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[11/02/10 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Rings in the Holidays With the Network's Annual "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event, Beginning Wednesday, December 1st
Said event features the network premieres of "The Santa Clause," "WALL-E," "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Santa Buddies."

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE NETWORK'S ANNUAL "25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" PROGRAMMING EVENT, BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

The Event Kicks Off Wednesday, December 1 with the Return of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Airing on the Network for the First Time in Two Years

Christina Milian, Chad Michael Murray and Ashley Benson Star in the ABC Family Original Movie "Christmas Cupid" on Sunday, December 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

Cable's Biggest Programming Event Also Features Network's New Original Special "The Gruffalo," Airing Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 PM ET/PT, Featuring the Voices of Robbie Coltrane as The Gruffalo and Helena Bonham Carter as the Narrator

Event Also Features the ABC Family Premieres of the Hit Movies "The Santa Clause" Starring Tim Allen on Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 PM ET/PT; Disney·Pixar's "WALL·E" on Tuesday, December 17 at 8:30 PM ET/PT; "Puff the Magic Dragon" on Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 PM ET/PT; and "Santa Buddies" on Monday, December 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

Network's Annual Harry Potter Marathon Weekend To Air Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5

Burbank, CA (Tuesday, November 2, 2010) - With the anticipation of the holiday season steadily approaching, ABC Family launches the thirteenth year of its must see "25 Days of Christmas" event featuring over 200 hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from December 1-25 - the biggest cable programming event of the year. Viewers will celebrate the season with an all-new original movie, specials and, of course, the return of Christmas favorites during primetime as well as a full week of all day holiday programming from Saturday, December 18 - Saturday, December 25.

This year, ABC Family proudly presents the new original movie, "Christmas Cupid," starring Christina Milian, Chad Michael Murray and Ashley Benson, premiering Sunday, December 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Milian stars as high powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client Caitlin, played by Benson. With just days away from Christmas, Caitlin takes Sloane on a journey to meet the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past, present and future to try and guide her to true love, in a modern day take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol.

In addition, in an ABC Family Premiere, "The Santa Clause," starring Tim Allen, will air on Thursday, December 2 (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), and the Academy Award(R)-winning animated film (Best Animated Feature Film) "WALL·E" will air on Monday, December 17 (8:30-10:30 PM ET/PT).

Harry Potter movie madness ensues during the network's annual holiday marathon running on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5. The marathon features the first five installments of the "Harry Potter" film franchise. Other franchise marathons include "The Santa Clause" franchise on Saturday, December 11, including all three installments, as well as "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2," airing back-to-back on Sunday, December 19.

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

Wednesday, December 1

(6:00-6:30 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)

(6:30-7:00 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. Arch enemy of the Truffula tree and its ambrosial fruit is the "Once-ler," who covets the trees as the perfect material from which to manufacture his marvelous invention, the "Thneed," defined as "a fine something that all people need!" When the ecological crisis becomes catastrophic, the one tiny surviving hope is a seed placed in the hands of a small boy. (Animated)

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" tells the story of the adventure of two youngsters, housebound on a rainy day, whose boredom is shattered by a visit from the magical, mischievous Cat and his helpmates, Thing One and Thing Two. (Animated)

(7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT As The Cat in the Hat gets ready for a lovely picnic, the evil Grinch plots to create a contraption that captures noise and turns it into ferocious sounds - which would absolutely ruin The Cat's plan for an afternoon picnic. In the end, The Cat in the Hat must jump in to save the world from the clutches of the Grinch! Of course, the only way to make that happen is to get to Grinch's soft spot. (Animated)

(8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS He's mean, he's green, and he doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit. Jim Carrey stars as the title character in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss. High atop Mt. Crumpet, The Grinch observes the residents of Whoville joyously preparing to celebrate Christmas. He decides he's had enough of all this happiness, and conspires to steal Christmas from Whoville! (Live Action)

(10:30 PM-1:00 AM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - Encore Presentation (Live Action)

Thursday, December 2

(6:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) A FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS Fred Flintstone finds out there really is a Santa Claus when the old gentleman falls off his roof and sprains his ankle. So the children of the world will not be disappointed, Fred substitutes for Santa and Barney comes along for the magical journey as an elf. (Animated)

(7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - ABC Family Premiere 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. When the current Mr. Claus falls off the roof on Christmas Eve, Scott dons Santa's suit. And before you can say Kris Kringle, Scott and his son Charlie are whisked off to the North Pole. (Live Action)

(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - Encore Presentation

Friday, December 3

(6:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS This holiday season, the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. (Animated)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS - Encore Presentation

Saturday, December 4

(7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) THE DOG WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS VACATION The Bannister family and their well-intentioned pooch Zeus (Mario Lopez), plan for a nice, relaxing holiday vacation, but their ideal winter wonderland quickly goes awry when Belinda's (Elisa Donovan) obnoxious brother Randy (Casper Van Dien) arrives with his son and new poodle, Bella (Paris Hilton), proving there is such a thing as too much family togetherness. Zeus immediately falls head over paws for Bella and is desperate to win over her affection, but she will have nothing to do with him. (Live Action)

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND BEGINS

(9:00 AM-12:30 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, the family adventure film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had. (Live Action)

(12:30-4:30 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS The Chamber of Secrets has been opened! Harry Potter's adventures continue in this second installment of the "Harry Potter" film series. After a horrid summer with the Dursleys and a harrowing return trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his second year studying the magic arts. But a long-buried secret threatens the school and all its students. Something evil whispers from within the walls - and only Harry can hear it. Now it's up to Harry and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to defeat an awakened monster. (Live Action)

(4:30-7:30 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN The magic and excitement are back with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends as they prepare for their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! While on summer break, Harry inadvertently causes some magical mischief while staying with his dreaded Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Fearing punishment for performing magic in the world of the Muggles, Harry attempts to runaway but is mysteriously rescued from the neighborhood and taken to a friendly inn - by way of a purple tripledecker bus - to spend the remaining weeks of summer. He soon learns the reason for being let off easy by school officials: Sirius Black - a convict from the Prison of Azkaban - is on the loose and after Harry. Once again, it's up to Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to save the school and the day! (Live Action)

(7:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE It's Harry Potter's fourth term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) look forward to the international Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14-year-old wizard. But Harry is not normal--even by wizarding standards. This term, for the first time in hundreds of years, a competition will be held between three schools of wizardry, and contestants will be magically chosen for the very dangerous event. Now, as Harry's lightning scar burns, indicating the evil presence of Lord Voldemort, the Goblet of Fire makes its final selection for the competition - Harry Potter. (Live Action) (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - ABC Family Premiere Set in the world where every holiday has its own special land, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" follows the misguided passion of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved Pumpkin King, who oversees the creation of all the ghoulish delights, frights and surprises that his holiday traditionally exports to the "real world." Bored with the same annual routine, Jack finds a new purpose in life when he accidentally stumbles upon the entryway to Christmastown and becomes instantly enraptured with the bright colors, toys, decorations and warm spirit that he discovers there. He returns home 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. But even the best laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously astray as Jack discovers all too soon. (Animated)

Sunday, December 5

(7:00-10:30 AM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE - Encore Presentation (*See Saturday, December 4, for description.)

(10:30 AM-2:30 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS - Encore Presentation (*See Saturday, December 4, for description.)

(2:30-5:30 PM ET/PT) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN - Encore Presentation (*See Saturday, December 4, for description.)

(5:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE - Encore Presentation (*See Saturday, December 4, for description.)

(9:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) - HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fifth year--and his greatest challenge yet. A summer has passed since Harry's encounter with the Dark Lord, and Harry returns to learn that the wizarding community remains in denial about Voldemort's return; the minister of magic believes that Headmaster Dumbledore is lying; and a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has been assigned. 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)

Monday, December 6

(6:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST Jack Frost, the icy spirit of winter, wants to leave his North Pole existence and become human for the beautiful snowwoman-turned-human he's fallen in love with. Father Winter grants his wish, but not until Jack fights an evil giant and finds a home with a pot of gold. Filmed with stop-motion animated puppets (animagic) and featuring the classic songs "Me and My Shadow," "The Christmas Song," and many more. (Animated)

(7:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is out to save Christmas once again in this stop-motion animated holiday musical. 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)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY The story takes place in the small town where the world's most wonderful sweets are made in the mysterious chocolate factory of Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). Wonka decides to hide five Golden Tickets inside five candy bars with the winners receiving a trip through his factory and enough candy for a lifetime. One of the hopefuls is poor but honest Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), and he is encouraged by his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson). (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 7

(6:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY Winnie the Pooh follows Christopher Robin and his animal friends as a storm topples Owl's tree house and brings a drenching rain. While the flood waters rise, Pooh has nightmares about honey-stealing creatures called Heffalumps and Woozles. (Animated)

(6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND TIGGER TOO To break Tigger's habit of "bouncing in" on them, his friends plot to get him lost in the woods and literally "take the bounce out of him". However, it's his friends who become lost and Tigger "finds" them. After Tigger and Roo become stuck high in a tree, Tigger promises Pooh and Christopher Robin that he'll never bounce again if only Christopher Robin can help get them down-which he does. But Tigger's friends cannot hold Tigger to his vow after seeing how sad he has become without his "bounce". Soon they are all bouncing for joy together. (Animated)

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Mickey's Christmas Special is a collection of Disney shorts that tell fun holiday tales with some of Disney's most popular characters. The shorts include "Pluto's Christmas Tree," "Toy Tinkers" and "Donald's Snow Fight."

(7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS Based on the popular children's book series, "Cranberry Christmas" tells the story of a New England stalwart, Mr. Whiskers, and his efforts to keep the local skating bog from the evil clutches of his notoriously mean neighbor Cyrus Grape. With the help of young Maggie and her Granny, it's up to Mr. Whiskers to prove the bog is his own and save Christmas day for all the children of Cranberryport. Barry Manilow wrote two original songs for this holiday special. (Animated)

(8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND An all-star cast lends its talents to this Christmas special shot in "animagic" (stop-motion animated puppetry). 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? This special is narrated by Andy Griffith and features the classic songs "Frosty the Snowman" and "Winter Wonderland." (Animated)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK In "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York," the sequel to "Home Alone," Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back, and this time his playground is New York City. Separated from the rest of his family - who are on vacation in Florida - Kevin uses his father's credit card to have a grand "Big Apple" time! Soon, though, Kevin discovers that the robbers he foiled once before are out of prison, in New York, and planning a huge toy store heist. Kevin sets out to deter them once again, only this time the robbers are equally as determined. (Live Action)

Wednesday, December 8

(6:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Everyone, especially children, knows that the holiday season is a time for miracles. However, six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle...Santa Claus. This holiday season, Susan is going to receive the most precious gift of all: something to believe in and she's about to discover that miracles do occur. When Kris (Richard Attenborough) is put on trial to prove he's Santa, the youngster - and everyone around her - learns the true meaning of faith, the importance of family... and that even today, we all need something to believe in. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 9

(6:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has a new problem: Baby New Year has run away from Father Time and Santa has sent Rudolph after him. The future is riding on Rudolph's success - without a Baby New Year to ring in the next year, December 31st will last forever and thereby eliminate all future Christmases. (Animated)

(7:00 -8:00 PM ET/PT) THE GRUFFALO - ABC Family Original Special A half-hour animated film based on the classic children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk through the woods in search of a nut. The special's all-star voice cast features Robbie Coltrane as the Gruffalo; Helena Bonham Carter as the narrator, Rob Brydon as the Snake; James Corden as the Mouse; John Hurt as the Owl and Tom Wilkinson as the Fox. (Animated)

(8:00-9:00 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. (Animated)

(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Mrs. Claus narrates this memorable children's classic about the time she almost donned her husband's famous red suit. Disenchanted with the lack of holiday spirit throughout the land, Santa (voiced by Mickey Rooney) decides not to deliver presents and Mrs. Claus and all the elves have to convince him to make his traditional Christmas Eve sleigh ride. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Phyllis McGinley's children's book and filmed using stop-motion animated puppets. The special is filled with Christmas classics including "Here Comes Santa Claus." (Animated)

(10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS Starring Mickey Rooney, reprising his role as Santa Claus from the holiday classic "The Year Without a Santa Claus," "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. The story begins when Santa's new chief mechanic, Tinsel, creates a speedy, new high tech sleigh for Christmas. But what Santa doesn't know is that North Wind has secretly sabotaged the sleigh in the hope of taking Santa's place that year. When Santa takes it out for a spin, he gets caught in the crossfire between the feuding Snow Miser and Heat Miser Brothers and the sleigh crashes, causing Santa to hurt his back. North Wind frames the Miser Brothers for Santa's accident and with Santa stuck in bed, everything falls into place for North Wind to slyly come to the rescue. But much to his chagrin, Mother Nature punishes the Miser Brothers by forcing them to put their differences aside and fill in for Santa. (Animated)

Friday, December 10

(6:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description.)

(10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) SANTA CLAUSE 2 After eight years as the jolly old St. Nick, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has grown to truly love his job as Santa Claus. However, things start to fall apart when an overlooked clause is brought to his attention - he must find a wife or he will lose his job as Santa. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 11

(7:00-9:00 AM 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. Justin concludes that the only way to keep Santa away from his mother on Christmas Eve is to be naughty, so he transforms into a holiday problem child. As Christmas nears, Justin fears that Santa will still appear, and when his father is trapped out of town in a snowstorm, Justin is forced to defend his home on Christmas Eve from the Ho-Ho-home wrecker. Justin learns that things aren't always what they seem to be in this holiday special! (Live Action)

(9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT) SNOW In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, this ABC Family holiday movie finds Nick (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly taking over the family business at the North Pole. As if that wasn't pressure enough, with only three days before the big night, one of Nick's young reindeer, Buddy, 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. Nick tries to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago, and in the process, finds his true love. (Live Action)

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET/PT) SNOW 2 BRAIN FREEZE Tom Cavanagh reprises his role as Nick Snowden, aka "Santa," in "Snow 2 Brain Freeze." Nick is preparing for his biggest day of the year - Christmas! In the rush of getting his reindeer ready, he jumps through his magic mirror and hits his head upon landing, causing Nick to lose his memory and forget who he is! With just days before Christmas, his wife Sandy (Ashley Williams), is desperate to find her husband and enlists the help of her old boyfriend Buck (Patrick Fabian), who pretends to help but has no true intention of reuniting them. With the help of some new friends, Nick's memory starts to trickle back, but will he remember that he is Santa in time for Christmas? "Snow 2 Brain Freeze" was written by Rich Burns, directed by Mark Rosman and executive produced by Phil Kruener. (Live Action)

(1:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) UNACCOMPANIED MINORS Wilmer Valderrama stars in this holiday romp that finds a huge blizzard shutting down Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve. En route to their father's house for the holidays, Spencer (Dyllan Christopher) and his little sister, Katherine (Dominique Salda´┐Ża), are ushered to the airport's Unaccompanied Minors Room, a holding cell for dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country. Desperate to escape, Spencer makes a run for freedom along with four other UMs. With every airport security guard hot on their trail, along with the attendant (Valderrama) responsible for their care, the very different kids learn to ditch their differences and help each other flee the clutches of airport authority. They turn Christmas at the airport into holiday pandemonium and, along the way, prove that the holidays aren't about where you are, but who is there to share them with you. (Live Action)

(3:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST The irresponsible and unreliable father of a young boy is killed in a car crash, but the father gets another chance to make things right with his son when he is reincarnated as a magical snowman. The Christmas fantasy-adventure stars Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Mark Addy, Henry Rollins, and pop-personalities Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa. (Live Action)

(5:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description.)

(7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 - (*See Friday, December 10, for description.)

(9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) 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. Along for the adventure is Scott's extended family: son Charlie (Eric Lloyd); ex-wife Laura (Wendy Crewson); her husband Neil (Judge Reinhold); and their daughter Lucy (Liliana Mumy), who together with Head Elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin) must foil Jack Frost's crafty scheme to control the North Pole. (Live Action)

(11:00 PM-1:00 AM ET/PT) JACK FROST - Encore Presentation

Sunday, December 12

(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(7:30- 8:00 AM ET/PT) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. A kindly clockmaker, a friendly family of mice and a sensitive Santa Claus come together in a story where the citizens are afraid that Santa will pass them by because an unsigned letter to the editor of the local paper denounced him as a myth. (Animated)

(8:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS Christmas is coming and Santa's (Douglas Campbell) house is buzzing with activity, but somehow the old boy's heart isn't in it this year. Disillusioned with all the selfishness and greed in the world he's ready to throw in the towel, but his daughter Kristin Claus (Kathy Ireland) persuades him to give the mortals one last chance. If she can prove that even one family can change and become giving and caring again, Santa will put off his vacation in Hawaii and get back on the sleigh. Trouble is she's saddled with the Morgan family, headed by a workaholic Dad (John Dye) and a couple of kids whose idea of good clean fun is putting peanut butter in the au pair's underwear and glue on the school coach's whistle. And with a sister (Mary Donnelly-Haskell) who makes Cruella de Ville look like the cutest pup in the shop ready to wreck her plans, can Kristin teach them that what you give is what you get, and stop the spirit of Christmas from disappearing forever? (Live Action)

(10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon ET/PT) TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS Now a devoted nanny to the Morgan family, Kristin Claus (Kathy Ireland) is suffering from acute memory loss. Little does she know that her father is Santa Claus, living in the North Pole with her mother, Mrs. Claus, and mischievous sister Rudolpha (Mary Donnelly-Haskell). As Kristin grows closer to the Morgan family, the answer to who she is seems ever more elusive. But then a big surprise - a proposal of marriage from Bill (John Dye)! Torn between her love for the Morgan family and the life she can't remember, she agrees to marry Bill on Christmas Day - but only if they first solve the mystery of her identity. Back at the North Pole, trouble is brewing. In Kristin's absence, the scheming Rudolpha sets about sabotaging Christmas. To clear the way for a lucrative property deal, she launches a TV advertising campaign to sell off the North Pole, piece by piece. Christmas is under threat. Santa could be out of a job! With Christmas fast approaching, Kristin is still struggling for answers. When a bizarre coincidence helps everything to click into place, Kristin realizes that she must again save Christmas or see Santa forced into early retirement! (Live Action)

(12:00 Noon-2:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description.)

(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY In the ABC Family holiday movie "Santa Baby," 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). Tired of not being recognized for her ideas on modernizing Christmas, Mary flees to the big city, not only leaving home, but also abandoning her loyal local boyfriend, Luke (Ivan Sergei). Four years later, after learning that Santa has fallen ill and is having trouble finishing preparations for Christmas, Mary eagerly returns home to the North Pole to implement her innovative ideas. This year is going to be Mary's Christmas. (Live Action)

(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Mary Class, Santa's business minded daughter, starring alongside Paul Sorvino and Dean McDermott. Santa (Sorvino) is in the midst of a late-life crisis and is ready to pass on the reins to Mary, who is torn between taking over the family business and running her own high stakes firm in New York City, all the while trying to balance her relationship with the love of her life, Luke (McDermott). The situation gets increasingly dire when a disgruntled former elf, Teri (Kelly Stables), in cunning disguise, sows dissension at the North Pole in an effort to take over Christmas. (Live Action)

(6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star in ABC Family's amusing holiday tale "Holiday in Handcuffs," a story about a modern young woman who has a breakdown at Christmas and desperately kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents. Can she keep her misdeed a secret from her family and convince them that they are a happy couple or will everyone's Christmas be ruined? (Live Action)

(8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID - 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, played by Ashley Benson ("Pretty Little Liars"). With just days away from Christmas, Caitlin takes Sloane on a journey to meet the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past, present and future to try and guide her to true love, in a modern day take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol. (Live Action)

(10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID - Encore Presentation

Monday, December 13

(6:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT) A FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description.)

(7:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description.)

(9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description.)

Tuesday, December 14

(6:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT - (*See Wednesday, December 1, for description.)

(6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' PONTOFFEL POCK, WHERE ARE YOU? - ABC Family Premiere This fun Dr. Seuss classic tells the story of dejected klutz Pontoffel Pock, who gets fired from his job at a pickle factory. Pock wishes to get away from it all and receives a magical piano from jolly fairy McGillicuddy. Pock embarks on a series of loopy misadventures as the piano enables him to travel all over the world. (Animated)

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT - (*See Wednesday, December 1, for description.)

(7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON - ABC Family Premiere Based on the hit song by Peter, Paul, and Mary. A shy boy, Jackie Draper, learns the value of courage from his friend, Puff. Burgess Meredith voices Puff The Magic Dragon. (Animated)

(8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - (*See Wednesday, December 1, for description.)

(10:30 PM-1:00 AM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - Encore Presentation

Wednesday, December 15

(6:00-8:00 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," "Adventures of Andre and Wally B.," "Boundin," "For the Birds," "Geri's Game," "Knick Knack," "Luxo Jr.," "Mater and the Ghostlight," "Mike's New Car," "One Man Band," "Red's Dream," "Tin Toy," and "Your Friend the Rat." New additions to the line-up include "Partly Cloudy," "Dug's Special Mission" as well as several vignettes featuring characters from the "Toy Story" movies, "WALL·E" and "Up." (Animated)

(8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S PREP & LANDING The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus. Voices of the Elves Include Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke and Derek Richardson and is executive produced by Academy Award-Winning John Lasseter. (Animated)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S FINDING NEMO Viewers dive into a whole new world of computer-animated fun, fantasy and heartfelt emotion with this splashy underwater adventure, "Finding Nemo," which earned the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. This comedic and eventful tale follows the journeys of two fish - the overly cautious Marlin and his curious son Nemo - who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory, a friendly-but-forgetful fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son - who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home. (Animated)

Thursday, December 16

(6:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S FINDING NEMO - (*See Wednesday, December 15, for description)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S THE INCREDIBLES Disney·Pixar's 2004 Academy Award(R)-winning THE INCREDIBLES (Best Animated Feature Film) is an action-packed animated adventure about the mundane and incredible lives of a house full of superheroes. Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and his wife Helen (Holly Hunter) used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. (Animated)

Friday, December 17

(6:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S THE INCREDIBLES - (*See Thursday, December 16, for description)

(8:30-10:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S WALL·E Set in a galaxy not so very far away, "WALL·E" is an original and exciting comedy about a determined robot. After hundreds of lonely years doing what he was built for, WALL·E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knickknacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE (Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator). EVE comes to realize that WALL·E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future and races back to space to report her findings to the humans who have been eagerly waiting aboard the luxury spaceship Axiom for news that it is safe to return home. Meanwhile, WALL·E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most incredible comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. (Animated)

(10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

Saturday, December 18

(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Based on the Christmas song, the "Little Drummer Boy" tells the story of Aaron, a young poor boy who cannot afford to buy a present for baby Jesus and instead plays a special song for him on his drums. Amazingly, baby Jesus seems to understand and gives Aaron a smile of gratitude. This animated classic stars the voices of Greer Garson as "Our Storyteller" and features the singing of the Vienna Boys' Choir. (Animated)

(7:30-8:00 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. The bells, made twenty years earlier, have been repossessed by tax collectors and it's up to the little boy to recover them. The special features the Christmas classics "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and "The Little Drummer Boy" performed by the Vienna Boys Choir. Filmed using stop-motion animated puppets. (Animated)

(8:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY "Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" was the name given to the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. Burdened with oversized ears, he was ridiculed and friendless, and soon orphaned when his mother perished in a blinding snowstorm. Leaving home, he traveled south and his life changed forever when he encountered Mary, heavy with child, who desperately needed his help. Nestor carried her across the desert under a guiding star, bringing her to Bethlehem and witnessing the birth of Baby Jesus. Filmed using a technique called animagic (stop-motion animated puppets). (Animated)

(8:30-9:00 AM ET/PT) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(9:00-10:00 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. The Christmas special was filmed using slow-motion animated puppets and features holiday classic songs. (Animated)

(10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST - (*See Monday, December 6, for description.)

(11:00-11:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND - (*Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(11:30 AM-12:00 Noon ET/PT) CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS - (*Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(12:00 Noon-2:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH & 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. But big-time trouble comes to their big-top act when Winterbolt appears and is intent on stealing Frosty's magic hat and extinguish Rudolph's legendary nose! This fun-filled fable is a must-see for all seasons, featuring the voices of Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, Red Buttons and Shelley Winters. (Animated)

(2:00-3:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(3:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(4:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(5:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S WALL·E - (*See Friday, December 17, for description.)

(8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY·PIXAR'S TOY STORY Disney·Pixar's "Toy Story" tells the story of a fantastic, fun-filled journey, 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. The comically-mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner Andy and they find themselves on a hilarious adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance. (Animated)

(10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.) (11:00 PM-1:30 AM ET/PT) HAPPY FEET In the great nation of Emperor Penguins you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (Elijah Wood), who can't sing a note. He was born dancing to his own tune,,, tap dancing. His one friend, Gloria (Brittany Murphy), happens to be the best singer around and she struggles with his strange "hippity-hoppity" ways. Mumble is just too different - especially for Noah the Elder (Hugo Weaving), the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (Robin Williams), the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru (also voiced by Robin Williams), a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world. (Animated)

Sunday, December 19

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(7:30-9:30 AM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH'S CHRISTMAS WISH America's richest kid is back with more fantastic toys and incredible adventures. When Richie Rich's nasty cousin Reggie Van Dough causes Richie's sleigh full of orphans' Christmas gifts to run down pedestrians, attack neighborhood homes and fly past the orphanage, Richie (David Gallagher) wishes he was never born. But he gets more than he bargained for when Professor Keanbean (Eugene Levy) invents a wishing machine that magically transports Richie to an alternate universe where Reggie rules with an iron fist, Richie's personal valet Cadbury is a heavy-metal roadie, his robot-servant Irona is a fire-breathing cyborg and Richie's loveable dog Dollar is forlorn. Through an action-packed chase and museum heist, Richie and his friends race against time to outwit Reggie and find the wishing machine so Richie can return to reality and save Christmas. (Live Action)

(9:30-11:30 AM ET/PT) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS Comic mayhem ensues when one of the world's most benevolently mischievous imps takes on a beloved holiday. Trouble follows Dennis Mitchell (Maxwell Perry Cotton) wherever he goes. Despite his good intentions, Dennis seems to always wreak havoc at the expense of his grumpy neighbor Mr. Wilson (Robert Wagner). With the gingerbread cookies baking and the eggnog brewing, everyone in the neighborhood is gearing up for the Christmas season except, that is, Mr. Wilson. Convinced he can get Mr. Wilson in the holiday spirit, Dennis concocts a plan to give him the ultimate gift-the gift of Christmas Spirit. (Live Action)

(11:30 AM-2:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 4 In the fourth film of the "Home Alone" series, Kevin McCallister (Mike Weinberg) has to save his family from more home invaders. This holiday season, Kevin decides to spend Christmas with his father Peter (Jason Beghe) and his new girlfriend Natalie (Joanna Going) in her multi-million dollar mansion. At the mansion, Kevin spots some uninvited visitors lurking around the premises. He becomes suspicious but Natalie and his father think his imagination is getting the best of him. Kevin sticks to his instincts and decides to prepare for the burglars with a creative set of booby traps. The stakes are raised even higher when Kevin discovers one of the burglars is Marv (French Stewart), a thief he apprehended years ago. In addition to getting his hands on the money hidden in the mansion, Marv is out for revenge. Kevin must use his resources and his wits if he wants to stop Marv and save Christmas! (Live Action)

(4:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(5:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY - (*See Saturday, December 18, for description)

(8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY 2 Disney·Pixar's "Toy Story 2" picks up as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (voice of Wayne Knight), owner of Al's Toy Barn, kidnaps Woody (voice of Tom Hanks). At Al's apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called "Woody's Roundup," and he meets the other prized toys from that show - Jessie the cowgirl (voice of Joan Cusack), Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the Prospector (voice of Kelsey Grammer). Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen) and the gang from Andy's room - Mr. Potato Head (voice of Don Rickles), Slinky Dog (voice of Jim Varney), Rex (voice of Wallace Shawn) and Hamm (voice of John Ratzenberger) - spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns. (Animated)

(10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) TOY STORY 2 - Encore Presentation

Monday, December 20

(7:00 - 9:00 AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS DO-OVER This holiday movie, starring Jay Mohr ("Jerry Maguire") and Daphne Zuniga ("Beautiful People"), tells the story of Kevin (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. Kevin slowly realizes this might be his last chance to get Christmas right and get back what he lost - and what he most needed all along - his family. (Live Action)

(9:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) THAT '70s SHOW "The Best Christmas Ever" - Instead of buying a tree with the money his father gave him, Eric cuts down a tree along the interstate so the gang can use the money to buy beer for a Christmas party in his basement.

(11:00-11:30 AM ET/PT) THAT '70s SHOW "An Eric Forman Christmas" - Kitty suggests that Eric get into the Christmas spirit by directing the annual Christmas pageant, but artistic differences with the gang fill him with anything but holiday cheer.

(11:30 AM-12:00 Noon ET/PT) THAT '70s SHOW "Christmas" - Eric meets some cute girls at a dance. When one calls Donna at the radio station to dedicate a song to him, Donna flips out. Red dispenses his own brand of Christmas cheer as a mall Santa.

(12:00 Noon-2:00 PM ET/PT) A CAROL CHRISTMAS This holiday special puts a twist on the classic Dickens' tale, with Tori Spelling cast as a conceited modern-day talk show host who is haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The film also stars William Shatner, Dinah Manoff and Gary Coleman. (Live Action)

(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) SNOW - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description)

(4:00-6:00 AM ET/PT) SNOW 2 BRAIN FREEZE - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description)

(6:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description)

(6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND 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)

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) PHINEAS AND FERB CHRISTMAS VACATION Phineas and Ferb want to show Santa how grateful they are for the work that he does every year at Christmas time by transforming the city of Danville into a giant shimmering thank you card and building a rest stop for Santa to relax in between delivering presents. However, when Dr. Doofenshmirtz develops a Naughty-inator that coats the entire Tri-state area in a cloud of naughtiness, Christmas is threatened to be cancelled, so it's up to Phineas and Ferb to convince Santa's elves that they really have been nice and save Christmas. (Animated)

(7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S PREP & LANDING - (*See Wednesday, December 15, for description)

(8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BUDDIES - ABC Family Premiere Event Disney's irresistible talking puppies return in an all-new heartwarming holiday adventure! Take a fantastic journey with your beloved Buddies to the magical world of the North Pole! Join Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha, and Mudbud in a touching twist on a Christmas classic. When Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, forgets the true meaning of the season, it's up to the Buddies to remind him that Christmas is not about what you get; it's about what you give. Unleash a stocking full of Christmas cheer for you and your family with this fun-filled film. It's sure to be a holiday classic for years to come! (Live Action)

(10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) SANTA BUDDIES - Encore Presentation

Tuesday, December 21

(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description)

(7:30-8:00 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND TIGGER TOO - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description)

(8:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(10:00 AM-12:00 Noon ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(12:00 Noon-2:00 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description)

(6:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34th STREET - (*See Wednesday, December 8, for description)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS - (*See Friday, December 3, for description)

Wednesday, December 22

(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SNOW When a young shepherd named Lucas is struck by lightning and left blind, a group of nuns take him in to their abbey. Here he begins his journey back to health, drawing strength from the love of the nuns and other children. After being chosen to perform the role of the angel in the Christmas play, snow begins to fall and a small miracle is performed. Angela Lansbury narrates this Christmas classic. (Animated)

(7:30-8:00 AM ET/PT) THE LEPRECHAUNS' CHRISTMAS GOLD In this Christmas fairy tale, loveable leprechaun Dinty Doyle sets out to find the perfect Christmas tree for his family. After stumbling upon a mysterious island off the coast of Ireland, he takes a beautiful tree home to the land of Wee People. Little does he know the tree is actually a prison cell holding an evil banshee. With her bag of tricks, the banshee escapes from the tree and devises a plan to steal the land's gold and ruin the Wee People's Christmas. With the help of Lord Patrick, King of the Wee People, Dinty must stop the banshee before it's too late. (Animated)

(8:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) UNACCOMPANIED MINORS - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description)

(10:00 AM-12:00 Noon ET/PT) JACK FROST - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description)

(12:00 Noon-2:00 PM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH'S CHRISTMAS WISH - (*See Sunday, December 19, for description)

(2:00-4:00 PM ET/PT) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS - (*See Sunday, December 19, for description)

(4:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) ICE AGE When a group of prehistoric animals band together to save a human baby, the misfit herd becomes the only hope for the future in this delightful computer-animated treat. The movie features the hilarious character voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jack Black. (Animated)

(6:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BUDDIES - (*See Monday, December 20, for description)

(8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description)

(10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE - (*See Saturday, December 11, for description)

Thursday, December 23

(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND CHRISTMAS TOO - (*See Monday, December 20, for description)

(7:30-9:30 AM ET/PT) ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(9:30-11:30 AM ET/PT) TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(11:30 AM-1:30 PM ET/PT) ICE AGE - (*See Wednesday, December 22, for description)

(1:30-4:00 PM ET/PT) HAPPY FEET - (*See Saturday, December 18, for description)

(4:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS - (*See Friday, December 3, for description)

(6:30-8:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description)

(8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

Friday, December 24

(7:00-8:00 AM ET/PT) THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS This delightful holiday special tells the story of how Santa Claus was once a mortal who, in his desire to alleviate endless examples of inhumanity to men, began giving gifts to children on Christmas day. His selflessness earned him a reputation as a saint and he was rewarded with immortality so he could continue doing his work, and in the process, fulfilling the Christmas wishes of boys and girls around the world. Based on the story by Wizard of Oz creator Frank L. Baum and filmed using animagic (stop-motion animated puppetry). (Animated)

(8:00-8:30 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - (*See Saturday, December 18, for description.)

(8:30-9:00 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY - (*See Saturday, December 18, for description.)

(9:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(11:00 AM-12:00 Noon ET/PT) A FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description.)

(12:00 Noon-1:00 PM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO'S CHRISTMAS - (*See Saturday, December 18, for description.)

(1:00-1:30 PM ET/PT) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(1:30-3:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH & FROSTY'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY - (*See Saturday, December 18, for description.)

(3:30 - 5:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS (*See Monday, December 6, for description)

(5:00-5:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(5:30-6:00 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND CHRISTMAS TOO - (*See Monday, December 20, for description)

(6:00-7:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST - (*See Monday, December 6, for description.)

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - (*See Sunday, December 12, for description)

(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

Saturday, December 25

(7:00-8:00 AM ET/PT) A FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description.)

(8:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(9:00-10:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS - (*See Thursday, December 9, for description.)

(10:00 AM-12:30 PM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34th STREET - (*See Wednesday, December 8, for description)

(12:30-2:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA BUDDIES - (*See Monday, December 20, for description)

(2:30-4:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE - (*See Thursday, December 2, for description.)

(4:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK - (*See Tuesday, December 7, for description.)

(7:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - (*See Wednesday, December 1, for description.)

(9:30 PM-12:00 Midnight ET/PT) DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS - Encore Presentation





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[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.