A Dog Named Christmas

Check out a couple of photos from CBS’ A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS, a new “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation starring Bruce Greenwood, Tony Award nominee Linda Emond and Noel Fisher, which will premiere on Sunday, Nov. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Synopsis: A Dog Named Christmas tells the tale of a developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need, who 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.”
Todd McCray (Fisher), a responsible and developmentally challenged 20 year old, lives on a farm in Kansas with his loving parents, George (Greenwood) and Mary Ann (Emond). Both Mary Ann and George are forever inspired and impressed by the upbeat Todd, who assists with numerous chores on the farm and is known for regularly rescuing and nursing wounded wild animals back to health. George often describes Todd as having “his own way of thinking about things.” However, Todd’s way of thinking clashes with George’s when a radio promotion for the local animal shelter’s first-ever “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program” – which entails caring for a dog during Christmas week and the option of keeping the dog for good – creates a keen desire in Todd to adopt a lonely pup for the holiday.
Though George stubbornly opposes the idea, Todd’s special gifts of persuasion result in their bringing home a yellow Labrador, whom Todd names “Christmas” and bonds with immediately. Todd soon makes it his mission to ensure that all of the shelter’s numerous caged dogs are brought into friendly homes for the holiday, and he uses creative and persistent means of inspiring the families in his community to do their part.