Hallmark’s Countdown To Christmas movies doesn’t always have to include snow. What if it includes sailboats with festive holiday lights and decorations? This is Hallmark’s Christmas Sail.
This movie stars a lot of familiar faces. They include Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, The Mandalorian), Patrick Sabongui (Firefly Lane, The Flash), Terry O’Quinn (Lost, Hawaii Five-O), and Emma Oliver (Snowpiercer, For The Love Of Chocolate).
What Is Hallmark’s Christmas Sail About?
Ready to learn more about Hallmark’s Christmas Sail? According to the official synopsis, single mom Liz Darling (Sackhoff) returns to her hometown of Portside. This is her first hometown Christmas in years.
Liz is returning home because her estranged father, Dennis (O’Quinn) has been injured in a minor accident. Not much has changed except for Luke (Sabongui), her childhood best friend, who’s not the boy she remembers.
While this might not have been the holiday she’d imagined, Liz sees this as an opportunity to show her daughter Hannah (Oliver) the kind of magical Christmas she’d once shared with her mother.
One of their favorite traditions was participating in the town’s annual Christmas Eve Sailboat Parade of Lights. However, after her mother passed away, the family boat was docked for good, along with her father’s Christmas spirit.
When Liz discovers he may lose their family home, she comes up with a plan: enlist Luke’s help to fix up the boat and create a floating light display spectacular enough to win the parade’s $25,000 grand prize.
Unbeknownst to her, Luke has a plan of his own that may finally win her heart.
When Can You Watch Hallmark’s Christmas Sail?
Christmas Sail premieres on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, October 31, at 8 p.m. Eastern. There is now one encore showing. That is on Friday, November 5, at 6 p.m. Eastern. Check the schedule for future showings.
Katee Sackhoff Is New Bride!
Katee Sackhoff just got married in early October. The new Hallmark star shared on Instagram, a photo of her dress hanging, a huge corked bottle, and some strappy, silver sandals. She wrote, “Tell me you had an amazing wedding without telling me you had an amazing wedding 🥰 #MrsGadsby @robin_gadsby That 17 yr old magnum bottle of Insignia was my father’s contribution ❤️.”
Sackhoff married Robin Gadsby. According to an interview she made on the Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast, Robin worked on the production team of her Netflix series Another Life.
As for her character, Elizabeth, in Christmas Sail, Katee Sackhoff explained that this is the character that is closest to herself. But, she also explained that all of her characters have the same basic thread running through them. “They are strong, independent women that are complicated.”
Surprisingly, she believes that they are “all the same, but with a different backdrop.” She thinks being in a Hallmark movie is no different from playing Bo-Katan Kryze in The Mandalorian. She laughed as she explained, “You’re either fighting the Empire or finding Christmas Spirit.”
Be sure to catch the premiere of Christmas Sail on Sunday, October 31, at 8 p.m. Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.