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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)
"Christmas Cottage" (original title)

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A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.

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Necessity is the mother of invention. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1977, Maryanne Kinkade has fallen behind in her mortgage payments and is about to lose her small house in Placerville, a town in California's gold country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Her son Thom, who attends art school and is in his 20s, determines to make the transition from amateur to professional painter to help save the family's home. He seeks advice from an aging mentor. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love is the brightest light of all.

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Rated PG for language, some suggestive content and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Aaron Ashmore, who played the younger brother of Jared Padalecki's character in this movie is in fact three years older than Padalecki. Ashmore was born in 1979 while Padalecki was born in 1982. See more »

Goofs

Though set in 1977, in the bar scenes there is a draught beer pull for Bud Light, a beer not introduced until 1982. See more »

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Hope: Don't give up on yourself.
Thomas Kinkade: I'm not giving up.
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Inspired by true events See more »

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If Anyone Asks
Written and Performed by Denny Brown
Courtesy of Avenue Records
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Small Town Values
30 December 2010 | by (Lake Chapala, Jalsco, MX) – See all my reviews

Sons coming home for Christmas and their discoveries about themselves, their family, and their Source of inspiration leaves the watcher wondering about what they value most, who has influenced them. An excellent film to watch with your entire family. The acting, the wisp of humor, the characters are all captivating! The true story will and does inspire the artist in each of us to draw upon those experiences that change us. Thomas Kincaid is an artist that is known world round and this movie is a tribute to his mother and Peter O'Toole who captures the character perfectly. This film carries in it the quality of "Its a Wonderful Life". A great holiday flick for the family.


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