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[11/01/06 - 06:19 PM]
All Aboard for ABC Family's Ninth Annual '25 Days of Christmas' Event with Over 200 Hours of Holiday Programming
The annual event features two original movie premieres: "Santa Baby" starring Jenny McCarthy and "Christmas Do-Over" starring Jay Mohr.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ALL ABOARD FOR ABC FAMILY�S NINTH ANNUAL �25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS� EVENT WITH OVER 200 HOURS OF HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

Event Features Premiere of Two New Original Movies � �Santa Baby� Starring Jenny McCarthy and �Christmas Do-Over� Starring Jay Mohr

Basic Cable Premiere of �The Polar Express� Starring Tom Hanks Including Television Premiere of Behind-The-Scenes Interviews

For The First Time Holiday Favorites Fill Each Weekend During the Event From Morning to Night

Burbank, CA (November 1, 2006) � ABC Family takes viewers on a journey into winter wonderland with its ninth annual �25 Days Of Christmas� programming event. This year features over 200 hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from December 1- 25. Also, in a first for �25 Days Of Christmas,� Saturdays and Sundays will be filled from sun up to sun down with up to 17 hours of holiday favorites including Harry Potter and Rankin Bass marathons.

The first stop for holiday fun will feature the premiere of two original movies starting with �Santa Baby,� Sunday, December 10 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT), starring Jenny McCarthy (�Scary Movie 3�), who plays the uptight MBA Mary Class, a highly driven business executive who is acknowledged for her great success by everyone but her father�who happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). Tired of not being recognized for her ideas on modernizing Christmas, four years ago Mary fled to the big city, not only leaving home, but also abandoning her loyal local boyfriend, Luke (Ivan Sergei). But this year, after learning that Santa has fallen ill and is having trouble finishing preparations for Christmas, Mary eagerly returns home � that would be the North Pole - to implement her innovative ideas. This year is going to be Mary's Christmas. The film is directed by Ron Underwood ("Boston Legal," "City Slickers�) with the teleplay by Garrett Frawley & Brian Turner, produced by Craig McNeil and executive produced by Steve Carr, Heidi Santelli, and Jody Brockway of Granada Films.

The holiday voyage continues with the premiere of �Christmas Do-Over,� Saturday, December 16 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) starring Jay Mohr (�Jerry Maguire�) and Daphne Zuniga (�Beautiful People�). CHRISTMAS DO-OVER tells the story of a man who unwittingly gets a chance to go back and do things differently when he is forced to relive one terrible Christmas over and over and over again. At first, he feels he�s cursed with this predicament and resists it in the most childish ways possible. But as time goes by (or fails to, as the case may be) Kevin (Jay Mohr) slowly realizes this might be his chance � his last chance - to get Christmas right. And maybe, he�ll get back what he lost and what he most needed all along - his family. The cast also includes Ruta Lee, Tim Thomerson, Adrienne Barbeau, and David Millbern. The film is directed by Catherine Cyran (�The Prince & Me 2�) and produced by Stephen P. Jarchow and Jeffrey Schenck of Regent Studios. The film is also being executive produced by Paul Colichman and Robyn Meisinger and written/produced by Jennifer Heath and Michele J. Wolff.

In addition, ABC Family takes viewers on a journey beyond their imagination with the basic cable premiere of �The Polar Express,� Friday, December 8 (8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT, Encore 10:30 � 1:00 PM ET/PT) starring Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks. Based on the classic children�s book, THE POLAR EXPRESS tells the story of one doubting boy (voice of Daryl Sabara and Tom Hanks), who experiences an astonishing event. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. But to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor (voice of Tom Hanks) invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an amazing gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.

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

Friday, December 1

(7:00 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY�S WINTER WONDERLAND

Featuring the voices of Andy Griffiths 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? (Rankin Bass)

(7:30 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER�S STONE

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER�S STONE tells the story of a boy who is brought up by the Dursley�s, who treat him more like vermin than like a member of the family. On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter receives a mysterious letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, telling him he has been chosen as one of the future students of that renowned school. Harry also learns he is the orphaned son of a powerful wizard and witch and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Happy to leave the Dursley�s behind, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and finds the home and the family he never had. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 2

(9:30 � 11:30 AM ET/PT) TO GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE WE GO

Starring Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. When the twins feel like their mom is tired of them, they take off on an exciting adventure to grandmother's house and encounter a pair of villains along the way. (Live Action)

(11:30 AM � 1:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE

Starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow, SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE tells the story of the legend of Santa Claus and brings it to life. (Live Action)

(1:30 � 3:30 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3

Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz), a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fend off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed. (Live Action)

Harry Potter Double Feature

(3:30 � 7:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER�S STONE Encore Presentation

(7:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

In his second term at Hogwarts, Harry Potter is warned by an elf named Dobby that disaster will strike when he returns to school. Besides being disliked by Professor Snape and hated by Draco Malfoy, Harry gets off to a great start with his two best friends, Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger and famous writer Gilderoy Lockhart has joined the Hogwarts staff and is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. But now, Hogwarts students are strangely being petrified. When everyone suspects Harry, the trio sets out to find the culprit and end up finding more than they bargained for. (Live Action)

Sunday, December 3

Home Alone Double Feature

(9:00 � 11:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3 - Encore Presentation

(11:00 AM � 1:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 4

Kevin McCallister's (Mike Weinberg) parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants (French Stewart), one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with a new criminal named Vera to hit Natalie's mansion. (Live Action)

Harry Potter Double Feature

(1:00 � 5:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Encore Presentation

(5:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

Encore Presentation (8:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT)

It's Harry's 3rd Year at Hogwarts, not only does he have a new "Defense against the Dark-Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards Prison, is coming after Harry. (Live Action)

Monday, December 4

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH�S SHINY NEW YEAR

Father Time sends Santa a message telling him that the baby new year, Happy, is missing! And without the baby new year, it'll remain the old year forever. But it's foggy and snowing, so Rudolph's the only reindeer for the job. Rudolph learns that Eon is also searching for Happy, so that Eon�s life will never end. With the help of 1 Million B.C. and Sir 1023, and 1776, Rudolph searches through the islands of the Archipelago of Last Year and races against eon to ensure a Happy New Year. (Rankin Bass)

(8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells decided to go out (with Vixen) to find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still important to everybody else. But they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser, first, before they land in Southtown, USA, where it never snows for Christmas. But the Miser Brothers can't agree to let it snow in Southtown. But Mrs. Santa knows their mom--Mother Nature. (Rankin Bass)

(9:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world. - featuring the voices of Rick Moranis, Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Dreyfuss. (Animated)

Tuesday, December 5

(7:00 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) T�WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

One Christmas season, the citizens of a small town, both human and mouse, find their letters to Santa Claus have been unceremoniously returned. Furthermore, there is a message that says the entire town has been removed from Santa's delivery itinerary due to being insulted by a letter from that town dismissing his existence. (Rankin Bass)

(7:30 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SNOW

Narrated by Angela Lansbury, a young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to play an angel in the abbey's Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that falls during the pageant works a small miracle.

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

Can Santa's daughter (Kathy Ireland) turn naughty to nice and save Christmas? (Live Action)

Wednesday, December 6

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO�S CHRISTMAS

It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette show to make present money. He steals a girl puppet when he leaves, and the gendarmes chase him into the Forest of Enchantment. There, he meets Azora, a fairy with a cricket who try to fix Pinocchio's lying and set him on the right track. But then he's sold to a Duke, whom Pinocchio convinces to spend time with his children. And only Santa's reindeer can get Pinocchio home in time for Christmas. (Rankin Bass)

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

Santa's daughter, Kristin Claus (Kathy Ireland) faces a difficult dilemma with the Morgan family with whom she has been living as nanny and confidant, when Bill Morgan (John Dye) proposes marriage. Having given up her immortality, Kristen is conflicted about her true identity and now confused over her decision. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 7

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN� TO TOWN

Fred Astaire narrates this tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. In his home village of Sombertown, Kris has started a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children. But when the evil ruler, Burgermeister (Paul Frees), bans toys from the land, Kris is forced to go directly to Mother Nature and ask her for assistance. With the help of magical elves and several special reindeer, Kris overcomes the Burgermeister and delivers toys to children all over the world, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Rankin Bass)

(8:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN Encore Presentation

Friday, December 8

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love. (Rankin Bass)

Basic Cable Premiere � Features Television Premiere of Behind-The-Scenes Interviews

(8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

Encore Presentation (10:30 AM � 1:00 PM ET/PT)

For one doubting boy (voice of Daryl Sabara and Tom Hanks), an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor (voice of Tom Hanks) invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience. (Animated)

Saturday, December 9

Holiday Christmas Classic Marathon (9:00 AM � 7:00 PM ET/PT)

The spirit of Christmas continues with a marathon of Rankin Bass holiday favorites including:

(9:00 � 11:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY�S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

(11:00 AM � 12:00 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

(12:00 � 12:30 PM ET/PT) THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SNOW

(12:30 � 1:00 PM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY

(1:00 � 2:00 PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO�S CHRISTMAS

(2:00 � 3:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST

(3:00 � 3:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY�S WINTER WONDERLAND

(3:30 � 4:00 PM ET/PT) TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(4:00 � 5:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH�S SHINY NEW YEAR

(5:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

(6:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN� TO TOWN

Primetime Movie Encore Presentation � including Behind-the-Scenes Interviews

(7:00 � 9:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

(Encore Presentation - 9:30 PM � 12:00 AM ET/PT)

Sunday, December 10

(8:00 � 10:00 AM ET/PT) TO GRANDMOTHER�S HOUSE WE GO - Encore Presentation

(10:00 AM � 12:00 PM ET/PT) A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS

Jessie�s mom died when she was just three so when she wins a free wish in a department store, she wishes for a mom. Her wish brings a mannequin to life and into her life as her Mom for Christmas. (Live Action)

(12:00 � 2:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE - Encore Presentation

(2:00 � 4:00 PM ET/PT) SCROOGED

A contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens' novel "A Christmas Carol," focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays in order to boost ratings. Starring Bill Murray. (Live Action)

(4:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT) CHASING CHRISTMAS

In this deconstructionist version of the classic Dickens "A Christmas Carol," forty-something single father Jack (Tom Arnold), is visited by his old business partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to change his perspective on the holiday. Ever since his wife left him for her dentist on Christmas Eve, Jack has boycotted the holidays. Now his relationship is at risk with his sixteen-year-old daughter and the spirits step in to rescue Jack from his terminal bah humbugs. (Live Action)

(6:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) SNOW

In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, Nick (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly takes over the family business. As if that wasn�t pressure enough, with only three days before the big night, one of Nick�s young reindeer is captured and taken to a zoo. In the course of his adventures to rescue the reindeer, Nick touches the lives of those at a boarding house including Sandy (Ashley Williams) and eight-year-old-Hector (Bobb�e Thompson) who lives there with his mom. As only a true innocent can do, Nick tries to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago. (Live Action)

Original Movie Premiere

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY

Encore Presentation (10:00 PM � 12:00 AM ET/PT)

In SANTA BABY, Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly driven business executive who is acknowledged for her great success by everyone but her father�who happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). Tired of not being recognized for her ideas on modernizing Christmas, four years ago Mary fled to the big city, not only leaving home, but also abandoning her loyal local boyfriend, Luke (Ivan Sergei). But this year, after learning that Santa has fallen ill and is having trouble finishing preparations for Christmas, Mary eagerly returns home � that would be the North Pole - to implement her innovative ideas. This year is going to be Mary's Christmas. (Live Action)

Monday, December 11

(7:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) MARY POPPINS

Encore Presentation (10:00 AM � 1:00 PM ET/PT)

Two banker's children lose their nanny due to her frustration with them. A change in the wind blows in an assertive nanny who matches the qualifications of the children and not the father. As she helps them magically explore the world around them the father grows increasingly disapproving of her methods, and must eventually deal with his own distance from his children. Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 12

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS - Encore Presentation

In an age long ago, the Great Ak calls a council among the Immortals to ask that the most beloved mortal man in the entire world, Santa Claus, be granted the Mantle of Immortality. (Rankin Bass)

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY � Encore Presentation

Wednesday, December 13

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH�S SHINY NEW YEAR � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS

Justin, (played by Dylan and Cole Sprouse) snaps a picture of his mom kissing Santa and decides to wage war against him. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 14

(7:00 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. (Rankin Bass)

(7:30 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY BOOK II

Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers. (Rankin Bass)

(8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS � Encore Presentation Including Behind-The-Scenes Cast Interviews (10:30 PM � 1:00 AM ET/PT)

Friday, December 15

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN� TO TOWN � Encore Presentation

(9:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

Encore Presentation

Saturday, December 16

(7:00 � 8:00 AM ET/PT) DEAR SANTA

Hosted by Kristen Bell (�Veronica Mars�), DEAR SANTA grants the wishes of children, as expressed in their letters written to Santa Claus. With a little help from some celebrity helpers including Matt Dallas (�Kyle XY�), Ruben Studdard, Wilmer Valderama (�Handy Manny�), Tony Hawk and Raven Symone (�That�s So Raven�), this year Christmas dreams really do come true.

(8:00 � 10:00 AM ET/PT) CHASING CHRISTMAS � Encore Presentation

(10:00 AM � 12:00 PM ET/PT) SCROOGED � Encore Presentation

(12:00 � 2:00 PM ET/PT) MR. ST. NICK

Miami�s #1 bachelor (Kelsey Grammar) has a family secret � he is about to take over the family business � much to his dismay as life in the North Pole is much colder than life in Miami.

(2:00 � 4:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY � Encore Presentation

(4:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS IN BOSTON

Childhood pen-pals Gina (Marla Sokoloff) and Seth have created a life long friendship based solely on letters and snapshots they�ve sent to each other. Now as adults, they finally get the chance to meet in person but both are extremely nervous about living up to one another�s expectations � especially since Gina and Seth sent pictures of their best friends Ellen and Matt, instead of pictures of themselves! Afraid to face the truth, each sends their best friend to pose as them. But when Ellen and Matt start falling for each another, Gina and Seth discover much more than they ever expected. (Live Action)

(6:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THREE DAYS

An angel interrupts destiny to give love 72 hours for a second chance. Starring Kristin Davis. (Live Action)

Original Movie Premiere

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS DO-OVER

Encore Presentation (10:00 PM � 12:00 AM ET/PT)

CHRISTMAS DO-OVER tells the story of a man who unwittingly gets a chance to go back and do things differently when he is forced to relive one terrible Christmas with his ex-wife (Daphne Zuniga) and former in-laws over and over and over again, until he gets it (and his life) right. At first, he feels he�s cursed with this predicament and resists it in the most childish ways possible. But as time goes by (or fails to, as the case may be) Kevin (Jay Mohr) slowly realizes this might be his chance � his last chance - to get Christmas right. And maybe, if he gets this right, he�ll get back what he lost and what he most needed all along - his family. (Live Action)

Sunday, December 17

(9:30 � 11:30 AM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH�S CHRISTMAS WISH

After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Starring David Gallager. (Live Action)

(11:30 AM � 1:30 PM ET/PT) I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS � Encore Presentation

(1:30 � 3:30 PM ET/PT) ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS - Encore Presentation

(3:30 � 5:30 PM ET/PT) TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS - Encore Presentation

(5:30 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Encore Presentation - (8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT)

In this adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, director Ron Howard casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a perverse, manic spin when a freakish green monster living in a mountainside cave disguises himself as Santa Claus, and steals the Christmas goodies from every single home in Whoville. (Live Action)

(10:30 PM � 12:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

Encore Presentation

Monday, December 18

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN� TO TOWN � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skullduggery to get their hands on it. Starring Dick Van Dyke. (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 19

(7:00 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY�S WINTER WONDERLAND - Encore Presentation

(7:30 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN - Encore Presentation

Wednesday, December 20

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS DO-OVER - Encore Presentation

Thursday, December 21 � AN EVENING OF DR. SEUSS

(7:00 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) CAT IN THE HAT

Two children left home alone for a short while one afternoon are visited by a very interesting yet troublesome cat wearing a tall striped hat. The cat succeeds in creating a huge mess in their house - can they get it cleaned up before Mom gets home?

(7:30 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) SEUSS ON THE LOOSE

Oh! The places Seuss takes you. Visit the rain forest, mix colors sublime. Travel our country from a computer station, Seuss on the loose, Oh, what a creation!

(8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT) HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - Encore Presentation Starring Jim Carrey

Friday, December 22

(7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH�S SHINY NEW YEAR Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) MARY POPPINS Encore Presentation

Saturday, December 23

(7:00 � 9:00 AM ET/PT) BLIZZARD

A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer. Directed by LeVar Burton. (Live Action)

(9:00 � 11:00 AM ET/PT) SNOW Encore Presentation

(11:00 AM � 1:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS DO-OVER - Encore Presentation

(1:00 � 3:00 PM ET/PT) A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS Encore Presentation

(3:00 � 5:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS ROMANCE

A single mother who needs a chance. A banker who needs a change. Starring Olivia Newton John. (Live Action)

(5:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) MARY POPPINS � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME

Based on the bestselling children�s books written by the late Kay Thompson, its Christmas time and the season promises to be even more special as the Plaza Hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding! Although Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) is warned not to interfere, Eloise plays matchmaker to ensure that true love will save the day. Starring Julie Andrews. (Live Action)

(10:00 AM � 12:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3 - Encore Presentation

Sunday, December 24

Eloise Double Feature

(8:00 � 10:00 AM ET/PT) ELOISE AT THE PLAZA

Based on the best-selling children's classic, ELOISE AT THE PLAZA brings one of literature's most beloved characters to life. Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) is a fun-loving little girl with a knack for finding adventure every place she looks. While under the care of her wonderful nanny (Julie Andrews), Eloise tries to play matchmaker to a lonely prince and wrangle an invitation to the society event of the season. (Live Action)

(10:00 AM � 12:00 PM ET/PT) ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME Encore Presentation

12 � Hours of Christmas Marathon

A twelve hour marathon of Rankin Bass Holiday Classics including:

(12:00 � 12:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

(12:30 � 1:00 PM ET/PT) LEPRECHAUN�S CHRISTMAS GOLD

(1:00 � 3:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY�S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

(3:00 � 4:00 PM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

(4:00 � 4:30 PM ET/PT) THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SNOW

(4:30 � 5:00 ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY

(5:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO�S CHRISTMAS

(6:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST

(7:00 � 7:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY�S WINTER WONDERLAND

(7:30 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN� TO TOWN

(9:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

(10:00 � 11:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH�S SHINY NEW YEAR

(11:00 � 11:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

(11:30 AM� 12:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY BOOK II

Monday, December 25

(12:00 � 2:00 PM ET/PT) THE CHRISTMAS SECRET

In this magical story, a college professor (Richard Thomas) sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas. He ends up at Santa's (Beau Bridges) workshop and becomes involved in a number of delightful situations. (Live Action)

(2:00 � 4:00 PM ET/PT) THE CHRISTMAS LIST

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris (Mimi Rogers) feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. 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)

(4:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT) A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER

Carolyn (Connie Sellecca) is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest. She meets her former fianc�, who she left at the altar several years ago. She also finds a lost boy who she wants to adopt, but Jordi is not too keen on the idea. (Live Action)

(6:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT) THREE DAYS � Encore Presentation

(8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS - Encore Presentation including Behind-the-Scenes Interviews





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· BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (ABC FAMILY)
· CHRISTMAS DO-OVER (ABC FAMILY)
· CHRISTMAS IN BOSTON (ABC FAMILY)
· ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME (ABC)
· ELOISE AT THE PLAZA (ABC)
· KYLE XY (ABC FAMILY)
· MR. ST. NICK (ABC)
· SANTA BABY (ABC FAMILY)
· SNOW (ABC FAMILY)
· THREE DAYS (ABC FAMILY)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)





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