Okay, I admit it, despite frequent ridicule, I actually enjoy Hallmark movies. In my opinion, Christmas Lodge falls into the same category of cozy, feel-good movies that are appropriate for the entire family or for those who just do not care for many of the current TV and movie offerings.

Christmas Lodge is a story of faith, hope, love of family, and following the path the Lord has for you. A sweet romance takes center stage but the interaction between Mary and her family, particularly her grandfather, were quite heart-warming. As a voracious reader, I wished for a bit more communication between Mary and Jack but I realize that the limited time of the medium precludes that option. Movies just require a bit more of my imagination even if I can actually see the action as it takes place.

I enjoyed Christmas Lodge and its positive message, however the breathtaking scenery and the architecture of the lodge and the Arts and Crafts home of Mary’s parents really captured my attention. More than once I found myself wishing for a home like either of them. It was like watching a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life.

I would absolutely recommend Christmas Lodge for a relaxing family movie night to help get in the holiday spirit as Christmas approaches.

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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.
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I have one copy of the Christmas Lodge dvd to give away to a reader of this blog. If you would like to enter to win a copy, please leave a comment on this post with a short description of a memorable Christmas you have experienced.


Contest ends Saturday, November 5, 2011.  No entries yet so I have extended the entry deadline to Saturday, November 12. Please include a way I can reach you if you win.