Animal lovers all know how a relationship with a pet can change a life. A Dog Named Christmas (based on the book by Greg Kincaid) was originally broadcast by CBS as a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie in 2009 and is now available on DVD. It is a heart-warming tale of a developmentally challenged young man named Todd McCray living with his parents in the rural midwest. Todd loves animals and cares for hurt animals in the woods by his home. Over the Christmas holidays, the local animal shelter launches an “Adopt a dog for Christmas” program and Todd connects with a yellow labrador at the shelter, whom he brings home for the Christmas season. “Our hope with this movie is to start a nationwide fostering program, and that many families who agree to ‘foster’ an animal for the holidays will decide to ‘adopt’ the animal for its lifetime,” author Kincaid says. This is truly a feel-good movie for the holidays, and well worth watching.
A Dog Named Christmas