“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
It is unknown if bestselling author Marjorie Holmes had the warfighter in mind when she penned this quote, but it is apparent that it’s a good fit with the men, women and families serving and supporting our country overseas. Like no other time of year, the holiday season revitalizes that piece of home we all carry in our hearts. AFN will do its very best to fuel the Yuletide hearth with diverse holiday programs for the entire family.
For the first 25 days of December AFN will premiere daily holiday themed movies. The “25 Days of Christmas” on AFN|movie & AFN|family starts Friday, December 1st. The event will feature over fifty movies leading up to Christmas day. Sunday nights will also have premiere double feature titles. Check myafn.net for air times.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day recalls those who died or were injured when Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked in 1941. AFN will commemorate the event with special features on AFN|movie Thursday, December 7th at 1:00pm & 10:30pm.
After Christmas day, leading up to the New Year, AFN will present the best 2017 titles that premiered on AFN|movie and AFN|family’s Together Time from Tuesday, December 26th to Monday January 1st. Check myafn.net for daily air times.
Channel Zero: No End House
AFN|prime 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, December 2nd
A young woman named Margot Sleator (played by Amy Forsyth), visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed. Season 2.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, December 3rd
Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare to come, when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its highly anticipated fifth season with a special two-hour premiere.
AFN|pulse 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, December 14th
The Shadow World is in upheaval as Valentine and The Circle continue to grow stronger by the minute, while the team quickly becomes disillusioned with The Clave and their reaction to the recent events. Loyalties will be tested, unlikely bonds will be made and relationships will be pushed to the limit as the team and their Downworlder friends make their way in a new world. Season 2.
AFN|sports2 4:00amCET/12:00pmJKT Sunday, December 3rd
From the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, the event will be the first for the promotion at the newly-built venue. On the main card: Max Holloway vs. José Aldo, Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou, Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis, Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje and Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson.
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special
AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, December 4th
The Special was filmed on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original sound-stage. In it, Burnett will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q & As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.
Psych: The Movie
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, December 8th
Based on the dramedy series, the TV movie follows the characters three years later as pseudo-psychic detective Shawn Spencer and Burton “Gus” Guster open up their new office called “psychphrancisco,” and are solving a case after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. Trouble ensues, and the Psych team seeks justice.
AFN|sports Saturday 9:00pm CET/ Sunday 5:00am JKT December 9th & 10th
For the first time since 2012, the winner of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy will be decided in a battle between Army and Navy at the 118th Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia, Pa. Join and engage with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as your message may be shared live on-air during the game. Use #ArmyNavyAFN for your spirit messages and media posts.
WWE: Clash of Champions
AFN|sports2 2:00am CET/10:00am JKT Sunday, December 17th
This year the event will come you LIVE from the Boston Massachusetts TD garden. The card will feature matches resulting from SmackDown LIVE. All championships from SmackDown will be defended, which includes the WWE Championship, United States Championship, SmackDown Tag Team Championship, and the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
AFN|sports2 4:00am CET/12:00pm JKT Sunday, December 30th
Cris “Cyborg” Justino defends her title against Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas. On the main card: Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza, Jimmie Rivera vs. John Lineker, Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny, Khalil Roundtree Jr. vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza, Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn, Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese, Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek, Lous Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau and Marvin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov.
Why Him? — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, December 1st
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry and Ned’s panic level escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question. TV-MA
Krampus — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, December 2nd
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force intent on punishing non-believers? All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life, laying siege to the fractured family, and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive. May not be suitable for younger viewers.
Office Christmas Party — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, December 8th
When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. TV-MA
Almost Christmas — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, December 9th
A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died. The beloved patriarch asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.
CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, #TheBigDeal Production: Rock Grant. Narration: Rock Grant. November 30, 2017.