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.
So, it’s true! I am a sucker for your typical Hallmark Romance Movie but when Christianity is in thrown into the mix I love it EVEN MORE and that is what this film is! Completely predictable, but thoroughly enjoyable!
As with all Thomas Kincaid films, the cinematography is fantastic. There are so many moments in my life when I say that “This is a picture perfect postcard” and I’m usually referring to Thomas Kincaid and the view outside our bedroom window. It’s true – sometimes right outside my own window I see that beauty and I’m so thankful for it. Too bad I’ve never taken an actual picture during one of those moments. Now I will have to!
One of the notable comments during the film was when the main character says that she feels alive in nature, that it is where God is and I couldn’t agree more. Some of my best moments with God were in nature! He seems so close there.
Another comment made is that pretending to be something you’re not isn’t going to help anyone in a relationship. So that really started me thinking. How many people today are miserable in a relationship because they acted like someone else in order to be the person they wanted and now their true personality is coming out and it is NOT a perfect match, not the one God wants you to be with. Why do we do that? I know a lot of people do and I know I have done the same thing in the past. The Scriptures and our God is Who we need to turn to in a relationship and if there are red flags…pay attention to them and move along. You’ll be happier single than being stuck with someone that isn’t right for you.
The last comment made that I loved was that serving to those in need is the highest calling and I thought of Jesus’ words when He told of visiting those in prison, clothing those that were naked and He said when we do those things, we are doing them to Him. What a concept.
So…all in all…a delightful Christmas film for all the family to watch!
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