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Christmas Lodge

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Slow-moving faith-based drama is sweet but preachy.

Movie G 2011 90 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

Best clean Movie

I have watched this movie countless times, and will most likely watch it countless more times. Some may call this move faith base, in some regards that may be true. However I find myself constantly criticizing a lot of its religious content because it does not coincide with scripture. That being said, it’s still a lovely clean movie, based on family values, with no harsh words or immorality. I totally love all the characters and enjoy watching. Perhaps the younger generation my disapprove of it for those reasons, but for those of us who care about our atmosphere, this movie is one of the best.
age 12+

Family Values

Full of good old fashioned family values and basic Christian values as well. It takes me back to when I was a kid and family and community was cherished. When a man’s or woman’s meant something. I love this movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

While certainly not the worst or the most heavy-handed faith-based movie out there, CHRISTMAS LODGE does lay on the messages of faith and belief in God's Plan rather thick at times. That being said, if you are a Christian looking for a movie that encapsulates your values through talk and example, you will enjoy this movie. However, if you are not religious, the preaching gets to be a bit much.

What can be said without reservation, no matter the religious beliefs and fervency, is that younger kids will be bored by this story of slow-building romance and even slower-building preservation of an old rural lodge. Also, while the acting is above-average compared to many Hallmark-style movies, there really is no chemistry between the budding love interests in the movie, and any gaping holes in the veracity of the story are a little too conveniently made to work.

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