A Christmas Movie Tradition

25 Days of Christmas Movies on ABC Family; a list of 'prime time' movies. TrishSutton.com

Along with all of our other traditions during the Christmas season, a few years ago my family decided to include a new tradition. Our added Christmas tradition was that we would wrap 25 (total) Christmas books and Christmas movies in wrapping paper, then beginning December 1st we would open one each night. Our new tradition made a welcome excuse for us to all come together in the evening during the most wonderful time of the year that often becomes the busiest time of the year. 

As you likely know, ABC Family has a Christmas movie tradition of their own! Each night of the Christmas season ABC Family shows Christmas movies. Over time their list has grown and this year there are Christmas movies on throughout the night AND day for 25 days.

This year we are not wrapping our Christmas movies and books. This year we are relying on ABC Family for our nightly dose of Christmas along with the Christmas stories that we will read at bedtime (and if our lil’ guy has his way it will be The Polar Express every night of December just as it was November).

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?

I have created a list of ‘prime time’ movies as a reference for my family; if you would like to see the complete list of movies shown many hours around the clock, stop by ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas 2015 Full Schedule here.

Did your favorite Christmas movie make the list?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

  • 4:30 pm     Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 5:00 pm     Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 7:00 pm     The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 8:00 pm     The Polar Express

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

  • 3:30 pm     Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
  • 4:30 pm     Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • 7:00 pm     Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Thursday, December 3, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Jack Frost (1998)
  • 6:00 pm     The Santa Clause
  • 8:15 pm      Fred Claus

Friday, December 4, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • 6:00 pm     Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 7:00 pm     Fred Claus

Saturday, December 5, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 5:00 pm     The Polar Express
  • 7:15 pm      Elf
  • 9:30 pm     Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Sunday, December 6, 2015

  • 4:45 pm     Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 6:30 pm     Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 9:30 pm     Beyond The Shadows: The Making of Shadow Hunters
  • 10:00 pm   National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Monday, December 7, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Fred Claus
  • 6:30 pm     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 8:45 pm     The Santa Clause

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 6:00 pm     Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 6:30 pm     The Santa Clause
  • 8:45 pm     The Polar Express

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

  • 4:30 pm     Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas
  • 6:00 pm     Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • 6:30 pm     The Polar Express
  • 8:45 pm     Elf

Thursday, December 10, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     The Little Drummer Boy
  • 4:30 pm     Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
  • 5:30 pm     The Year Without A Santa Claus
  • 6:30 pm     Elf
  • 8:45 pm     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Friday, December 11, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Fred Claus
  • 6:45 pm     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:00 pm    Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 6:00 pm     Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 9:00 pm     Elf

Sunday, December 13, 2015

  • 4:30 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of
  • 6:45 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of 2
  • 9:00 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of That Time Forgot
  • 9:30 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of 3

Monday, December 14, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of 2
  • 6:00 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of That Time Forgot
  • 6:30 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of 3
  • 8:45 pm     The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

  • 5:00 pm     Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 6:00 pm     The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 8:15 pm      Elf
  • 10:30 pm   The Little Drummer Boy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

  • 4:00 pm     Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 5:00 pm     The Year Without A Santa Claus
  • 6:00 pm     Elf
  • 8:15 pm      The Polar Express

Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • 4:15 pm      Snow
  • 6:30 pm     The Polar Express
  • 8:45 pm     Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 12:00 am   Holidaze

Friday, December 18, 2015

  • 4:15 pm     Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • 6:30 pm    Disney’s Prep & Landing
  • 7:00 pm    Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
  • 7:30 pm    The Santa Clause
  • 9:45 pm    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Saturday, December 19, 2015

  • 4:05 pm    Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 5:15 pm     The Santa Clause
  • 7:30 pm    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 9:45 pm    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Sunday, December 20, 2015

  • 4:45 pm    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 7:00 pm    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:15 pm     Elf

Monday, December 21, 2015

  • 4:30 pm     Snowglobe
  • 6:30 pm     Elf
  • 8:45 pm     The Santa Clause

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

  • 4:30 pm     The Year Without A Santa Claus
  • 5:30 pm     Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 6:30 pm     The Santa Clause
  • 8:45 pm     The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

  • 4:15 pm     Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 6:30 pm    Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 7:00 pm     Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • 7:30 pm     The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 9:45 pm     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Thursday, December 24, 2015

  • 7:00 am     Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 9:00 am     The Little Drummer Boy
  • 11:00 am    Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 1:00 pm     Prancer
  • 3:15 pm      Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5:00 pm     Disney’s Prep & Landing
  • 5:30 pm     Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
  • 6:00 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of That Time Forgot
  • 6:30 pm     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 8:45 pm     Elf
  • 12:00 am   The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Thursday, December 25, 2015

  • 7:00 am     Prancer
  • 11:00 am    Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
  • 11:30 am    Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 12:30 pm   Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 2:15 pm      The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 4:30 pm     Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of That Time Forgot
  • 5:00 pm     Elf
  • 7:15 pm      Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • 12:00 am   Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  • 1:00 am     The Year Without A Santa Claus

 

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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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