Abigail Addison was born on Christmas Day and although it had never bothered her before, this year she was turning sixty and even though she didn't look old, every now and then she felt old. So, when Fred her husband of thirty-five years invites the family down to spend Christmas together in the house he's been building on an island off the coast of Georgia, she decides to surprise him by selling their old home in Atlanta and embrace a life together at the beach. But it's Abigail who is surprised when she gets to the beach and discovers the house is somewhat lacking ... lacking paint, lacking plaster, lacking walls. But, as each member of the family arrives, they see a different house. As they struggle to bring the walls of the house up, their individual walls begin to come down, until at last, on Christmas morning a house with no walls becomes a home.

A Christmas House is the perfect story for anyone who has ever built a house, worried about getting old, been single, been married, experienced sibling rivalry, delivered a baby ... or spent the holidays with their relatives!
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Cast Breakdown:
1 Man (68)
4 Women
(One mother 60; Three sisters 20-40)


- A CHRISTMAS HOUSE In A Christmas House the audience will find plenty to identify with, based on the author's own true story, A Christmas House, is the funny often poignant love story of one man's family and the house he built on St. Simons Island, GA. - The Islander, St. Simons Island, GA

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