An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
On DVD: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Running Time: 
90 minutes

At first blush An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving seems to be yet another sappy holiday television movie, but is actually quite a bit more.  Allegedly based on Louisa May Alcott’s short story, it shares only character names and the 19th century New Hampshire setting with its source material.  The story was a sweet tale of children creating an inedible but joyous Thanksgiving feast for their parents’ return from visiting an ill relative, but the Hallmark movie focuses on mother-daughter tension, class differences, and survival.