Inspired by a Thomas Kinkade painting, The Christmas Lodge is a charming family movie. A coincidental meeting on a hiking trip reunites two families who share a love for one lodge. Unfortunately the lodge has fallen into disrepair and the two families must work together to restore it. Of course, a little bit of romance happens along the way.
Okay, here it comes. I'm sure you're wondering what I thought of the movie. I really enjoyed it. The main actors (Erin Karpluk and Michael Shanks) were excellent. As is often the case, not all of the supporting actors were as skilled, but it didn't detract from the movie itself. I like that the movie was touching without being overdone. I just don't care for a movie that I think is TRYING to make me cry. Now, if I were pregnant, I still might have cried at The Christmas Lodge's ending, but I didn't have to fight it off this year.
The Christmas Lodge is rated G, and Dove Family Approved. It's a perfect movie to snuggle up with this holiday season. I enjoyed watching it with my 3 year old snuggled in my lap and a hot mug of decaf mocha coffee. I'm so glad I can put it on the shelf with our other Christmas movies ... and I won't have to go wash dishes or read a book when the family decides to watch it. Even though this movie includes romance, there is only one brief kiss in the movie. And I don't recall even the hint of any bad language, either.
You can learn more about The Christmas Lodge or view a trailer at The Christmas Lodge website. You can buy the DVD at Amazon.com and Walmart.com.
If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy of The Christmas Lodge DVD, keep reading! Fly Propeller is hosting a giveaway for this movie.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Christmas tradition is. (US Residents Only) You can leave one entry each day. The contest will end on November 11, 2011 at midnight. I'll draw a winner on November 12, 2011.
Ready, set, go! What's your favorite Christmas tradition?
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