It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s colder, likely because Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. Storefronts are lousy with sales, and the roads are crammed with eager shoppers. And then there’s family, breathing down your neck with plans. In the midst of all this hullabaloo, even the best of us forget the true meaning of the season. That meaning, of course, is nesting on your couch with some sugar cookies and eggnog cramming your head with classic Holiday movies and shows with the 25 Days of Christmas.
If you’re unfamiliar, every year, from December 1 all the way through Christmas, the Freeform channel rings in the most wonderful time of the year by broadcasting all those holiday movies that give you the warm and fuzzies, including The Santa Clause, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Home Alone, and every production that Rankin and Bass ever made. This year, there are even special Simpsons holiday episode marathons tossed into the mix. Woo hoo!
Here’s everything you need to know to watch 25 Days of Christmas online.
When does 25 Days of Christmas air?
All month long, from Dec. 1 through 25.
What channel is 25 Days of Christmas on?
The month-long holiday romp airs exclusively on Freeform.
How to watch 25 Days of Christmas
Freeform is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
- Cost: $44.95 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.
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2) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels. To gain access to Freeform, you’ll need to nab one of the Sling Orange packages.
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
25 Days of Christmas live stream: Other ways to watch
Many cable channels let you live stream directly from their site, and Freeform is no different. Simply go to the channel’s website, select a video to watch, and then fill in your login information from the above services when prompted.
If you want to stream on the move, we suggest downloading the Freeform app. The same login from the website will work here to watch new episodes of Lifetime shows and movies.
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