I was sent a DVD copy of The Christmas Lodge as part of the propeller blogger review program so that I could watch it and share my thoughts with you. Check out the synopsis provided by propeller, then keep reading to get my thoughts and find out how win your own copy!
Thomas Kinkade presents Christmas Lodge: a place where a heart-warming past and loving future meet for one remarkable group of people. During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now-dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. Inspired by her grandfather and guided by her grandmother in heaven, Mary throws herself into the project, and during the process finds herself drawn to Jack (Michael Shanks), a handsome man who loves the lodge as much as she does. Historically unlucky in love, this chance encounter allows Mary to renew her faith in life and discover her one true love. For an uplifting story about the importance of faith, family and the true holiday spirit, go to the Christmas Lodge.
Check out the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1554553881/
I actually watched this movie a few weeks ago, back in early November. I admit, it was a bit early for a Christmas movie, but I still found myself enjoying it. Okay, it's another "feel good" movie, and one with few real surprises, but there's actually something strangely satisfying about knowing everything's going to "turn out all right in the end" and watching it all play out in front of you. Even Sane Man liked it. :)
I suppose the thing I liked best about the movie was the closeness between Mary and her family. You hear about so few families today that can even seem to get along, so to see a functional family in a movie is a breathe of fresh air. I also appreciated the fact that God was part of the family's life and that they allowed Him to lead them in their endeavors to rebuild the Christmas Lodge. I did find the whole idea of Mary's grandmother "speaking to her" from heaven a little odd, but not so much that it took away from my enjoyment of the movie. I'd call it a "chick-flick" but, like I said, even Sane Man liked it, so I guess I can recommend it to everyone! :)
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