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[11/21/13 - 12:13 PM]
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas as ABC Family Rolls Out "25 Days of Christmas" on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, GetGlue and Instagram
And for the first time ever, fans can keep up-to-date with all of the holiday programming by signing up to get text alerts sent to their mobile phones.

[via press release from ABC Family]

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS AS ABC FAMILY ROLLS OUT "25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR, PINTEREST, GETGLUE AND INSTAGRAM

For the First Time Ever, Fans Can Get Daily 25 Days of Christmas Programming Update Texts Sent to Their Mobile Phones

Prizes and Giveaways Offered, Including Exclusive Videos, Free Song Downloads, "25 Days of Christmas" Bags and More

Stars of ABC Family's Sitcoms "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Live Tweet During Their Special Christmas Episodes

Burbank, CA (November 21, 2013) - ABC Family is spreading holiday cheer across multiple social platforms to make their "25 Days of Christmas" programming event the biggest stunt of the year. Fans can find dedicated "25 Days of Christmas" pages on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and GetGlue, as well as special messaging from ABC Family's Instagram account. And for the first time ever, fans can keep up-to-date with all of the holiday programming by signing up to get text alerts sent to their mobile phones.

ABC Family's Facebook page offers recipes, craft and decoration ideas, quick tips, tools and more. Fans can discuss their holiday traditions and engage with each other on all things Christmas.

To enhance the fan experience even more, ABC Family has lined up fun Facebook apps to this year's pages:

The 25 Days of Christmas Social Hub:

Facebook Profile Decorator: Fans can decorate their Facebook photos

Timeline Covers: Fans can upload pre-designed timeline covers to their Facebook profiles

Twitter Skins: Fans can upload pre-designed Twitter skins to their twitter profiles

Meme Generator: Fans can create holiday movie memes

The 25 Days of Christmas Countdown Calendar App:

Every day in December, ABC Family will release new content in a countdown calendar Facebook app. Content includes exclusive videos, photos and free holiday music download featuring Persimmon Grove artists.

ABC Family is also hosting its annual 25 Days of Giveaways sweepstakes* on Twitter from the @ABCFamily handle December 1-25th. Fans who tweet a specific message about what's airing on ABC Family each night will be entered for a chance to win fun prizes! On the first night, ABC Family gives away one prize; on the second night, two prizes; on the third night, three prizes; leading up to the culmination of twenty five prizes given away on December 25th.

For the first time ever, fans can sign up for 25 Days of Christmas mobile alerts to get a text message reminder about what's on each day sent to their phones! Fans can sign up here: http://bit.ly/1atg2da

Additionally, consumers in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia and Boston have a chance to get a "25 Days of Christmas" bag, being handed out by ABC Family's street team November 29-December 1st. In conjunction with this bag giveaway, ABC Family is launching the 25 Days of Christmas Spot the Bag sweepstakes.** Fans who snap a photo of their 25 Days of Christmas bag, or one they spot, and tweet it using #SpotTheBagSweepsEntry or post it on Instagram with #SpotTheBagSweepsEntry and email it to 25days@sweepspros.com via the share option will be entered for a chance to win $2,500! ABC Family will be hiding photos of these bags across the 25 Days of Christmas platforms so that everyone can have the chance to spot the bag!

The celebrations continue with the holiday-themed premieres of ABC Family's hit comedies, "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," airing Wednesday, December 11th (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Talent from the series will be live tweeting during the East coast feed of the episodes, answering fan questions and tweeting behind-the-scenes tidbits.

Fans can get more information online at: http://abcfamily.com/25days http://www.pinterest.com/abcf25days/ Facebook.com/25DaysofChristmas GetGlue: http://gtg.lu/SE7lCz Twitter.com/ABCF25Days Twitter hashtag: #25DaysofChristmas Instgram.com/abcfamily Tumblr http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/25-days-of-christmas

About ABC Family

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

25 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be 13 or older, legal residents of 50 U.S. or D.C. Starts 2:00 pm (EST) on 12/1/13; ends 11:00 pm (EST) on 12/25/13. Includes 25 daily sweepstakes each beginning at 2:00 pm (EST) and ending at 11:00 pm (EST) of each day. Subject to Official Rules at bit.ly/GJ3mNL.

25 Days of Christmas Spot the Bag Sweepstakes

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be 13 or older, legal residents of 50 U.S. or D.C. Starts 7:00 AM (PT) on 11/29/13; ends 8:00 PM (PT) on 12/1/13. Subject to Official Rules at spotthebagsweepstakes.com.

For the complete list of sweepstakes rules, go to http://bit.ly/GJ3mNL





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