When the kids refuse to celebrate Christmas, two struggling young widows take their kids on a road trip to Gatlinburg, TN to overcome the chaos, somehow manage to pull together, and experience a miracle!
Ashley, young widow arrives at her friend Destiny’s house, also recently widowed, to a rebellion! The kids announce that Nobody wants to do Christmas! No trees, decorations, turkey, eggnog…. While their four kids watch TV movies, Ashley and Destiny desperately search for inexpensive, last-minute vacays online. The women find a mystery lodge no one has heard of, but the picturesque lodge with snow-capped mountains and nearby ski lifts look great. With very little money, they decide to drive Ashley’s van, split the gas, share rooms with their kids - cheap and easy vacay. They tell the kids they’re going on a road trip to adventure with snow, lots of snow. Women read the rules of the road in unison, as they load the van. Because it’s not their dads, the kids refuse to listen with ear buds in online and listening to music. Neighbors comment on how the two young mothers are never going to be able to pull it together without their husbands, and the kids will go down to ruin. Big smiles as they wave goodbye. The kids try to guess where they’re going. The road trip continues, bickering and burping, combined with pointing out the sites as they pass by, while their moms question if the trip is a good idea after all? Exhausted from the long drive, they pull into the lodge driveway late that night. The door is unlocked, the lobby empty. They find their rooms and fall into bed. Everybody goes to sleep except for Haley – starry night – wolves howl. Early in the morning they meet Henry, Buckberry Lodge owner and part-time Forest Ranger. He tells them there’s been no rain since last spring and no snow for several years. It would take a miracle to see snow at Christmas this year!
Created and Directed by Pat Denson
Show Times: Saturday @8PM, Sunday @2PM, Monday @7PM
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