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Wednesday, October 10 2018 11:26

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Freeform's Kickoff to Christmas!

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The last three months of the year are the best three month of the year, and as wee stare down the coming end of the Halloween season on October 31st, the holiday season fires-up on November 1st when it's 100% acceptable to start listening to Christmas music. As such, Freeform is getting into the spirit early this year, priming the holiday pump with a new event called Kickoff To Christmas - a full month of holiday fun that will lead into their annual 25 Days of Christmas in December. Kickoff to Christmas will also include the premiere of the Freeform original film The Truth About Christmas, from MarVista Entertainment, airing SUNDAY, NOV. 25 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST.  

In “The Truth About Christmas,” Kali Hawk (“New Girl”) stars as Jillian, a successful political consultant confident in her ability to put a spin on anything, whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend George (Damon Dayoub, Freeform’s “Stitchers”). On the way to meet George’s family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she can’t stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Ali Ghandour (Freeform’s “Alone Together”) co-stars as George’s brother Blake, who believes you should always be true to yourself but thinks Jillian just might be losing it. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.  

Kickoff To Christmas Movie Lineup:

Thursday, Nov. 1

  • 5:00 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 7:10 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Snowglobe”

Friday, Nov. 2

  • 2:30 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 4:40 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 6:20 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Disney’s Frozen”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “12 Dates of Christmas”

Saturday, Nov. 3

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Titanic” (1997)
  • 11:30 a.m. – “12 Dates of Christmas”
  • 1:35 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 4:50 p.m. – “Disney’s Frozen”
  • 7:20 p.m. – “Pitch Perfect”
  • 10:00 p.m. – “Life-Size” – Freeform Premiere
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Snow”

Sunday, Nov. 4

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Sixteen Candles”
  • 9:05 a.m. – “Snow”
  • 11:10 a.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 2:25 p.m. – “Life-Size”
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Pitch Perfect”
  • 7:10 p.m. – “Just Go With It”
  • 9:50 p.m. – “Maleficent”
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Sixteen Candles”

Monday, Nov. 5

  • 4:00 p.m. – “Just Go With It”
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Maleficent”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Billy Madison”

Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • 3:30 p.m. – “Billy Madison”
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 8:00 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Angels Sing” – Freeform Premiere

Wednesday, Nov. 7

  • 3:30 p.m. – “Angels Sing”
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “The Family Stone”

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • 3:30 p.m. – “The Family Stone”
  • 6:00 p.m. – “Sweet Home Alabama”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Love the Coopers” – Freeform Premiere
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Babe”

Friday, Nov. 9

  • 1:00 p.m. – “Babe”
  • 3:05 p.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (2007)
  • 5:10 p.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” – Freeform Premiere
  • 7:15 p.m. – “Storks” – Freeform Premiere
  • 9:20 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 12:00 a.m. – Beethoven

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (2007)
  • 9:10 a.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”
  • 11:15 a.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
  • 1:20 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 3:25 p.m. – “Storks”
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Disney’s Meet the Robinsons”
  • 7:35 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Call Me Claus” – Freeform Premiere

Sunday, Nov. 11

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”
  • 8:00 a.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
  • 10:10 a.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 12:20 p.m. – “Call Me Claus”
  • 2:25 p.m. – “Disney’s Meet the Robinsons”
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 6:35 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles”
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Norm of the North” – Network Television Premiere

Monday, Nov. 12

  • 4:00 p.m. – “Norm of the North”
  • 6:10 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift” – Freeform Premiere
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Dennis the Menace” (1993)

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • 4:30 p.m. – “Dennis the Menace” (1993)
  • 6:40 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998)

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 4:30 p.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998)
  • 6:40 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Daddy Day Care”

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • 4:00 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur”
  • 6:00 p.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 8:00 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “A Cinderella Story”

Friday, Nov. 16

  • 4:00 p.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 6:00 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 9:00 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Boxtrolls”

Saturday, Nov. 17

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Race for Your Life Charlie Brown”
  • 8:35 a.m. – “Bon Voyage Charlie Brown”
  • 10:10 a.m. – “Little Giants”
  • 12:45 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 2:50 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story”
  • 4:50 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 2”
  • 6:55 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3”
  • 9:25 p.m. – “Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph”
  • 11:30 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)

Sunday, Nov. 18

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Little Giants”
  • 9:35 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 11:40 a.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 2:15 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 2”
  • 4:20 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3”
  • 6:50 p.m. – “Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Disney’s The Lion King” (1994)
  • 11:00 p.m. – “Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride”
  • 1:00 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”

Monday, Nov. 19

  • 2:30 p.m. – “Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride”
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Storks”
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Disney’s The Lion King” (1994)
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Cinderella” (Live Action) (2015)
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Sixteen Candles”

Tuesday, Nov. 20

  • 12:00 p.m. – “Sixteen Candles”
  • 2:00 p.m. – “Titanic” (1997)
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Cinderella” (Live Action) (2015)
  • 9:00 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Brave”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Uncle Buck”

Wednesday, Nov. 21

  • 11:30 a.m. – “Uncle Buck”
  • 1:30 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Disney’s Mulan”
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Brave”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Disney’s Zootopia”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Happy Gilmore”

Thursday, Nov. 22

  • 7:30 a.m. – “Happy Gilmore”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 2:00 p.m. – “Disney’s Mulan”
  • 4:00 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 6:00 p.m. – “Disney’s Zootopia”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “The Lego Movie”

Friday, Nov. 23

  • 7:30 a.m. – “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “The Lego Movie”
  • 1:30 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 3:30 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 6:00 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”

Saturday, Nov. 24

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Bon Voyage Charlie Brown”
  • 8:30 a.m. – “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure” – Freeform Premiere
  • 10:30 a.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 1:05 p.m. – “Disney’s Tarzan”
  • 3:10 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
  • 5:15 p.m. – “Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo”
  • 7:45 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 9:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Life Size”

Sunday, Nov. 25

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Yogi Bear”
  • 8:35 a.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 10:35 a.m. – “Disney’s Tarzan”
  • 12:40 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
  • 2:45 p.m. – “Life Size”
  • 4:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 6:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 9:00 p.m. – “The Truth About Christmas” – Freeform Original Film Premiere
  • 11:00 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”

Monday, Nov. 26

  • 12:00 p.m. – “The Truth About Christmas”
  • 2:05 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • 5:10 p.m. – “Disney’s Meet the Robinsons”
  • 7:15 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Paddington” – Network Television Premiere
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • 1:00 p.m. – “Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)
  • 3:00 p.m. – “Disney’s Meet the Robinsons”
  • 5:05 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 6:45 p.m. – “Paddington”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Eight Crazy Nights”

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  • 12:00 p.m. – “Eight Crazy Nights”
  • 2:00 p.m. – “Unaccompanied Minors”
  • 4:10 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 6:40 p.m. – “Despicable Me”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Unaccompanied Minors”

Thursday, Nov. 29

  • 1:00 p.m. – “Jumanji” (1995)
  • 3:30 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 6:40 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Jingle All The Way 2” – Freeform Premiere

Friday, Nov. 30

  • 1:30 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 4:35 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 6:40 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 8:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998)

 

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