The holidays will certainly be Merry & Bright for one family thanks to Freeform!
As part of Disney|ABC’s “25 Days of Christmas” initiative, Freeform, Disney’s young adult television
network, kicked off “25 Days of Christmas” and the gift-giving initiative “Pop Up Santa” this morning,
live, on “Good Morning America,” by actress Aisha Dee (“The Bold Type”) and “GMA” co-host
Ginger Zee, announcing the network will be giving away a tiny house to a family in need this holiday
season. 2017 has been a rough year for many with hurricanes to wildfires, leaving many people
homeless and lives disrupted. Freeform wants to bring a little joy back into someone’s life by gifting
a custom-designed micro-abode.
Starting today and running through Sunday, Dec. 10, viewers can go HERE to submit a photo and tell why they are deserving of a chance to win their own piece of tiny luxury. On Friday, Dec. 22, the deserving winner will be announced, live, on “Good Morning America.”
Freeform is just getting started with Pop Up Santa and you can catch all of the heartwarming joy
throughout “25 Days of Christmas” airing Dec. 1–25. The rest of the year’s magical merriment from
Freeform stars and sponsors include:
- “The Fosters” actress Cierra Ramirez returns to her hometown of Houston to help Covenant
House, a shelter for homeless youth, who are in desperate need of supplies after the recent
hurricane. Along with the supplies, Cierra and Marie Callender's ® also bring a little holiday
cheer by hosting a winter wonderland event for the residents and a big surprise for
Covenant House, airing Sunday, Dec. 10, during “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
(6:30 –8:40 p.m. EST).
- For the third year in a row, Pizza Hut is back spreading the Pop Up Santa love when
“Famous In Love” stars Keith Powers and Carter Jenkins jump in the Pizza Hut “Hot Mobile”
to surprise some very lucky and hungry shoppers in chilly Philadelphia with a warm couch,
entertainment, oven-hot pizza and a big holiday surprise, airing Saturday, Dec. 16, during
“Elf” (7:05–9:15 p.m. EST).
- “Shadowhunters” stars Katherine McNamara and Emeraude Toubia partner with Zales The
Diamond Store for the third year in a row to celebrate holiday romance as they help
coordinate a Cinderella-inspired proposal integrating exclusive styles from the Enchanted
Disney Fine Jewelry collection available at Zales, airing Sunday, Dec. 17, during Disney’s
“Frozen” (8:15–10:45 p.m. EST).
- “The Fosters” stars Sherri Saum and Hayden Byerly share the joy, along with Toys for Tots,
as they surprise a group of foster kids, who are available for adoption, with a magical holiday
party and a surprise visit from Santa. This Pop Up Santa is sponsored by Disney|ABC’s
Share the Joy campaign, which inspires kids, families and communities to help those who
need it most during the holiday season and will air on Tuesday, Dec. 19, during “Elf”
(4:30–6:40 p.m. EST).
- “Shadowhunters” star Isaiah Mustafa teams up with New York Knicks’ player Lance Thomas,
Garden of Dreams and the NBA to surprise a group of high school basketball players with a
night they will never forget, airing Saturday, Dec. 23, during “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch
Stole Christmas” (9:20 p.m.–12:00 a.m. EST).
- “Shadowhunters” star Isaiah Mustafa and Honda team up with “Good Morning America” and
send one deserving family on the ride of their lives. Our “Honda Holiday Heroes” will be
whisked away for a fun-filled “ELF” experience that culminates with a Pop Up Santa surprise
of a stylish all-new 2018 Honda Accord, live, on “Good Morning America.” A recap of the
Honda surprise will air on Sunday, Dec. 24, during “Elf” (9:15 – 11:25 p.m. EST).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entries must be received between 12:00 a.m. EST on 12/1/17 and 11:59 p.m. EST on 12/10/17. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons 18 years of age, or the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older, as of the date of entry and legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S. or D.C. See Official Rules for full details.
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