A young boy learns to be a man after the death of his father and forms a special bond with a dog.
This is a typical Hallmark movie but with a high sap level. Story is OK but fairly predictable. I did watch the whole movie, but wasn’t much impressed with the acting. Best actor was “Tucker”.
The story is basically a 10 year retrospective look at the way the dog “Tucker” came to be part of the McCray family at Christmastime; hence the title for the movie.
The writing and acting for this film was, in my opinion, much below the quality of a far better Hallmark presentation such as any of the “Good Witch” movies. I’ve come to expect a certain degree of sappiness in any of the Hallmark movies, but this movie was a little over the top. On the plus side, like all Hallmark movies, its a wholesome family film with a positive message to share.
Director: Larry A. McLean (as Larry McLean)
Writers: Dave Alan Johnson, Greg Kincaid (based on the book by)
Stars: James Brolin, Gage Munroe, Barbara Gordon
Release Date: 25 November 2013 (USA)
Also Known As: Christmas with Tucker
Filming Locations: Powassan, Ontario, Canada
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.65 GiB
Duration : 1 h 26 min
Overall bit rate : 2 730 kb/s