Since 1996, Freeform has held an annual Christmas programming broadcast leading up to Christmas called the 25 Days of Christmas starting on the first of December. During these twenty-five days, starting at around 7 a.m., Freeform plays holiday movies and shows all day and evening, which is a great way to go through the holiday season and keep everyone in the holiday spirit. Below are a few movies being broadcasted from today and on during the countdown.
“The Santa Clause” Series
12:30 p.m. “The Santa Clause”
2:35 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2”
4:40 p.m. “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
On Friday, Dec. 13, “The Santa Clause” series is playing with “The Santa Clause,” “The Santa Clause 2” and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.” This series is about a divorced father named Scott (Tim Allen) with custody of his son who accidentally kills Santa Claus. He and his son are transported to the North Pole, where an elf tells Scott that he has to take Santa’s place. This movie series is definitely worth the watch due to it being a more comedic Christmas movie.
“Home Alone” Series
7:00 a.m. “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist”
4:05 p.m. “Home Alone”
6:35 p.m. “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”
To start this day of the weekend, “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist” will be playing on Dec. 14. Later on in the day, “Home Alone” will be playing followed by “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” All of these are about a little boy who is left home by himself by his parents while home invaders are roaming about. The home invaders target the young boy’s house and while they try to steal things, the young boy makes traps to attack them and eventually get them caught by the police. This is definitely worth the watch as “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2” being a Christmas classic.
“Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas”
3:25 p.m. “Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas”
On Sunday, Dec. 15, “Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas” will be playing. This movie is about the pumpkin king who feels as is the Halloween holiday is becoming too mundane for him. He discovers a grove of trees with different symbols of holidays on them such as an egg for Easter and a heart for Valentine’s Day. Of all the trees he saw, he decides to go into the one with a Christmas tree and decides that he wants to be the next Santa Claus to give the original a break. This movie makes the list due to it being both a Halloween and Christmas movie. This is perfect for those people who are still in the spooky mood.
“Rise of the Guardians”
2:45 p.m. “Rise of the Guardians”
To start off the week, Monday, Dec. 16, “Rise of the Guardians” will be playing. This movie is about Jack Frost (Chris Pine) alongside the other guardians of children’s beliefs fighting against the boogeyman named Pitch Black (Jude Law). Pitch Black destroys children’s belief in the guardians, weakening them. Jack Frost is recruited by the guardians get the last child who believes to get his friends to believe and beat Pitch Black. This movie is a good watch just because of its plot and its character development. It has character development in the fact that Jack Frost goes from being an angry spirit who no one believes into a happy spirit who all the children believe in. The plot also has all the components of an actual story. Most children’s movies don’t have a very clear problem and solution but this one does. This is just a really well thought out movie.
“Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)”
8:20 p.m. “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)”
A great middle of the week movie is “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)” is playing on Dec. 18. This is about the Grinch (Jim Carrey) going down to Whoville and trying to ruin everyone’s Christmas. His plans, however, are stopped when he comes to know Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) who believes that the Grinch can learn to be good. This movie is worth a watch because it is another classic that most people have seen as children. This is a great way to bring up that nostalgic feeling to the now older part of this generation.