Christian children's program VeggieTales will feature Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty, and Owl City on their latest Christmas DVD film, "Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas."
The DVD will be available at Christian outlets on Oct. 19, 2013, and in stores all over on Oct. 22, 2013.
Reality television star, Si Robertson, will be turned into a "lovable" and "wise" okra janitor named Silas. His character will narrate the Christmas tale, which will follow Larry the Cucumber, who plays the Head Elf of the mall who is trying to assist a young girl in helping her neighbor for Christmas. Bob the Tomato co-stars as Phillip Fleagle, a mall employee who makes a realization that Christmas means more than presents.
The theme song, "Light of Christmas," is by the popular Owl City, and features the legendary, TobyMac.
"We're especially excited to be adding a celebrity okra to our star-studded cast of vegetables to give our new holiday DVD added fun and sparkle, while illuminating the core values of VeggieTales," said Leslie Ferrell, President of Big Idea Entertainment in a press release. "Si Robertson is a perfect fit because, like VeggieTales, Duck Commander is all about celebrating faith and family."
Extras in the film include a special Owl City and TobyMac lyric video and the newest Silly Song with Larry, "Wrapped Myself Up for Christmas."
VeggieTales is working with Operation Christmas Child, which is a global children's project of Samaritan's Purse. Bob and Larry are the official spokes-vegetables for 2013 to encourage families to join in the collection of millions of shoebox gifts and to share God's love with children in need.