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It's the Christmas season. Widowed Paul Stevenson and his two daughters, fifteen year old Esther Stevenson and ten year old Kassie Stevenson, have just moved to the winter resort town of Heber Valley, Utah, where Paul will be the general manager of the Heber Valley Bank. Kassie in particular is afraid she won't make friends, especially since her school doesn't have a music program. Music and singing is one of her passions, one of the ways she stays connected to the memory of her musician mother. Kassie stumbles upon an injured and abandoned German Shepard, who, with Esther's help, nurses him back to health while hiding the fact of who they eventually name Scoot from their father, who they believe will not let them keep him. But upon finding out about him, Paul does allow them to keep Scoot, who Kassie considers her first real friend in Heber Valley. Kassie is eventually able to use music in the form of the children's choir at the local church to find her place in town. She and the ...Written by
When Kassie enters the church for the first time, Pastor Bailey is giving a sermon while the adult choir sings in the background. When the choir is shown by itself, they are indeed singing the music that is heard, but when the choir is shown in the background with Pastor Bailey giving the sermon in the foreground, the choir members are not mouthing the words to the song being sung. See more »
K-9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale is primarily a silly family film. A police dog tries to apprehend a duo of robbers and is left for dead.
Kassie Stevenson arrives in a new town where her father is the new bank manager. She has to attend a new school, make new friends as well as getting involved with the church choir. She finds a wounded police dog and with her older sister takes care of him.
It just so happens that our duo of robbers posing as security guards are targeting her father's bank, especially the money the choir are raising for charity.
The film tries to ape the kids Disney television movie formula. Singing in form of the choir, school rivalries especially between Kassie and the rich kids, faithful dog companion and of course the dastardly villains.
Its probably enjoyable for younger viewers, the actors playing the bad guys were too broad and silly. The younger kids are effective when they band together but it never gels and at the end when the dog's real police handler who incidentally seemed to have done little to look for the dog when he was injured shows up, it looks like a real punch in the gut.
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