Missing your favorite stars from SF shows? Want to catch other shows they may be in? Well, you should check out the holiday movies that are on for the next month (and have been on for a while)! You might notice a lot of familiar faces…here is a quick-and-by-no-means-complete guide to some of the holiday movies which feature stars you should be familiar with.
Check out the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Classics, Lifetime and ABC Family for the various movies, although the Hallmark Channel features most of them.
One of our favorites is 2009’s A Dog Named Christmas, which features Bruce Greenwood, who plays Captain Christopher Pike in the rebooted Star Trek franchise but also has voiced Batman in several animated incarnations, and starred in the series Nowhere Man. But also check out the daughter Faye who comes to visit – Trenna Keating, who, if you will be watching Defiance, you will see a lot of – except she’ll be in prosthetic makeup as the Indogene Dr. Ywell.
Others, in no particular order:
It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012) – Carrie Fisher from Star Wars
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2008) – Warren Christie from Alphas
The Santa Suit (2010) – Kevin Sorbo from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Andromeda
A Carol Christmas (2003) – William Shatner
Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011) – Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica
The Wishing Tree (2012) – Erica Cerra from Eureka and Teryl Rothery from Stargate SG-1
A Princess For Christmas (2011) – Katie McGrath from Merlin
Christmas Magic (2011) – Paul McGillion from Stargate Atlantis
Thomas Kincaide’s Christmas Cottage (2008) – Aaron Ashmore for Warehouse 13
Christmas In Paradise (2007) – Colin Ferguson from Eureka
Love At The Christmas Table (2012) – Danica McKellar from The Wonder Years and well known math geek.
W. Morgan Sheppard, the actor with the distinctive voice who may remember him as the Soul Hunter and Warmaster G’Sten in Babylon 5, Gooshie the minder in the final episode of Quantum Leap, the Klingon warden of Rura Penthe in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Blank Reg in Max Headroom and the old Canton Deleware III in Doctor Who (the younger version of which was played by his son, Mark Sheppard) among many others, played Santa in Farewell, Mr. Kringle (2010) and is the voice of “The Big Guy” in the Prep & Landing specials.
And for former Superman Dean Cain fans, he seems to have become the king of holiday movies, with The Case For Christmas (2012), A Nanny For Christmas (2010), the The Dog Who Saved… movies including the latest The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (2011), A Christmas Wedding (2006), and another new dog-themed movie this year – A Dog For Christmas.
Like I said – by no means complete…but take a look and the selection and see who else you see!