5 videos for Christmas church services (2013)


Since writing this post, I’ve compiled ‘The ultimate list of Christmas videos for church services’.


Each year I try to share videos that can be played in Christmas church services. You can find these and other Christmas resources here.

As I am from Australia, I try to include videos that will resonate with an Australian audience (while not excluding people from other countries). What does this mean?

Example 1. Plastic Christmas might work for a churched culture, but for many Australians coming to church at Christmas, it just wouldn’t resonate.

Example 2. Likewise, the snow scenes in a video like We Are Here are likely to fail to resonate on a Christmas morning that is often pushing 30 degrees!

With that in mind, here’s some videos you might like to consider for your services this Christmas. If you’ve come across other videos worth sharing, please comment below.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

A beautiful soundtrack, and a unique method of story telling. Could be difficult for people with little Bible knowledge to follow.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus from Brian Christopher Cates on Vimeo.

Purchase here.

The Skit Guys have also put together some videos that explore the perspective of Christmas from those who were there. Check out The First Christmas.

The Christmas Gospel

Dan Stevers – The Christmas Gospel from DanStevers.com on Vimeo.

Purchase here.

A Child is Born

This video could be used to tell the Christmas narrative.

Purchase here.

The Paradox of Christmas

This video has a Disney-esque sound track and feel, that reminds me (in a good way) of the many Christmas movies that swamp television screens each year.

Purchase here.

Light of the World

Picking up on John 1 and Isaiah 9, this video would work well as a service opener.

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