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ION Television will premiere Five New Original Christmas Movies

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/11/2012

IONION’s 2012 Holiday Lineup Includes “Christmas Twister,” “A Christmas Wedding,” “Anything But Christmas,” “Golden Christmas 3,” and “A Star for Christmas”

 

 

NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ION Television today
announced the addition of five all new original movies to its 2012
holiday lineup. Premiering in November, the new collection, including
“Christmas Twister,” “A Christmas Wedding,” “Anything But Christmas,”
“Golden Christmas 3,” and “A Star for Christmas,” will air alongside
returning ION favorites throughout the holiday season.

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With the new titles, ION looks to build on a successful 2011 holiday
season that saw double-digit increases in households, adults 18-49 and
total viewers, a well as an ION-record 1.8 million total viewers for
the original holiday movie “A Christmas Kiss.”

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“ION is delighted to add this new collection of original movies to our
holiday programming lineup,” said Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media
Networks.” “These movies reinforce our commitment to deliver original
programming while providing a quality destination for viewers during
the holiday season.”

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ION Television’s 2012 holiday schedule includes:

“Christmas Twister”

Cast: Casper Van Dien, Victoria Pratt, Richard Burgi

When a massive, out-of-season storm system sneaks up on Texas at
Christmas, weather scientist Ethan Walker (Van Dien) is hard-pressed to
convince skeptics, including his meteorologist wife, Addison (Pratt),
and her coworker, Logan (Burgi), of the fast-approaching danger.
Produced by Hybrid Entertainment.

“A Christmas Wedding”

Cast: Marla Sokoloff, Chris Carmack, Catherine Hicks, David DeLuise,
George Wendt

After being fired from her high-powered job, Rebecca (Sokoloff) heads
back home to see her mom, Shirley (Hicks), and attend her friends’
small-town wedding on Christmas Eve. Initially convinced that the trip
is a terrible mistake, especially her botched romantic conversation
with former beau, Chad (Carmack), Rebecca soon learns that, indeed, you
can go home again, and, again — until you get it right. Produced by
Hybrid Entertainment.

“Anything But Christmas”

Cast: To Be Announced

John loves Grace and her 10-year-old son, Zachary. Although he wants to
propose to her at Christmas, it’s the one holiday John runs from. In
this romantic comedy, chaos with exes, misunderstandings, parents and
in-laws all imperil John and Grace’s relationship. But can they get it
sorted out in time for the holidays? Produced by CCI Entertainment.

“Golden Christmas 3″

Cast: Shantel VanSanten, Rob Mayes, Orson Bean, Mark Famiglietti, Nikki
DeLoach, Alex Peters, Maxim Knight, Peter Holden, Matt Corboy

Heather is a charming, free spirit and Bobby is a naval officer home
from serving overseas. Thanks to three golden retrievers, Bobby’s
spirited 11-year-old niece, Myra, and a fun-filled theatre production
of “A Christmas Carol,” these two unlucky and unlikely people end up
falling in love at Christmas. Presented by MarVista Entertainment.

“A Star for Christmas”

Cast: To Be Announced

The only thing that is working in Cassie’s world is her small town
business. Her Christmas Cupcakery is a huge success, but her love life
is a mess. Cassie’s whole universe is turned upside down when she falls
in love with a co-worker who is revealed to be the famous and
notoriously troubled actor Alex Gray. There’s no denying that Alex and
Cassie are in love, but can their relationship survive the pressure of
Hollywood and the holidays? Presented by MarVista Entertainment.


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