Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are on tonight and we are full into the ABC Family annual holiday marathon of Harry Potter. So I learn a bit after actually reading the press release that this is an annual thing with ABC Family, and it should be a long weekend after all the movies are complete. While I still do not love the fact they are not holiday shows I can get on board with an annual tradition, plus over the weekend having the holiday shows on during the day may actually make more sense for the viewers.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
The Chamber of Secrets has been opened! Harry Potter’s adventures continue in this second installment of the “Harry Potter” film series. After a horrid summer with the Dursleys and a harrowing return trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his second year studying the magic arts. But a long-buried secret threatens the school and all its students. Something evil whispers from within the walls – and only Harry can hear it. Now it’s up to Harry and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to defeat an awakened monster. (Live Action)
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
The magic and excitement are back with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends as they prepare for their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! While on summer break, Harry inadvertently causes some magical mischief while staying with his dreaded Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Fearing punishment for performing magic in the world of the Muggles, Harry attempts to runaway but is mysteriously rescued from the neighborhood and taken to a friendly inn – by way of a purple tripledecker bus – to spend the remaining weeks of summer. He soon learns the reason for being let off easy by school officials: Sirius Black – a convict from the Prison of Azkaban – is on the loose and after Harry. Once again, it’s up to Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to save the school and the day! (Live Action)
So if you want your holiday shows over the weekend you need to check them out before primetime. ABC Family has a bunch of shows going on during the day, while my boy was sick I actually watched Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish, and while the movie was eh, it was fun for the boys and it was holiday based.