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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 11/29/22

Check back in for schedule updates throughout the holidays.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

  • 10:00am – The Search for Secret Santa
  • 12:00pm – A Christmas in Royal Fashion
  • 2:00pm – A Royal Christmas Ball
  • 4:00pm – A Royal Christmas Engagement
  • 6:00pm – A Prince for Christmas
  • 8:00pm – A Prince and Pauper Christmas (NEW!)
  • 10:00pm – A Christmas Princess
  • 12:00am – A Prince and Pauper Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  • 10:00am – A Prince and Pauper Christmas
  • 12:00pm – A Beauty & The Beast Christmas
  • 2:00m – A Cinderella Christmas
  • 4:00pm – A Snow White Christmas
  • 6:00pm – Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays
  • 8:00pm – 12 Pups of Christmas
  • 10:00pm – A Golden Christmas 2
  • 12:00am – A Puppy for Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2022

  • 10:00am – The Christmas Sitters
  • 12:00pm – 12 Pups of Christmas
  • 2:00pm – Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays
  • 4:00pm – A Beauty & The Beast Christmas
  • 6:00pm – A Prince and Pauper Christmas
  • 8:00pm – Christmas Matchmakers
  • 10:00pm – The Search for Secret Santa
  • 12:00am – Beaus of Holly

Sunday, December 25, 2022

  • 10:00am – Best Christmas Ball Ever!
  • 12:00pm – A Christmas Princess
  • 2:00pm – A Prince and Pauper Christmas
  • 4:00pm – A Christmas Witness
  • 6:00pm – The Search for Secret Santa
  • 8:00pm – The Christmas Thief
  • 10:00pm – The Case of the Christmas Diamond
  • 12:00am – The Spruces & The Pines

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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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  • November 5, 2022 at 1:51 PM
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    Ion’s holiday movie schedule for 2022 is up. Sadly, looks like it’ll be the same as last year, only showing Christmas movies on Sundays beginning November 20th.

    https://iontelevision.com/holiday-movies

    Click on ‘Full Schedule’ for listings.

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    • November 20, 2022 at 10:42 AM
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      i am happy anytime i can watch

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      • November 27, 2022 at 3:24 PM
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        I’ve checked the schedule for this year’s Christmas movies. It stinks. You were so worried about showing the new movies several times that you totally forgot about some of the great ones you’ve shown before. In case you’ve forgotten which ones I’m talking about I’ll list some for you.
        1. Christmas in Vermont with the great Howard Hesseman who passed away this year.
        2. A star for Christmas
        3. Christmas with the Andersons
        4.Christmas cruise
        5. The 1st and 3rd Golden Christmas movies.
        6. Christmas Truce
        Now I love the ion Christmas movies and never complain about only showing on Sundays when I think it should be Saturday too. But this year you guys really dropped the ball. Very very very very very very disappointed this year. I think I’ll buy the movies next year because this year really stinks.

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  • October 25, 2022 at 3:57 AM
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    When will ION start showing Christmas movies? I love the movie A Prince for Christmas!!

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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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      • October 24, 2022 at 3:01 PM
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        I’m laughing here! I have a little notebook that I keep, I write down all the season’s Christmas movies and jot down a simple review. I try to watch every single Christmas movie across the board! Happy to see I’m not the only fanatic! I’m entering all the UP movies now. Enjoy! Our favorite time of the year.

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      • October 30, 2022 at 1:26 AM
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        Hello TLC, I do a spreadsheet too with all the new Christmas movies!! I actually just made an updated “Need to Still Watch Christmas 2021” with the movies from last year that I never watched yet so I don’t get them confused with the “NEW” movies!!
        So glad to see that I’m not alone—-my husband laughs at my lists if he catches me updating them!

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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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      • November 27, 2022 at 2:48 AM
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        I am disappointed with ION’S lineup,, several of my favorites are left out. And the new ones aren’t as enjoyable. It was great when they were shown Saturday and Sunday.

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        • November 27, 2022 at 9:33 PM
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          Ion was sold to Scripps not too long ago. I would not be surprised if this is the last year that Ion will have any Christmas programs.

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          • November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM
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            That’s so sad to hear, I lose ION occasionally and luckily I haven’t had to miss the Christmas movies, I get so excited when they come on. May have to buy them. So many of my favorites aren’t being shown this year.

    • 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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