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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 2022, with special holiday fare airing weekends in December through Christmas Day.

Christmas movies on the ION channel will begin November 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 4/4/22

Check back in for schedule updates throughout the holidays.

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What channels is ION?

  • DirecTV – Channel 305 0r 347
  • DISH Network – Channel 216

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

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  • December 5, 2021 at 12:52 PM
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    The ones who don’t have Hallmark. If you got a smart tv and internet. Go buy yourself a firestick. You can watch most of the Hallmark movies some I can’t get. But there’s enough on there to enjoy Firestick cost about $40 but you can watch Hallmark movies for free and other movies.

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    • December 30, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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      Sad found out that ION will only be doing one show a day 10 – 11. It was a shock watching chicago fire when a commercial came on at 11 p.m. Central.

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    • April 16, 2022 at 3:22 AM
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      I wish you could add the ion channel shows to starter channel or hulu since i have hulu subscriptions i enjoy all my shows on both ion channels

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  • November 27, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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    I remember movies being all weekend during December and year by year there are less and less Christmas movies being shown. Is there a reason why? I know these movies are VERY popular, so why decrease their showings?

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    • November 30, 2021 at 2:15 PM
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      CK: Putting it mildly, I am a Christmas Movie enthusiast. I’m so serious that I do a checklist spreadsheet every year with all of the new movies across the various channels. I forgot ION this year for some reason. There are over 90 new movies combined on lifetime, hallmark channels and others. Family and friends laugh but stop laughing when they see, need or want my spreadsheet.lol If you type in 2021 new christmas movies, I believe you will find a checklist. Enjoy

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    • December 1, 2021 at 9:37 PM
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      In recent years it’s been Saturdays and Sundays, plus Christmas Eve. This years it’s just Sundays, plus it looks like ION hasn’t released their schedule and we have to wait until our DVR program guides get the latest update.
      With fewer showings, some of the old favorites are bound to be left out.

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    • December 4, 2021 at 5:18 PM
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      I also remember them all weekend long.
      Especially when some of us would like to watch the movies instead of Football

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      • December 14, 2021 at 10:10 PM
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        I love the movie, Prince For Christmas. Looks like I’m not going to be able to see it this year. That stinks

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        • December 15, 2021 at 1:10 PM
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          If you have access to Tubi, it’s on there. It comes on a number of smart TVs and on Roku. No charge, but with commercials.
          ‘Prince’ is one of my favorites – I watch it every year. Also ‘The Spruces and the Pines’, which is coming up this weekend.

          Worth noting that the schedule shown above for 2021 isn’t complete – there are more movies coming on 12/24 and 12/25. But looks like Prince isn’t on the schedule – sorry.

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    • December 26, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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      The regular ion network would just have Christmas movies on Sundays, while Ion+ showed them nearly 24/7, every day until about new years. They cancelled Ion+ earlier this year (BS) giving everyone the shaft.

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  • October 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    2021 schedule
    Sunday, Nov 21 8pm ET/PT Christmas Down Under, starring Paul O’Brien and Justine Kacir
    Sunday, Nov. 28 8pm ET/PTA Christmas Witness, starring Arielle Kebbel and Colin Egglesfield
    Sun Dec 5 8pm ET/PT The Christmas Thief, starring Michelle Borth and Vivica A. Fox
    Saturday Dec 11 8pm ET/PT A New Lease on Christmas, starring Clair Coffee and Geoff Stults

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    • November 24, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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      Is the schedule up above all there is? Last year they showed them every Sunday till Christmas. I didn’t get to see all of Christmas down under and thanks to working evenings I’m not going to get to watch very many of their movies. I was hoping to maybe catch part or all of the new ones if I get lucky to have a Sunday off.

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  • August 23, 2021 at 8:29 PM
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    I would like ION to shows christmas movies 24/7 since Ionplustv is an longer available. I don’t get the Hallmark channels. Is there anyone else that would like to this also? Maybe if several people contact IOn television they might show movies 24/7. Let me know if there is anyone else. Sonja

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    • October 31, 2021 at 3:26 PM
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      Yes. I am looking forward to the Christmas movies. Since ionplus is not available then ION needs to step up.

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    • November 6, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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      I would LOVE ION to show Christmas movies this upcoming season. I do not have cable, so I don’t get the Hallmark Channel and ION PLUS is gone. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!!

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    • November 15, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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      I agree there should be Christmas movie on until day after Christmas 24/7

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    • December 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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      YES!! 24/7 holiday movies. Christmas comes once a year…let’s enjoy it!!

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    • December 1, 2021 at 9:40 PM
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      I enjoy the Christmas movies, but ION’s catalog is too small to show them every day without showing all of them over and over again.
      I would be happy if they’d at least return to Saturday and Sunday like they’ve done the past few years. Some of the favorites aren’t going to make the lineup this year.

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  • January 10, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    Movies: I am 87 , a veteran, and paralyzed. I watch and enjoy your movies, Can you schedule two Two Paul Neman movis “The Young Philadelphians” and the
    “Verdict”? Many thanks.

    Bob Lawrence

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  • December 24, 2020 at 8:28 PM
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    I too am sick of all these Christmas movies. Thats not why I watch and enjoy the regular ion shows. Christmas shows and movies are on every single channel this time of year. Adults like me want shows with subatance, not a bunch of cartoons and teenage tear jerkers.

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    • November 7, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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      You watch ION for shows with “substance?” LOL, Ok.

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  • December 24, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    Iam so sick of all these CHRISTMAS MOVIES over n over n over!!!! Cannot wait for get back to “real” ion programming
    Sappy CHRISTMAS MOVIES are absolutely ridiculous! Enough already!!!!!!

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    • December 24, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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      Well it’s just four weekends a year plus Christmas Eve. And the people obviously enjoy watching them since we get me ones each year plus the old favorites come back.

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  • November 27, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    It’s sad they’re only showing “Christmas Mail” once. It’s the best one!

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    • November 28, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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      That one is good but I really like best Christmas ball ever

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    • November 28, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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      I really like a Christmas Crush.

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    • November 30, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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      I watched this movie several times already.

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      • September 23, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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        I watched MY SANTA TWICE and I never do that and any of the Christmas movies they had with Dogs in them were great too.For some reason you can’t beat a new puppy at Christmas.

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    • September 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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      I really liked that MY SANTA movie they had where the girl that was on The O.C. meets a guy who thinks he is the SON OF SANTA.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 11:54 PM
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    Where is the movie “A mom for Christmas” with Olivia Newton John? Please please please add this movie to the line up! Its a PERFECT Christmas movie!

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  • September 23, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    Hello
    I am looking forward to Christmas Movies on ION. I do not have cable TV and watch ION over the air, with an antenna.

    Can you please provide a schedule of 2019 Christmas Movies for ION tv.

    Thank You Very Much.

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    • December 27, 2020 at 11:09 PM
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      whatever channel has the ION shows (like Criminal Mind and Law and Order) will have the Christmas movies—I think till the end of the year–YAY!!!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Hi! When can we expect This year’s holiday movie line-up announcement? Wish you showed movies year round or at least on other holidays! Valentine’s, Thanksgiving, Halloween…. Etc…..! Thanks!

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    • January 6, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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      Nancy I realize it’s been two years, but I just discovered the same song, “Just One Dance”, as the final song in “A Royal Christmas Ball”. That makes four movies. (This was the “carriage ride song” that you mentioned elsewhere on this page.)

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  • January 2, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    Why, oh why, is there no Golden Christmas movie 4? If you see a nother plea from me for this, I didn’t see it show up here, so writing this. I think, the older couple could be in it, with the man as a professor, as stated in 2, and the woman, retired and happy. The young girl could be all grown up, and the story could revolve around her. Possibly, a love story between her and another student at the college, the same one the professor is at. That way, he can give sage advice, when needed.

    Ok? So, now, movie people, write this darn thing! We need a 4!

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  • December 30, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    Love your Christmas movies on ION. However, every time I record your movies, the last 30-60 seconds are cut off so I miss the closing signoff of each movie. I watched ‘A CHRISTMAS IN ROYAL FASHION’ and when the closing captions were shown at the bottom of the screen as to what became of the leading characters in this movie, my DVR stopped recording because the cable TV guide showed your movie ending at 11 pm on December 16,2018. Apparently, it should have shown 11:01pm on the guide. Can anyone tell me what happened to the leading characters in this movie. I got as far as the little girl Amy before the DVR stopped recording

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    • December 30, 2018 at 11:36 PM
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      Amy “grew up to be a very successful young doctor . . .. and supervisor of the Edgemoor Children’s Health Foundation.”
      Kristin and Patrick “found the true meaning of love . . . .and went on to plan their new life together . . . becoming dual citizens of Edgemoor and the United States. They spend their time promoting charitable fashion events. . . . . Living happily ever after.” (Hopefully that includes actually getting married.)

      As for the timing – yes, Ion formats the movies so that the end of one runs right up to the beginning of the next. Best bet is just to have the DVR record an extra one minute at the end – all the DVRs I’ve seen have a setting for that.

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  • December 24, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    Sorry, but I am tired of your goofy Christmas shows. 30 days of the same goofy ones over and over. Break it up with some of your regular programs.
    It’s as bad as listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. Give us a break please.

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    • December 30, 2018 at 11:29 PM
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      They just run on the weekends, and then on Christmas Eve.

      Plus, they’re charming, for the most part, rather than “goofy”.

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      • December 25, 2020 at 12:34 AM
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        The movies are only shown at Christmastime. Let people have their cheer – you can have your normal tv schedule the other 11 months of the year!

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  • December 22, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    What happened to the movie where they travel across America with Scoots? I can’t remember the name.

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      • December 25, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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        A Holiday Road Trip was the first scheduled movie in 2017 and sadly has been omitted from the 2018 schedule.
        It is far superior to the newer movies. Very disappointed. Patrick Muldoon is also in A Christmas Reunion. Another enjoyable movie.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    I love you’re Christmas movies!!!

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  • November 24, 2018 at 3:17 AM
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    This year’s ION preview for the Christmas movies includes a short clip where a young woman says “I like traditions. They help keep us connected to the past.” Can anyone identify which movie that’s from?

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    • November 25, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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      Christmas in Vermont was the movie.

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      • December 2, 2018 at 11:13 PM
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        Thank you for this – just saw your reply. That will save me having to record all of them and fast forward trying to find that scene.

        What’s interesting is that the scene I mentioned had a young woman wearing a blue ski cap. Pretty sure I saw that exact same ski cap worn by the lead character today in “Runaway Christmas Bride”. (Yes, I admit ski caps are pretty common . . . . )

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        • December 9, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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          I noticed yesterday, that the same little girl is on all 3 Golden Christmas movies. I think she plays different parts in them. She is so good! Two movies I didn’t see this year, are the one with the magic brooch a woman can read people’s thoughts with it, and “Christmas Town”, which is really cute. “Christmas Mail,” has only been shown about once.
          Merry Christmas, everybody! Enjoy those movies!

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          • December 9, 2018 at 11:13 PM
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            She’s so charismatic. And since these movies are several years old, she’s probably a real cutie by now.

        • December 9, 2018 at 11:08 PM
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          Okay, the movie I was looking for (“I like traditions . . “) was in The and the Pines. So now I can stop watching them all, except that I’m hooked.

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          • December 10, 2018 at 3:22 AM
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            Correct my typo – “The Spruces and the Pines”.

        • December 10, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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          They sometimes use the same music in different movies. Last night, I noticed they have the same song during the carriage ride in both “A Prince for Christmas,” and “Christmas Kiss.” I couldn’t believe it! I guess they like that song for carriage rides! So, now I am looking for things! That’s when you know you’ve seen a movie more than 5 times.

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          • December 30, 2018 at 11:39 PM
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            Nancy, as I’m gradually clearing these movies off my DVR, I find that the same song you saw is also used in the final scene of “A Wedding for Christmas!” But I haven’t seen them as many times as you have.

  • November 17, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Christmas movies from Hallmark on ion are the best include favorites

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  • September 17, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    Me and my bond over the Christmas movies that come on 🎄🎄🎄🎄

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  • December 14, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    I think A Prince for Christmas was brilliant. What a true “love story”, very inspiring and as said “fairy tales” do come true.

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    • September 17, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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      Me and my bond over the Christmas movies that come on 🎄🎄🎄🎄

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  • December 3, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    Can you buy the Ion Christmas Movies anywhere?

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    • July 27, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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      I’m able to order ION & HALLMARK CHRISTMAS movies pretty cheap online from Wal-Mart. My only complaint is that they don’t come with Blu-ray and normal DVD’S. So I’m buying a Blu-ray for what I can buy for a Blu-ray and watch the others on my DVD PLAYER. The article above on the channel ION is on DISH is wrong. At least it is here in Amarillo Texas. I get ION on 250. The UP channel I have with DISH has really good movies too at Christmas. So does FREEFORM AND LIFETIME.

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  • November 18, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    What about al the Golden Christmases????

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    • November 26, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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      They were on earlier today. I hope you didn’t miss them.

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      • December 2, 2018 at 3:13 AM
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        If missed any they do replay every so many Sundays.. I missed a couple and looked up in Christmas lineup and seen ones missed will be replaying… Yeaaaa

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  • December 15, 2016 at 6:42 AM
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    when will you air Christmas Belle on ION station again

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    • November 3, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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      I would like to see Christmas Eve. It is old – Don’ t know what years it was aired, but Lorretta Young starred in it. Don’t remember what channel it was on.

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      • August 24, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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        I think this person is is referring to a movie that I think was called It Happened One Night.
        Her boyfriend died overseas & the female lead becomes very sick, it is pouring rain, Christmas Eve & she is at a church. The deceased boyfriend comes to her in the church.
        Great movie!

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  • December 24, 2015 at 11:29 PM
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    Will you please show the Christmas movie starring Henry Winkler as the uncle who went to spend Christmas with his niece and her son and she fell in love with the man her uncle met in the airport.

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    • December 27, 2015 at 1:59 PM
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      Hi Sherell, the movie you are thinking of is called The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. It’s a Hallmark movie and has aired throughout the season on the Hallmark channel 🙂

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    • November 6, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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      That’s a hallmark channel movie called The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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    • October 28, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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      It’s on Hallmark channel several times in the next week or so. Channel 312 if you have DirecTV. It’s called The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. One of my favorites. I found it on DVD at the grocery store for under $5.

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    • November 4, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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      That movie airs on the Hallmark Channel. It’s called The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I love that movie too!! Check the Hallmark websites for showtimes.

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    • November 7, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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      Hallmark shows it every year like 15 times its “the most wonderful time of the year”

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    • November 12, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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      It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.
      I love that movie. I hope they show it.

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    • November 25, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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      Yessssss. I loved that movie too! He was handsome.

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  • August 25, 2015 at 4:45 PM
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    Can you PLEASE let me know your fall/winter Christmas line-up 2015; still looking for One Special Night with James Gardner and Julie Andrews. Thanks

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    • October 13, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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      That is a good one. The Hallmark Channel will often show it just before Thanksgiving.

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  • January 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM
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    CAUGHT THE END OF A CHRISTMAS MOVIE,SHE WAS EXPECTING AN ENGAGEMENT RING FOR XMAS BUT GOT A WEEKEND OR A WEEK IN ASPEN,SHE MOVED OUT OF THE APT CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OR TITLE .I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THE DVD BUT I NEED HELP TRYING TO FIND THE TITLE

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    • December 17, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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      Back to christmas is the name of movie

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  • December 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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    Caught the end of a movie on the 23rd. She seems to fear she will awake and her love will disappear but in the ending he is still there and she learns they have been married for years and in closing exchange presents. Didn’t see the name and can’t find the movie to watch from the beginning. Help

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  • December 4, 2014 at 9:50 PM
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    I would love to see the movie about the single mom who is pursued by Santa’s son who has taken a job as Santa at some sort of outside mall. He’s accompanied by an adult size elf. I wasn’t able to see the whole movie and would love to see it. Of course I can’t remember the title. It aired sometime last year. I hope to you an figure out what I’m talking about and air it.

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    • December 6, 2014 at 6:47 AM
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      I found it! It’s ‘My Santa’. Please air this again for the 2014 season. Thanks!

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      • December 10, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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        Thanks! I see it’s scheduled to air on the 20th. I will be watching!

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  • November 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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    I would love to see Will You Merry Me starring Wendie Malick. Great movie to relax with, great for the season.

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  • November 21, 2014 at 10:33 PM
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    Will it run in 2014? Can’t find it ANYWHERE

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  • October 22, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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    Please run the movie “Borrowed Hearts” with Roma Downy this year at Christmas. Love this one.

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  • June 28, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    Would like to see One Special Night with Julie Andrews and Jim Gardner this Christmas the best Christmas movie.

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    • December 25, 2015 at 4:43 PM
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      We bought the DVD on Amazon after waiting to see it On TV. We have also borrowed it from the local library to begin with.

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