Important Movies Missing from Freeform’s ‘25 Days of Christmas’

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Anyone who watches Freeform actively can tell you that the channel is always on a strict schedule. Whether it’s “Harry Potter Weekend” or a marathon of Disney classics, Freeform doesn’t skip a beat–but they skip some movies.

Freeform has a show schedule during the week like most channels, but it’s their movie-filled weekends that are too repetitive. What I mean by this is Freeform has a set of the same films reserved for that time period and will rotate over the course three days.

During their holiday programs like ‘13 Nights of Halloween,’ ‘The Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas’ and ‘25 Days of Christmas,’ this regime follows suit.

The only movies playing on Freeform during the Christmas season are Elf, The Grinch, The Santa Clause, Santa Clause 3, The Polar Express, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The only thing that makes the days different are the time they are airing. The movies are scattered sometimes and other times they are on all in one day. Sometimes all movies are playing throughout the weekend, just bumped up to an earlier slot.

What surprised me is that the only time Freeform plays the holiday favorites, Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, or Santa Clause 2 during the countdown to 25 Days of Christmas. How does this even make sense? Why does Freeform only play certain movies for specific times? Also why play the other Santa Clause Movies but not the one in the middle?

Even though I simply could watch these movies on another program, the point is that it shouldn’t be this way. And others feel the same.

This isn’t the only time this has happened. The Grinch was missing from the holiday program just last year and they have often skipped over Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.



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