As successful career woman, Mary has life well in hand, including a great boyfriend. Family means the world to her, with a very special relationship with her ailing grandfather. Her dad tries to prepare her for decisions that must be made, but Mary isn’t in any way ready to let go.
During a long weekend in the beloved mountains she’s known since childhood, Mary gets reacquainted with Christmas Lodge, and soon learns there’s a deeper family history connected with the place than she knew.
Inspired by memories from her grandfather and her own passion of preserving historic buildings, Mary tackles the project of saving the dilapidating Christmas Lodge. She enlists the help of her family and the company where she works and watches God’s plan for her life unfold.
This movie isn’t what I thought it would be. I was half expecting a slow moving, cheesy and shallow film. Nope. Christmas Lodge was much better than I expected. Most of the acting was well done, the characters engaging and…heart-warming. What else could come from Thomas Kincade?
While the movie wasn’t stellar in all around quality, and there were definitely some elements that needed tightening, I was impressed with the production. And it wasn’t slow moving at all. I enjoyed the pace as the story unfolded.
What surprised me most was the strong projection of faith. They didn’t shy away from using scripture, showing the Holy Bible, and speaking the name of Jesus. And their paradigms concerning love and relationships are not ones normally seen in movies.
I recommend you cuddle up with your family on a cold winter night and enjoy a sweet, cozy movie. Don’t forget the hot chocolate.
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