Although A&E suspended Phil Robertson from future episodes of Duck Dynasty last week, the network is still welcoming him home for holidays.
A&E Networks is celebrating Christmas with a staggering 25 consecutive episodes of Duck Dynasty, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day and running until the wee hours of December 26.
According to the schedule on the networks website, the Robertson family will take over the channel until 4 a.m., and then paid programming – meaning infomercials – will kick in.
Phil Robertson, 67, will not be left out of the Christmas Day airings as he is a key character in plenty of the episodes scheduled to air, including Quack-O-Lantern and Drag me to Glory.
The Duck Dynasty patriarch came under fire last week when GQ magazine published his anti-gay comments. He was subsequently suspended from the series indefinitely, and the family has stated they are hesitant to continue with the show if Phil will not be part of it.
Duck Dynasty Season 5 will premiere on January 15 and Phil Robertson is slated to appear in several episodes that have already been filmed.
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