Freeform has officially released its “25 Days of Christmas” movie lineup, and fans are not happy with the choices. Several people are wondering why their favorite holiday classics didn’t make the cut.
The programming event first started in 1996 and has gone through various incarnations since then. The network will begin playing Christmas films, starting Dec. 1. The Santa Clause trilogy, both How The Grinch Stole Christmas films, and two Home Alone films are among other Christmas films the network will play.
Fans Are Angry with the Freeform Lineup
But several fans are angry their favorite movies weren’t included. They took to both Twitter and Instagram to voice their displeasure. On fan on Instagram wrote, “So many good ones are missing. Polar Express. Elf. Christmas with the Kranks. Christmas Vacation. What the heck?!”
Several fans appeared disappointed the Will Ferrell classic wasn’t included in the lineup.
HOW can you have the 25 days of Christmas without the movie ELF?!?! That should be illegal during Christmas time! 😭😭 I own 2 different copies of elf including the steel book fun set so iml still watch it 1000x but it should be on during 25 days of christmas!— Hallmarklover247 (@GreinerBrittney) October 29, 2020
Likewise, fans of Polar Express will have to find their fix elsewhere. One Instagram user wrote, “POLAR EXPRESS???? AT LEAST ON CHRISTMAS EVE?”
Where’s The Polar Express??? pic.twitter.com/EilpdCLf1r— Holly Anne Mitchell (@HOLLYAMITCHELL) October 29, 2020
Yesss! So happy to see some oldies but goodies like holiday in handcuffs and the mistle-tones! Just hoping 12 dates of Christmas is on their somewhere too. It’s my all time favorite! “I spritzed ya, and you passed out” 😍— jen yokiel (@jen_yokiel) October 29, 2020
Meanwhile, several fans questioned the number of movies within the lineup. One Instagram user wrote, “Why the same movies over and over? for the love of god can we MIX IT UP”
…any Rankin/Bass or other classics?— Spooky Tay 🎃 (@TaylorCarson5) October 29, 2020
Am I missing something or is this the same 5 films on repeat?