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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 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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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:

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Details

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

Bruce Greenwood wrote and sings the song "My Best Friend" over the closing credits. 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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A truly superb and heart warming drama.
1 December 2013 | by michaelt281702085See all my reviews

Noel Fisher deserved an Oscar for his performance in this truly superb family drama.

My wife and I recently watched this movie and loved it, and we are going to watch it again over Christmas.

Noel Fisher's performance was an Oscar Winner. Uplifting. Everything about this movie was uplifting.

I had never heard of Noel Fisher until I saw this movie. I am not saying anything about this movie. Suffice to say that Noel Fisher's performance was truly fantastic.

If you reading this, don't like this film for any reason, you neither have a heart, or a soul.

And no, I'm not joking.

Sentimentality is frowned on today in the so called civilized Western World.

Grown men will want cry when they watch Noel Fisher's performance. If you do cry, don't feel ashamed. I didn't feel ashamed.

Noel Fisher if your reading this, well done.


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