ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas December 4, 2010

December 4, 2010 • By

Here is today’s schedule for ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas programming:

(7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
The Bannister family and their well-intentioned pooch Zeus (Mario Lopez), plan for a nice, relaxing holiday vacation, but their ideal winter wonderland quickly goes awry when Belinda’s (Elisa Donovan) obnoxious brother Randy (Casper Van Dien) arrives with his son and new poodle, Bella (Paris Hilton), proving there is such a thing as too much family togetherness. Zeus immediately falls head over paws for Bella and is desperate to win over her affection, but she will have nothing to do with him. (Live Action)

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND BEGINS

(9:00 AM–12:30 PM ET/PT) Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
Based on the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, the family adventure film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had. (Live Action)

(12:30–4:30 PM ET/PT) Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
The Chamber of Secrets has been opened! Harry Potter’s adventures continue in this second installment of the “Harry Potter” film series. After a horrid summer with the Dursleys and a harrowing return trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his second year studying the magic arts. But a long-buried secret threatens the school and all its students. Something evil whispers from within the walls – and only Harry can hear it. Now it’s up to Harry and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to defeat an awakened monster. (Live Action)

(4:30–7:30 PM ET/PT) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The magic and excitement are back with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends as they prepare for their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! While on summer break, Harry inadvertently causes some magical mischief while staying with his dreaded Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Fearing punishment for performing magic in the world of the Muggles, Harry attempts to runaway but is mysteriously rescued from the neighborhood and taken to a friendly inn – by way of a purple tripledecker bus – to spend the remaining weeks of summer. He soon learns the reason for being let off easy by school officials: Sirius Black – a convict from the Prison of Azkaban – is on the loose and after Harry. Once again, it’s up to Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to save the school and the day! (Live Action)

(7:30–11:00 PM ET/PT) Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
It’s Harry Potter’s fourth term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) look forward to the international Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14-year-old wizard. But Harry is not normal–even by wizarding standards. This term, for the first time in hundreds of years, a competition will be held between three schools of wizardry, and contestants will be magically chosen for the very dangerous event. Now, as Harry’s lightning scar burns, indicating the evil presence of Lord Voldemort, the Goblet of Fire makes its final selection for the competition – Harry Potter. (Live Action)

(11:00 PM–12:30 AM ET/PT) The Nightmare Before Christmas
ABC Family Premiere
Set in the world where every holiday has its own special land, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” follows the misguided passion of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, who oversees the creation of all the ghoulish delights, frights and surprises that his holiday traditionally exports to the “real world.” Bored with the same annual routine, Jack finds a new purpose in life when he accidentally stumbles upon the entryway to Christmastown and becomes instantly enraptured with the bright colors, toys, decorations and warm spirit that he discovers there. He returns home obsessed with bringing Christmas under his control and enlists his loyal townspeople to help him become a substitute Santa and create a “new and improved” version of the holiday. But even the best laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously astray as Jack discovers all too soon. (Animated)

Source: ABC Family Channel