“I Heard the Bells” From Sight & Sound Films Review

by Crystal Carder

Last Updated on 2 months by Crystal Carder

Coming to movie theaters this December, I Heard the Bells tells the inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

About the Movie, I Heard the Bells

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.

Watch the trailer to “I Heard the Bells” 

My Review of I Heard the Bells

This year for the kid’s music class we’ve been looking at the stories behind some of our favorite Christian hymns. And, we’ve been finding out that most of our favorite hymns actually came about due to tragedy. There’s so many sad stories behind the songs we’ve learned to love that it was no surprise that the Christmas carol,  I Heard the Bells, actually originated from tragedy, as well. 

But there was something about watching this true story unfolding on television that just felt more real. I seriously bawled my eyes out watching this movie. It was just so tragic but it was also an inspiring story of redemption and rekindled faith.

I heard the bells

There were so many parts in this movie where I got so absorbed into the movie, that I forgot it was a true story. The actors cast in this movie did an amazing job portraying the heartache and emotion in the characters. 

I Heard the Bells perfect film to watch with your family as you prepare to celebrate Christmas!

Watch I Heard the Bells in theaters (ONLY) on December 1st, 3rd, and 4th!

To reserve your tickets click HERE.

Many thanks to Sight & Sound Films for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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