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Do you know much about Thomas Kinkade's art? He is often called "The Painter of Light." 

Now, Thomas Kinkade has entered the movie world with a presentation of Christmas Lodge. I read this synopsis on the back of the box:

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.

Anytime, I see "discover her one true love" in a movie or book description I tell myself that I have to watch it without the children ... and Prince Charming probably won't like it. So, I waited for Prince Charming to be out for the evening and watched the movie by myself. Boy, was I surprised!! The G rating actually fit this film!

  • In the beginning, Mary and her boyfriend are going to the mountains for the weekend. They clearly get separate rooms.
  • When they break up, it is not for some dramatic reason and there isn't a big fight about it.
  • There is only one romantic kiss in the whole movie and it is appropriately timed. 
  • There are no "bedroom scenes."
  • It is a movie about love, faith, tradition and family. There is much multi-generational respect ... Mary for her father and grandparents, Jack calls Mary's father and grandfather, "Sir", and Mary's father concedes to his father's request. 

I really liked this movie. Some of it was predicable, but very heart-warming. You can watch the trailer here.

The prince is sitting by me as I'm writing this. He saw the DVD case and wanted to know about it. I told him that I had to watch it first and see if it was o.k. for kids. Then, he asked if it was o.k. to watch. I think we now have a plan for this evening.

Plan to watch this movie in the next month or two. I have an extra copy to give away. Just leave a comment telling me that you want to win. Comments close at midnight eastern time on November 16. Remember to leave a way for me to contact you. 

Disclaimer: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

The grass is green. It’s good to be

date Wednesday, November 2, 2011

8 comments to “Christmas Lodge Review & Giveaway”

  1. Kristi
    November 2, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    I want to win. Looks like a great movie.

  1. Very Blessed Mamma
    November 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    I would like to win this.

  1. Debbie
    November 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    I want to win. I loved Christmas Cottage by Thomas Kinkade and this one looks good too. This comment should post with my Google profile and my e-mail is there.... but just in case... cause I want to win so badly... it is dlphsmom at aim dot com.

  1. Kimberly
    November 15, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    I'd LOVE to win!!

  1. Lynn
    November 15, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Would love to win this. Sounds like a great movie.. montanamom (at) bresnan (dot) net

  1. Angela Richter
    November 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    I would LOVE to win this.

    Angela Richter

  1. SisterTipster
    November 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    ME!! ME!! MEE!!! PICK ME!!!! Thanks for a great GIVE A WAY! HUGS, SisterT

  1. SisterTipster
    November 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    I posted this too!