With the anticipation of the holiday season steadily approaching, ABC Family launches the twelfth year of its must see "25 Days of Christmas" event featuring over 200 hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from December 1-25 - the biggest cable programming event of the year. Viewers will celebrate the season with an all-new original movie, specials and, of course, the return of Christmas favorites during primetime, as well as weekend holiday marathons every Saturday and Sunday.

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This year ABC Family proudly presents the new original movie, "Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe," premiering Sunday, December 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). For the much-anticipated sequel, actress Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Mary Class, Santa's business minded daughter, starring alongside Paul Sorvino and Dean McDermott. In the film, Santa (Sorvino) is in the midst of a late-life crisis and is ready to pass on the reins to Mary, who is torn between taking over the family business and running her own high stakes firm in New York City, all the while trying to balance her relationship with the love of her life, Luke (McDermott). The situation gets increasingly dire when a disgruntled former elf, Teri (Kelly Stables), in cunning disguise, sows dissension at the North Pole in an effort to take over Christmas. "Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe" was written by Peter Garrett Frawley & Brian Turner and executive-produced by Jody Brockway and Craig McNeil.

To add to the holiday cheer, ABC Family will host the exclusive television premiere of Walt Disney Pictures Presents "Pixar Short Films" on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM ET/PT. Airing together for the first time on television, this two-hour special will feature twenty beloved Pixar animated short films, including "Presto," "Boundin," "Lifted," "BURN-E," "Jack-Jack Attack," "For the Birds," "Geri's Game," "Luxo Jr," "Knick Knack," "Tin Toy" and many more!

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Harry Potter movie madness ensues during the network's annual holiday marathon from Friday, December 4th - Sunday, December 6th. The marathon features "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and the premiere of the extended version of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

In addition, ABC Family will host the basic cable premieres of "Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" on Tuesday, December 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and "Unaccompanied Minors" on Monday, December 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Head over to ABC Family for the full schedule!

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