Monday, November 14, 2011

Review - The Christmas Lodge DVD

We've been having some beautiful Indian Summer weather lately. Sunny days and 60 degrees... so what am I going to talk about? A Christmas movie! 

Before Halloween, I received the movie "The Christmas Lodge" to review. In the busy-ness of life, it took me a while to get around to watching it. 

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.

I really enjoyed this movie... it had good family values, an interesting (if somewhat predictable) plot, and lovable characters. I think that at one time or another, we've had a friend of family member in Mary's position at the beginning of the movie... dating a guy who just isn't a good fit for her... and everybody else in the family sees it but her. Her brother calls him "Mr. Fancy Pants", her father hints that he think they're not a good match, and yet she still hopes for a ring, because they've been dating for a year.

This was a great family movie with a sweet, "feel-good" ending, just right for a watching on a cold winter night. It has a cute kid, a cute dog, beautiful scenery, and some nice songs (the character playing Mary's sister Kathy is played by Victoria Banks, a country music singer, and she sings a couple of songs in the movie). 

Check out the movie's website  - or watch the trailer - and then pick up a copy of "The Christmas Lodge" for your holiday DVD collection! 

The Giveaway! 

I have the chance to give away a copy of "The Christmas Lodge" to one of my readers. There are two ways to enter: 

1. By leaving a comment below (leave your e-mail address if it doesn't show up in your Google profile, so I can contact the winner)

2. Or, if you would rather not post your e-mail on a public blog, you can send me an e-mail at - with the subject line "Christmas Lodge"

Giveaway ends on Friday, November 25th at 11:59 PM. Limited to U.S. residents only, age 13 and up. Limit one entry per person per day. 

"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." 


  1. I would like this.

  2. Just in time to foster the Christmas spirit. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  3. I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  4. I would love to see this movie!

  5. id love to see this movie

  6. I would LOVE this :)

    Karen Gonyea
    ktgonyea at

  7. this sounds like a feel good movie
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  8. Pick me! Pick me@

  9. I would love to win this!

  10. I would love to watch this over the holidays with my husband.


  11. i would love to add this to my shelf -great family movie

  12. This would be a great addition to my collection! I hope to win!

  13. I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  14. Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  15. Count me in :)

  16. I would love to see this movie! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I would love to see this movie.

  18. Looks like a nice video the whole family can watch. Thanks for having the contest!