Wednesday, December 3

Christmas on Chestnut Street

Many of my regular readers will know that I don't watch much TV. The one exception is the Christmas season when I enjoy watching Christmas movies. On Tuesday night, I flipped through the channels looking for something to watch and I came across the movie, Christmas on Chestnut Street, starring Kristen Dalton and Robert Maloney.

When the movie began, I wasn't sure that it was something that I would like. The opening scene was a department store called The Great American Store. Store owner, Mr Crouch, played by Gary Chalk, was furious because one of the employees had mistakenly ordered 60,000 sets of Christmas lights instead of 60. Mr. Crouch's daughter, Dianne, had just began working at the store and had always had everything handed to her on a silver platter. She was gearing up to take over ownership of the store. She and her father insisted that the employee pay for the excess Christmas lights.

Lou Boyd, played by Robert Maloney, had returned to the small town to help his mother take care of his father who had Alzeheimer's. He convinced Crouch and his daughter that they should put on a contest to get rid of the excess Christmas lights instead of making the employee pay for them.

The Light up the Night Christmas contest was announced. The Great American Store put all Christmas lights on sale in order to provide residents of the county with lights to decorate their properties. Light up the Night turned neighbor against neighbor and a contest war took over Chestnut Street.

Unknown to county residents, Crouch planned to announce Lou Boyd as the winner. He would then give the 4 hour shopping spree prize to charity and the store would be allowed to write the shopping spree off as a charity donation. The store made money hand over fist in the first two days of the light sale. Everyone wanted the 4 hour shopping spree.

Lou Boyd and Dianne Crouch decorated his parent's place as Santa's Village. But on the night the judges viewed the entries, Lou's father did something that changed everything. The heart touching ending saw Dianne Crouch and her father learn the real meaning of Christmas.

I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good old fashioned Christmas without all the commerialism of today's word. I would rate it 4 out of 5. There are times when it is comical, times when it is sad and the ending is out of this world.

I hope everyone has a great day. Remember to give to the less fortunate this Christmas season. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. I do really enjoy some of those Christmas movies. I dozed off and on during one on Sunday - I sure wish I had stayed awake! I hope it runs again. It starred Debbie Reynolds and Neil Patrick Harris. Can't remember the title, though.

    I hope you're feeling better!

  2. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for the card. It means a lot to me to know that people I have never met are thinking about me. Thank you and hope you feel better!

  3. I saw that last year and remembered it as you told about it. Have a great wed..m...♥♥♥

  4. Thanks for the recommendation, Mary!
    I also love watching Christmas movies all December long...this one sounds like some of the ones they show on the Hallmark channel. I watched several last week that were tear jerkers but in a good way...
    And of course, I love the old classics, too!

  5. Sounds like a great movie my friend.

  6. I've not seen this one. Will have to check the TV listings and see if it's broadcast on our cable. Thanks for the heads up.

    Have a terrific Wednesday.

  7. This sounds like a heart touching movie. I'll keep a watch out for it and see if it is on again.

  8. Sounds like a great movie-I'll be on the look out for it. I hope you're feeling better.

  9. Never heard of it, Mary. Now I have and will try to keep it in mind. You never know, I might come across it.

  10. Thanks for the tip and movie review. I sometimes enjoy Christmas films too.
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. sound like a good movie. I like to see a couple but I hate watching the TV guide channel to find something to watch. I saw an episode of Jerico on Sunday or Monday night(the days ran together). I liked it and would like to follow it if I can find it again. I also watch "House" ocasionally.
    Mama Bear

  12. I love the old Christmas movies and after Christmas Day we try to sit and watch some of them....... I hope you are feeling better today and thing here have settled down.. I have pictures and the rest of the story ready for tomorrow.....

    I need to get Christmas cards in the mail ! I am behind!

  13. That sounds like something worth watching....I'll have to keep a watch out for it.

    Where are you getting the old fashioned pictures in your sidebar?
    I love the one with the red bird in it. One of these days I am going to get on with my camera so that I can use it as a header on my blog.

  14. Ooooh now I want to see this movie, sounds like the type I love! I'm very much like you in that I hardly ever watch tv but at Christmas time it's a different story:-) I noticed at the video store that they have a few new Christmas movies out, will have to go rent them. Hope you're feeling better, my friend. xoxo

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