I have to say I am a big softy when it comes to Christmas movies. I know I have watched A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, and of Course A Charlie Brown Christmas probably more then a 100 times each.
I do not care for the remakes of A Christmas Story by the latest rising Hollywood star. Or any of the latest Hollywood spins on Christmas. In fact I was just commenting the other day that originality must have gone out the window that no one can come up with another great movie like the ones listed above that seem timeless to me.
Until one morning this week. I saw a movie called A Dog named Christmas that I believe was released in 2009. (As usual I am 2 years behind the times.) It was a Hallmark special.
It combined two of my favorite things, Christmas and Dogs (lots of them) while also raising awareness of the plight of many shelter dogs and that mentally challenged individuals can contribute to society in suprising ways when given the opportunity. And then I found that the movie is based on a book and everyone knows books are better! (Guess what book I will be looking for on my next trip to the Library!)
You can read about the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Dog_Named_Christmas
And if you haven't seen the movie, I think you will find another Christmas favorite or at the very least another reason to show your dog some love and attention. If you have seen it please leave a comment of two of what you thought about the movie.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Howliday,
Tina, HoneyDew and Sampson too!