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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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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 »

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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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16 November 2012 | by Bkw150163See all my reviews

One of the most heartwarming beautiful movies I've ever watched. It is on my watch list every year for Christmas. Finally I managed to record it so I can watch it any time I want. I love animals and I love the way that boy never gave up on the idea to not only save and have one but help more dogs find a home during the most beautiful time of the year.

And the boy who played the mentally challenged kid did a wonderful job. Watch it during the holidays and you will feel the same way. Of course I am a sucker for Hallmark and Lifetime movies, but really, you gotta watch this one :-) I don't own a dog, just a cat, but if anything ever happens to me, I hope someone takes my sweetheart in like this boy did with Christmas


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