How to Watch ‘Great American Christmas’ Streaming Online

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GAC Family’s “Welcome to Great American Christmas” special airs tonight. This is a preview of all the Christmas movies that GAC Family will be airing for the holidays. The special is hosted by Hallmark’s “Home & Family” hosts Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopolous. The event airs at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific on GAC Family.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of “Welcome to Great American Christmas” online:

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Philo TV

You can watch a live stream of GAC Family and 60-plus other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

Philo Free Trial

Once signed up for Philo, you can watch “Welcome to Great American Christmas” live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.

If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of GAC Family and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the main channel package and the “fubo Extra” add-on, both of which can be included with your seven-day free trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “Welcome to Great American Christmas” live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of GAC Family and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange + Heartland Extra” or “Sling Blue + Heartland Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get your first month for just $16:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “Welcome to Great American Christmas” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” GAC Family is included in “Ultimate” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch “Welcome to Great American Christmas” live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).

Note: Starting October 19, GAC Family will also be streamable on Frndly TV. This will be after “Great American Christmas” but in time for all the Christmas movies. 


GAC Family Is Also Available on TV Networks

GAC Family is also available on some TV networks that previously carried the Great American Country channel.

In an Instagram post, GAC Family shared some of the new rebranded TV channels where you can watch the new network. Some viewers noted that the channels might be different in their regions.

  • AlticeUSA Channel 184
  • ATT Uverse Channel 529 SD and Channel 1529 HD
  • Comcast Channel 147 SD and Channel 1620 HD (Note: A viewer in Detroit told Heavy that GAC Family is not on either of those channels for them, while another viewer told Heavy it was indeed on Channel 1620 for them.)
  • CoxComm Channel 1156 (one person noted that in their region, it was 198, and another person noted that it was 1358 in their region)
  • Dish Channel 165 HD
  • DirecTV Channel 326 HD

More channels are expected to be added soon.


‘Welcome to Great American Christmas’ Preview


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“Welcome to Great American Christmas” will be hosted by “Home & Family” hosts Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopolous. The special airs on Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific. GAC Media confirmed with Heavy that the event will last for two hours.

The special will preview all the upcoming holiday movies, along with having celebrity guests on the special sharing craft ideas and recipe ideas for Christmas.

In an Instagram post, GAC Family tagged a number of people who are going to be part of the GAC Family Christmas preview special. Nearly all the experts and cast from “Home & Family” are now slated to appear on the Christmas special. Among those tagged as being in the special were Shirley Bovshow, Maria Provenzano, Kym Douglas, Kenneth Wingard, Larissa Wohl, Lawrence Zarian, and Balsam Hill. They were all experts for Hallmark’s “Home & Family” series.

Bill Abbott, the former CEO of The Hallmark Channel, launched GAC Family and sister channel GAC Living under the umbrella of the company GAC Media on September 27.

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