6.4/10
1,421
26 user 3 critic

Christmas Lodge (2011)

Trailer
1:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (as Renee Elaine de Roche)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Christmas Town (Video 2008)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A cynical workaholic gets suspicious of her banker father's sudden departure from his career and city life to move to a small town with unusually strong ties to Christmas.

Director: George Erschbamer
Stars: Nicole de Boer, Patrick Muldoon, Gig Morton
Christmas Snow (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Katherine Helmond, Sid Caesar, Melissa Joan Hart
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This film brings to life a famous Norman Rockwell painting. Samuel Cavanaugh, a Scrooge like character, revisits the frozen pond each year to relive the happier moments in his life. Michael... See full summary »

Director: Michael Spence
Stars: Kevin Bartlett, Ray Blunk, John Bruce
A Christmas Memory (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Jeffrey DeMunn
One Christmas (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.

Director: Tony Bill
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The premise of the story surrounds an unexpected road trip to find a long-lost daughter on Christmas Eve. Emmy winner, Joseph Campanella; stage and screen star, Ruta Lee; and Latin Grammy ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jeff Wood
Stars: Patty Cabrera, Joseph Campanella, Courtney Crook
The Spirit of Christmas (TV Short 1950)
Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

Director: Mabel Beaton
Stars: Mabel Beaton Marionettes, Alexander Scourby
Snow (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ashley Williams, Patrick Fabian
Christmas in the City (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save their family ... See full summary »

Director: Marita Grabiak
Stars: Ashley Williams, Ashanti, Jon Prescott
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.

Directors: Tony Benedict, Barry Mahon
Stars: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Chris Gilmore
Nutcracker (1986)
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Hugh Bigney, Vanessa Sharp, Patricia Barker
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Maria Thayer, Sam Page, Randy J. Goodwin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
... Mary
... Jack
... Yolanda
... Betty
... Mike
Victoria Banks ... Kathy
... Grampa
... Matthew
... Pete (as Scott Miller)
... Kent
... Charlene
... Bob
Keith Martin Gordey ... Board Chairman
... Traveler One
Edit

Storyline

Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into serious disrepair. With a lack of funds and a looming deadline, she not only restores the Christmas lodge's charm but finds love along the way. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die WeihnachtshĂĽtte  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

You Believe in Angels
Written and Performed by Victoria Banks
Used courtesy of Victoria Banks & House of Fame Music Inc.
[Played during the Thanksgiving dinner scene]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Even "Surviving Christmas" was better if you want a romantic Christmas film
28 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I'm a sucker for a good, get-in-the-mood Christmas movie as much as anybody else -- some of my favorites are Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and Elf. It's my habit to start watching Christmas films the weekend after Thanksgiving to get myself into the spirit of the coming holidays. So last year I rented Christmas Lodge, and really, really tried to get into the spirit...or at least the story...the romance?....meh. Okay, it was a nice setup for picturesque wintertime scenery.

Christmas Lodge's plot is about a woman who is inspired to restore an old family building to please her dying grandfather. I hope I got that much right, because honestly, a year later the details escape me (not a good sign for the memorability factor). In any case, there's a subplot about a romance between the lead actress and another man who also has connections to the lodge; lots of family memory moments; and a wholesome message about faith in God.

It pains me to have to put down a film with such good intentions and Christian messages, but..there is no charitable way to say that I thought the acting was flat and wooden all around. Any higher praise than that is simply lying. The dialog and the overall direction of the story did nothing to make me engaged or interested in the characters or their plight: I can barely even remember most of it, except that the production values seemed decent, because this is a "Thomas Kinkade Presents" after all..but the guy's a painter, not a filmmaker. Whatever made him decide to sell his name for movies? Films are a lot more than pretty "moving pictures"-- somebody should have thought of that before making this one.

So dear readers, my purpose in outing this movie is now clear: I don't want anybody to waste their time/money on Christmas Lodge simply because a famous name that appeals to Christians and evokes sentimentalism is plastered on the cover. It's such a blatant money-grab on the part of the producers. There are a much more heartwarming and romantic Christmas films out there than this one if that's your desire.


13 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed