<i>Taken 2</i> will debut on digital HD Christmas day, weeks before the Blu-ray and DVD Fox Home Entertainment today announced the availability of Taken 2 on Digital HD just in time for the holiday season.

The action-packed sequel is now available to download or stream in high-definition across digital stores including Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, NOOK Video, PlayStation, VUDU, Xbox Video and YouTube. Here's what Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn had to say about this Christmas Day relaese.

"America will wake up on Christmas morning to more than 16 million new connected devices under the tree this year, making it the year of the connected consumer. The unprecedented explosion of smartphones, tablets and smart TVs give Taken 2 a great runway to reach more than 110 million active movie viewers across all of our Digital HD retail partners."

Mary Daily, President of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Home Entertainment, also released a statement.

"Our aim is simple: we want Taken 2 to be the first movie you enjoy on your new device on Christmas morning. Early access, HD quality and availability across digital stores at an affordable price are together a very compelling consumer proposition."

CLICK HERE for details on the Taken 2 Blu-ray and DVD, debuting January 15.