Christmas at Maxwell's is an inspirational love story about human struggle, the power of love, forgiveness and an unending faith in the beauty of life........
Written and Directed by William C. Laufer


'The film brings a message of life, faith...

Julie Washington, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Extremely well done… a powerful story of a family's love”.
David Kullberg
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This Christmas will change the Austin the family forever. With a successful career in wine business, two fantastic children and after having married his highschool sweetheart, Suzie Maxwell, Andrew Austin has everything. But life and a past secret quickly bring change and in an instant, life no longer has the order and gentleness it once held. Suzie falls ill nad both Andrew and the children quietly search for answers.

Faceing a hectic holiday season, Andrew and family retreat to their summer home on Lake Erie to celebrate possibly their last Christmas. Away from the demands of the city, their wold opens up to a moment in time they will never experience again. As their samll lakeside community brings them its own wonderments, hearts open in unseen ways.

Christmas at Maxwell's is a romantic drama, a love story about the human struggle, the power of love, forgiveness and the unending faith in the beauty of life.


ANDREW MAY  as Andrew Austin

Julia and Charlie May as

Mary and Chris Austin

JACK HOURIGAN   as Suzie Austin






Film Locations


Christmas at Maxwell's was shot in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Chagrin Falls, Lakeside and the Marblehead areas. Maxwell's Hospitality House is the set for the Lakeside Ohio scenes and is owned by Cecil, Kathryn and Jeanne Maxwell.. Cecil Maxwell is the former mayos of Cardington, OH and the former owner of Riverside Dairy dairy.

Lakeside came to be on August 27, 1873, when a group of Methodist preachers started a teaching summer institute. Lakeside is one of the 11 Chautauqua institutions. .

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Available for Christmas 2006
Contact: Bill Laufer - email / 216-229-4444
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