“A Gettysburg Christmas” film starring Lee Majors will shoot in Gettysburg

“A Gettysburg Christmas” will be filmed from Jan. 18 through Feb. 4 in Gettysburg.

The feature-length film, based on a book of the same title by Craig Rupp, is a story of a young woman who moves to Gettysburg to get away from her family. But the family then comes to Gettysburg, seeking resolution, and through the magic that is created when a small, historic, and healing community full of great townspeople comes together, the family is…well you’ll just have to see the film!

Director and screenwriter Bo Brinkman has acted in the films “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals.” Brinkman said those films had a major impact on the economy of Gettysburg and that he is working with his partner Kris Webb, Gettysburg resident and owner of Sixty East Hair Design, to give Gettysburg another cinematic boost.

While the exact filming locations have not yet been disclosed, Webb said many local small business owners have been cooperative. “The “yesses” of this town have been breathtaking,” she said. “I knew it before, but through this project I really know that we have a great town full of great people doing great things.”

“A Gettysburg Christmas” stars Lee Majors (formerly the Six-Million Dollar Man)  as the Christmas Spirit and Bruce Boxleightner as the father.

Kate Vernon plays the mother. Jake Busey plays a local, tenderhearted bartender. Kelley Jackle is the daughter, and Sean Faris plays Nick, Kelly’s love interest.

Webb said extras would be needed and that application information would be forthcoming, and that the Gettysburg Hotel is the place to be if you want to catch a glimpse or an get autograph from cast members.

“A Gettysburg Christmas” will premiere at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater later this year to kick off the annual “A Gettysburg Christmas Festival.” Webb said the production team hopes the film, which will be shown in theaters nationally, will help capture the nation’s attention to Gettysburg and the annual festival.

Webb sees Gettysburg as a healing ground and a place for restoration. “It’s a place where people can find forgiveness and love. “And hope,” she said. “Gettysburg is a place for hope.”

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Deb Collins has been in central Pennsylvania since 1989. Her children graduated from Gettysburg Area High School at the turn of the century and now live at opposite ends of the turnpike, Chelsea in Pittsburgh and Jake in Philadelphia. Raised in Connecticut, Deb enjoys the milder climate and the proximity to so many major cities that Gettysburg provides.

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Charles Stangor
1 year ago

If you are interested in being an extra, please send your name, age, and phone number to gettysburgchristmasfilm@gmail.com. Include a statement that you are interested in being an extra.

Ron Thompson
Ron Thompson
1 year ago

Sounds great, love Gettysburg, I would love to be a extra also

Dawn
Dawn
1 year ago

Would love to see lee majors

Christina Schriver
Christina Schriver
1 year ago

How do you sign up to be an extra. I was born in gettysburg, work at perkins in gettysburg, and would love to be in the movie as an extra. My mom who just turned 83 would love to meet Lee Majors and I would like to meet Sean Faris. I’m very excited about this movie!

Ann
Ann
1 year ago

So cool… I can’t wait. Would absolutely love to get an autograph from Lee Majors. I loved the Six Million Dollar man! It would be very exciting to be one of the ‘extras’ too 😊. Our daughter attended Gettysburg College and she still goes there from time to time to meet her sorority sisters. Have a good day!

Christopher
Christopher
1 year ago

Where do I sign up for an extra?

Jennifer Schroer
Jennifer Schroer
1 year ago

Love both Bruce Boxleitner and Lee Majors! Can’t wait to apply to be an extra in the movie!

Joyce Harrison
Joyce Harrison
1 year ago

Would love to be an extra
I visit this town often since I am close by

Frank F. Weglein Jr.
Frank F. Weglein Jr.
1 year ago
Reply to  Joyce Harrison

Extra work for this film is hard to find, ok.No information that I have seen, ok..Please e-mail me if you come across any information on Casting, ok,,Much appreciated…and Thank you..

Pam McMaster
Pam McMaster
1 year ago

Where do you sign up for extras

Tim Spicer
Tim Spicer
1 year ago

Would really be interested in extra work. I have been in a couple local movie, and enjoy the work.

Cathy James
Cathy James
1 year ago

Hi I would love to be a extra in this film. Who do I contact please?

Estouter0703
Estouter0703
1 year ago

I have to see this movie I used to watch a 6 million dollar man he’s a good actress

Terri Davis
Terri Davis
1 year ago

Very excited to see this.

Kathy Dudley
Kathy Dudley
1 year ago

I love Bruce Boxleitner! I hope he is in the movie a lot!

Theresa Purcell
Theresa Purcell
1 year ago

I think it is awesome. In fact I am due to retire in April and my husband and I hope to move to Gettysburg. We love the place so much.

Patty McCarthy
Patty McCarthy
1 year ago

We recently retired to Gettysburg from NJ. Our taxes are half and we have a 3,000 sq ft lakefront home in Lake Heritage in Gettysburg. We love it here, people are so nice, lots to do, fun shops in town and great restaurants. Lots of hiking and outdoor activities. In the summer, they close down the main street in town a few times and have a summer festival with street food vendors and music. There are alot of brew pubs that coordinate The Pour Tour that have trivia on a certain night. We go with neighbors each Thursday to a… Read more »

King Bennett
King Bennett
1 year ago

Do you want civil war Civilians, People that have worked with Bo on Gettysburg?

Ms Melissa Green
Ms Melissa Green
1 year ago

This is so exciting! Welcome Lee Majors..hope to see you while you are here🙏 Proud of our town and wonderful people living here. Enjoy!

Ron Rickus
Ron Rickus
1 year ago

I hope this film turns out to be one of the top Christmas movies of 2023! I’m a big fan of Lee Majors!! I would like to get a autograph from him!! The Six Million Dollar Man was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid!!! If you can use some extras in the film, I definitely would be interested!!!

Debra Miller
Debra Miller
1 year ago

This is exciting. I can’t wait. I’d love to get an autograph from Lee Majors. I loved the Six Million Dollar man! It would be exciting to be one of the ‘extras’ too.