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The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2005)

G | | Family | 1 November 2005 (USA)
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A girl who uses dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas during the Depression.

Director:

Kieth Merrill

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Emma Kragen (book), Steven Paul Leiva (screen treatment) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan-Claire Green ... Emma O'Conner
Tom Kemp ... Douglas O'Conner
Susan Wood ... Cathy Stevens
Adam Hicks ... Mike Stevens
Jim Jackman Jim Jackman ... Melvin
Richard Riehle ... Mayor Nobel Doyle
Roland Pelletier Roland Pelletier ... Clerk-Sherriff
John Billingsley ... Dogcatcher Doyle
Cathy Worthington ... Woman in Furs
Bonita Friedericy ... Aunt Delores
Dorothy Brodesser Dorothy Brodesser ... Mabel
Michael Howard Michael Howard ... Old Jake Charles
Mindy Sterling ... Mrs. Walsh
Kapri Merrill Kapri Merrill ... Mrs. Clancy
Eric Lutes ... Coach Cullimore
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A girl who uses dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas during the Depression.

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Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 chiens de Noël See more »

Filming Locations:

Bethel, Maine, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The medal that the mayor wears on his coat is a National Defense Service medal. It is the oldest service medal that is still being issued. See more »

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No animals were harmed in the making of this film... only producers. See more »

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Followed by 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012) See more »

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Written by Shaun Johnson and Greg Banworth
Performed by Tonic Sol-Fa
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Waste of time
28 January 2006 | by jdief-1See all my reviews

This was the worst movie I've seen since the Pokiman films (which I was forced to go to by my kids). The script was terrible. In summary, a little girl is sent to live with a woman who hates her father's guts (but still lets her stay) and teaches a town to love dogs by putting on a play with dogs. Huh? I actually felt bad for the actors having to say these lines (especially the guy who played the coach who could only use sports terms with the kids). What was the deal with the guy who drove the motorcycle for the dog catcher? And why is it when the girl tries to get away from the dog catcher, she literally WALKS past him, and he has to run and chase her. This is a good alternative to "Full House" reruns to keep your kids busy for 90 minutes. Otherwise, save your money.


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