Christmas Movies by Channel

ION Television

Home for the Holidays

ION Television’s lineup ranked #2 among networks airing holiday movies in 2019, averaging 919,000 households in primetime. Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, ION Television will once again be “Your Home for the Holidays.” Featuring a festive lineup of fan favorites, ION is kicking off the holiday season in November 2023, with special holiday fare airing weekends in December through Christmas Day.

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2023 ION Television Christmas Movie Premieres

“Home for the Holidays” begins November 24th on ION Television.


2023 ION Home for the Holidays Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in ET)
Airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times/dates can vary by TV provider.
Schedule Updates Schedule last updated on 12/13/23

Friday, November 24, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023

ION Holiday December Updates

No movies are currently scheduled through Monday, December 25th on the regular ION Television channel, we realize this is a huge disappointment for so many. Hopefully ION will reconsider and reverse this poor decision next year.

ION Plus TV will be airing holiday movies all day weekdays now through Christmas day. ION Plus is available to stream for free through Amazon Freevee.


What channel is ION Television?

  • DirecTV – Channel 305
  • DISH Network – Channel 216

Available on most cable networks. Check with your local provider for channel.

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ION Television Christmas Schedule Archives

203 thoughts on “ION Television

  • Last winter there was a lot of disappointment for ION’s decision to have almost no Christmas movies, and a lot of hope that things would change in 2024. For those hoping for a change, the time to write to ION is *now*. By November, the decision will have been made long ago.
    It looks like the place to go is:
    https://support.iontelevision.com/support/tickets/new

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  • I too live out in the country where cable does not reach. I have very slow broadband for internet, so I can’t stream any shows. I look forward to ion’s Christmas shows every year. This year was such a big disappointment. I will no longer watch ion or buy from their sponsors.

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  • To ION, I too don’t have the luxury of having cable. For one, I choose not to. Because of all the horrible things they now and days show, confusing kids by shoving gender change, violence and gore as if we didn’t have enough already in this world, for once I want to sit down and watch a peaceful movie that doesn’t contain all the disgusting content I just mentioned above. Look, I just got off your fb page and everyone is complaining that they want their Hawaii five 0!!!! To be honest, I can care less about there Hawaii five 0!!!! This ridiculously show all year round along with other cop movies and violence, rape and mental disturbing movies!! These holiday movies are once a year!!! You understand?? Once a year. It’s not fare for those who are tired of turning on the TV everyday and see an episode of someone who raped some girl or got shot at. We have this going everyday in reality. For once, show the holiday movies Friday thru Sunday. It’s once a year and rarely get to see a peaceful movie!!! We have enough all year long all week seeing all these violent cops movies and chicago fire etc. So at least be considerate for people like us, like ME who is tired of seeing gore on tv!! Balance the movies now that you know these wonderful Christmas movies are once a year. Show them all weekend long. I enjoy these Christmas movies more than bloody twisted gore 365 days a year you show. I’m sure you know I’m right.
    This is an older comment I posted on November 24 to show my major disappointment of the poor move ION hs made. Shows how well you care more about money. Talk about GREED !

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    • Nicholas

      I’d encourage all those who have expressed their disappointment here to share those thoughts directly with ION. I’m sure some have already, but the more that are shared, the better chance it will have some effect. I’ve been able to find some of the ION movies on free services like TUBI, but that only helps if you’re able to stream.

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