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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Advent! Day 13 - Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage 5 of 5 stars.

When young Thomas Kinkade's mother Maryann isn't able to come up with the payments on their cottage, Thom realizes just how much the place means to him. In a desperate effort to come up with the money, Thom takes on a job painting a mural of the town and in the process learns more about himself and his painting than he could ever imagine.

Christmas Cottage is a simply beautiful movie, but what would you expect from something about Thomas Kinkade? I don't know much about the artist's life, but whether the story was accurate or not, it was eloquent and sweet.

Thomas's aging mentor, Glen, is played by the wonderful Peter O'Toole. His acting in the movie was amazing, his character's struggle against Alzheimer's bringing me close to tears several times throughout the movie.

Overall, I would suggest this movie to anyone. Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage is a tale of hope, determination, and more than anything else, love. It is sure to bring laughter and tears into your home on this holiday season.

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