Disney and ABC Announce Network-Wide 25 Days of Christmas Programming

Disney and ABC television will be treating us to “25 Days of Christmas”  across all of the Disney/ABC networks including: ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.

The Nightmare Before Christmas ©Disney

Starting December 1, all of the Disney/ABC networks will air holiday-themed programming and entertainment for the whole family through to Christmas Day.

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Programming

We already told you about the Kickoff to Christmas Schedule now we have information on the 25 Days of Christmas Schedule.

Holiday films on Freeform include:

  • “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
  • “The Santa Clause”
  • “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • Plus, two new original films, “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas” and the highly anticipated “Life-Size 2” starring Tyra Banks

A new edition of “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic,” will debut which features a Mary Poppins-themed wedding extravaganza — just in time for the Mary Poppins Returns movie!

ABC 25 Days of Christmas Programming

Returning favorites are a gift from ABC this season!

  • The sixth season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” will debut. This competition show features families transforming their homes into festive wonderlands judged by lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and interior designer Taniya Nayak.
  • The fourth season of “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” hosted by Spice Girl and TV personality Emma Bunton and former NFL star Anthony “Spice” Adams.
  • We’ll also see the return of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure ©Disney

We will be treated to holiday-themed episodes of comedies “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Modern Family,” “Single Parents” and “Speechless”.

Stars will be performing during the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” on Christmas Day, and iconic entertainer Reba McEntire returns to host “CMA Country Christmas.”

Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD 25 Days of Christmas Programming

Disney Channel’s series will feature holiday-themed episodes. Series included are:

  • “Coop & Cami Ask the World”
  • “DuckTales”
  • “Bizaardvark”
  • “Muppet Babies”
  • “Fancy Nancy”
  • “Doc McStuffins”

Disney Channel will air “Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party,” hosted by Ruby Rose Turner and Dakota Lotus of “Coop & Cami Ask the World.” This special was filmed at various locations around Walt Disney World and Disneyland and features performances by Asher Angel (Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack”) and Meg Donnelly (Disney Channel Original Movie “ZOMBIES,” ABC’s “American Housewife”) among others, and appearances by Booboo Stewart (Disney’s “Descendants 3”), Kylee Russell (Disney Channel Original Movie “ZOMBIES”), Sadie Stanley (Disney Channel Original Movie “Kim Possible”) and Sean Giambrone (Disney Channel Original Movie “Kim Possible,” ABC’s “The Goldbergs”).  The show is set for Friday, Nov. 23 in the DisneyNOW app and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST on Disney Channel.

Vampirina ©Disney

Holiday-themed episodes of Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD series and movies, including special new episodes of “Vampirina” and “Puppy Dog Pals,” will be available from Friday, Nov. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, on DisneyNOW.

Which specials are a part of your holiday traditions? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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