Soap stars team up for upcoming holiday projects.

It’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays, and with that in mind, has a special treat for daytime fans who enjoy Christmas movies. We’ve learned that a few past and present soap opera actors will be featured in two upcoming projects on ION Television. Check your local listings and take note of the dates and details below…

A Royal Christmas Ball.
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ingo Rademacher (Thorne Forrester), “GH’s” ex-Jax, and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Detective Charlie Baker), “General Hospital’s” Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing-Davis), “Days of our Lives” alum Tara Reid (Ashley), Mira Furlan (“Lost”) and Faune Chambers Watkins (“House”) star in “A Royal Christmas Ball” on Sunday December 10 at 9:00 PM. King Charles of Baltania (Rademacher) needs a date for the Christmas Ball and sets out to find his college sweetheart. Not only does he locate Allison, he learns she’s never been married but has a 17 year old daughter who could very well be his own.

A Christmas Cruise.
“The Young and the Restless’” Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) and Vivica A. Fox (ex-Stephanie Simmons, “Days’” ex-Carmen Silva), “Days of our Lives'” Jason Cook (Shawn Brady), “One Life to Live’s” Jessica Morris (Jennifer Rappaport), “Passions’” Rib Hillis (Ethan Winthrop; “GH’s” Jake), Corin Nemec (“Renegades”) and Nick Viall (“Bachelor in Paradise”) star in “A Christmas Cruise,” produced by Hybrid Films, on Saturday December 16 at 9:00 PM. An aspiring novelist named Pam (Fox) takes a holiday-themed cruise with her best friend. Though she meets the love of her life, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen when the ship returns to port for Christmas. St. John plays the role of Jake.

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