Monday, November 28, 2022

Movie opens in theaters December 1st - I HEARD THE BELLS" [Review & Giveaway USA]

The inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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About I HEARD THE BELLS: The inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Known as America's Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leads an idyllic life...until the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil War and his family torn apart, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it's the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the poet's lost voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled faith. In theaters starting December 1st"

My thoughts: I totally enjoyed this beautiful movie for many reasons and on many different levels.

First, it is a beautiful telling biographically of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's life during this specific period of his life. His family. His being America's poet. His extensive writing of poetry. The loss of his wife and its effect on him. 

Secondly, the story begins on the cusp of the American Civil War and you see the impact it has on on the already bereft Longfellow family.

Thirdly, Longfellow's depression and how his writing suffered through this period.

Fourth, Longfellow's composition of the beautiful poem that is "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." The strong statement of faith expressed in the song is doubly moving to me now since seeing the turbulence that gave root to its beauty.

Lastly, the cinematography is stunningly beautiful. The acting and period costumes well done.

I highly recommend this film and believe it will enrich viewers for its historic richness as well as the strong assertation that "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep. For hate is strong, and mocks the song, of peace on Earth good will toward men."

$10 Amazon gift card
Open: Nov. 28--Dec. 5 @ 12:01 a.m. ET         
*Note: This giveaway is limited to US winners only*
Sight & Sound® is a ministry on a mission to create spectacular entertainment experiences for the whole family. Since its beginning as a traveling multimedia show in 1976, Sight & Sound has inspired over 25 million people with stories of faith. Today, Sight & Sound owns and operates two live theater locations, immersing audiences in state-of-the-art original productions. Sight & Sound TV launched in 2020, and this online streaming platform has since welcomed a global virtual audience from over 175 countries around the world. Most recently, expansion into feature films was announced, with a first-ever theatrical release set for cinemas nationwide December 2022. For more information, visit

DISCLOSURE: I was able to view a pre-release screening of "I Heard the Bells" in the comfort of my home to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone. I was gifted a gift card in exchange for my review, though no effort to influence my opinion was made. The giveaway prize gift card is provided and sent directly to  the winner by the publicist. 


  1. I've always had an appreciation for that poem and I definitely want to see the movie. Looks so good!

  2. this sounds like a very interesting story

  3. I saw the trailer and now I can't wait to see the movie!

  4. I have enjoyed Sight & Sound live productions in the past. I am sure their I Heard the Bells film will be fabulous as well!

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