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2017 Holiday TV Schedule

Have your hot cocoa and fuzzy socks ready, because the holiday TV specials have officially begun. What do you look forward to the most? Maybe it is Hallmark Channel originals such as The Christmas Cottage or Christmas Next Door or do you stick to classics such as the 1951 A Christmas Carol airing this Friday on TCM, and don’t forget about 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform (previously ABC Family). Below, we have the full list of movies included in this year’s 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform, from today forward.

Tuesday, December 5

7:30am/6:30c The Mistle-Tones

12:30pm/11:30c Four Christmases

2:30pm/1:30c Angry Angel

4:35pm/3:35c Elf

6:45pm/5:45c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:55pm/7:55c The Polar Express

12am/11c Eloise at Christmastime

 

Wednesday, December 6

7:30am/6:30c Snowglobe

12pm/11c Angry Angel

2:05pm/1:05c Eloise at Christmastime

4:15pm/3:15c Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

6:45pm/5:45c The Polar Express

8:50pm/7:50c Elf

12am/11c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

 

Thursday, December 7

7am/6c Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

11am/10c Snow Day

1pm/12c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:35pm/1:35c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

4:45pm/3:45c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

6:50pm/5:50c Elf

9pm/8c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story

12am/11c A Dennis the Menace Christmas

 

Friday, December 8

7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy

7:30am/6:30c A Dennis the Menace Christmas

11am/10c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:40pm/11:40c Eloise at Christmastime

2:45pm/1:45c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story Marathon

4:50pm/3:50c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story

6:50pm/5:50c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2

9pm/8c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

11:30pm/10:30c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

12am/11c Arthur Christmas

 

Saturday, December 9

7am/6c Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July

9:05am/8:05c Eloise at Christmastime

11:10am/10:10c Arthur Christmas

1:15pm/12:15c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2

3:25pm/2:25c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

5:55pm/4:55c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

Santa Clause Double Feature

6:25pm/5:25c The Santa Clause

8:35pm/7:35c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

10:45pm/9:45c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12:55am/11:55c Jack Frost (1979)

 

Sunday, December 10

7am/6c Jack Frost (1979)

8am/7c Snow Day

10:05am/9:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

12:10pm/11:10c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

2:15pm/1:15c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

4:20pm/3:20c The Santa Clause

6:30pm/5:30c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:40pm/7:40c Elf

10:50pm/9:50c Four Christmases

1am/12c The Year Without a Santa Claus

 

Monday, December 11

7am/6c The Bells of Fraggle Rock

7:30am/6:30c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

11am/10c The Little Drummer Boy

11:30am/10:30c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

1:35pm/12:35c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

2:40pm/1:40c The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:40pm/2:40c Four Christmases

5:50pm/4:50c Elf

8pm/7c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

9pm/8c The Polar Express

12am/11c Eloise at Christmastime

 

Tuesday, December 12

7am/6c Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

7:30am/6:30c Eloise at Christmastime

11am/10c Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

12:10pm/11:10c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

2:20pm/1:20c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4pm/3c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

6:40pm/5:40c The Polar Express

8:50pm/7:50c The Santa Clause

12am/11c Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

 

Wednesday, December 13

7am/6 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

7:30am/6:30c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

11am/10c Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

12:10pm/11:10c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1:50pm/12:50c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4:30pm/3:30c Elf

6:40pm/5:40c The Santa Clause

8:50pm/7:50c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

12am/11c The Year Without a Santa Claus

1am/12c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

 

Thursday, December 14

7am/6c Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

8:30am/7:30c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

11am/10c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

11:30am/10:30c Christmas Cupid

1:30pm/12:30c Elf

3:40pm/2:40c The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:40pm/3:40c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

6:45pm/5:45c Four Christmases

8:50pm/7:50c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12am/11c Angry Angel

 

Friday, December 15

7am/6c Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

9am/8c The Little Drummer Boy

11am/10c Eloise at Christmastime

1pm/12c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

3pm/2c Angry Angel

5pm/4c Four Christmases

7:10pm/6:10c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:20pm/8:20c Elf

11:30pm/10:30c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

1:30am/12:30c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

 

Saturday, December 16

7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy

7:30am/6:30c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

9:35am/8:35c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

10:05am/9:05c Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

11:35am/10:35c Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

1:05pm/12:05c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:45pm/1:45c The Polar Express

4:55pm/3:55c The Santa Clause

7:05pm/6:05c Elf

9:15pm/8:15c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

11:55pm/10:55 Christmas with the Kranks

 

Sunday, December 17

7am/6c Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

8:30am/7:30c Christmas with the Kranks

10:40am/9:40c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:20pm/12:20c The Polar Express

2:30pm/1:30c Disney’s Prep & Landing

3pm/2c Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

3:30pm/2:30c The Santa Clause

5:35pm/4:35c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

8:15pm/7:15c Disney’s Frozen

10:45pm/9:45c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12:55am/11:55c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

 

Monday, December 18

7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy

7:30am/6:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

8:35am/7:35c Four Christmases

10:40am/9:40c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12:50pm/11:50c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3:25pm/2:25c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

5:30pm/4:30c Disney’s Frozen

8pm/7c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

9pm/8c Elf

12am/11c Arthur Christmas

 

Tuesday, December 19

7am/6c Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

7:30am/6:30c Arthur Christmas

9:40am/8:40c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

12:20pm/12:20c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

1:20pm/12:20c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

3:30pm/2:30c The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:30pm/3:30c Elf

6:40pm/5:40c Christmas with the Kranks

8:50pm/7:50c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12am/11c Angry Angel

 

Wednesday, December 20

7am/6c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

7:30am/6:30c The Mistle-Tones

9:30am/8:30c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

10:30am/9:30c Angry Angel

12:30pm/11:30c Eloise at Christmastime

2:30pm/1:30c The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:30pm/2:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

4:35pm/3:35c Christmas with the Kranks

6:40pm/5:40c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:50pm/7:50c Elf

12am/11c Four Christmases

 

Thursday, December 21

7am/6c Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

8am/7c Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

8:30am/7:30c Jack Frost

9:30am/8:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

10:35am/9:35c Eloise at Christmastime

12:35pm/11:35c Holiday in Handcuffs

2:35pm/1:35c Christmas with the Kranks

4:35pm/2:35c Four Christmases

6:40pm/5:40c Elf

8:50pm/7:50c The Polar Express

10:55pm/9:55c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

12am/11c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

 

Friday, December 22

7am/6c Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

8am/7c Christmas with the Kranks

10:05am/9:05c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

11:05am/10:05c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1:15pm/12:15c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

2:20pm/1:20c The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:20pm/2:20c Arthur Christmas

5:25pm/4:25c The Polar Express

Santa Clause Double Feature

7:30pm/6:30c The Santa Clause

9:40pm/8:40c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

11:50pm/10:50c Elf

 

Saturday, December 23

7am/6c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:10am/8:10c Four Christmases

11:15am/10:15c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:50pm/11:50c Elf

3pm/2c The Santa Clause

5:05pm/4:05c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

7:10pm/6:10c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:20pm/8:20c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

12am/11c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

 

Sunday, December 24

7am/6c A Dennis the Menace Christmas

9:05am/8:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

11:05am/10:05c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

12:10am/11:10c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

2:15pm/1:15c The Polar Express

4:25pm/3:25c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

6:35pm/5:35c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

9:15pm/8:15c Elf

11:25pm/10:25c The Santa Clause

1:30am/12:30c ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

 

Monday, December 25

7am/6c Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

7:30am/6:30c Disney’s Prep & Landing

8am/7c Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

8:30am/7:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

11am/10c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:35pm/11:35c The Polar Express

2:35pm/1:35c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

4:45pm/3:45c The Santa Clause

6:45pm/5:45c Elf

8:50pm/7:50c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12am/11c Four Christmases

 

If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to find out what services we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-583-1483.

2016 Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas

Through all the craziness and excitement of the holidays, it isn’t so much what you get for Christmas, as it is who you spend it with and cherishing the time you have together. That is why the Hallmark Channel encourages family time with each of their Countdown to Christmas movies. Grab a blanket and your loved ones and enjoy the classic romance stories beginning under the mistletoe and new premieres each weekend. Below we have listed the upcoming premieres for both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries so you won’t miss a moment this holiday season.

Hallmark Channel – All 7 PM CT

  • Dec. 3 – A Dream of Christmas
  • Dec. 4 – Looks Like Christmas
  • Dec. 10 – A Nutcracker Christmas
  • Dec. 11 – Love You Like Christmas
  • Dec. 17 – My Christmas Love
  • Dec. 18 – Sleigh Bells Ring

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries – All 8 PM CT

  • Dec. 4 – Hearts of Christmas
  • Dec. 11 – Sound of Christmas
  • Dec. 18 – A Christmas to Remember
  • Dec. 25 – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

If you are not a current Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn more about our cable packages, please call the Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

Tech the Halls Promotion 2016

 

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Looking for a new tablet this holiday? The kids begging for their own cell phones? Make sure all of your devices are working efficiently this season with high-speed Internet from Great Plains Communications. With each new device comes an increased need for greater bandwidth, and we have just what you need to support all of your new techy gadgets. Plus, when you add or upgrade to one of our qualifying speeds, you’ll unwrap additional free gifts!

 

Find the Gift That’s Right for You

Sign up now for any new Internet, cable, or phone service and receive FREE installation.

Sign up for 15, 30, or 50 mbps, and receive a FREE month of Internet service.

Existing customers who upgrade to our higher speeds will receive their first month of Internet upgrade charge FREE.

 

If you have any questions or are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and Tech the Halls with Great Plains Communications this season.

 

Speeds and availability vary by location. Certain restrictions and limitations apply. Free installation for any new service. Free month of Internet service available to new customers only who sign up for 15, 30, or 50 mbps. Existing customers must upgrade to 15, 30, or 50 mbps to receive a free month upgrade charge. Offer ends January 6, 2017. Offer codes CPC1609, CPC1610, CPC1611, CPC1612.

Congratulations to our 2015 Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Winners!

"My 3 girls in their sweaters."

Toni Powers (Tryon, NE) – “My 3 girls in their sweaters.”

The holidays are over, but Great Plains Communications still has two gifts to deliver. We would like to give a big congratulations to Toni Powers of Tryon, NE and Eric Bevelhymer of Ponca, NE on being our two winners of the 2015 Great Plains Communications Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! They have each been randomly selected to win an iPad Mini.

Eric Bevelhymer (Ponca, NE)

Eric Bevelhymer (Ponca, NE)

Did you get everything you were asking for this holiday season? Are you still looking for Internet speeds to satisfy your family’s needs? Or is it reliable cable service that hasn’t been checked off your list? Don’t you worry, Great Plains Communications’ holiday promotion has not ended just yet! Sign up for any new service now and receive FREE installation and your choice of either ½ price HD-DVR for 3 months or FREE wireless router rental for 3 months.

If you have any questions over this great deal, check out our website at https://www.gpcom.com/wishlist or call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you. You better hurry though, this promotion comes to an end on January 12, 2016.

Christmas Dinner with The Food Network

Pork or beef? Potatoes or Brussels sprouts? The dinner table is the constant through all the traditions. No matter if it’s opening one present on Christmas Eve or you spending Christmas morning snuggled in the backseat of the family car, most likely you will find your way to the dinner table with the ones you love. Great Plains Communications wants to help you cherish the food that brings us all together. Below we have shared some decadent recipes provided by our cable channel, The Food Network.

Roast Prime Rib with Thyme au Jus

 

Toasted Spiced Ham Drizzled in Honey

 

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast

Your Christmas Wish List

There’s not much time left, just 10 days until Christmas. Have you checked off all the must-haves from your family’s wish list? Let Great Plains Communications help this year, no matter if it’s high-speed Internet you need or reliable cable service.

As a gift to you when signing up for any new service, you will receive FREE installation and your choice of either ½ price HD-DVR for 3 months or FREE wireless router rental for 3 months. Check off even more deals by bundling services!

The offers don’t stop there! Enter now for a chance to win one of two iPad Minis we will be giving away. All you have to do is take a picture in an ugly holiday sweater, post it through the link below and like the Great Plains Communications Facebook page. The contest is running through Christmas evening, so you still have time. The winners will be announced Wednesday, December 30.

If you have any questions on these offers or would like to sign-up for a new service, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

Don’t Miss out on the Support Our Troops Program

There is still time to take advantage of the 2015 Great Plains Communications Support Our Troops Program. Do you have a loved one spending the holiday away from family as they fight for our country? Let us help you send them a little piece of home, no matter if they are stateside or overseas. Below we have included tips on how you can make the most out of your care package.

If sending overseas, it is important to know specific things that are not allowed to be shipped. As we are all aware, there are to be no forms of explosives or lighters, and here is a list of additional banned items:

  • Aerosols
  • Air bags
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Ammunition
  • Cigarettes
  • Dry Ice
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
  • Gasoline
  • Nail Polish
  • Perfumes containing alcohol

Each country has their own shipping rules and regulations, so before sending your package, be sure to check that everything you send follows their individual guidelines.

Enough with things that aren’t allowed to be shipped, let’s talk about what fun things you can include in the box. Cookies, magazines and socks are things that have been proven as favorites over the years. A touch of home could be your handwriting on a Christmas card, the smell of your famous chocolate chip cookies or simply a new pair of warm gloves. No matter what fun things you choose to put in, make sure it is all securely wrapped. There are many bumps between here and the package’s destination, so use bubble wrap and packing tape to insure the best protection.

You provide the stuffing and we provide the postage. The Support Our Troops Program will send you the Pre-paid Postage Stamp and you pick the destination. To make sure the package is mailed correctly, we have included an example of a proper address format below:

CPT JOHN DOE

UNIT 2050 BOX 4190

APO AP 96278-2050

Now grab all your goodies that you know they miss and fill the box with home. Let us deal with the rest. For the full program requirements and the registration form, go to http://www.gpctroops.com/.

What’s on YOUR wish list?

Everyone has been asking, “What’s on your wish list this year?” You sit and ponder the thought. But what you need is not clear. You watch as the kids post and stream all day, and think maybe faster Internet speeds would go a long way. All devices could connect without lag or a buffer, which both always made watching movies much tougher.

Or is it cable you need? With the holiday classics starting up, you don’t want to miss your favorite program lineup. Stop wondering which to choose, as Great Plains Communications can assist. We’ll help check off your family’s must-haves from your wish list.

The holiday cheer doesn’t stop there!

As a gift to you when signing up for any new service, you will receive FREE installation and your choice of either ½ price HD-DVR for 3 months or FREE wireless router rental for 3 months. Check off even more deals by bundling services!

If this sounds like a deal you just can’t miss, let Great Plains Communications help fill-up your wish list. Call 1-855-853-1483 or go to www.gpcom.com/wishlist for more information.

Happy Labor Day from Great Plains Communications!

The days are still warm, while the nights are starting to form a chill. There is just a bit more summer to be celebrated and the long Labor Day weekend invites you to do just that. No matter if you plan to travel with the family, grill out with friends or just relax in the fleeting Midwestern warmth, enjoy it. Great Plains Communications has teamed up with a few of our cable network channels to provide a little information on Labor Day, as well as some recipes and party tips to keep in mind this weekend.

 

Food Network: Beer Can Chicken on the Grill

 

Food Network: Smoky Black Bean Corn Salad

 

HGTV: 10 Outdoor Party Tips You Never Thought Of

Great Plains Communications hopes you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!