The “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” is over … but the fun is only just beginning. The first of December doesn’t just mark a day for holiday lovers to get a jump on their shopping, it also kicks off ABC Family’s beloved annual event -- “25 Days of Christmas.”
Throughout the month of December viewers get to feast their eyes on holiday classics and new winter favorites. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to stay glued to the TV throughout the entire event, but we’ve marked off some 2014 highlights that you won’t want to miss:
[See the full 2014 schedule for ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” HERE.]
Day 1 -- Monday, Dec. 1
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
Written by John Hughes, this 1989 flick never fails to bring the laughs. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is about the shenanigans and hilarious misfortunes that happen to the Griswold family leading up to Christmas day. Watch the movie at 6 p.m. EST on Dec. 1.
Day 4 -- Thursday, Dec. 4
“A Very Brady Christmas”
Celebrate the holidays with the Brady Bunch family. Although the original series ended in 1974, the entire cast (except for Susan Olsen) reprised their roles for the 1988 television movie, “A Very Brady Christmas.” Watch the flick at 12 a.m. EST on Dec. 4
Day 6 -- Friday, Dec. 6
For the first time, ABC Family will be airing the 2011 animated holiday film, “Arthur Christmas.” The movie tells the tale of Arthur Claus, Santa Claus’ “clumsy son.” It’s up to Arthur to save Christmas when one little girl doesn’t get her present. The network television premiere will air at 9 p.m. EST on Dec. 6.
Day 7 -- Sunday, Dec. 7
“Toy Story That Time Forgot”
Get ready for a new “Toy Story” adventure. The Disney, Pixar television special will premiere on ABC on Dec. 2, but ABC Family will premiere it on their network on Dec. 7. Featuring Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang, it’ll be up to the toys to stop a “delusional” set of action figures. Watch the ABC Family premiere of “Toy Story That Time Forgot” at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 7.
Day 8 -- Monday, Dec. 8
“The Fosters” returns to ABC Family for a special holiday episode, “Christmas Past.” The episode will find Callie and Jude spending their first Christmas with the Fosters. Watch “The Fosters” special at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 8.
“Switched at Birth”
“Switched at Birth” will also be airing a new holiday episode. “Yuletide Fortune Tellers” will introduce viewers to an alternate life where Bay and Daphne never switched lives. Watch the “Switched at Birth” special at 9 p.m. EST on Dec. 8.
Day 9 -- Tuesday, Dec. 9
“Pretty Little Liars”
It’s Christmas with a twist in the “Pretty Little Liars” holiday special. “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas” will pick up following the shocking summer finale. The girls will be searching for any proof to help Spencer clear her name in the murder of Bethany Young, and “devise a plan to get justice for Mona.” Watch the “Pretty Little Liars” special at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 9.
The new “Chasing Life” holiday episode is a little deceiving. Instead of featuring a time jump to Christmas, the special will pick up after the events in the summer finale. “Locks of Love” will find April’s family attempting to cheer her up by celebrating the holiday early. Watch the “Chasing Life” special at 9 p.m. EST on Dec. 9.
Day 10 -- Wednesday, Dec. 10
“Melissa & Joey”
Hilarity ensues during Mel and Joe’s first Christmas in “A Melanie & Josiah Christmas.” Watch the “Melissa & Joey” holiday special at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 10.
Ben is the new Scrooge in “Baby Daddy’s” new holiday special, “It’s A Wonderful Emma.” Watch the “Baby Daddy” holiday special at 8:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 10.
Day 12 -- Friday, Dec. 12
“Miracle on 34th Street”
It’s not Christmas unless you watch “Miracle on 34th Street.” The 1994 holiday flick starring Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott and Horatio Sanz tells the tale of a young girl who learns to believe in Santa. The movie will air at 9:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 12.
Day 25 – Thursday, Dec. 25
“’Twas The Night Before Christmas”
Based on the 1823 poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a holiday tradition. It premiered on CBS in 1974, and now airs annually on ABC Family. Watch the Christmas flick at 8:30 a.m. EST on Dec. 25.
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