25 Days of Christmas

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Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas
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Network The Family Channel (1996–1997)
Fox Family (1998–2000)
ABC Family (2001–2015)
Freeform (2016–present)
ABC (2017–present)
Disney Channel (2017–present)
Disney Junior (2017–present)
Disney XD (2017–present)
Launched December 1, 1996; 20 years ago (1996-12-01)
Country of origin United States
Formerly known as Fox Family's 25 Days of Christmas (1998–2001)
ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas (2002–2015)
Format Christmas-based films and programming, along with some non-seasonal films
Running time Daily and nightly, annually from December 1 to December 25
Original Language(s) English
Official website Official site

25 Days of Christmas (also known as Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas, previously known as Fox Family's 25 Days of Christmas, and as ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas) is an annual programming block on Freeform and its predecessors since 1996. As the title implies, the special programming is shown every year from December 1 to December 25, showing classic holiday programming (such as Rankin/Bass' classic TV specials), as well as new Christmas-themed television movies each year; generally few of the network's original series air during the time period, outside of Christmas special episodes.

In 2006, the channel aired fewer seasonal films and added general-interest family movies such as Harry Potter, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as Disney films including Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Starting in 2007, ABC Family extended the "25" days into November with a Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas block.

For 2017, the brand will be extended to cover seasonal special and miniseries events across ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD, in addition to Freeform.[1]

Programming

Original specials

Original movies

Every year since the block started in 1996, at least one new holiday-related TV film has been produced (except in 2002, 2014, and 2015). Starting in 2005, two TV films have been produced. In 2007, three films were created for the block, due to the popularity of the previous year's films.[8]

The Family Channel era: The Family Channel's 25 Days of Christmas

Fox Family era: Fox Family's 25 Days of Christmas

ABC Family era: ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas

Freeform era: Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas

  • 2016 – Holiday Joy
  • 2017 – Angry Angel
  • 2018 – Life-Size 2[12]

Current Christmas specials

The following non-original (originally premiered direct to video, or on some other TV network or cable channel, or as a theatrical featurette) Christmas specials, or Christmas-themed episodes of television programs are presently being featured during 25 Days of Christmas (including Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas) (as of 2017):

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