The Thanksgiving House
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: November 2, 2013
|Pictured above: Emily Rose and Justin Bruening.|
Lindsay Wagner ... Abigail
Emily Rose ... Mary Ross
Justin Bruening ... Everett
Adam Kaufman ... Rick
Bruce Boxleitner ... Parker
Cerina Vincent ... Ashleigh
Julia Jones ... Victoria
Cassidy Ann Shaffer ... Girl
Ben Giroux ... Quincy
Ramon De Ocampo ... Spence
Nora Sakal ... Uncle Bill's Daughter
Tim Trobec ... Mr. Carney
Greg Haines ... Uncle Bill
Cory Blevins ... Fenton
Patrick Connell ... Uncle Bill's Son
When a Boston lawyer inherits a house on what may be the site of the first Thanksgiving, she battles with a local historian to keep it from becoming a tourist attraction.
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When Boston lawyer Mary Ross (Rose) 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 (Kaufman), but she is shocked to discover local historian Everett Mather (Bruening) 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 (Cerina Vincent, "Cabin Fever"), 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.
Mary and Everett's passionate battle over the house creates a need for legal mediation involving Everett's lawyer father Parker (Boxleitner), but it also creates an undeniable romantic spark. Mary even starts to develop a love for Thanksgiving that radiates from both Everett and his mother, Abigail (Wagner). With the encouragement from Abigail and a newly inspired spirit, Mary is ready to reach out to her father and celebrate Thanksgiving in a big way. But as Mary and Everett become closer and greedy Rick plots to convince Mary to sell, 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.
*"The Thanksgiving House," is a Mediapool Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions.
This story was about the origin of the original Thanksgiving... mixed in with land challenges, a little romance, and family struggles.
Everett is sure he has found the place where the first thanksgiving took place. Unfortunately, for Attorney Mary Ross, it is her recently acquired Aunt’s home, which holds precious memories of her childhood. Mary is not willing to let go of this cherished home, even though tourist begin to travel by just to get a glimpse of it, and the local news blogger/gossip, as well as her gold-digging soon to be ex-boyfriend, are all pressuring her to sell.
In the meantime, Everett and his parents, Parker and Abigail, should be the enemy, yet, Mary discovers a great friendship with them. She sees in them, the family she has longed for since childhood. She befriends Abigail, as a second mother, who gives her great advice on family and forgiveness. In the end, they all join her for their own special thanksgiving in the place of the very first. A compromise is made… and Everett gives a gift to Mary, that is very sweet.
A lovely Thanksgiving story that will warm your heart!
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