Wednesday, October 19, 2022

πŸŽ„ION's NEW Christmas Movies 2022πŸŽ„ UPDATE: New Images + Bounce TV Christmas movie "Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper" - SEE HERE:

EW first revealed ION's Christmas movies for the 2022 Holiday Season on Wednesday, October 19th. They will premiere four holiday films with a mystery theme...

UPDATE: On Thursday, October 20th, in a press release "Scripps Networks announced a slate of five new original holiday motion pictures to premiere on ION and Bounce, continuing an annual tradition of bringing the best of the holidays to viewers wherever and however they watch television. This year’s new original movies feature familiar faces including Billy Baldwin, Vivica A. Fox, Jackee Harry and Tom Arnold."

See details on both networks below...

The Case of the Christmas Diamond

Premiere date: November 20, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Starring: Kelly Daly, Billy Baldwin

Storyline: "Blue collar Andy (Daly) is a little nervous but thrilled when she is invited to her rich friend's estate for Christmas, but when the family matriarch's multi-million-dollar gem suddenly goes missing she finds herself accused of the theft and at the center of Detective Billings' (Baldwin) investigation. With the help of a famous mystery writer, Andy must find the real culprit amid the litany of wealthy guests all of whom have their knives out for her."


Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays

Premiere date: November 27, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Starring: Sara Ball, Noah Fearnley

Storyline: "When an egotistical social media influencer's dog is kidnapped overnight, her long-suffering assistant Emily (Ball) teams up with charming local vet Jonathan (Fearnley) to find the puppy before Christmas. As the two investigate suspects, including a rival influencer and a crazed fan, they form a romantic bond along the way – until she suspects her charming vet isn't all he seems to be."


The Search for Secret Santa

Premiere date: December 4, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Starring: Skye Coyne, Alex Trumble

Storyline: "Cub reporter Sophia (Coyne) thinks she's found a Christmas story that will save her career when she discovers a long-lost, undelivered Secret Santa gift from 'Tony to Abigail.' But the mystery gets even juicier when she learns that the item – a priceless nutcracker – was in fact stolen years ago. With the help of a handsome and shady art dealer Jackson (Trumble), she sets off on a dangerous, romantic quest to match the Secret Santas and catch the thieves."


A Prince and Pauper Christmas

Premiere date: December 11, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Starring: Brittany Underwood

Storyline: "When her down-on-his luck confidential informant in a criminal investigation suddenly goes missing, a desperate young federal agent, Sydney (Underwood), recruits his doppelgΓ€nger to play his role. But her job gets even harder when she falls for the criminal's stand-in, who just happens to be a European prince visiting the states for Christmas."


Bounce TV will also have one new Christmas movie premiere...

Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper

Premiere date: November 26, at 8 p.m. ET

This sequel to the popular Bounce Original movie “Faith Heist” finds Pastor Benjamin (Jonathan Langdon, “No Tomorrow”) and his motley crew of congregants locked in the local mall on Christmas Eve. A fearsome team of armed thieves break-in to rob the mall and all the money raised by the church for a Christmas charity. Unable to flee or signal for help, the pastor and his friends realize it’s up to them to battle the crooks and save the mall – all before Christmas morning.

I think it's interesting all of ION's Christmas movies will have a mystery theme. What do you think? Please share in comments below...

Happy movie watching! Net

*Movie information and images via: ION Television, Bounce and The E.W. Scripps Company


  1. I finally got ION this year. I wonder if they're going to play the Christmas movies from last year again this year like Hallmark does with their old movies.

    1. They always did in the past so I’m assuming it’ll be the same

    2. I want to see All About Christmas Eve yall need to add the movies from last year

  2. These look interesting. -Maria

  3. Not really feeling anything really Christmas about these. Don’t think I’ll waste my time.

  4. I am guessing this was intentional to bring attention to the rebranding of a network to ionmystery in February 2022.


  5. More to go with the anonymous posting above…sorry! If you are not already aware, ION PLUS also airs many of ION’s old Christmas movies during the holiday season. If you use the right arrow and click on each title, you will find information such as airing dates.

    The three networks (ION, ION PLUS (+), & ION MYSTERY (M) have a find function on their websites. Please also note the following which is subject to change:

    1-Over-the-air-ION & M
    2-Cable-ION & M
    3-Streaming Services-ION
    4-Free Video Platforms—ION, +, & M

  6. I'm intrigued by this line-up - they all actually sound good on paper.

    Jonothan Stoddard is in A Prince And Pauper Christmas - Florence

  7. I'm a fan of both Christmas movies and of mysteries. That's why I subscribed to a higher tier on cable, to get Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (HMM).

    I recently moved. In my old location, ION was a standard definition (SD) only channel. There was a second ION channel that disappeared last year, i.e., before last Christmas movie season.

    After my move and my cable subscription along with it, both ION channels are missing from the SD section of my channel list, but I found the main ION channel in the HD section of channels. This will be a boon for watching ION Christmas movies henceforth since the picture quality before wasn't great (not to mention the cropped images for SD broadcast).

  8. I wished they played their movies on more than just the weekend. It's so hard to keep up with all the channels, especially when some, like ION, don't play them at more accessible times. I've had ION for years, but I rarely get to watch their movies.

  9. Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays. One part early in movie is not family friendly. I deleted the movie so I don't know about the rest of it. The main actress is on a phone call with her mother about coming home for Christmas and bringing a friend to stay. The mother says "[She] can stay in your sister's old room, she can't come home this year because she's headed to Florida with her new girlfriend to meet her family". Main actress says "Ah! It must be serious.". And the mother says "Finally!! And are you seeing anyone special?"


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