What Is Freeform Playing on Christmas Day for the ’25 Days of Christmas’? Here’s What We Know About the Network’s Movie Marathon

This Christmas, settle in with some popcorn, hot chocolate, and a holiday movie or two. Thanks to Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, holiday movies will be playing on the television network all day. That includes animated classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and recent releases like The Santa Clause 2. What movies are playing on Freeform this Christmas day? Here’s our look into their holiday schedule.

Actors Elizabeth Mitchell and Tim Allen of "The Santa Clause 2"
Actors Elizabeth Mitchell and Tim Allen of “The Santa Clause 2” | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Some movies in the ‘The Santa Clause’ franchise are playing on Christmas Day

If you’re looking to play something in the background while opening gifts, Christmas Day’s movies start off with Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish at 7 a.m. EDT, followed by Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice. At 11 a.m. EDT, the original The Santa Clause movie, starring Tim Allen, plays on this television network.

The Santa Clause tells the story of one businessman, Scott Calvin, whose life changes forever when Santa Claus falls off his roof. After putting on Santa’s suit, he agrees to the terms listed in “The Santa Clause,” a contract that requires him to take on the responsibilities of Kris Kringle.

After The Santa Clause plays, the movie’s sequel is next on Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas. This second movie tells the story of how Santa Claus found his Mrs. Claus, complete with plenty of Tim Allen humor and Christmas cheer.

Animated movies like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” play during Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas

After The Santa Clause movies play on Freeform, there’s a string of animated movies playing for the 25 Days of Christmas. The first is the tale of a lovable snowman who comes to life because of a magical hat, Frosty the Snowman, which plays at 3:10 p.m. EDT.

The second movie tells the story of a misfit reindeer who’s special talents save Christmas, entitled Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The third movie, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, explains how Santa Claus became the magical and mythical man that he is today.

There’s a mini ‘Home Alone’ marathon playing on Freeform this Christmas Day

There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas with the crazy and creative adventures of Kevin McCallister. Home Alone tells the story of one boy, who is left home alone when his family heads for France. Things only get more interesting when two burglars make plans to rob the McCallister house. It’s up to Kevin to defend his home and tackle the challenges of growing up along the way.

After the original Home Alone plays on Freeform, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York begins at 8:20 p.m. EDT. The last movie to play during Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas is the 2006 comedy and family movie, Deck The Halls. This film plays at 12 a.m. EDT. That is, until next Christmas.

Some movies available on this list are also available for binge-watching anytime, thanks to Disney’s subscription service, Disney+. That includes content released by ABC and Freeform, like The Little Mermaid Live, in addition to holiday movies like The Santa Clause and Home Alone. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.