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 'Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers' – Theaters 

'The Chosen' actor Jonathan Roumie who plays Jesus, 2019
"The Chosen" actor Jonathan Roumie who plays Jesus, 2019 | The Chosen

The Christmas special for “The Chosen” is also now in theaters. “The Chosen” is the history-making, first-ever, multi-season television show about Jesus. Now, the Christmas special has broken another record by becoming the bestselling movie from its distributor, Fathom Events.

Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers” features actors from “The Chosen” series and showcases the birth of Christ through the eyes of Mary and Joseph, while highlighting the hardships they endured.

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“We’re giving symbolism to the importance of certain things around the nativity that most people just kind of push aside, or they might sing about it, but not really have the context of what that means,” “The Chosen” executive producer Derral Eves told CP.

“With ‘The Chosen,’ we try to do things disruptive. We try to do things outside the box. And we do believe that sometimes you need to do that to get more eyeballs on certain things.”

"The Chosen" debuted at No. 1 in the box office its first two nights and is the bestselling film for Fathom, reeling in $9 million dollars this past weekend.

“We knew we had something special with this title,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said, according to Boxoffice Pro. “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 [No. 1] spot as Fathom’s bestselling event, ever!”

The movie will play in select theaters nationwide through Dec. 10 and will then be available on "The Chosen" app.

Christmas with The Chosenshattered early ticket sales with $1.5 million in sales in the first 12 hours during a livestream with the show’s creator, Dallas Jenkins

The Christmas special also features performances by Christian artists and groups including Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, for King and Country, Brandon Lake, Bryan and Katie Torwalt and others. 

Hoping to give viewers a worshipful experience, the creators want viewers to connect with the Gospel message. 

“We all connect differently, and so we wanted to really look at people that connect visually, or through music or through spoken word … and bring that together in an experience that should build upon each other and ... make a very strong piece for people to really be moved,” Eves said. 

The special is meant to reach everyone, believer and non-believers alike.

“I do believe that anyone of any faith can come and enjoy this special episode that we’re airing because it’s going to showcase humanity,” he added.

Jeannie Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Post. Reach her at: She's also the author of the book, What Is Happening to Me? How to Defeat Your Unseen Enemy Follow her on Twitter: @jlawcp Facebook: JeannieOMusic

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