Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) sent out this press release (below) regarding their slate of programming for this upcoming and future Holiday Seasons. One of the new movies mentioned below, more than raised my eyebrow, once or twice, so I wanted to share it with you all and caution you, before viewing...
Freeform Press Release:
HOLIDAY SPECIAL - "DECORATING DISNEY" - Premiering December 2017
"Decorating Disney" will reveal how holiday magic is created at Disney Parks by giving viewers an inside look into how the holidays come to life at the happiest and most magical place on earth. Freeform is giving audiences an exclusive global tour as Disney transforms all 12 Disney theme parks, four cruise ships and resorts into a winter wonderland - literally overnight. Viewers will meet the dedicated team of Disney cast members and Santa's real-life elves who, with a spoon full of sugar and a little pixie dust, will plan, design, and build life-size gingerbread houses and gorgeous Christmas trees so tall, it takes a crane to install them.
ORIGINAL MOVIE - "ANGRY ANGEL" (WORKING TITLE) - Premiering December 2017
From director/producer Will Gluck of "Easy A" and "Annie" comes "Angry Angel" (working title), the story of a young woman who tries to get back to heaven after she seriously messes up. During this quest, she bumps into the love of her life and suddenly heaven doesn't seem so great after all. Think "It's a Wonderful Life" for the Snapchat generation. Produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz will serve as executive producers. "Angry Angel" (working title) is an all-new scripted two-hour movie, premiering in December 2017.
ORIGINAL MOVIE - "LIFE-SIZE 2" STARRING TYRA BANKS - Premiering December 2018
Tyra Banks will reprise her iconic role as a doll that comes to life in the sequel to the beloved Disney movie "Life-Size"; but in the sequel, everyone's favorite doll Eve has grown up. This time, she's magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again, and along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in a fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie. Tyra Banks will also serve as executive producer.
As I read and re-read the description above for "Angry Angel," it sounds like to me, Hollywood is attempting, once again, to skew our religious beliefs. One does not "mess up" and leave heaven. We are saved by God's grace.
This would not be the first time that Freeform/ABC Family's so called Holiday programming was less than family-friendly or respectful of religious beliefs, or the Christmas holiday. ("Christmas Cupid" is a prime example)
I personally found the title of the movie, "Angry Angel," to be extremely offensive. To portray an Angel as Angry over frivolous matters - is quite demeaning. Since this is the working title, it may change before it airs on TV, this Christmas, but I still want to caution you all - I have a strong feeling that this movie may not be in the same sweet-nature as Clarence, in "It's a Wonderful Life."
Please share your thoughts in comments below...