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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Kinkade
Bill Kinkade
Ernie (as Chris Elliot)
Big Jim
Mr. Rosa


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.


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Christmas Cottage  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Thomas (Jared padalecki) is crying, Peter O'Toole had to reel him in after the take because Jared couldn't stop crying. He told him, "stop that. These are Thomas's tears, not Jared's." See more »


In the Hangtown Saloon, the pianist's hands are nearly motionless as he plays the blues. See more »


Maryanne Kinkade: You are the light of the world in a... a VERY... dark winter, and we could all use a little bit of extra light right now.
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Inspired by true events See more »


Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by Festival Chamber Orchestra & Tallin Festival Choir
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Nice feel good movie
12 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We watched this movie in on TV and thought it was a good family film. Many of the reviews shown here were written by people who wrote the criticisms of the movie before seeing it. Many wrote awful reviews before the movie even came out. Doesn't seem too smart. It seems a lot of reviewers didn't like the movie because it was just too "nice." (No sex, violence or cussing) Again, I have to wonder about these reviewers intelligence when they know it is a movie about Christmas. What did they expect? Sure, it may have been a little corny in places but that's OK, it's designed as light entertainment, not a major Hollywood production. If it had been written to win awards in Hollywood then it would have had the sex, violence and lots of cussing. Kind of nice this movie didn't.

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