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The Thanksgiving House (2013)

When Boston lawyer Mary Ross inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure. Mary's initial desire to sell the house is ... See full summary »


Kevin Connor


J.B. White (teleplay), J.B. White (story) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Emily Rose ... Mary Ross
Justin Bruening ... Everett Mather
Julia Jones ... Victoria
Lindsay Wagner ... Abigail Mather
Bruce Boxleitner ... Parker Mather
Adam Kaufman ... Rick Allen
Cerina Vincent ... Ashleigh Mulligan
Jack Scalia ... John Ross
Ramon De Ocampo ... Spence
Ben Giroux ... Quincy
Greg Haines ... Uncle Bill
Arleen Grace ... Uncle Bill's Wife
Patrick Connell Patrick Connell ... Uncle Bill's Son
Nora Sakal Nora Sakal ... Uncle Bill's Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Ab'Dul ... Teen Boy (as Alexander Abdul)


When Boston lawyer Mary Ross inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure. Mary's initial desire to sell the house is supported by her slick boyfriend, Rick, but she is shocked to discover local historian Everett Mather has evidence that her house is located on the site of the first Thanksgiving. With the house turning into an unexpected tourist attraction, putting Mary in the media spotlight at the prying of unscrupulous gossip blogger Ashleigh Mulligan, Everett tries to prove his theory and Mary tries to prove anything that will keep the house in her hands. Suddenly, Mary clings to the house as an artifact of her own history before her happy childhood memories were tarnished by her father's abandonment. Ultimately, Mary must decide if it is more important to preserve the house's historical ties or make it the site of many happy Thanksgivings to come. What will she choose? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Drama | Family | Romance


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Actress Cerina Vincent noted on the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family (2012) show, that she booked the movie while her broken foot was still in a cast. She had the cast removed and two days later had to film all scenes where she was walking. She had the wardrobe department furnish a larger size boot so her ankle and foot could be well wrapped. See more »

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Where's the likability?
25 October 2020 | by Tug-3See all my reviews

This movie takes a solid forty minutes to give us our first glimpse of Mary, the main character, being at all likable or kind to anyone. Before this occurs, she takes pleasure in crushing insurance claims, smugly proclaims that she has no interest in her family, dates a sleazeball with a personalized license plate that says MO MONEY, and responds to any other characters with sneers and sarcasm--even her assistant / best friend (?).

It's one thing if she's supposed to be a Scrooge who is eventually redeemed, but the movie treats her as if we're supposed to like her right away. She gets the same empathetic treatment as any other Hallmark movie heroine, when she's obviously the kind of person we'd all avoid in real life.

Everett, the charming, passionate archeologist, falls for Mary for reasons that are completely inexplicable. She is outright cruel to him. Actually, all the women in his life are cruel to him. He should move away from Plymouth.

I did enjoy one line in the movie, when Bruce Boxleitner advises his son to "go digital." I really hope that was a Tron in-joke.

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Release Date:

2 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Thanksgiving House See more »

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Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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