ION Television has announced five new movies for this year’s holiday lineup, encouraging viewers to ‘Get Wrapped Up in the Holidays.’
“ION Television has built a reputation as a prime holiday movie destination, and this year’s films will only enhance that sentiment for viewers,” said Chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks, Brandon Burgess.
The new movies include Merry Ex-Mas, A Christmas Mystery, A Christmas Kiss II, A Perfect Christmas List and Back to Christmas.
The original holiday movies are set to begin Sunday, November 30, running with 18 returning favorites as well. With ION’s viewership of 30 million for the 2013 season, they hope to build off of the 8% increase each year.
“We have created a solid foundation with our holiday movie franchise over the past four years, and we’re excited to expand on our original programming commitment to fans,” said Burgess.
Actors, Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Ernie Hudson, John Ratzenberger, Esmé Bianco, Elisabeth Röhm, Elisabeth Harnois and Kelly Overton will appear in the original movies this year.
ION’s Holiday Movie Premieres are as follows:
A Christmas Mystery – Premieres Sunday, November 30, at 9/8c
Cast: Esmé Bianco, Ryan Bittle, John Ratzenberger, John Colton, Anne Leighton, Kristen Miller, Ben Trotter
Merry Ex-Mas – Premieres Sunday, December 7, at 9/8c
Cast: Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Lochlyn Munro, Shannon Kummer, Sharon Thomas Cain, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Ernie Hudson, Rebecca Grant
A Christmas Kiss II– Premieres Saturday, December 13, at 9/8c
Cast: Elisabeth Harnois, Adam Mayfield, Elisabeth Röhm, Lola Glaudini, Jonathan Bennett, Celesta Hodge, Ray Laska
A Perfect Christmas List – Premieres Sunday, December 14, at 9/8c
Cast: Ellen Hollman, Marion Ross, Aaron Hill, Beth Broderick, Richard Karn
Back To Christmas – Premieres Saturday, December 20, at 9/8c
Cast: Kelly Overton, Michael Muhney, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Jennifer Elise Cox, Moses Jacob Storm, Gloria Loring, Mark Hutter