Santa Claus" repeats on Sunday, December 10, at 1:00 a.m. EST; Monday, December 11, at 2:40 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 13, at 12:00 a.m. EST; Thursday, December 14, at 3:40 p.m. EST; Tuesday, December 19, at 3:30 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 20, at 2:30 p.m. EST; Friday, December 22, at 2:20 p.m. EST;

(4:35 - 7:05 p.m. EST) 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) "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" repeats on Wednesday, December 6, at 4:15 p.m. EST; Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 a.m. EST.

(7:05 - 9:15 p.m. EST) 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) "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" repeats on Saturday, December 2, at 4:50 p.m. EST; Monday, December 4, 8:50 p.m. EST. Tuesday, December 5, at 6:45 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 6, at 12:00 a.m. EST; Thursday, December 7, at 2:35 p.m. EST; Saturday, December 9, at 10:45 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. EST; Tuesday, December 12, at 12:10 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 13, at 7:30 a.m. EST; Thursday, December 14, at 8:50 p.m. EST; Friday, December 15, at 7:10 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 17, at 10:45 p.m. EST; Monday, December 18, at 10:40 a.m. EST; Tuesday, December 19, at 8:50 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 20, at 6:40 p.m. EST; Friday, December 22, at 11:05 a.m. EST; Saturday, December 23, at 7:00 a.m. and 7:10 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 24, at 4:25 p.m. EST; Monday, December 25 at 2:35 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. EST.

(9:15 - 11:25 p.m. EST) ELF

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) "Elf" repeats on Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. EST; Monday, December 4, at 6:40 p.m. EST; Tuesday, December 5, at 4:35 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 6, at 8:50 p.m. EST; Thursday, December 7, at 6:50 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 10, at 8:40 p.m. EST; Monday, December 11, at 5:50 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 13, at 4:30 p.m. EST; Thursday, December 14, at 1:30 p.m. EST; Friday, December 15, at 9:20 p.m. EST; Saturday, December 16, at 7:05 p.m. EST; Monday, December 18, at 9:00 p.m. EST; Tuesday, December 19, at 4:30 p.m. EST; Wednesday, December 20, at 8:50 p.m. EST; Thursday, December 21, at 6:40 p.m. EST; Friday, December 22, at 11:50 p.m. EST; Saturday, December 23, at 12:50 p.m. EST; Sunday, December 24, at 9:15 p.m. EST; Monday, December 25, at 6:45 p.m. EST.

Photo credit for "Elf" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation": Warner Bros.*
Photo credit for "The Santa Clause": Disney Enterprises, Inc./Joseph Lederer*



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