Jack Frost

The holidays aren’t exactly right around the corner, but that won’t stop Christmas commercials from airing any day now. Christmas is over a month and a half away, and some people are already looking forward to all the holiday food, family gatherings, and gifts.

Another perk of the holidays? Movies. Watching films to get in the Christmas mood is always a fun part of the holidays. ABC Family, once again, is doing their 25 days of Christmas, and they’ve made a few odd choices with their lineup this year.

See what movies you can watch on ABC Family next month after the jump.

There are far more bad Christmas movies than good ones, so it’s not surprising to see some of these films (e.g., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) aren’t even about old Saint Nick or the little baby Jesus. Still, why a network feels compelled to air Jack Frost starring Michael Keaton (Spotlightsix times in one month is beyond me. Do kids even like that movie? It’s not the only bad holiday movie that’ll air during the 25 Days of Christmas.

A few of these titles are absolutely worth watching if you don’t already own them, like the Toy Storys or The Nightmare Before Christmas. But most of my personal go-to Christmas movies didn’t make the cut: Catch Me If You CanDie HardScrooged, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. (Probably because they’re not exactly on-brand for ABC Family.) The first of those, especially, is a great, depressing Christmas movie.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

The Preacher’s Wife, 7 a.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol 11 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 1 p.m.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, 2:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 3:30 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 7 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (live action), 9 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Clause, midnight
/midnight Rudolph’s Shiny New Year 1 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

The Christmas Shoes, 7 a.m.
The Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 9 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 11 a.m.
A Miser Brothers Christmas, 12:30 p.m.
Jack Frost, (animated) 1:30 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 2:30 p.m.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Snow, midnight

Thursday, Dec. 3

Christmas in Boston, 7 a.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 9 a.m.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 11 a.m.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, 1:45 p.m.
Jack Frost, (live action) 4 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6 p.m.
Fred Claus, 8:15 p.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze, midnight

Friday, Dec. 4

Meet the Santas, 7 a.m.
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, 9 a.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 11 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12 p.m.
Jack Frost, (live action) 2 p.m.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas, 4 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 6 p.m.
Fred Claus, 7 p.m.
Elf, 9:30 p.m.
Prancer, 11:50 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 8 a.m.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas, 10 a.m.
Prancer, 12:15 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 3 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 4 p.m.
The Polar Express, 5 p.m.
Elf, 7:15 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9:30 p.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6

A Very Brady Christmas, 7 a.m.
The Holiday Heist, 9 a.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 11 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 12 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 12:30 p.m.
The Polar Express, 2:30 p.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 4:45 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6:30 p.m.
Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadow Hunters, 9:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 7

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 9 a.m.
Three Days, 11 a.m.
Love Actually, 1 p.m.
Fred Claus, 4 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.
The Mistle-Tones, midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Fred Claus, 7 a.m.
Secret Santa, 11 a.m.
The Mistle-Tones, 1 p.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas, 3 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 4 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 6 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6:30 p.m.
The Polar Express, 8:45 p.m.
Snowglobe, midnight

Wednesday, Dec. 9

12 Dates of Christmas, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy Book II, 9 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas, 11 a.m.
Prancer, 12:10 p.m.
Snowglobe, 2:20 p.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 4:30 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 6:30 p.m.
Elf, 8:45 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, midnight
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 1 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey, 11 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 11:30 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 2 p.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 2:30 p.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 4 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 4:30 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 5:30 p.m.
Elf, 6:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8:45 p.m.
Christmas Maybe, midnight

Friday, Dec. 11

Desperately Seeking Santa, 7 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 9 a.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, 11 a.m.
The Family Man, 1 p.m.
Fred Claus, 4 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:45 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, (live action) 9 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, midnight
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 1 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Jack Frost (animated), 7 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 8 a.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 9:45 a.m.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock, 11:30 a.m.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 12:15 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Clause, 1:20 p.m.
Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town, 2:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 3:30 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6 p.m.
Elf, 9 p.m.
Fred Claus, 11:15 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 7 a.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 8:45 a.m.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock, 10:25 a.m.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 11:05 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12:10 p.m.
Elf, 2:15 p.m.
Toy Story, 4:30 p.m.
Toy Story 2, 6:45 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 9 p.m.
Toy Story 3, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 14

Mr. St. Nick, 7 a.m.
Twas The Night Before Christmas, 9 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 11 a.m.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 11:30 a.m.
Toy Story, 2 p.m.
Toy Story 2, 4 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 6 p.m.
Toy Story 3, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Snow, midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 7 a.m.
Desperately Seeking Santa, 11 a.m.
Santa Baby, 1 p.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, 3 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 5 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 6 p.m.
Elf, 8:15 p.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 10:30 p.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze, midnight

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Three Days, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 9 a.m.
The Family Man, 11 a.m.
Christmas in Boston, 2 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 4 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 5 p.m.
Elf, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 8:15 p.m.
Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey, 10:30 p.m.
Desperately Seeking Santa, midnight

Thursday, Dec. 17

The Family Man, 7 a.m.
Love Actually, 10:15 a.m.
The Preacher’s Wife, 1:30 p.m.
Snow, 4:15 p.m.
The Polar Express, 6:30 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 8:45 p.m.
Holidaze, midnight

Friday, Dec. 18

The Preacher’s Wife, 7 a.m.
Christmas Cupid, 9:45 a.m.
The Mistle-Tones, 12 p.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze, 2 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 4:15 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing, 6:30 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, 7:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 7:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 9:45 p.m.
Three Days, midnight

Saturday, Dec. 19

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 9:30 p.m.
Jack Frost, (live action), 10:30 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 2:30 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 3:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 4:05 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 5:15 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. 7:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 9:45 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, midnight

Sunday, Dec. 20

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 p.m.
Jack Frost (live action), 8 a.m.
Prancer, 10 a.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 12:45 p.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 3 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 4:45 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.
Elf, 9:15 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 11:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 21

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 9 a.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 11:15 a.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 1 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 2 p.m.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 2:30 p.m.
Snowglobe, 4:30 p.m.
Elf, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Jack Frost (live action), midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 a.m.
12 Dates of Christmas, 8 a.m.
Holidaze, 10 a.m.
Christmas Cupid, 12 p.m.
Jack Frost (live action), 2:15 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Clause, 4:30 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 5:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, midnight

Wednesday, Dec. 23

The Mistle-Tones, 7 a.m.
The Holiday in Handcuffs, 9 a.m.
Santa Baby, 11 a.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, 1 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 3:15 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4:15 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 6:30 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 7 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 7:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 9:45 p.m.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, midnight

Thursday, Dec. 24

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 9 a.m.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 11 a.m.
Prancer, 1 a.m.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 3:15 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing, 5 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice, 5:30 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 6 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:30 p.m.
Elf, 8:45 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, midnight

Friday, Dec. 25

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, 11 a.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 11:30 a.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 12:30 p.m.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 2:15 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 4:30 p.m.
Elf, 5 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 7:15 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, midnight
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 1 a.m.

Another question: What kid is going to watch Love, Actually at 10 a.m. on a Thursday? Both showings of Richard Curtis‘ delightful film are well before nighttime. Maybe ABC’s kid viewership is more mature than we initially thought.

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