An Interview with A Belle for Christmas Star Jet Jurgensmeyer + a Reader Giveaway

An Interview with A Belle for Christmas Star Jet Jurgensmeyer

An Interview with A Belle for Christmas Star Jet Jurgensmeyer

I love, love, love Christmas movies! And I know I’m not the only one who does. Yesterday I had a chance to interview young Jet Jurgensmeyer who plays Elliot in A Belle for Christmas, which also stars Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson and Haylie Duff. Jet told me that he also loves Christmas movies and also shared a bit about what it was like making this heartwarming holiday film.

What was your favorite part about filming A Belle For Christmas?

Getting to see my friends because I have worked with Connor [Berry] and Avary [J. Anderson] before. Kristy [Swanson] is a really good friend of my family. Getting to do all sorts of funny scenes in film was fun too. I like everything about it. It’s a great film.

How did you get cast in the role of Elliott?
My parents were producers on it so I got the part from them.

How did you prepare for this role? Did your parents help you?
Yes ma’am (side note – I love that he uses ma’am!). They helped me prepare for it. Every part whether it is an audition or call back or going to film, they always help me prepare. The first day of shooting we had to to the crying scene. When I had to do that they just sat me down and talked to me and helped me so I could do it.

What was it like to work with Dean Cain?
It was awesome getting to work with him! It’s Superman really. All the kids called him Superdad. Every time I see him, he does this trick where he says “You have something on your shirt.” Then when I look down he’ll hit my nose. He does it to me more than once when I see him. I need something to tell me not to look down. Every time I will still look down and he’ll do it.

A Belle for Christmas - Dean Caine, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Meyrick Murphy

Is there anything else funny that happened on set?
The lady that gets the cheesecake thrown all over her was actually my mother, so it was funny getting to have that happen. The plumber was my dad. I think when Kristy sneezes her apple cider it’s hilarious.

What is your favorite holiday movie?
My family and I watch Polar Express and have hot chocolate. Ever since I first saw it, I thought I wanted one of those robes. We were someplace and saw a robe that matched the boys’ robes in the films, so every time I would watch it I would put on that robe.

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Just hanging out with my family and friends. I love doing that kind of stuff. Opening presents and getting a bunch of cool presents is one of my favorite parts of chrstimas. When we go to my grandparents for Christmas, we do it from youngest to oldest. I’m second – my cousin, Ben, and then me.

Do you have any other projects coming up?
Starting in November in Alabama we’ll be filming Woodlawn, a football movie about Tony Mason, who played for the Miami dolphins in the NFL.

Who will you be playing in the film?
His high school coach’s son.

Why do you think everyone should see A Belle for Christmas?
I think it is a really good family movie and its about Christmas – who doesn’t love Christtmas movies?!? The dog is so cute in it. It’s one that the whole family can love. You just sit down, kick back, relax and watch the movie.

A Belle for Christmas

Just in time for the holidays, Anchor Bay Entertainment brings home A Belle for Christmas, an uplifting comedy about family, friendship and a four-legged holiday miracle. The film, starring Dean Cain (The Dog Who Saved the Holidays, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Kristy Swanson (Big Daddy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jet Jurgensmeyer (The Little Rascals Save the Day), and Haylie Duff (Material Girls,), will be making it’s national retail debut on November 4, 2014.

Dean Cain 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 Glen’s dog-hating, gold-digging new girlfriend (Kristy Swanson) spoil their newfound happiness, or can Elliott and Phoebe pull off a daring Christmas Eve rescue of their beloved new pet? Haylie Duff co-stars in this fun-filled furry family comedy that will warm hearts just in time for the holidays.

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  1. Corey Olomon says:

    The kids waking me up at the crack of dawn and us all opening the presents in our pj’s.

  2. Adrienne gordon says:

    going caroling with my family

  3. Robin Abrams says:

    The Kids and Grandkids spend the night we have a big breakfast and open presents

  4. Ellie Wright says:

    My favorite tradition is driving around looking at lights on Christmas Eve,

  5. DAWN SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite is baing cookies with my children.

  6. Our favorite is baking gingerbread men cookies and decorating them together!

  7. getting together with family and friends.

  8. Sharon Kaminski says:

    My favorite christmas tradition is a ham dinner with all the fixings, then opening gifts.

  9. Ria Andrews says:

    Watching my children open presents with their grandparents.

  10. Nancy Luebke says:

    Watching my family open gifts. Don’t always get to have them here for Christmas anymore. Also have a Mary and Joseph traveling around the living room on their way to the stable.

  11. going to Christmas Eve service with the whole family

  12. Vicki Wurgler says:

    chopping down our Christmas tree and then decorating it

  13. Kelly Nicholson says:

    What is YOUR favorite Christmas tradition?

    making the christmas pies

  14. My favorite tradition is my extended family getting together on Christmas afternoon. I love seeing everyone that I don’t get to see too often throughout the rest of the year.

  15. Michael Shea says:

    Merry Christmas

  16. Church and a big family dinner.

  17. Darlene Sullins says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the Christmas decorations!

  18. My favorite Christmas tradition is spending Christmas day with my entire family at my parents’ house.
    Thank you!

  19. i love putting up the tree

  20. Carrie Edmunds says:

    Putting up the Christmas tree

  21. Jill Rivera says:

    Putting up the Christmas tree and all of the decoration.

  22. My favorite tradition is gift opening in the morning with my sons, their families and my husband

  23. Kathy Lausche says:

    We make popcorn and string it and use it to decorate our tree every year.

  24. I like to put stockings at the end of our beds (when I was a kid, we used one of our socks and it was filled by morning)

  25. The kids get new PJs on Christmas eve and a movie to watch. We love to do a PJ movie party til the kids can fall asleep

  26. I love seeing my kids in their Christmas pjs, drinking hot chocolate and watching a marathon of Christmas movies!

  27. Watching A CHRISTMAS STORY over and over!

  28. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I always read “A Christmas Carol” out loud to the family.

  29. Danielle Lima says:

    We like baking cookies together.

  30. My favorite is dinner at the strike of 12MN

  31. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I love to fill the Christmas stockings

  32. My daughter and I have our Christmas celebration the day before Christmas Eve…. open presents, dinner and a Christmas movie. All very low key and relaxing. Since the family get-togethers are on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we can enjoy our time together without feeling rushed.

  33. Christmas cookies!

  34. cookies and christmas shows.

  35. Lots of baking — and I always love wrapping presents!

  36. Christmas dinner with family.

  37. We like to spend time together and look at all the lights.

  38. Jessica Ladig says:

    We like to make one decoration as family every year.

  39. Belinda Shaw says:

    Decorating the Christmas Tree with special handmade ornaments.

  40. Lori Walker says:

    Our favorite tradition is playing in the snow on Christmas morning.

  41. putting up the tree

  42. Christmas cookies!

  43. My favorite Christmas tradition is visiting with family.

  44. We like to watch movies.

  45. the big family holiday dinner

  46. Jill Myrick says:

    I love opening up new pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve and then curling up together under a blanket to read “The Night Before Christmas” before going to bed.


  47. John MacDonald says:

    Midnight Mass with carols

  48. We always do all the wrapping and tree decoration after the kids go to bed.

  49. Stephanie Larison says:

    Putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving

  50. krystal wethington says:

    Watching Home Alone with my family.We watch it every year.

  51. Lindsay McCain says:

    Going out and looking at Christmas lights and making cookies.

  52. Lighting the Chanukah candles

  53. Karen Drake says:

    My favorite tradition is having my kids over on Christmas Eve for snacks, hot cocoa and then we open gifts.

  54. That would be baking Christmas cookies with the family.

  55. rebecca day says:

    baking cookies for santa with my daughter

  56. Carolyn Daley says:

    My favorite tradition is baking snickerdoodle cookies for the holidays.

  57. April Bever says:

    My favorite tradition is going outside with my younger ones ( no matter how cold) and seeing if we can find Santa’s foot print.

  58. I like baking snowball cookies on Christmas Eve.

  59. Jennifer sorenson says:

    It’s so much fun being Santa and seeing their smiling faces Christmas morning 🙂

  60. Jane Squires says:

    My memory tree and now making sugar cookies with grandkids

  61. Kathy Pease says:

    My favorite would be a big Christmas dinner with the family

  62. Tina Reynolds says:

    I love putting up the chrismas tree

  63. Kat Emerick says:

    I love decorating inside and outside my house.

  64. I love decorating the Christmas tree with my kids.

  65. Frank Polgar says:

    Decorating the tree.

  66. Jason Steinmetz says:

    Spending the day with just family

  67. love christmas movies

  68. My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering my friends and family together for an evening of Christmas music, food, and fond memories of holidays past.

  69. Putting a train and village together around the Christmas tree.

  70. brittany steuart says:

    I love making cookies to eat with kids and watching Christmas movies.

  71. melissaandkeith miller says:

    Putting up the tree thanksgiving evening

  72. I love watching the children open their presents in the mornings. Thank you

  73. Buddy Garrett says:

    Having Christmas dinner with family is my favorite Christmas tradition.

  74. Family, family, family

  75. looking at all the christmas lights!!

  76. Opening just one present on Christmas Eve!

  77. My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with my family members and having Christmas dinner.

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