How The Grinch Stole Christmas
"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas," starring Jim Carrey, airs on day 1 of ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas." The holiday event kicks off on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Universal/Melinda Sue Gordon

Happy first day of December! Christmas is only a few weeks away, and ABC Family is ready to celebrate. The network kicks off its annual “25 Days of Christmas” event on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Christmas lovers can watch holiday classics like “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Polar Express” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” throughout the month. Highlights for ABC Family, which is changing its name to Freeform in 2016, include the network premiere of Jim Henson’s “The Bells of Fraggle Rock” and “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.” Viewers also won’t want to miss a special behind-the-scenes preview of the new series “Shadowhunters.”

ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” runs from Tuesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 25. Check out the full schedule for day 1 below:

  • 7 a.m. EST – “The Preacher’s Wife”

  • 11 a.m. EST – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

  • 1 p.m. EST – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”

  • 2:30 p.m. EST – “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus”

  • 3:30 p.m. EST – “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland”

  • 4 p.m. EST – “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas In July”

  • 6 p.m. EST – “The Year Without A Santa Claus”

  • 7 p.m. EST – “The Polar Express”

  • 9 p.m. EST – “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

  • 12 a.m. EST – “The Year Without A Santa Claus”

  • 1 a.m. EST – “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year”