A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid

Website design By BotEap.comThe local animal shelter has introduced a new program called “Adopt a Dog for Christmas.” Todd McCray decides that his family should take a dog from the show for the week before Christmas. However, there is a big problem with Todd’s plan. He is a 20-year-old mentally handicapped adult-child who still lives in his house on the farm in Kansas with his parents and his dad doesn’t want a dog. Todd can be very persuasive, so it doesn’t take him long to convince his father that it’s a good plan. George, his father, tells Todd that he will agree to the plan, but Todd must realize that Christmas ends on December 26 and the dog returns to the shelter that day. Todd understands and promises that the dog will be returned to the shelter.

Website design By BotEap.comWhile at the shelter choosing their dog, Todd asks the shelter director what will happen to the other dogs. He is very worried when he finds out that those dogs will be spending Christmas in their kennels at the shelter.

Website design By BotEap.comIt has been a Christmas custom for McCray to hold an open house on the Sunday before Christmas and nearly every family in his small town stops by. At that open house, Todd begins to tell everyone about the shelter and the “Adopt a Dog for Christmas” program. He slowly recruits enough families for all the dogs to be adopted by Christmas week.

Website design By BotEap.comWell, as you can imagine, in the week that “Christmas” stays with the McCrays, it finds its way into every heart, especially George’s. George, however, is determined to teach Todd that when you make a promise, who gets to keep it? George has also had some harrowing experiences with dogs in the past and isn’t sure he can survive giving his love to another dog.

Website design By BotEap.comThere is no doubt that this is a Christmas story first, but it is also the story of a man who struggles to be a good father and a family that fully supports each member. There are so many stories about dysfunctional families that it’s wonderful to read about a real family that works together to help each other. If you are a family that reads aloud together, a dog named christmas was written for you! If you just want a Christmas story to enjoy, you won’t find a better selection. If you catch up on George McCray like I do, you can read his story in the prequel, Christmas with Tucker. Be sure to add them to your shelf. put them right next to Miracle on 34th Street.

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