There are plenty of videos online, all with a different take on the Christmas story and all of them perfect for showing in church or posting to Facebook and Twitter. With so many good ones to choose from it’s hard to know which ones to use, so I’ve picked my favourites. Hopefully there’s something for everyone in this list.
1. Someone is Coming
A gorgeous animated film which fits the Christmas story into a much larger story.
2. Santa vs Jesus
One of many spoken word videos by Glen Scrivener (do check the others out). Once you’ve watched it once, you’ll want to play to again to take in all the clever wording.
3. GRYMG -Beat Convention
Combining rap, singing and a Cathedral choir performing the carol God Rest You Merry Gentleman, this is the ultimate combination of traditional and contemporary.
4. The Christmas Story, by the kids of St Paul’s Church, Auckland.
Another high quality video, this one full of cute children dressed up telling the Christmas Story which is perfect for showing at a crib service (a similar video with more cute children can be found here: http://vimeo.com/33388642)
A completely unique telling of the Christmas story, this one using hundreds of instagram photos, definitely one which will get people talking.
6. The Magi: Advent & Christmas Unit — Holy Moly Sunday School
Perfect for Epiphany – a simple animation telling the story of the magi which children will love. (Do see the other videos in the series which may also be useful)
7. O Little Town of Bethlehem
A powerful video of the story of the birth of Jesus told by the people of Bethlehem. Made by St Paul’s Church, Auckland.
8. The Earth Stood Still
The nativity using miniature figurines and music. A simple video which makes a great starting off point for any Christmas services.
9. Unto Us
A short modernised telling of the Christmas story with proves you don’t need words to be powerful
10. The Christmas Chord.
Another spoken word piece about the one chord which holds all of Christmas together – very clever’s written and produced.
Let me know what your favourite video is in the comments below.