Doggone Christmas

DVD Release: November 1, 2016
Doggone Christmas


A dog with telepathic abilities escapes a government lockdown and runs straight into the loving arms of two young brothers. But the Washington brass won’t give up their secret weapon that easily.

Dove Review

Murphy is a very special dog that belongs to the government. While traveling on a train with the FBI, he escapes.

Jamie and Hugo, who are brothers, play baseball with their friends. When Jamie hits the ball into an old abandoned house that — rumor has it — is haunted, the gang decides Jamie has to go into the house to get the ball. Hugo goes with his big brother, but what they find is a cute little dog, Murphy. When Murphy starts talking to Jamie telepathically, and then to the rest of the kids, they are all amazed and listen to Murphy’s story.

Meanwhile, the brothers’ father has lost his job close to Christmas. The boys decide to keep Murphy in their tree house. In the meantime, the FBI is looking everywhere for the dog and decide to send in Agent Sharp, who is the top of her field and doesn’t care who gets hurt along the way when she is on a case.

Will the kids and Murphy outwit the FBI, or will the FBI get Murphy back at any cost? “Doggone Christmas” is an entertaining movie for the entire family. We award it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Little punk; holy heck.
Violence: Dangers of jumping off train; a drone falls on dog and kids; drone explodes when hit with ball; dog wires TNT to building; building explodes.
Drugs: Comment that smoking is not healthy.
Nudity: None
Other: Woman is rude to other adults and children; principal of school is rude to people.


Company: Vision Films
Writer: Jim Wynorski
Director: Jim Wynorski
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: TV-PG
Starring: Dominique Swain, Rib Hillis, Lauren Parkinson, Amy Holt, Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe