CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN to Air on CW Ahead of the Christmas Weekend

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN to Air on CW Ahead of the Christmas Weekend

By Movieguide® Staff

THE CHOSEN plans to air a special Christmas episode on The CW to celebrate Christmas this weekend.

The special will air on Friday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW network.

“I’m thrilled The CW is airing this Christmas episode, it’s a great introduction to The Chosen to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. The perspective we show of this story honors the gospel narrative while also exploring the cultural, historical, and personal context that hasn’t been portrayed before,” Dallas Jenkins, creator of THE CHOSEN said in a press release.

THE CHOSEN’s Christmas Special first aired last year in theaters and featured a new episode called, THE MESSENGERS, songs from Christians artists like Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, Brandon Lake, and more, and special devotionals presented by the cast.

Movieguide®’s review reads:

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: THE MESSENGERS is the first theatrical release for the fully crowd-funded series, THE CHOSEN, the first multi-episode show about Jesus Christ’s life and ministry. The event features songs from Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, for KING & COUNTRY, Brandon Lake, and other musical artists. Intermingled with the music are four Scripture-filled monologues from several of the series’ stars. Finally, a brand new CHOSEN episode focuses on the birth of Jesus Christ from Mary and Joseph’s perspective.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: THE MESSENGERS is a joyous, Gospel-focused celebration of advent and the true story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The filmmakers use song, Scripture and dramatic representations to stress the hope that Emmanuel, God With Us, brings to a weary, sinful world. This Christmas special will make viewers want to worship the greatness of God, rest in the mercy of Jesus, and look expectantly to the believer’s future peace with Him in heaven. The music and production in CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN are masterfully woven together to create a cohesive narrative that surely will stir many hearts this holiday season.

Movieguide® previously reported of the holiday event:

THE CHOSEN’s first-ever theatrical release, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: THE MESSENGERS, broke box office records in its debut on Dec. 1 and became the bestselling Fathom Event release of all time.

The special event earned $8 million on opening night. It included a new episode of THE CHOSEN called THE MESSENGER and performances from prominent Christian artists such as Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, The Bonner Family, and many more.

“We knew we had something special with this title,” Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events, said in a recent press release. “We are grateful for the passionate fans of The Chosen and our exhibitor partners who accommodated demand by adding showtimes and locations. We are all partners on this journey to claim the #1 spot as Fathom’s best-selling event, ever!”

In just the first 12 hours of availability, THE MESSENGERS recorded the fastest out-of-the-gate sales with $1.5 million.

“We don’t do this for the numbers, but these records indicate people will indeed go to the theater for a project they’re passionate about,” THE CHOSEN creator, writer, and director Dallas Jenkins said. “The enthusiastic comments from new and old fans give us confidence to do this again.”