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.
ok yah i’m excited to watch elf & the santa clause all day everyday for the next week but like where is the og home alone on the 25 days of xmas list ???? who hurt freeform ????
— Elizabeth Rennolds (@elizarennolds) December 17, 2017
I’m just gonna go ahead and say it.. can freeform play mix it up a bit? Ever heard of jingle all the way or Home alone 2?
— Matt Nowaczyk (@mjnowac) December 14, 2017
Upon further investigation, Freeform must not be allowed to play The Santa Clause 2, because they only have 1 & 3 in their line-up and NEVER 2. They also never play Home Alone, and only really recycle the same six movies every other night all month. SMH DO BETTER FREEFORM
— LT (@msleahtaylor) December 9, 2017