Monday, November 30, 2009
TV Movie Review for 'A Dog Named Christmas' - Rated G
We here at WebbWeaver, don't normally review television movies, but in the case of Hallmark Hall of Fame's A Dog Named Christmas, we are making an exception. This feel-good movie was directed by Peter Werner, with Jenny Wingfield writing the script from the New York Times Best Selling book by author Greg Kincaid. It stars Bruce Greenwood as George McCray, Linda Emond as his wife Mary Ann and Noel Fischer as their developmentally challenged, 20-year old son, Todd.
This wonderful story opens with the McCray family who own a farm in Kansas. George and Mary Ann's son, Todd has a way with animals and when he learns of a local animal shelter's 'Adopt a Dog for Christmas' program, he immediately sets out to convince his dad what a great idea it would be to foster a dog for the holidays. George and Todd visit the shelter and find a dog with no name. Todd decides that the dog's name is Christmas . But there are 32 other dogs in the shelter without homes for the holidays and Todd begins his own campaign to insure that they all get placed and loved by a family, for Christmas.
While Christmas is with the McCray's, Mary Ann tries to convince George that Todd should be allowed to keep the animal, but personal trauma in George's past causes him to resist the idea.
This film was not just a movie about a dog, but a movie about the love of a family, one person's impact on a community and the inner turmoil of a man who is trying to resolve his past. A Dog Named Christmas will make you warm inside and show you how the love of an animal can open our hearts and save us from our pasts.
A Dog Named Christmas is available for purchase on-line at http://www.hallmark.com/ or from any Hallmark Gold Crown Story. If you want a wonderful and heart-warming story to share with your family, believe us...this is it. WebbWeaver gives A Dog Named Christmas a 5-spider rating and we highly recommend this movie for the Holidays.
CK Webb & DJ Weaver