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Now that snow has ‘landed’ in our area of Alaska and the chill in the air has me thinking about the upcoming holidays, I find myself longing for some great holiday themed movies. While there are feel good movies you can find year-round, there is something special about those focused on Christmas.
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.
P and I watched this film the other night. He could relate to the characters who enjoyed being out in the woods and away from the congestion of the city. But, he couldn’t understand my fascination with this genre of film. His prime motivator for watching the film was seeing Michael Shanks (who starred in one of his favorite TV shows, Stargate SG-1.)
I adored the setting (a few hours drive from Seattle) as we lived in Kirkland, WA for a few years when I was a youth. I still have cherished memories of going into the mountain areas. I also loved how the character’s faith played out within the story line. And, of course, the Christmas Lodge ends up looking just charming and calling for a visit by the end of the film.
Ordering from Amazon includes limited access to the movie in instant streaming format, too. (Affiliate Link) Christmas Lodgeretails for $14.99.
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