I never watched the movie. I don't think putting/leaving a puppy in a Christmas box and under a tree is realistic. Maybe if it was for 5 minutes or something. Definitely, NEVER EVER EVER get a puppy without consulting the family! hehe. We were hoping that when my sister has Phoenix, her maltese, that her son would be more responsible....didn't happen! He would play with him for 5 mins and then push him away. He didn't care to take him outside to potty. Just in case, Phoenix isn't going anywhere just because my nephew isn't responsible! Had to make that clear.