Up on the Wooftop
When Santa’s Dog Toby gets left behind at a home in suburban Iowa during a test sleigh flight before Christmas, he has to convince the Anderson family of his true identity so that they can help him find his way back to the North Pole before Christmas Eve! Along the way, Toby will have to help the kids deal with some growing pains, foil the evil pans of a crooked mall Santa and his elf henchmen, and most importantly , help Dad discover the true meaning of Christmas.
“Up on the Wooftop” is a Christmas movie and, since it involves talking dogs, is a fun movie to watch any season of the year. Tobey, the talking dog, wants to lead Santa’s sleigh for just one Christmas. When he goes for a test ride with Santa — without Santa knowing it — Tobey falls off the sleigh and winds up in the home of Rick and Shannon and their two kids, Morgan and Reese. Tobey shows up in Morgan’s room, and she instantly likes him. Soon, he wins over the entire family, although it takes Rick awhile to warm up to him.
The story also focuses on two bumbling criminals named Stan and Dewey Marsh, credit-card identity thieves, and the plot of an elf who tries to locate Tobey. It features a lot of holiday action. In one scene, an underage Morgan drives the family’s car to try and locate Tobey. We wish that scene wouldn’t have been included, but “Up on the Wooftop” is a fantasy movie with elves and talking dogs, so underage driving doesn’t seem too far-fetched. We award this film our Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12-plus. If you love animals and Christmas, this is the movie for you.