Thomas Kincade Presents: Christmas Lodge, and a Giveaway!

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.


And now about the giveaway! I’m trying out a new gadget to handle this for me. Basically, you have three options to enter: tweet this post, “Like” my facebook fan page, or leave a comment telling about your favorite Christmas movie. Or do all three! Be sure to click the “I Did This!” box to be entered. Winner announced next Monday.


For Him,

Sarah Elisabeth


Oh and I’m required to post this: “Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:

“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is an award-winning inspirational author, speaker and Choctaw storyteller of traditional and fictional tales based on the lives of her people. Get a free e-copy of her first book, "Touch My Tears: Tales from the Trail of Tears": Free e-book

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7 comments on “Thomas Kincade Presents: Christmas Lodge, and a Giveaway!
  1. Cindy says:

    I love Christmas movies! – correction- I love CHRISTMAS!! I’m already planning movie nights for the fam- White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life- and the Nativity- now I need to add this one to my list. Thanks for reviewing it Sarah- I hadn’t heard of it!

    • Sarah Elisabeth says:

      Oh yes, can anything beat the classics? Especially It’s A Wonderful Life! Ah, so much to love about that movie.

      I added a note to the post: Be sure to click the “I Did This!” box to be entered!

  2. Lisa Nelson says:

    I have many favorite Christmas movies, but my favorite favorite is Holiday Affair with Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh from 1949.

    • Sarah Elisabeth says:

      Lisa, I’ve heard of that one, can’t believe I haven’t seen it lol. I love classics!

      Another one is called The Fourth Wiseman. Awesome! Not even sure where you can get it these days…

  3. Lethea B says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ ! I watch it every year=)

    • Sarah Elisabeth says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Lethea! lol, us too. The only problem is the copy we have is a VHS so we have to drap the VCR out every Christmas Eve 😉

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