ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ — GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, today kicked off television’s most extensive slate of Christmas-themed programming–more than 300 hours of music specials, Christmas and holiday films, a Christmas Eve Yule Log 24-hour music marathon, holiday episodes of popular series, exclusive interstitials featuring entertainment stars and their Christmas memories, and much more.

Highlights include:

&bull GMC’s first-ever World Premiere Christmas movie, &quotChristmas with a Capital C.&quot The movie is based on the song &quotChristmas with a Capital C&quot by the band Go Fish, which has received more than 15 million views online. The film stars Ted McGinley, Daniel Baldwin and Nancy Stafford, and premieres Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ET, with encores that night at 9 and 11 p.m.

&bull &quotTop Spin: Top 12 Songs of Christmas,&quot a joyous and festive countdown of the top Christmas songs, hosted by Tiffany Thorpe. Airs multiple times throughout December.

&bull GMC Movies, spotlighting compelling holiday and Christmas-themed stories in feature films. In addition to &quotChristmas With A Capital ‘C,’&quot GMC will air the Arnold Schwarzenegger-directed &quotChristmas in Connecticut&quot (Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis) &quotMiracle of the Cards&quot (Kirk Cameron) &quotThe Christmas Box&quot (Richard Thomas, Annette O’Toole, Maureen O’Hara) &quotMiracle at Christmas: Ebbie’s Story&quot (Susan Lucci) &quotThe Secret of Giving&quot (Reba McIntire), and many more.

&bull GMC’s Christmas Yule Log Gospel Music Video Marathon, airing from 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 24 through 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 25 and featuring great Christmas music that the entire family can enjoy while celebrating the holiday.

&bull Christmas-themed episodes from popular family series including &quotDr. Quinn: Medicine Woman,&quot &quotAmen,&quot &quotHighway to Heaven,&quot &quotDoc&quot and &quot227.&quot

&bull Exclusive GMC interstitials in which stars including Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Kim Fields, Amy Grant, Mary Mary, Brian McKnight, Ledisi and many others share their holiday memories. Running in all dayparts throughout December.

&bull &quotChristmas Voices,&quot presenting the festive sounds of Christmas music by the world’s most popular inspirational singers. Airs every Monday-Saturday through Christmas Day.

&bull &quotGMC Presents,&quot a collection of GMC’s acclaimed original Christmas concert specials featuring uplifting performances from the likes of Natalie Grant, Jars of Clay, Mary Mary, Mercy Me, Mandisa, Take 6, George Huff and many more. Airs throughout December. These same specials also can be seen anytime on GMC on-demand

About GMC
GMC ( www.watchGMCtv.com), the fastest-growing network in television and the number one digital network in perceived value (source: BETA Research), is America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. Recently, The Parents Television Council(TM) awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval(TM) to GMC for being &quotan authentic family-friendly cable network.&quot GMC is the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010.&nbsp GMC can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.

About FrontGate Media
GMC is part of the FrontGate Media group. FrontGate Media (www.FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest pop-culture media group &amp marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to a recent article in USA Today. The firm will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group reaches 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer demographics in the faith and family values audience including entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking &ldquocreative &amp emerging media&rdquo outlets.