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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)

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A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need 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."

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Jenny Wingfield (teleplay), Greg Kincaid (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... George McCray
Linda Emond ... Mary Ann McCray
Noel Fisher ... Todd McCray
Ken Pogue ... Hank Fisher
Carrie Ruscheinsky ... Hailey
Sonja Bennett ... Hannah McCray
Carrie Genzel ... Brianna Lewis
Christopher DeLisle Christopher DeLisle ... Jonathan McCray
Trenna Keating ... Faye McCray
Josh A. Young ... Thomas McCray
Anna Mae Wills ... Lucille McCray (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Mary Black ... Jean Fisher
Vivian Ng Vivian Ng ... Jennifer
Kent Nolan Kent Nolan ... Medic (as Ken Wolkowski)
P.J. Prinsloo ... Pendleton (as Peter John Prinsloo)
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Storyline

A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need 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."

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Dog Named Christmas (#59.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song in the scene which George and Todd take Christmas back to the local shelter is "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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My Best Friend
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Greenwood
Sung by Bruce Greenwood
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Outstanding Family Movie
14 April 2010 | by mlterry-712-657883See all my reviews

Great story that will engage the interest of all who love animals and hopefully change the views of those who are not animal lovers. As Anatole France said, "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." This movie demonstrates love for animals, family and is a great advocate for the learning disabled. This movie will help us all understand this quote from Mahatma Gandhi,"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Hopefully it will encourage people to adopt from our overcrowded animal shelters and to participate in spay/neuter programs also. This movie will be added to the classic Christmas movies our family watches every Christmas.


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