The Dog Who Saved Christmas

DVD Release: December 8, 2009
The Dog Who Saved Christmas


The Bannister family’s new addition, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopes), a former K-9 police hero, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However, when two burglars (led by Dean Cain) set out to break into the Bannister’s home while they’re away for Christmas, Zeus seizes the chance to be a hero, proving every dog – even this one – has his day.

Dove Review

This is a wholesome family movie for the holidays. It is a very funny movie about a dog who cannot bark because of some past drama in his life. Now he wants to keep his new home and to do so he must protect it from the bumbling bad guys that have been robbing houses in the neighborhood.

Like many movies in the past, you have animals that can talk to each other which adds humor to many situations as you learn what these animals are thinking. “The Dog Who Saved Christmas” is entertaining and will be a family favorite. We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: OMG-2, Jeez-1, idiot-2
Violence: Men breaking into house; men hit with variety of objects; two men fighting and kicking each other; men muzzle a dog,
Drugs: Bad man shoots another with dart gun.
Nudity: Man in tub with dog but nothing graphic is seen.
Other: Making fun of a dog; dog drinks out of toilet; man passes gas; boy threatens to leave car if person sings but nothing happens.


Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director: Michael Feifer
Producer: Michael Feifer
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe