A Belle for Christmas

DVD Release: November 4, 2014
A Belle for Christmas


Nothing can come between a family and their dog! Dean Cain of “Lois & Clark” and “The Dog Who Saved Christmas” stars as Glenn Barrows, a recent widower doing his best to raise his young kids Elliot (Jet Jurgensmeyer) and Phoebe (Meyrick Murphy), who really miss their mom. When the Barrows adopt an adorable puppy named Belle during the holiday season, it seems that their healing may have begun. But will Glenn’s dog-hating, gold-digging new girlfriend (Kristy Swanson of “Big Daddy” and “A Christmas Wish”) spoil their newfound happiness, or can Elliot and Phoebe pull off a daring Christmas Eve rescue of their beloved new pet? Haylie Duff (“7th Heaven”) costars in this heartwarming comedy about family, friendship, and a four-legged holiday miracle.

Dove Review

If you believe in holiday miracles, this is the movie for you! Glenn Barrows (played by the likable Dean Cain) misses his deceased wife, which we learn in the first scene as he watches an old home movie taken at Christmas. He has two great kids, Elliot (Jet Jurgensmeyer) and Phoebe (Meyrick Murphy), who are as energetic as can be and have big hearts. They miss Mom, too. When a local bakery worker named Dani Downy (Kristy Swanson) sets her sights on Glenn, the kids see right through her ulterior motives. She is a bit of a gold digger.

A beautiful young woman named Kate (Haylie Duff) gives the kids a dog named Belle as a present, but Dani hates the dog immediately, partly because she has allergies. She concocts a plot to swipe Belle and take her to the local dog pound. When Belle comes up missing, the kids become detectives of a sort, enlisting the help of friends Riley and Malcolm to solve the problem of the missing Belle. When they attempt to rescue Belle, they have a lot to overcome to make the dramatic rescue a reality. A warm family-friendly film, A BELLE FOR CHRISTMAS will be a perfect holiday watch for you and your family. It has earned our Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages. The kids misbehave a bit, but rest assured that Dad corrects them.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A booty comment.
Language: O/G-1; Lord-1; a few "poop" references regarding the dog; Bull-1; Butt-1; Shut up-1; Freaking-1.
Violence: Boy driving van a short distance runs into cakes, knocking them over.
Drugs: Drinking of wine; the mention of a hot toddy.
Nudity: None
Other: Underage boy drives vehicle in a rescue attempt for a dog; kid says he got out of going to church by saying he ate kidney beans and would "toot" on the pews; a "fart" comment; dog drinks some eggnog; woman steals a necklace but is found out; kids tie up and hide a mean babysitter in the closet (played for laughs); boy sticks his tongue out at woman; a few lies are told, including woman lying about not seeing the kids; mean woman who says she can't stand her folks is told it is the season to forgive; kids break their dog and other dogs out of pound, but their father makes restitution.


Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Writer: Jake Helgren
Director: Jason Dallas
Genre: Children
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter