It’s not even Halloween, but Freeform is already preparing viewers for Christmas! Following the release of the 2016 “13 Nights of Halloween” schedule, the network revealed the first promotional poster for this year’s “25 Days of Christmas.”
“The summer is coming to a close and Freeform is already getting ready for the merriest time of the year,” the network announced in a statement Friday. “While the home of 25 days of holiday-themed programming has a new name, the network still has all of the same jolly movies that Christmas fans love, including ‘Elf,’ ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,’ ‘The Santa Clause,’ ‘The Polar Express’ and much more. So enjoy the beginning of the fall season knowing you are only 100 days from Christmas!”
The network switched names from ABC Family to Freeform in January 2016. Despite the rebranding, the network revealed last October that they would be maintaining the fan-favorite holiday events like “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” And this isn’t the first time that the holiday programming event has had to undergo a change.
The first ever “25 Days of Christmas” aired in 1996 on what was The Family Channel. In 1998 the network became Fox Family, and in 2003 switched to ABC Family.
Freeform’s 2016 “25 Days of Christmas” will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 1 and run until Christmas day on Sunday, Dec. 25.