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ION Television prepares for ‘Bring the Holidays Home’ with Six


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ION’s annual holiday film lineup kicks off its 10th season on November 25 with new premieres and returning favorites after record audiences in 2017

This season’s titles include “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow”, “A Christmas Wedding”, “Rent-an-Elf”, “A Snow White Christmas”, “Country Christmas Album” and “A Christmas in Royal Fashion”

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 5, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The holiday season is a special time when traditions are celebrated and families come home to come together. And starting in November, ION Television “Bring the Holidays Home” with the US TV premieres of six holiday movies. After record audiences in 2017, ION will launch its 10th holiday movie season on Sunday, November 25, and release all-new movies and over 25 returning favorites on the weekends through Christmas Day.

Last year’s holiday programming had the highest ratings ever on ION Television, averaging 887,000 in prime time, while still ranking # 2 among movie networks. vacation. ION’s top-rated film, “A Prince for Christmas,” averaged 1.2 million viewers.

“The holiday movie season has become an important part of ION Television’s programming strategy, and it continues to prove its worth to both the network and our advertisers,” said Brandon Burgess, President and CEO of ION Television. ‘ION Media. “As a premier destination and entering our 10th year of holiday movie offerings, we are excited to continue this festive tradition for our loyal viewers. “

ION Television’s holiday movie season begins November 25, with the premiere of “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” starting at 9/8 p.m. The following list includes all new ION movies for 2018, including their premiere dates and times. To see the full film schedule, visit iontelevision.com.

“Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” – Sunday, November 25, 9 p.m. / 8 p.m.
To throw: Elisabeth Harnois, Jonathan Togo, Chad Michael Collins, Sasha Jackson
Synopsis: Holly, a professor at a small college, always found the wrong person. She’s accomplished quite a bit in her life, but after her younger sister announces she’s pregnant, Holly decides she’s going to make an effort to meet Mr. Right. Meanwhile, David, another teacher, is a single dad, very smart and kind, but not the type Holly notices when the two are tasked with planning the Christmas ceremony. At the insistence of her best friend, Holly signs up on the “Cupid’s Arrow” dating site, where she meets Josh, a lawyer who has just been hired by the school. He’s all she wants on the surface, but doesn’t have much to say beyond his work and his good looks. Josh and David were roommates at college, so Josh enlists David to write poetic posts in an effort to convince Holly. Eventually, Holly notices that Josh’s words don’t match the brilliant, beautifully written texts and emails she’s grown to love. After confronting Josh, she begins to realize that the man she fell in love with may have been the one who wrote those words to her.
Produced by: Wonderfilm Media Corporation

“A wedding for Christmas” – Sunday December 2, 9 pm / 8 pm
To throw: Vivica A. Fox, Cristine Prosperi, Colton Little, Curtis McGann, Lesli Kay, William McNamara
Synopsis: Haley Foster built a big city life in Los Angeles as a top wedding planner in an elite and powerful company led by Ms. Reynolds. When her sister, Angela, insists on getting married on Christmas Day at the tree farm in their former hometown of Truxton, Haley resigns herself to making her sister’s dreams come true and making her parents happy. The return to her hometown not only brings back fond memories, but also reunites Haley with Angela’s childhood pal, Carter. Soon sparks start to fly. Will Haley return to the city where her new life is located, or will she fall in love with her old town again? and Carter?
Produced by: Hybrid films

“Rent-an-Elf” – Saturday December 8, 9 p.m. / 8 p.m.
To throw: Kim Shaw, Sean Patrick Thomas, Nicholle Tom, Yohance & Zakei Biagas-Bey, Debbi Morgan, Luke Jones
Synopsis: Type A personality Ava owns “Rent-an-Elf,” a business where she throws a memorable Christmas for busy families. This year, she is hired by new bachelor Liam and falls in love with him and his adorable son, Nathan. But, just as Ava thinks she has found her partner, Liam’s ex-wife returns, wanting to work things out. Even though Ava decides to put Liam and Nathan’s happiness ahead of her own, she’s still determined to give them the best Christmas ever, and maybe even hope for one or two Christmas miracles.
Produced by: Asylum

“A Snow White Christmas” – Sunday December 9, 9 p.m. / 8 p.m.
To throw: Carolyn Hennesy, Michelle Randolph, Liam McNeill, Colt Prattes, Richard Barnes
Synopsis: When Blanca Snow is faced with spending Christmas with her dastardly mother-in-law, Victoria, she tries to make her late father’s wishes come true and create new family memories. However, Victoria plots to remove Blanca from her father’s inheritance and keep the money and her mansion to herself. She plans to renovate the house by hiring a talented designer, Lucas Prince, but when he falls in love with Blanca, Victoria is jealous and outraged. With the help of her assistant, Zane, Victoria hypnotized Blanca, so that she forgets everyone and everything about her father’s will. When Blanca wakes up in a quaint camper van out of town with severe amnesia, she receives help from seven eccentric friends, the Holly Jollies, to help her understand her life. While trying to regain her memory, she finds herself the object of affection for both house painter Hunter and Lucas Prince. But who can she trust? And will she finally remember her past and stop Victoria from stealing everything her father has built?
Produced by: MarVista Entertainment

“Christmas album in the countryside” – Saturday, December 15, 9 p.m. / 8 p.m.
To throw: Hannah Barefoot, Evan Gamble, Taylor Bedford, Alexander Kane, Kevin Crowley, Will Blagrove
Synopsis: After country music star Tess Stapleton’s album sales continue to plummet, his label forces him to record a Christmas album with ex-teen idol and pop star Derek Copeland in a bid to resurrect everyone’s career. Reluctantly, Tess accepts. At first, they seem to be polar opposites; clashing over song styles and angered that they were forced together. However, to their surprise, as the album takes shape, they grow closer to their shared love for music. As they finish the album, sparks start to fly and love blooms just in time for Christmas.
Produced by: MarVista Entertainment

“A Christmas in royal fashion” – Sunday December 16, 9 pm / 8 pm
To throw: Cindy Busby, Diarmaid Murtagh, Michael Paré
Synopsis: Kristin Cooper, a talented assistant for a global PR firm, is in charge of the annual Christmas fashion show and auction for clothing entrepreneur Mr. Carson. A handsome young royal, Prince Patrick, is sent by his father, the King of Edgemoor, to be the face of the family co-sponsored event. Upon arriving in Beverly Hills, Patrick meets Kristin and is instantly in love with her, mistakenly thinking that she is in fact his boss, Melanie. As Patrick and Kristin spend the Christmas season together in California, she wonders if Patrick would still have fallen in love with her if he had known that she was an assistant, and not the boss.
Produced by: Hybrid films

* Source: C3 Nielsen data, 2017 holiday films

About ION Television

ION Television, one of the top 10 general interest entertainment networks in the United States, is the flagship of independent, privately-held media company ION Media. Launched in 2007, ION Television offers “positively entertaining” programming of proven and award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms through its state-of-the-art distribution system. As the owner of the country’s largest group of broadcast stations, ION Media’s 70 full-power stations reach 102 million homes. For more information visit www.iontelevision.com.

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