Baby, it’s cold outside, and it’s cozy inside. What to do? How about watching a movie with your animal pal? Here are some fun animal movies for your enjoyment. Grab your popcorn, curl up in your favorite chair and prepare to be entertained!
A Dog Named Christmas
Amazon Review: A heart-warming tale of a young man with a learning disability named Todd McCray (Noel Fisher) living with his parents in the rural midwest. The story takes place over a two-week period over the Christmas holidays when the local animal shelter launches an “Adopt a dog for Christmas” program. Todd’s unconditional love for animals enables him to embark on an endeavour to ensure that as many dogs as possible get adopted by the local community.
Grumpy Cat’s Worse Christmas Ever
Amazon Review: “In this feline sensation s first movie, GRUMPY CAT S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER, lonely Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) lives in a mall pet shop where she never gets chosen by customers. Because she always gets passed over, this kitty develops a very sour outlook on life until…one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store and falls in love with Grumpy. The two form a special friendship when Chyrstal discovers she is the only person who can hear this feline talk. Will Grumpy Cat finally learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be, in Grumpy s words, the “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”
Santa Buddies: The Search for Santa Paws
From Amazon: “A sort of an Annie meets Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws is a musical production that tells the story of how Santa and a young dog named Paws became best friends, and together forever changed the lives of a houseful of New York City orphans and a host of other New Yorkers………(Ages 5 and older) –Tami Horiuchi”
From Amazon: “A reindeer doesn’t have to fly to be magical to someone, and Prancer succeeds, in its unassuming and plainspoken way, to prove that point. This 1989 family film stars Rebecca Harrell as 9-year-old Jessica, a motherless schoolgirl raised (and largely ignored) by her bereaved and embittered father (Sam Elliot), an apple farmer. While Jessica’s dad struggles to keep food on the family table, the little heroine worries over the fate of a wounded reindeer she meets and wistfully identifies as a member of Santa’s sled crew. The story may sound overly precious, but the film is grittier and more realistic than that. Far more concerned with wobbly family relationships than gilded escapism, Prancer is a rare family film that can entertain without invoking fluffy enchantment. Followed 12 years later by a sequel, Prancer Returns. –Tom Keogh”
The Christmas Foal
Family film set at Christmas time. Stranded holiday travelers meet a feisty septuagenarian who protects a herd of wild horses from poachers.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
From Amazon: “‘Tis the season to celebrate with everyone’s favorite St. Bernard, Beethoven, in an all-new, heartwarming holiday adventure where the hilarious canine speaks for the first time! When Henry the elf (Kyle Massey, TV’s That’s So Raven) flees the North Pole with Santa’s sleigh and his magical bag of toys, he crash-lands the precious cargo in a suburban neighborhood tree. But when the bag ends up in the wrong hands, it’s up to heroic Beethoven and his teenage pal, Mason (Munro Chambers, TV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation), to rescue Henry, fetch Santa’s toys and save Christmas for children everywhere. Featuring an all-star cast, including Tom Arnold as the voice of Beethoven, it’s a barking good time for the whole family!”
Here’s To New Beginnings,
from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator http://janetroper.com/animal-holiday-movies-janet-roper-animal-communicator-educator-missoula-montana/