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Toronto, 19 December 2017 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Family Channel is celebrating with holiday programming all Decem-brrr long! This month’s jolly-filled lineup features holiday-themed episodes from the network’s top series, tree-mendous movies for the entire family, including three Peanuts specials, and two full days of uninterrupted holiday programming on Christmas and New Year’s Day! For those looking to swap their Christmas trees for palm trees, Family Channel is teaming up with Air Transat to offer viewers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation with the Fun & Sun Contest.

two boys stand around a little pine tree in a snow covered forest

A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres December 22 at 6 p.m. ET/PT For series information and artwork, please visit: DHX Television’s Media Centre.

Open now until Sunday, January 14, Family Channel’s Fun & Sun Contest offers viewers the chance to beat the cold with an Air Transat all-inclusive vacation for four to the Barceló Maya Colonial Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Families can enter to win by visiting and submitting a photo or video that shows what makes their family fun and unique. In addition to the grand prize, the most entertaining entries could be chosen to air on the network beginning this upcoming Family Day!

Throughout December, holiday-themed programming will be jingling all over the network. Featured in the festivities are the network premieres of three beloved Peanuts winter classics:

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas ­ Friday, December 22 at 6 p.m. ET/PT: With psychiatric advice from his good friend Lucy, Charlie Brown sets off to find the “perfect” Christmas tree to uplift his sorrowful mood for the holidays.

  2. It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown – Friday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT: Christmas is just around the corner and in celebration, Charlie Brown is raising money to buy new gloves for his crush, Peggy Jean.

  3. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown – Saturday, December 23 at 6 p.m. ET/PT: Lucy’s younger brother, Rerun, invites Snoopy’s sibling to town, in hopes that his mom will let him keep a dog this Christmas.

The ho!-ho!-holiday fun also includes special episodes from popular series like Dr. Ken, Speechless, Raising Expectations, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Malcolm in the Middle. Plus, families can grab their hot cocoa and cuddle up on the couch for festive flicks, including: Jingle All the Way, Elf, The National Tree, Nativity!, Switchmas, Get Santa, Bob’s Broken Sleigh, How Murray Saved Christmas, Home Alone, Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe and more!

The merriment continues beyond Christmas with amazing movies and marathons airing daily throughout the rest of the break. Fans will be treated to back-to-back episodes of Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, sandwiched between fantastic films like Rio, Spy Kids and more. The post-Christmas excitement begins on Tuesday, December 26 at 9 a.m. ET/PT with a Boxing Day marathon from Top Chef Jr. featuring eight back-to-back episodes of the high-stakes competition. As an extra-special gift, Family Channel will air two full days of uninterrupted programming on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

For families on the go, most of Family Channel’s Decem-brrr programming will be available on The Family Channel App, offering a fun and easy way to watch while travelling to grandma’s house or on a family vacation! Family OnDemand will also offer holiday episodes, letting viewers watch what they want, when they want, wherever they want. For a complete December programming schedule, please visit   

Those looking to kick it up a notch this winter break should head over to Family CHRGD for action-packed episodes of Pac-Mac and the Ghostly Adventures, Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage), Sonic Boom and more! Or, if you’re snuggling up with the little ones, Family Jr. is airing holiday specials, Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, Saving Santa and The Flight Before Christmas.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, high-definition, multiplatform environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for Canadian families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel AppFamily OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at

About DHX Television  DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next StepDegrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

For additional information, please contact:

Joanna Landsberg Manager, Communications – DHX Television 416.977.7458


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