But wait! ABC must squeeze everything it can out of the season with the Countdown to the 25 Days of Christmas, happening now.
If you’re a TRUE fan of ABC Family original movies (definition: you own one, you search for them on YouTube and watch all parts, you watched one more than once on purpose), you’re going to ask: what high-quality, engaging, aptly titled, filmed-in-Canada-with-once-popular-stars, will ABC Family be premiering this year?
Here are your previews:
What to look forward to: Chad Michael Murray, Christina Milian, Ashley Benson, exes, angels, a high-powered woman who’s a bitch until she falls in love, misogyny, a new Mariah Carey song. And true love, of course.
The run down: CMilian plays Sloane, a Hollywood publicist and a bitch face. She is a bitch face because she both is a woman and works at a “high-powered” job. Her star client dies and returns as an angel, telling CMilian she needs to take a look at her past relationships and atone for misdeeds. So begins a) another story based on A Christmas Carol (did we NOT learn from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past?), and b) where CMM comes in (as one of the former BFs).
Fun fact: this movie was originally titled “Ex-Mas.” Hats off to the person who realized that made absolutely no sense, but to whomever chose the new title, I ask: did you really try your hardest?
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
This is the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW ABC Family has premiered a new movie about a dog saving Christmas and consequently what makes my extreme fanship of ABC Family original movies HARD to sustain.
What to look forward to: The star dog, Zeus, is voiced by Mario Lopez. He meets a snobby poodle voiced by Paris Hilton and falls in love (this is a side plot, the main plot involves robbery foiled by the dog, duh). Wait, what? Maybe I should watch this.
Premieres Sunday, 11/28; watch the preview here.
Stay tuned for more on what ABC Fam has gifted us with in past years, and what else to look forward to this year. Full schedule here–yeah, it’s a pdf. Print it. Hang it up. Look forward.