A Dog Named Christmas - Book Review - The Hope Chest ReviewsSynopsis :. T odd was born to George and Maryann McCray late in their lives, after they thought their child-bearing years were behind them. The four older children, their spouses and children, visit frequently. When Todd was born, the doctors never could agree on a diagnosis for Todd. After awhile, it ceased to matter to George and Maryann because they viewed him as their special gift. He is an excellent assistant to his father, performing chores alongside him each day. When the local animal shelter advertises a special program for the holidays, Todd enthusiastically wants to participate.
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A Dog Named Christmas
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RSS Feeds. Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged young man who still lives with his parents, hears on the radio that the local animal shelter is looking for families who would be willing to offer temporary foster homes to their animals over the holidays. Todd's father, George, has never really wanted a dog, but Todd uses his powers of persuasion to convince his dad that it would be a good thing. They go to the shelter and pick out a big black dog that Todd names Christmas. When Christmas gets home he is so comfortable with the McCray's that it seems like he's always been a part of their lives. During their traditional Christmas party, Todd and George start telling all their family and friends about the Adopt a Dog for Christmas program, leading to several more dogs finding homes, but when Todd finds out that there are still several dogs in the shelter, he is determined to find every one of them a place to spend the holidays. All throughout the experience, George has been trying to make sure that Todd understands the temporary nature of the arrangement by frequently asking him, "When does Christmas end?
Sign up for our newsletters! George McCray is a farmer living on the land his ancestors bought from Native Americans. He enjoys a contented life with his wife, Mary Ann, and his year-old developmentally disabled son, Todd. Although George worries a little over Todd's future, the young man's sunny disposition and affinity with animals make him a joy to be around. He is challenged, however, when Todd hears a radio announcement from the local animal shelter, asking locals to take home a dog just for the holidays.