Thursday, November 3, 2011

DVD Review and Giveaway: Christmas Lodge

SYNOPSIS: 
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.

MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner :)? Christmas Lodge is a clean Christian family movie about fond memories leading to new love and a family reunion at the Christmas Lodge. With resolute support from her ill grandfather, Mary (the lead character) is determined to help Jack and his young daughter renovate their Christmas Lodge. It holds precious memories for Mary and her family. The plot is quite predictable; the acting is pretty good. In the movie, the characters pray (without saying "in Jesus's name" though) and speak about God and the Bible several times. However, I find it odd that they keep referring to God and Grandmother in heaven (never just God) talking to Mary and her grandfather and that the true meaning of Christmas (Christ's birth to save sinners) is never mentioned. Two female characters were dressed immodestly in tight/revealing clothes. Besides that, it's a feel-good movie that promotes family, faith, kindness, memory-making, and hiking :).
 
You can watch the Christmas Lodge trailer at http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1554553881/

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23 comments:

  1. My favorite Christmas song is O HOly Night.
    Barb
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  2. My favorite movie is Rudolph

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  3. Following via GFC

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  4. Following Christ alone on FB
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  6. Liked your fb page Christ Alone
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  8. My favorite Christmas Movie is a tie between It's a Wonderful LIfe and Home Alone
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  9. I think My favorite is Its a wonderful life!
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  10. We have a handmade/homemade Christmas that everyone makes one gift to exchange...girls for girls guys for guys...this way you have a whole year to make something and it is handmade with a lot of thought and love...very special!!!

    debhowarth2003@yahoo.com

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  11. Each year on Christmas morning we begin with our children waking up to open stocking stuffers and the gifts under the tree. We have their grandmothers over for Christmas Breakfast. Our children love celebrating with their grandmas while watching a Christmas movie usually The Polar Express.

    landerson54@carolina.rr.com

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  12. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night and my favorite move is White Christmas!

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  13. I have to say that Rudolph was my fav as a lil girl... I love Hallmark channel all Christmas month :)we celebrate with my side of the fam on Christmas eve and Christmas day with my DH fam, we also celebrate Tree Kings Day on January 6th with Spanish food and reading books about the bible story. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  14. Really looking forward to singing around the piano this year!

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  16. My favorite Christmas song has always been Oh Holy Night. Love Christ because we celebrate His birthday and family gets together. '
    Juanita W
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  17. My 3 favorite all time favorites are 3 kids films - Secret Adventures - I'm Dreaming of a Right Christmas / McGee & Me - Twas the Fight Before Christmas / Odyssey - Electric Christmas. All FABULOUS messages! annelie@christianfilmdatabase.com

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  18. What a fun giveaway. I think my favorite family tradition is making yummy dishes in the kitchen with the children. Even my boys enjoy working with us.
    Mrs. Joseph Wood (Jeanette)
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