Halloween is still days away, but the Hallmark Channel is ready to skip ahead by a couple of holidays.
The network is launching into its Christmas programming on Friday.
At 2 p.m. Eastern time, it’s airing the 2014 film “A Royal Christmas.” After that, the schedule is pretty much filled with holiday programming, with brief pauses for the network’s daily “Home & Family” talk show.
Although it may seem odd to have Christmas films running before the first trick-or-treater knocks on the door, the channel has in recent years been launching into Christmas programming in late October... and Hallmark stores have been unveiling Christmas ornaments in July.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.