The Museum of the Bible is teaming up with Grammy Award-winning Australian brother duo for KING & COUNTRY and the popular Christian series The Chosen to offer a cinematic experience of the classic Christmas story, the Little Drummer Boy.
The virtual film, A Silent Night at Museum of the Bible, combines new clips from The Chosen highlighting the Christmas story and music from the for KING & COUNTRY Christmas album, A Drummer Boy Christmas. Francis Rae Cash from We The Kingdom also delivers a musical performance in the special.
“A Silent Night at Museum of the Bible gives families a chance to celebrate the joy of Christmas in a unique new way from the comfort of their homes,” Harry Hargrave, CEO of Museum of the Bible, said in a statement. “It is our hope that this virtual event will become a holiday tradition,” he added.
According to CBN News, the special, which was filmed on location, follows the little drummer boy as he travels across the nation’s capital and into the Museum of the Bible in search of the manger. As the classic Christmas story says, the drummer boy is too poor to bring baby Jesus a gift, so he resolves to play the drums for him in honor of his birth.
“For us, A Silent Night is about celebrating the joy and wonder of the Christmas story in a way that can be shared in households around the country,” said brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the birth of Jesus in this festive and creative way, and we hope you’ll come along with us and tens of thousands of families watching online as we begin this holy season,” they added.
Playing the role of the Little Drummer Boy is Luke’s son, Phoenix.
“He takes a journey through Washington, D.C., through the Museum of the Bible, discovering all sorts of unique events,” Luke said in a video promoting the film on Instagram. “There’s going to be songs. There’s going to be all sorts of special, special surprises along the way.”
“In a few moments, the museum, which is very silent, comes to life and all of these beautiful artifacts that represent the history of the journey of the Bible from thousands of years ago to today … he experiences in a whole new way,” Joel added.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.