A Christmas Ride

An Upcoming Film Project

The Christmas Ride Film Treatment

Logline: A family falls apart over the usual things but then is reconciled,
primarily due to a mysterious mountaintop Christmas light display
and the powerful will of a determined young woman.

Screenplay by Edie Hand, Don Keith, and Dave Alan Johnson
Inspired by The Ride novels by Edie Hand and Don Keith


The Warner family has mixed feelings about their annual Christmas tradition of spending the
holiday each year at Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains. What was conceived as a
heartwarming family get-away seems to always fall short.
Robert is an emerging music producer and a workaholic. Meg is concerned about the rising
tension in her relationship with her husband and his driven, single-minded determination to
save and succeed in the music-industry business he took over from his father-in-law. Their
children, Edie and Terry, typical teens, are frustrated with each year leaving Memphis, their
new gifts, their dog Racket, and their friends.

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