I really enjoyed this book, so much so I had it read in an afternoon. It has some gentle, good vibes about it. Hardcover , pages. Besides, we don't need another animal around here, and most definitely not a dog. I loved the cozy, small-town setting of the story, and the prologue was very effective in capturing my interest from the beginning.
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He has always used the excuse that he's aa farmer who has plenty of animals to care for and doesn't need another. It is Todd's plea to his parents that initially sets things in motion for them s offer a temporary foster home to Christmas, the dog, and it is also Todd's determination to see every dog have a place to spend the holidays which empties out the shelter in time for Christmas. I highly recommend this book to get you into the wintery Christmas spirit.
I can not handle it if he does. All I can say is that I will be reading this book over again ever year around Christmas.
Dec 30, Jennifer Garcia rated it it was amazing Shelves: George, father of Todd who has a mild intellectual disability, gives his son the gift of minding a rescued dog from the local animal shelter for the holidays.
It has more heart than expected and makes for a good holiday read. Todd involves the whole community in a "shelter a dog for Christmas" program for the town's animal shelter. I recommend this to anyone that loves dogs, wants a quick read, Loved this short story. This is not only a doggie feel good story it lightly touchs on subjects like PTSD, which George seemed to suffer from after his service during the Vietnam war, also Todd's disability and how his family cope with this and their worry about his place in society.
A Dog Named Christmas
Nov 19, Amanda rated it it was amazing. And though the dog is a large part of the story, it is really not about him but about people and their, needs, challenges and love.
Quite a simple message, I believe. Todd's unconditional love for animals enables him to embark on an endeavour to ensure that as christmaas dogs as possible get adopted by the local community.
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Feb 01, Cathy rated it really liked it. The ending was the perfect christmqs to this delightful story. It was also seen by fewer households than CBS 's 60 Minutes at After reluctantly relenting, they choose a lovable black lab, named "Christmas" by Todd.
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Dec 28, Katiria rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about A Dog Named Christmasplease sign up.
A wonderful read anytime but especially cozy and fitting over the holidays.
Namd though the dog is chrstmas large part of the story, it is really not about him but about people and their, needs, challenges and …more No, it is a great book.
And George knows his son one day could have a normal life with his disability and that's want he wanted Todd to learn about with adopted a dog. A Dog Named Christmas is a very gentle story with no objectionable content which would make it a great book to share with the entire family as a holiday reading tradition.
This is a sweet book for Christmas. Although there are several secondary characters who appear in the story, this book is really about the McCray family, the dad, George, the mother, Mary Ann, and Todd, their developmentally challenged adult son who still lives with them. Mark Bramhall did an amazing job with the narration! A Dog Named Christmas is a simple, straightforward tale of looking for joy in the little things in life and about being of service to others even if it's a dog not just at Christmastime, but all year long.
It was touching and perfect for the holiday season. The dad in the story, George, wants to teach his son, Todd, a life lesson, but he's the one who comes away gaining the most from the experience. Overall this story has that touching, Christmas sweetness to it that could put any person in a better mood if they read it.
Now I can watch the movies next Christmas! Kincaid rewrote the story over the next year, with a new ending that his family liked better. I'm going to be hunting for the rest of the books in the series.