Family Channel announces holiday schedule

There’s no better way to spend the holidays than with Family! Family Channel is gifting viewers with a December to remember as a Holiday Night of Premieres, Twistmas Marathons and the New Years Eve Countdown bring festive fun to the network.

The holiday cheer continues on Family.ca where kids can send Twistmas Giftmas greetings to their friends, play exclusive winter games and enter cool contests throughout the month.

It’s a special holiday edition of the Night of Premieres on Friday, December 16 with five new episodes kicking off with Phineas and Ferb at 4:40 p.m. ET/PT. In the new episode, the boys decide to put on a traditional family Christmas special featuring three new holiday songs and special guests including Kelly Clarkson (playing herself). On So Random! at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT, Justin Bieber performs “Mistletoe” off his holiday album. At 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Jessie, Christina and Morgan get caught in a snowstorm and Jessie is left shopping for the kids’ Christmas presents. Other episodes premiering as part of this lineup are Shake It Up and A.N.T. Farm.

Family is debuting feature film premieres to keep spirits bright throughout the month. Weekends get a festive sprinkle with Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (December 2), Eight Below (December 9) and Snow Buddies (December 23). Meanwhile, Boxing Day kicks off five nights of Disney Channel Original Movie presentations with musical features including both Camp Rock films and the High School Musical trilogy, including the network premiere of High School Musical 3: Senior Year on Friday, December 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

It’s marathon mayhem on Family from December 26 to January 4 as the network’s top series take over. Two Twistmas Marathons will air weekdays beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT and 1:00 p.m. ET/PT, each featuring six back-to-back episodes from top Disney Channel Original Series. Series include Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, Shake It Up and A.N.T. Farm. Finishing off the winter break are two days dedicated to Wizards of Waverly Place. An episode marathon beginning on Thursday, January 5 at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT will run straight through to the hour-long series finale on Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT where viewers will learn which Russo sibling will be named the family wizard.

Family is ringing in the New Year with the ultimate episode marathon featuring 31 of the year’s top-rated episodes packed into 13 celebratory hours of fun. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT, viewers can relive the best episodes from the past year. Carrying on from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. ET/PT, viewers can catch six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie.

Family.ca is a holiday destination not to be missed this month as it debuts new seasonal games, activities and contests. Site visitors can send seasonal greetings to friends when Twistmas Giftmas returns in December with 25 new gifts to share. New games fill the site with a focus on Family’s top series including Jessie, Wingin’ It and Really Me, as well as newcomer Austin & Ally. Winter-themed games also add a little extra cheer to Family.ca all month long.

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