ION Television Is “Your Home for the Holidays” with Four All-New Movie Premieres

Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, ION Television will once again be “Your Home for the Holidays.” Featuring a festive lineup of four all-new movie premieres and more than 30 returning favorites, ION is kicking off the holiday season on Sunday, November 29th, with special holiday fare airing weekends in December through Christmas Day.

ION Television’s lineup ranked #2 among networks airing holiday movies in 2019, averaging 919,000 households in primetime. ION’s highest-rated movie, “A Christmas Princess,” delivered more than 1.7 million total viewers in primetime.*

“At a time when families are spending more time at home together, ION’s holiday lineup will provide an enjoyable escape for viewers who have made watching our movies a tradition of their own,” said Brandon Burgess, ION Media Chairman and CEO. “The network’s continued yearly success proves ION’s status as a go-to destination for holiday movie viewers.”

New ION Television Christmas Movies

ION Television’s new movie premieres air weekends beginning November 29th through December 13th. The full holiday movie schedule will be released this fal. The following is a list of ION’s all-new movies in 2020, including descriptions and cast info.

“A Royal Christmas Engagement”
Cast: Paige Bach, James Nitti, John Schneider
Writer: Adam Rockoff
Director: Fred Olen Ray
Synopsis: A Manhattan ad agency boss, John Holiday, entrusts Lauren to deliver the big pre-holiday client pitch, but only winds up annoying her when she’s teamed up with a European consultant. To Lauren’s surprise, this consultant turns out to be the handsome Prince Edward of Candashire, masquerading as his consultant pal to escape his royal duties for an incognito American Christmas.
Produced by: Hybrid

“Christmas Together”
Cast: Anna Marie Dobbins, Vivica A. Fox, Marc Herrmann, Riley Coe, Anthony Carro
Writer: Jay Cipriani
Director: David DeCoteau
Synopsis: A brokenhearted New York painter, Ava, and a West Coast widower, Mason, have their lives collide when Mason’s young daughter, Mia, rents out his guest house to Ava for Christmas, without her dad’s knowledge, in an attempt to convince her dad she is responsible enough to earn a dog for Christmas.
Produced by: Hybrid

“Beaus of Holly”
Cast: Jennifer Freeman, Johnny Pacar, Nikki Leigh, Michael Copon
Writers: Kelly Goodner, Jim Hemphill & David Michael Latt
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Synopsis: When Holly boldly proposes to Phil, he confesses he needs to first work things out with a long-ago ex. Having booked a romantic holiday sleigh ride, despondent Holly pours her heart out to sleigh driver, Jake, who takes a refreshing interest in her, until Phil returns.
Produced by: The Asylum

“The Christmas Sitters”
Cast: Tristin Mays, Nathan Owens, GloZell Green, Melissa Ordway, Justin Gaston, Chris Soules
Writers: Sam Jackson, Anna Rasmussen
Director: Dylan Vox
Synopsis: Facing holiday flight delays on a return trip from Europe, two parents double-book incompatible babysitters: the mother’s BFF lawyer friend, Nora, and the dad’s guitarist half-brother, Max, to look after their two kids and dog. After a rather stormy start, an attraction grows.
Produced by: The Asylum

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