A Very Corgi Christmas welcomes a slow, sweet holiday plot that follows the traditional Hallmark manifest as two families blend together with the help of a mischievous Corgi puppy. However, just as the story seems to wrap up in a pretty red bow, the high demands of the workforce world threaten to tear apart their Christmas cheer.
Lauren (Kelly Kruger) lost her husband several years earlier at Christmastime, ruining her original love for the holidays. Driven by promotions and the hopes of landing more money and more time at home with her son, she carries her work through Christmas. Lauren’s productivity plummets, though, once she meets Ben (Kevin McGarry), a single dad who needs a secret dog-sitter to look out for a Corgi puppy meant to be his daughter’s Christmas surprise. The two make friends and their relationship grows as Ben reminds Lauren that focusing solely on the future diminishes the value of today.
Though the plot is true to Hallmark’s Southern Living scenery and predictable love scenes, this family movie encourages community engagement, highlights the bond of family and friendship and places precedence on the present.
The Dove Take:
This family-friendly movie weighs heavy the value of friendship, family and actively loving others. With a wholesome plot and solid characters, A Very Corgi Christmas is Dove-approved for All Ages.