With the holidays right around the corner you might already have visions of snowflakes and sugarplums dancing in your head…. but how about a few paws, tailwaggs and tongue licks? Just in time for the holidays, Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing, A Belle for Christmas on November 4th 2014, an uplifting comedy perfect for families and dog lovers alike.
The film stars familiar faces including Dean Cain, Haylie Duff, and Kristy Swanson as well as fresh faces, Jet Jurgensmeyer and Meyrick Murphy who play Cain’s on screen kids, Elliot and Phoebe. The film’s story centers around the adoption of the family’s adorable, new dog Belle, and the conniving schemes of Swanson’s character, the father’s new girlfriend, to get rid of the new furry family member. With a little holiday magic and the help of the kind-hearted, dog rescue volunteer, Duff, the kids set off on a whirlwind adventure to reunite with their beloved dog just in time for Christmas.
Dog and animal lovers’ will appreciate the film’s message about the need for more animal adoptions and responsible pet parenting. The kids meet Duff’s character at a dog adoption event but as much as they want the dog they are made aware of the great responsibility that comes with owning a pet, especially a playful puppy. It is only after careful consideration and little presentment begging that they are able to adopt Belle. For the many kids who might be including a pet on their list to Santa this year, A Belle for Christmas, might be perfect way for parents to discuss with their kids that pets aren’t just fun but require attention and work.
The film also shows the remarkable love and healing power animals bring to our lives. In the movie Belle isn’t just any new pet she is a source of comfort for a family struggling to deal with the passing of their mother and coming to terms with the many changes that brings to their lives. Belle can never replace their mother but she offers them hope and happiness again.
Belle is quickly considered a member of the family and incorporated into the holiday traditions and the chaos of the season. Not surprising, since so often our pets become another important member of our families, we even give them gifts and special treats at the holiday season.
Of course owning a pet or contemplating pet ownership is not a prerequisite for enjoying this film. There is a lot for kids and families to enjoy and it’s sure to warm family hearts this holiday. You can take A Belle for Christmas home when the film comes to DVD November 4, 2014.
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