Have You Seen This Year’s “25 Days of Christmas” Schedule?

This year is the 20th year for the “25 Days of Christmas” an annual programming block that originally only aired on ABC Family (now Freeform.) But Freeform isn’t the only Disney owned channel that will be airing holiday specials! To make things easier on viewers D23 has released a schedule that not only includes this year’s “25 Days of Christmas” lineup, but schedule of ABC and the Disney Channel’s holiday specials and holiday episodes to make it easier for Disney fans to watch as many special events as possible!!!

This year’s “25 Days of Christmas” schedule includes fan favorites like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Polar Express, The Polar Express and more.

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ABC’s will be airing new holiday episodes of black-ish, Dr,Ken, The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals,  American Housewife, The Goldbergs and Speechless. ABC will also be airing specials and limited run holiday themed series and fan favorites which include Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017, The Great American Baking Show, The Great Christmas Light Fight,The 128th Rose Parade and of course Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration,

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This year the Disney Channel’s special events include new holiday episodes of Best Friends Whenever, K.C. Undercover, BUNK’D,Liv and Maddie: Cali Style, Girl Meets World and Elena of Avalor. Other special events on the Disney Channel include Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special and the new LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights.

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This year’s holiday special schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 1

  • (3:30–6 p.m. EST) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory—Freeform
  • (6–7:05 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (7:05–9:15 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (8–9 p.m. EST) A Charlie Brown Christmas—ABC (Includes a series of Christmas-themed animated stories based on the work of the legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, spotlighting beloved PEANUTS characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and Sally.)
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) The Great American Baking Show—ABC
  • (9:15–11:20 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (11:20 p.m.–12:55 a.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform

Friday, December 2

  • (11 a.m.–12 p.m. EST) Jack Frost (1979)—Freeform
  • (12–2:30 p.m. EST) Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory—Freeform
  • (2:30–3:35 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (3:35–5:10 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (5:10–7:15 p.m. EST) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 p.m. EST) Liv and Maddie: Cali Style: “Cali Christmas-A-Rooney”—Disney Channel
  • (8:30–9 p.m. EST) Girl Meets World: “Girl Meets a Christmas Maya”—Disney Channel
  • (9–9:30 p.m. EST) BUNK’D: “How the Griff Stole Christmas”—Disney Channel
  • (9:20–11:25 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (11:25 p.m.–2 a.m. EST) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—Freeform

Saturday, December 3

  • (7–8:30 a.m. EST) Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas—Freeform
  • (8:30–10 a.m. EST) Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas—Freeform
  • (10 a.m.–12 p.m. EST) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish—Freeform
  • (12–2:05 p.m. EST) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)—Freeform
  • (2:05–4:40 p.m. EST) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—Freeform
  • (4:40–6:45 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (6:45–8:50 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (8:50–10:55 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (10:55 p.m.–2 a.m. EST) The Holiday—Freeform

Sunday, December 4

  • (7–7:30 a.m. EST) ’Twas the Night Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (7:30–8 a.m. EST) Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey—Freeform
  • (8–10:05 a.m. EST) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish—Freeform
  • (10:05 a.m.–12:10 p.m. EST) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July—Freeform
  • (12:10–2:20 p.m. EST) I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)—Freeform
  • (2:20–4:30 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (4:30–5:35 p.m. EST) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town—Freeform
  • (5:35–6:40 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (6:40–8:45 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 p.m. EST) K.C. Undercover: “Holly Holly Not So Jolly”—Disney Channel
  • (8:45–10:55 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (9–9:30 p.m. EST) Best Friends Whenever: “The Christmas Curse”—Disney Channel
  • (10:55 p.m.–12 a.m. EST) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town—Freeform

Monday, December 5

  • (4–5 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (5–7 p.m. EST) Jingle All the Way—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (8–10 p.m. EST) The Great Christmas Light Fight—ABC
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) Scrooged (1998)—Freeform
  • (12–2:00 a.m. EST) Snowglobe—Freeform

Tuesday, December 6

  • (5–7 p.m. EST) Scrooged (1998)—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Snow—Freeform

Wednesday, December 7

  • (5–7 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) 12 Dates of Christmas—Freeform

Thursday, December 8

  • (3–5 p.m. EST) Holiday Joy—Network Television Premiere—Freeform
  • (5–7 p.m. EST) Deck the Halls—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 p.m. EST) Toy Story that Time Forgot—ABC
  • (8:30–9 p.m. EST) Shrek the Halls—ABC
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)—Freeform
  • (12 a.m. EST) Holiday in Handcuffs—Freeform

Friday, December 9

  • (11–11:30 a.m. EST) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland—Freeform
  • (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EST) Holiday Joy—Freeform
  • (1:30–3:35 p.m. EST) Home Alone 3—Freeform
  • (3:35–5:40 p.m. EST) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (5:40–7:45 p.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (7:30–8 p.m. EST) Elena of Avalor: “Navidad”—Disney Channel
  • (8–8:30 p.m. EST) LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights—Disney Channel
  • (7:45–9:50 p.m. EST) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups—Freeform Premiere
  • (8:30 p.m. EST) Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special—Disney Channel
  • (9:50–11:55 p.m. EST) Snow Buddies—Freeform Premiere
  • (11:55 p.m.–2 a.m. EST) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July—Freeform

Saturday, December 10

  • (7–7:30 a.m. EST) Mickey’s Christmas Carol—Freeform
  • (7:30–9:30 a.m. EST) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (9:30–11:35 a.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (11:35 a.m.–1:40 p.m. EST) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups—Freeform
  • (1:40–3:45 p.m. EST) Snow Buddies—Freeform
  • (3:45–5:45 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story—Freeform
  • (5:45–7:50 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story 2—Freeform
  • (7:50–10:20 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story 3—Freeform
  • (8–11 p.m. EST) Mary Poppins—ABC
  • (10:20–10:50 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story that Time Forgot—Freeform
  • (10:50 p.m.–12:55 a.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (12:55–2 a.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform

Sunday, December 11

  • (7–7:30 a.m. EST) The Little Drummer Boy (1968)—Freeform
  • (7:30–9:35 a.m. EST) Home Alone: The Holiday Heist—Freeform
  • (9:35–11:40 a.m. EST) A Dennis the Menace Christmas—Freeform
  • (11:40 a.m.–12:45 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (12:45–2:50 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (2:50–4:50 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story—Freeform
  • (4:50–6:55 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story 2—Freeform
  • (6:55–9:25 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story 3—Freeform
  • (8–10:04 p.m. EST) Frozen—ABC
  • (8 p.m. EST) Bizaardvark: “Agh, Humbug”
  • (9:25–9:55 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story that Time Forgot—Freeform
  • (9:55 p.m.–12 a.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform

Monday, December 12

  • (5:30–7 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (8–10 p.m. EST) The Great Christmas Light Fight—ABC
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Christmas Cupid—Freeform

Tuesday, December 13

  • (3–4:30 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (4:30–7 p.m. EST) Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 EST) The Middle: “A Very Marry Christmas”—ABC
  • (8:30–9 p.m. EST) American Housewife: “Krampus Katie—ABC
  • (9–9:30 p.m. EST) Fresh Off the Boat: “Where are the Giggles?”—ABC
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (9:30–10 p.m. EST) The Real O’Neals: “The Real Christmas”—ABC
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Three Days (2001)—Freeform

Wednesday, December 14

  • (3–5 p.m. EST) Home Alone 3—Freeform
  • (5–7 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 p.m. EST) The Goldbergs: “Han Ukkah Solo”—ABC
  • (8:30–9 p.m. EST) Speechless: “C-H-O-Choir”—ABC
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (9:31–10 p.m. EST) black-ish: “Just Christmas, Baby”—ABC
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Santa Baby—Freeform

Thursday, December 15

  • (7:30–9:30 a.m. EST) Holiday Joy—Freeform
  • (11 a.m.–1 p.m. EST) Snow Buddies—Freeform
  • (1–3 p.m. EST) Home Alone 3—Freeform
  • (3–5 p.m. EST) A Dennis the Menace Christmas—Freeform
  • (5–7 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas—Freeform
  • (7–9 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 p.m. EST) Disney Prep & Landing—ABC
  • (8:30–9 p.m. EST) Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice—ABC
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe—Freeform

Friday, December 16

  • (7–9:10 a.m. EST) A Dennis the Menace Christmas—Freeform
  • (9:10–11:15 a.m. EST) Jack Frost (1998)—Freeform
  • (11:15 a.m.–1:20 p.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (1:20–3:25 p.m. EST) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups—Freeform
  • (3:25–5:30 p.m. EST) Home Alone: The Holiday Heist—Freeform
  • (5:30–7:35 p.m. EST) Jingle All the Way—Freeform
  • (7:35–9:45 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (8:31–9 p.m. EST) Dr. Ken: “A Park Family Christmas”—ABC
  • (9:45–11:55 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (11:55 p.m.–2 a.m. EST) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)—Freeform

Saturday, December 17

  • (7–8 a.m. EST) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year—Freeform
  • (8–8:30 a.m. EST) Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey—Freeform
  • (8:30–10:30 a.m. EST) Jingle All the Way—Freeform
  • (10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. EST) Happy Feet—Freeform
  • (1–2:35 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (2:35–4:40 p.m. EST) The Polar Express—Freeform
  • (4:40–6:50 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (6:50–9 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (8–9 p.m. EST) I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!—ABC
  • (9–11:30 p.m. EST) Disney’s Frozen—Freeform
  • (11:30 p.m.–2 a.m. EST) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—Freeform

Sunday, December 18

  • (7–9:30 a.m. EST) Happy Feet—Freeform
  • (9:30–11:30 a.m. EST) Richie Rich’s
  • Christmas Wish—Freeform
  • (11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. EST) Mickey’s Christmas Carol—Freeform
  • (12–1:35 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (1:35–4:10 p.m. EST) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—Freeform
  • (4:10–4:40 p.m. EST) Disney’s Prep & Landing—Freeform
  • (4:40–5:10 p.m. EST) Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice—Freeform
  • (5:10–7:20 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (7–11 p.m. EST) The Sound of Music—ABC
  • (7:20–9:50 p.m. EST) Disney’s Frozen—Freeform
  • (9:50 p.m.–12 a.m. EST) Elf—Freeform

Monday, December 19

  • (7–8:30 a.m. EST) Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas—Freeform
  • (8:30–10:30 a.m. EST) A Dennis the Menace Christmas—Freeform
  • (10:30 a.m.–12:35 p.m. EST) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish—Freeform
  • (12:35–2:40 p.m. EST) Home Alone 3—Freeform
  • (2:40–4:45 p.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (4:45–6:50 p.m. EST) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups—Freeform
  • (6:50–8:55 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (8–10 p.m. EST) The Great Christmas Light Fight—ABC
  • (8:55–11 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Just Friends—Freeform Premiere

Tuesday, December 20

  • (7–9:10 a.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (9:10–11:15 a.m. EST) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups—Freeform
  • (11:15 a.m.–1:25 p.m. EST) Home Alone 3—Freeform
  • (1:25–4:30 p.m. EST) The Holiday—Freeform
  • (4:30–5:35 p.m. EST) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town—Freeform
  • (5:35–6:40 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (6:40–8:50 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (8:50–11 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Holidaze—Freeform

Wednesday, December 21

  • (7–9 a.m. EST) Snow Buddies—Freeform
  • (9–11:05 a.m. EST) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (11:05 a.m.–1:10 p.m. EST) Happy Feet Two—Freeform
  • (1:10–2:10 p.m. EST) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town—Freeform
  • (2:10–3:15 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (3:15–5:20 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004) —Freeform
  • (5:20–5:50 p.m. EST) Disney’s Prep & Landing—Freeform
  • (5:50–6:20 p.m. EST) Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice—Freeform
  • (6:20–6:50 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot—Freeform
  • (6:50–8:55 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (8:55 p.m.–11 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) The Mistle-Tones—Freeform

Thursday, December 22

  • (7–9:30 a.m. EST) Happy Feet—Freeform
  • (9:30–11:30 a.m. EST) Happy Feet Two—Freeform
  • (11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. EST) The Little Drummer Boy (1968)—Freeform
  • (12–2:05 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (2:05–4:10 p.m. EST) Jack Frost (1998)—Freeform
  • (4:10–4:40 p.m. EST) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland—Freeform
  • (4:40–5:10 p.m. EST) Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story that Time Forgot—Freeform
  • (5:10–6:45 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (6:45–8:55 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (8:55–11 p.m. EST) Jingle All the Way—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)—Freeform

Friday, December 23

  • (7–7:30 a.m. EST) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland—Freeform
  • (7:30–9:30 a.m. EST) Jack Frost (1998)—Freeform
  • (11 a.m.–1 p.m. EST) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish—Freeform
  • (1–3 p.m. EST) Jingle All the Way—Freeform
  • (3–4:35 p.m. EST) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—Freeform
  • (4:35–5:40 p.m. EST) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town—Freeform
  • (5:40–6:45 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (6:45–8:50 p.m. EST) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)—Freeform
  • (8:50–11 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (12–2 a.m. EST) Home Alone: The Holiday Heist—Freeform

Saturday December 24

  • (7–8:05 a.m. EST) Jack Frost (1979)—Freeform
  • (8:05–9:40 a.m. EST) Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas—Freeform
  • (9:40–11:15 a.m. EST) Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas—Freeform
  • (11:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m. EST) Santa Claus is com ’ to Town—Freeform
  • (12:20–1:25 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (1:25–3:30 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (3:30–5:35 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (5:35–7:40 p.m. EST) The Santa Clause—Freeform
  • (7:40–9:45 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (9:45–11:55 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (11:55 p.m.–2 a.m. EST) Scrooged (1998) —Freeform

Sunday, December 25

  • (7–9:10 a.m. EST) The Search for Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (9–11 a.m. EST) Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration—ABC
  • (9:10–11:20 a.m. EST) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws—Freeform
  • (11:20 a.m.–1:25 p.m. EST) Arthur Christmas (2011)—Freeform
  • (1:25–3:30 p.m. EST) The Polar Express (2004)—Freeform
  • (3:30–4:35 p.m. EST) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town—Freeform
  • (4:35–5:40 p.m. EST) The Year Without a Santa Claus—Freeform
  • (5:40–7:45 p.m. EST) Elf—Freeform
  • (7:45–9:55 p.m. EST) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Freeform
  • (9:55 p.m.–12 a.m. EST) Scrooged (1998)—Freeform

Monday, December 26

  • (8–9 p.m. EST) Happy New Year, Charlie Brown—ABC: presented along with She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown
  • (9–11 p.m. EST) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year—ABC

Saturday, December 31

  • (8–11 p.m. EST, 11:30–2:13 a.m. EST) Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017–ABC

Monday, January 2

  • (11 a.m.–1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. CST, 9–11 a.m. MST, 8–10 a.m. PST) The 128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda—ABC
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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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