Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Lodge - A Thomas Kinkade Movie - Review with #Giveaway (11/20)

Christmas Lodge

Christmas Lodge: a Thomas Kinkade Movie
  • 89 minutes
  • Dove Rated Family Friendly
  • Solid G Rating
  • Starring Michael Shanks and Erin Karpluk
  • ARV $9.99
  • Also Available for Digital Rental
I love Christmas Movies.  Old ones, new ones, sappy ones, funny ones, and even the animated cartoons.  I am a Christmasaholic.  My kids know this, and they endure the yearly viewings of all of my favorites, past and present.  This year, we had an early installment.  Christmas Lodge.  This just released move presented by Thomas Kinkade, is refreshing in many ways.  The story is about family, and faith.  It touches on not settling for what the world might think is right, but to wait for what God knows is right.

God is mentioned, and the Bible is read.  A couple goes away and very clearly stay in separate hotel rooms.  The romance focuses on courtship, and is never racy or suggestive.  There is only one kiss in the whole film.

A girl with a fantastic career is still crazy about her family, especially her grandfather, who is in ill health.  She prefers quiet time to night life and family values to the fast lane.  In due time, she is rewarded, and all of her hopes, dreams and wishes come true.
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.
Is it hokey?  Well, a little bit.  But in the best ways.  Is it predictable?  Again, somewhat, but even so, I was never bored or distracted.  Even the boys enjoyed it.

The movie stars Erin Karpluk and Michael Shanks, and is directed by Terry Ingram, It was released October 11th.

I am also happy to announce that I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway of the DVD.

If you would like some chances to win this giveaway, here’s what to do.
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I was provided with a copy of this DVD in exchange for an honest, blogged review.  I was not paid to write this post and my opinions are genuine.