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[11/10/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Family Airs Over 150 Hours of Holiday Programming During Annual '25 Days of Christmas' Event

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY AIRS OVER 150 HOURS OF HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING DURING ANNUAL �25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS� EVENT

The Original Movie �SNOW� Starring Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams Serves as Centerpiece

Includes Premieres of �BLIZZARD� Voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and �RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF THE MISFIT TOYS� Featuring Voices of Rick Moranis, Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Dreyfuss

Burbank, CA (November 4, 2004) � Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas� this holiday season with ABC Family�s seventh annual 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS programming event. This year features over 150 hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from December 1- 25.

The holiday fun will feature the premiere of the original movie SNOW, Sunday, December 12 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT), starring Tom Cavanagh (�Ed�), Ashley Williams (�Good Morning Miami�) and Bobb�e Thompson (�The Tracy Morgan Show�). With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden (Cavanagh) must rescue his young reindeer from a zoo in order to save Christmas. Through the course of his adventures, Nick unexpectedly brings back the spirit of Christmas to the residents of a boarding house and finds his true love.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS day-by-day programming highlights also include:

� Wednesday, December 1 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
BLIZZARD � US TELEVISION DEBUT
On the first day of Christmas, ABC Family presents the TV debut of BLIZZARD. In this liveaction movie featuring Brenda Blethyn, Christopher Plummer and the voice of Whoopi Goldberg as Blizzard the Reindeer, a young girl's estranged aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer, in a holiday story you�re sure to never forget.

� Thursday, December 2 (9:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT)
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS
WORLD TELEVISION DEBUT
The second day of Christmas features the world television premiere of RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS. When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman �Bumbles� to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world. Animated � featuring the voices of Rick Moranis, Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Dreyfuss.

� Friday, December 3 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
THE CHRISTMAS LIST
No one ever believes they'll get EVERYTHING on their Christmas list. So imagine the shock and confusion a single, 40-year-old department store clerk experiences when she receives everything on her extravagant list! As she struggles to survive the ensuing chaos, she discovers the true meaning of the holiday. Stars Mimi Rogers, Marla Maples and Stella Stevens. (Live-Action)

� Saturday, December 4 (2:00 PM � 1:00AM ET/PT)
Holiday Classics Marathon
ABC Family presents back-to-back airings of holiday favorites to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Marathon includes �The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,� �The Story of the First Christmas Snow,� �Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey,� �Pinocchio's Christmas,� �The Little Drummer Boy,� �The Little Drummer Boy: Book II,� �Jack Frost,� �Frosty's Winter Wonderland,� �Twas The Night Before Christmas,� �Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town,� �The Year Without A Santa Claus,� �Rudolph's Shiny New Year,� and �The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold.� (Animated-Rankin Bass)

� Sunday, December 5 (8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT)
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
In this adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, director Ron Howard casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a perverse, manic spin. This well-loved story of a freakish green monster living in a mountainside cave who disguises himself as Santa Claus, and steals the Christmas goodies from every single home in Whoville, is a hilarious holiday comedy. (Live-Action)

� Monday, December 6 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK
Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) finds himself once again alone, this time in the Big Apple at Christmastime. The wet bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) have escaped from jail but after a few more rounds with Kevin, they probably would have been safer behind bars. (Live- Action)

� Tuesday, December 7 (6:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT)
7th HEAVEN � CHRISTMAS EPISODE: HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS- EP 3010
Ruthie loses the spirit of Christmas when discovering Matt was a fake Santa Claus at the mall while Simon tries to bring her spirits up. The Camden family also convinces Carlos to go back to New York on Christmas Eve to be with his family that he has missed.

� Wednesday, December 8 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
MR. ST NICK
Executive produced by the legendary Robert Halmi (�Dinotopia,� �Gulliver's Travels�) and starring Kelsey Grammer and Charles Durning, this heartwarming holiday tale tells the story of Santa's passing of the Christmas torch to his prodigal son � who is not quite ready for the duty. (Live-Action)

� Thursday, December 9 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
BORROWED HEARTS
When businessman Sam (Eric McCormack) decides to move his company to Mexico for an improvement in profits he must impress the buyer with not only the price, but with his image as a family man. The problem is he's a swinging bachelor. Sam decides to hire Kathleen (Roma Downey) and her daughter to pose as his family to push the deal through. A Christmas angel in disguise is present to soften Sam�s uncaring heart. (Live-Action)

� Friday, December 10 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
PRANCER
Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harell) lives on a failing farm with her father (Sam Elliot) when she finds an injured reindeer. She decides to nurse it back to health, with the belief that the reindeer is actually Santa�s Prancer. (Live-Action)

� Saturday, December 11 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME
Its Christmas time and the season promises to be even more special as the Plaza hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding! Although Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) is warned not to interfere, Eloise plays matchmaker to ensure that true love will save the day. Based on the bestselling children�s books written by the late Kay Thompson. Academy Award-winning actress Julie Andrews reprises roll of Nanny. (Live-Action)

� Sunday, December 12 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
SNOW- ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE
In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, Nick Snowden (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly takes over the family business. As if that wasn�t pressure enough, with only three days before the big night, one of Nick�s young reindeer is captured and taken to a zoo. Not only must Nick rescue Buddy-the-reindeer in time to complete his Christmas deliveries, he has to do it before the young buck learns to fly and the zoo realizes what it�s got! In the course of his adventures, Nick touches the lives of those at a boarding house including Sandy (Ashley Williams) and eight-year-old-Hector (Bobb�e Thompson) who lives there with his mom. As only a true innocent can do, Nick tries to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago. Will Nick be able to rescue Buddy, bring holiday hope to the boarding house residents, and in the process, find his true love? (Live-Action)

� Monday, December 13 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
SNOW � Encore Airing
Snow stars Tom Cavanagh (�Ed�), Ashley Williams (�Good Morning Miami�) and Bobb�e Thompson (�The Tracy Morgan Show�). With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden (Cavanagh) must rescue his young reindeer from a zoo in order to save Christmas. Through the course of his adventures, Nick unexpectedly brings back the spirit of Christmas to the residents of a boarding house and finds his true love. (Live-Action)

� Tuesday, December 14 (8:00 � 10:30 PM ET/PT)
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS � Encore Airing
In this adaptation of the famous Christmas tale by Dr. Seuss, director Ron Howard casts comedian Jim Carrey in the title role, giving this rendition of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS a perverse, manic spin. This well-loved story of a freakish green monster living in a mountainside cave who disguises himself as Santa Claus, and steals the Christmas goodies from every single home in Whoville, is a hilarious holiday comedy. (Live-Action)

� Wednesday, December 15 (8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT)
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN� TO TOWN
Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. In his home village of Sombertown, Kris has started a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children. But when the evil ruler, Burgermeister Meisterburger (Paul Frees), bans toys from the land, Kris is forced to go directly to Mother Nature and ask her for assistance. With the help of magical elves and several special reindeer, Kris overcomes the Burgermeister and delivers toys to children all over the world, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Animated- Rankin Bass)

� Thursday, December 16 (6:00 � 7:00 PM ET/PT)
7TH HEAVEN-CHRISTMAS EPISODE- HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS � EP 3010
Ruthie loses the spirit of Christmas when discovering Matt was a fake Santa Claus at the mall while Simon tries to bring her spirits up. The Camden family also convinces Carlos to go back to New York on Christmas Eve to be with his family that he has missed.

� Friday, December 17 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK � Encore Airing
Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) finds himself once again alone, this time in the Big Apple at Christmastime. The wet bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) have escaped from jail but after a few more rounds with Kevin, they probably would have been safer behind bars. (Live-Action)

� Saturday, December 18 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
SNOW- Encore Airing
Snow stars Tom Cavanagh (�Ed�), Ashley Williams (�Good Morning Miami�) and Bobb�e Thompson (�The Tracy Morgan Show�). With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden (Cavanagh) must rescue his young reindeer from a zoo in order to save Christmas. Through the course of his adventures, Nick unexpectedly brings back the spirit of Christmas to the residents of a boarding house and finds his true love. (Live-Action)

� Sunday, December 19
Holiday Classics Marathon (2:00 � 6:00 PM ET/PT)
ABC Family presents back-to-back airings of holiday favorites to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Marathon includes �Frosty's Winter Wonderland,� �Twas The Night Before Christmas,� �Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town,� �The Year Without A Santa Claus,� and �Rudolph's Shiny New Year." (Animated-Rankin Bass)
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER�S STONE (6:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT)
Based on the first of J.K. Rowling�s popular children�s novels that started a hit film and book franchise, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER�S STONE tells the story of a boy who is brought up by the Dursley�s, his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and cousin, who treat him more like vermin than like a member of the family. On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter receives a mysterious letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, telling him he has been chosen as one of the future students of that renowned school. Harry also learns he is the orphaned son of a powerful wizard and witch and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Happy to leave the Dursley�s behind, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and finds the home and the family he never had.

� Monday, December 20 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
THREE DAYS
This ABC Family original romantic drama stars Kristin Davis (�Sex And The City�), Reed Diamond (�Homicide: Life On The Street�) and Tim Meadows (�Saturday Night Live�). When a neglectful husband loses his wife in a Christmas Eve accident, an angel gives him a miracle�with a catch. He can relive their last three days together, but he cannot change her destiny. Now he strives to find the perfect gift, praying that � just maybe � love will be stronger than fate. (Live-Action)

� Tuesday, December 21 (7:00 � 8:00 PM ET/PT)
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS
Old and tired, Saint Nick is about to make one more Christmas delivery and then come home to bed to pass away. What Santa doesn't know is that the Great Ak, the king of the forest, has assembled a group of deities from the heavens above to beseech them to give Santa everlasting life. (Animated- Rankin Bass)

� Wednesday, December 22 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
THE CHRISTMAS SECRET
In this magical story, a college professor (Richard Thomas) sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas. He ends up at Santa's (Beau Bridges) workshop and becomes involved in a number of delightful situations. (Live-Action)

� Thursday, December 23 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
PRANCER
Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harell) lives on a failing farm with her father (Sam Elliot) when she finds an injured reindeer. She decides to nurse it back to health, with the belief that the reindeer is actually Santa�s Prancer. (Live-Action)

� Friday, December 24 (9:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS
Featuring the voices of Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn and George S. Irving, this animated Christmas musical fantasy tells the story of the year that Santa Claus decided to take a holiday because he felt ill and unwanted. (Animated- Rankin Bass)

� Saturday, December 25 (8:00 � 10:00 PM ET/PT)
THE CHRISTMAS LIST
No one ever believes they'll get EVERYTHING on their Christmas list. So imagine the shock and confusion a single, 40-year-old department store clerk experiences when she receives everything on her extravagant list! As she struggles to survive the ensuing chaos, she discovers the true meaning of the holiday. Stars Mimi Rogers, Marla Maples and Stella Stevens. (Live-Action).





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· CHRISTMAS SECRET, THE (CBS)
· DINOTOPIA (ABC)
· ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME (ABC)
· GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC)
· MR. ST. NICK (ABC)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SNOW (ABC FAMILY)
· THREE DAYS (ABC FAMILY)
· TRACY MORGAN SHOW, THE (NBC)









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