A Dog Named Christmas {#Review}

Friday, December 04, 2009 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments



This Hallmark movie was so heart warming and sweet. I loved every minute I was watching it. Just a good feel good movie where I didn't have to worry about the content. There was many wonderful family scenes in the movie around Christmas time where they family got along so well, teasing each other. Tom is a wonderful character in the movie and I think whether you loves animals or not this is a wonderful movie to sit and watch.

At the end of the movie it did say it was available on DVD at Hallmark Stores or online but CBS did air it on November 29th.

PLOT:

from Hallmark-

This holiday movie tells the tale of a developmentally challenged young man, with a penchant for caring for animals in need, who sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program."

Todd McCray (Fisher), a responsible and developmentally challenged 20-year-old, lives on a farm in Kansas with his loving parents, George (Greenwood) and Mary Ann (Emond). Both Mary Ann and George are forever inspired and impressed by the upbeat Todd, who assists with numerous chores on the farm and is known for regularly rescuing and nursing wounded wild animals back to health. George often describes Todd as having "his own way of thinking about things." However, Todd's way of thinking ends up clashing with George's when a radio promotion for the local animal shelter's first-ever "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program" - which entails caring for a dog during Christmas week, with the option of keeping the dog for good - creates a keen desire in Todd to adopt a lonely pup for the holiday.

Though George stubbornly opposes the idea, Todd's special gifts of persuasion result in their bringing home a yellow Labrador, whom Todd names "Christmas" and bonds with immediately. Todd soon makes it his mission to ensure that all of the shelter's numerous caged dogs are brought into friendly homes for the holiday, and he uses creative and persistent means of inspiring the families in his community to do their part.


THE CAST:

Bruce Greenwood ... George McCray
Linda Emond ... Mary Ann McCray
Noel Fisher ... Todd McCray
Sonja Bennett ... Hannah McCray
Nathaniel Baptiste ... Soldier
Derek J. Finnik ... Soldier
Carrie Genzel ... Brianna Lewis
Wesley MacInnes ... Young George
Joel Mamchur ... Soldier
Andrew J. Nagy ... Soldier
Carrie Ruscheinsky ... Hailey