Sunday 12/9: ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas – Daily Schedule

Holiday In Handcuffs on ABC Family

Let’s look at what movie goodies ABC Family has for us tonight, December 9th, on its 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS schedule. I will personally be tuning in for ABC Family’s original movie HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS (pictured above) which airs at 8pm.

(8:00 -10:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER
Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. (Live Action)

An heiress (Roma Downey) who was long estranged from her father comes to town to sell off all of his belongings. Doris Roberts co-stars as the town’s Sheriff.

(12:00 – 2:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA JR. – ABC Family Premiere
This family holiday film concerns Chris Kringle, Jr. who unfortunately gets picked up as a suspected shoplifter by two cops. While he’s under arrest and interviewed by his public defender (Lauren Holly), she starts to believe in his story and wants to help save Christmas.

(2:00 – 4:00 PM ET/PT) STEALING CHRISTMAS – ABC Family Premiere
Tony Danza stars as Jack Clayton, a small town crook who finds himself in hot water after a botched heist at a shopping mall. In an attempt to elude the cops, he catches a bus out of town. Landing in the quaint town of Evergreen, Jack dons a Santa Claus suit and takes a job in a Christmas tree lot where he meets Sara Gibson (Lea Thompson), a kind single mother.

(4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT) SNOW
In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, Nick (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. In the course of his adventures to rescue the reindeer, 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. (Live Action)

(6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY
In SANTA BABY, Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly driven business executive who is acknowledged for her great success by everyone but her father…who happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). Tired of not being recognized for her ideas on modernizing Christmas, four years ago Mary fled to the big city, not only leaving home, but also abandoning her loyal local boyfriend, Luke (Ivan Sergei). But this year, after learning that Santa has fallen ill and is having trouble finishing preparations for Christmas, Mary eagerly returns home – that would be the North Pole – to implement her innovative ideas. This year is going to be Mary’s Christmas. (Live Action)

Holiday in Handcuffs - Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) and Mario Lopez (“Dancing with the Stars”) star in the amusing holiday tale of Holiday in Handcuffs, a story about a modern young woman who has a breakdown at Christmas and desperately kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents. Can she keep her misdeed a secret from her family and convince them that they are a happy couple or will their Christmas be ruined?

(10:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS – Encore Presentation

View the full day-to-day schedule for ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas here.