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In recent years, I've collected videos suitable for Christmas church services, and this year is no exception. Below are 5 videos I've discovered this year, along with some links to videos shared in previous years. All up, there's 20 Christmas videos for your perusal – I'll add some more here as I come across them.
Here's videos featured in previous years:
‘Tis the Season
A simple Bible reading. The wording is a bit small for my liking, but this would work well on Christmas Eve.
O Come Let Us Adore
This video encourages viewers to put aside their issues, and come to Jesus. The soundtrack is beautiful. I couldn't embed the video, so click on the image below to watch it on a different site.
Just Come Home
A song that describes the story of the Prodigal Son with call to ‘just come home'. It's a similar tone to ‘O Come Let Us Adore', and while not particularly ‘Christmas', it was played at Newspring Church as their Christmas opener.
The Paradox of Christmas
This video tells the Christmas story – with a summary of why Jesus came into the world, with a nice call to action. The only “That night he became our king…”
Finally, I didn't really understand this video for Hillsong Cape Town…
Seen other Christmas videos? What's your church doing? Let us know in the comments below.
An observation: I'd love to see a bit more ‘joy' in Christmas videos. Christmas is good news – Jesus has come into the world! I'm noticing in a lot of videos made for churches (not just at Christmas), that the tone can be a bit negative, along the lines of “yeah, life can be rubbish, so come to God”. I think this approach is certainly useful for some people (recognising that we know life isn't what it should be), but I wonder if we're getting a bit lazy in the levers we use to get people's attention. Just a thought…