Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ...
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The story of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving continues. Isabella and Tilly pay a visit to Ireland, hoping Isabella's long-ago suitor, the Earl of Shannon, can assist Tilly in getting her writing published.
An orphan girl grows up and faces a rival in the family who adopted her, then when family secrets are uncovered and the orphan inherits a fortune, she must choose among three suitors and decide the fate of the family who adopted her.
Ella Dashwood (Erin Krakow) and her sister Marianne (Kimberley Sustad) are huge Christmas enthusiasts and own a party-planning business. One of their new clients is a toy company and they don't see eye-to-eye with Edward Ferris (Luke Macfarlane), the company's C.E.O.
When Belinda (Kim Shaw) heads back to her hometown for the holidays, things get complicated when she is forced to team up with her ex, Dustin (Kevin McGarry), at the town's annual Christmas scavenger hunt.
Harper is in Memphis before Christmas, visiting her sister and family after 3 years working at museums in Europe. Visiting Graceland with her 2 nieces, Harper meets a single dad of 3 kids and is offered a job as nanny temp.
Rebecca endures working with her colleague, and rival, Chris to plan the office Christmas party in the hopes of getting a promotion. While spending so much time together, will they take their eyes off the prize and see each other anew?
Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for assistance, Mary's daughter Tilly contacts her grandmother to plead for help. Isabella's arrival causes upheaval in many lives, but may also lead to reconciliation within the family.Written by
You could have had anything you wanted: best education, tours of Europe, personal acquaintance with well-bred men and women...
Money is the only thing you could imagine wanting, isn't it?
I feared it would come to this.
You have no idea what it has come to!
Ellis Basset was a vagrant! A vagrant!
He was the finest man I ever met in my life! I pity you and all your well-bred friends!
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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Is Just that in Nature ***
The warm family relationships that abound in this production makes the movie an appealing one.
Taking place after the civil war, it chronicles the life of a widow with 3 children who are poverty stricken. The eldest daughter, a writer with a great imagination, concocts a story that ultimately draws their wealthy grandmother to their New Hampshire home.
Jackie Bisset plays the stern grandmother. She is entirely too young for the part. Nevertheless, she gives a gem of a performance as a wealthy matron who married a much older widower than she and had a daughter with him to secure herself financially.
The daughter ran away years before with a stable boy who has now died. Both mother and daughter must confront past events in front of the children.
The story is filled with scarlet fever epidemics abounding.
The film also deals with a getting kind grandmother who will go to any length to get her children and grandchildren out of the poverty cycle.
It is a nicely done film with a triumph of the family spirit in this season of giving.
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