The Dog Who Saved Christmas

Synopsis: The Bannister family's new addition, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez of TV's SAVED BY THE BELL), the yellow Labrador, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However, when two burglars 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. Dean Cain (TV's LOIS & CLARK), Gary Valentine (TV's THE KING OF QUEENS), Elisa Donovan (CLUELESS, TV's SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH), Mindy Sterling (AUSTIN POWERS), and Adrienne Barbeau (MAUDE, CARINVALE) also lend their voices in this heart-warming animated holiday movie.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Michael Feifer
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
 
IMDB:
4.7
PG
Year:
2009
89 min
18 Views

Oh, boy

Yeah, it's Christmastime again

Let all your good cheer in

It's Christmastime,

it's Christmastime again

The stockings are hung

and the tree is trimmed

Sounds of the season

are ringing on in...

Voice:
Ah, Christmas...

my favorite time of year.

Giant red bows and garlands

everywhere,

all those presents

and families spending more time together.

You can almost smell

the magic in the air,

although it isn't always easy,

especially when you're a dog.

That's me. My name's Zeus.

Dashing through the snow

In a one-horse open sleigh

O'er the hills we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtails ring

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing...

Zeus:
I've had about all I can take

here on these streets.

I think I'm gonna turn myself in

to the dog catcher.

Hey, at least I can get

three square meals on the inside.

(dogs barking)

Hey, boys, what's happening?

Look at what we got here, fellows...

a newbie.

My name's Zeus,

like the Greek god.

Well, a fancy name

for a street dog.

Yeah, a fancy name.

Yeah.

You're going to be here

for a long time,

so I suggest you find things

to occupy yourself with.

Don't worry about me, sweetie.

I'll be fine. I used to be a cop.

Yeah, right.

I used to save people's lives

for a living.

Really? Tell us, tell us.

One time I rescued this steel mill worker

from a fiery inferno.

And he told me...

Thank you. Thank you.

You saved my life.

So what are you doing here then?

That's a long story.

I'm just waiting for a family

to take me home and give me a chance.

- (laughter)

- Oh, sure,

my new owner is gonna ride in

on his white horse

and whisk me away to a place

where Milk-Bones are gold-plated.

(laughing)

That's a good one.

What's so funny?

There's gotta be somebody out there

who will take me home.

Tannenbaum and mangers

And mistletoe

Jingle bells and sleigh rides

Across the snow

(children cheering)

Christmastime is here

And to everyone good cheer

It's a beautiful

Time of the year

Merry Christmas to all you

Girls and boys

If you all stay cool

You just might get

your favorite toys

Merry Christmas

Good will to everyone

Why don't we

smile on each other?

Why don't we have

a little fun?

Whoo!

(phone rings)

Hello.

I'm here.

Is the coast clear?

Oh, uh, yeah. Donna Jamieson

is dropping off the kids

any second, so get your butt in here.

Okay, I'm gonna need

some backup, honey.

Um, okay.

Okay, I'll be right out. Bye.

I'm coming. I'm coming.

Oh.

I can take more.

- Okay.

- Got it?

Come on, come on.

Honey, I am so excited

for our first Christmas in the new house.

- I know.

- The kids are just gonna love it.

I know. It's gonna be

so much better than last year

- when we went to your Aunt Jean's.

- Oh, well, that was...

Oh oh oh. Okay okay.

Come on, hurry hurry.

Come on.

I hope these aren't breakable.

Okay.

(horn honks)

Come on, hurry hurry hurry.

- Bye-bye.

- Merry Christmas. Bye.

Merry Christmas.

Tell your mom I said hi.

- Man:
Will do. Merry Christmas.

- Bye.

Hey, my little elves.

What's going on?

- Guess what Ricky Jamieson said.

- What's that?

What's up with your back?

Oh, uh, you know, sciatica...

Christmas sciatica.

Christmas what-aca?

Sciatica, honey.

It's a real ailment.

Hey, isn't that Ricky Jamieson

out there?

- What do you mean?

- Yeah.

Uh, I don't know.

I don't know what I meant.

Hey, it's a Christmas miracle.

Your back is all better, Daddy.

What's that, honey?

Oh, no no, I'm still hurt.

I'm gonna go take a nap.

Hey, why don't you kids, you know,

go make some egg-nog or something?

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