Prep yourself to marathon through 25 days of pure Christmas bliss on ABC Family.

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Highlights from the ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Schedule 2013 hosted by the Small Screen Scoop TV Blog!

December 3

“Three Days” with Kristin Davis from Sex and the City. In this ABC Family original movie starring Kristin Davis, an angel interrupts destiny to give love 72-hours for a second chance. (Live Action)

December 4

“Deck the Halls” Steve (Matthew Broderick) gets into an increasingly absurd war with his new neighbor Buddy (Danny DeVito), when Buddy decides to decorate his home with enough Christmas lights to be seen from space.

December 5

“The Muppet Christmas Carol” – The classic Dickens’ tale as performed by the Muppets. Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) is horrible to everyone around him, including his much put upon employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog). Scrooge is made to see the error of his ways when he’s visited by three ghost—and lots of Muppets. (Live Action)(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT)

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December 8

“Holidaze” – ABC Family original movie starring Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison.

“Prancer” – Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. (Live Action)(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT)

December 7

(7:00–8:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS: When the Evil Toy Taker steals all of Santa’s toys, Rudolph and his friends–the misfit toys–set out to get them back before the world’s children wake up to empty stockings on Christmas morning. (Animated)

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December 8

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES: In the ABC Family original holiday musical, Holly (Tia Mowry) is devastated when she is turned down for a spot in the Christmas singing group The Snow Belles. So she forms her own group, the Mistle-Tones, and challenges her rival Marci (Tori Spelling) and The Snow Belles to a Christmas Eve sing-off. (Live Action)

(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS: Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star in ABC Family’s original holiday tale about a desperate young woman who kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents at Christmas to prove how well she’s doing with her life. (Live Action)

December 11

(8:00–8:30 PM ET/PT) MELISSA & JOEY – All New Christmas Special: Jaime Pressly drops by as Mel’s sister Meredith, who comes home from prison on furlough to celebrate Christmas with the kids and Mel, and seems unruffled by Joe’s obvious animosity towards her. (Live Action)

(8:30–9:00 PM ET/PT) BABY DADDY – All New Christmas Special: Ben takes drastic measures to get Emma a much sought after toy for her first Christmas. (Live Action)

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December 10

(9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS: Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Phyllis McGinley’s children’s book, Mrs. Claus narrates this memorable classic about the time she almost donned her husband’s famous red suit. (Animated)

(10:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: Fred Astaire narrates this tale of Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a young man who starts a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Animated)

December 14

(7:00–7:30 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY: Winnie the Pooh follows Christopher Robin and his animal friends as a storm topples Owl’s tree house and brings a drenching rain. While the flood waters rise, Pooh has nightmares about honey-stealing creatures called Heffalumps and Woozles. (Animated)

(7:30–8:00 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND TIGGER TOO: To break Tigger’s habit of “bouncing in” on them, his friends plot to get him lost in the woods and literally “take the bounce out of him.” However, it’s his friends who become lost and Tigger “finds” them. After Tigger and Roo become stuck high in a tree, Tigger promises Pooh and Christopher Robin that he’ll never bounce again if only Christopher Robin can help get them down—which he does. But Tigger’s friends cannot hold Tigger to his vow after seeing how sad he has become without his “bounce.” (Animated)

(8:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH—ABC Family Premiere: While Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Piglet, Owl, Kanga and Roo are looking for Eeyore’s missing tail, they discover that Christopher Robin has been kidnapped by a dreaded Backson. Now the gang has to set a trap and save their friend. (Animated)

(9:30–10:00 AM ET/PT) WINNIE THE POOH AND CHRISTMAS TOO: See Monday, December 2 for description. (Animated)

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December 15

(10:30–11:00 AM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING: The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing, who are responsible for preparing all of the homes for Santa before the big guy arrives. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley and Sarah Chalke. (Animated)

(11:00–11:30 AM ET/PT) DISNEY PREP’S & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE: Prep & Landing Elves Wayne and Lanny are back to save the day when someone threatens to put the whole world on Santa’s Naughty List. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley, Chris Parnell, and Rob Riggle. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 PM ET/PT) – I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: If a college jokester (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) makes it home for the holidays by a certain time, his dad’s Porsche is his. But, after one prank too many, he’s left stranded wearing nothing but a Santa Claus suit with no option except to hitchhike cross country. (Live Action)

December 16

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) SNOW: In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, this original ABC Family holiday movie finds Nick (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly taking over the family business at the North Pole and, in the process of trying to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago, finds his true love. (Live Action)

December 17

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) SECRET SANTA: Eager journalist Rebecca (Jennie Garth) has been assigned to uncover the true identity of her town’s legendary Secret Santa. But will she publish the scoop, or decide that the spirit of Christmas is something worth saving? (Live Action)

(8:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) MARY POPPINS: In one of the greatest family classics of all time, two rambunctious children of a practical banker who believes a home should be run as tightly as the bank where he works, come under the care of a magical nanny – Mary Poppins. Stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. (Live Action)

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December 19

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME: Based on the bestselling children’s books written by Kay Thompson, the title character Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) is warned not to interfere as the Plaza Hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding. But Eloise can’t resist, playing matchmaker to ensure that true love will save the day. (Live Action)

(9:00 AM–12:00 PM ET/PT) MARY POPPINS: See Wednesday, December 18 for description. (Live Action)

December 21

(7:00–7:30 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY: “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” tells the story of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. (Animated)

(7:30–8:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY: Based on the Christmas song, the “Little Drummer Boy” tells the story of Aaron, a poor boy who cannot afford to buy a present for baby Jesus and instead plays a special song for him on his drums. (Animated)

(8:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) PINOCCHIO’S CHRISTMAS: Carlo Collodi’s most famous puppet creation stars in a musical tale that finds the poor lad Pinocchio conned out of money intended for Papa Geppetto’s Christmas gift. (Animated)

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(9:00–10:00 AM ET/PT) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS: The story of how a young man named Claus became Santa Claus. (Animated)

(10:00–10:30 AM ET/PT) ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. (Animated)

(10:30–11:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR: See Thursday, December 5 for description (Animated)

(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Rudolph’s magical glowing nose is not only helpful at Christmas, but also in the heat of summer when Rudolph and his friend, Frosty the Snowman, are called in to rescue a struggling circus at a special July 4th benefit. (Animated)

(1:30–2:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS: See Tuesday, December 10 for description. (Animated)

(2:30–3:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: See Tuesday, December 10 for description. (Animated)

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December 22

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) UNACCOMPANIED MINORS: Wilmer Valderrama stars in this holiday romp set in the Unaccompanied Minors Room, an airport holding cell for dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country. (Live Action)

December 23

(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979): See Monday, December 2 for description. (Animated)

December 25

(7:00–7:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND: See Friday, December 6 for description. (Animated)