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The ultimate list of Christmas videos for church services

Videos can be a great element of a Christmas church service.

  • To begin the service.
  • To provide background to the Christmas sermon.
  • To reinforce a teaching point.
  • To provide a light moment of reflection.

These videos have been hand-picked to help you as you plan your Christmas services.

Criteria

I have compiled an extensive collection of great videos, perfect for Christmas church services. This isn’t just another ‘ultimate list’. To be included in this list, the videos need to meet the following criteria:

  • Clearly communicate the truth.
  • Be high quality (no cringe).
  • Not be too ‘northern hemisphere’ (for people who don’t have snow at Christmas!).

Missing Videos?

This list will continue to grow – if you’ve got a suggestion for a video to be added to this list, please let me know.

Purchasing Videos

In most cases, the videos you see below are previews and must be purchased to use in church. Follow the links or instructions under each to purchase the video to use in your church services.

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45+ Christmas Videos

OK, here they are in alphabetical order.

Advent Anthem

An anthemic video (yes, the title is suitably descriptive!) – perfect as a call to worship.

Producer: Harvest Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Advent: God With Us

A beautiful spoken word video explaining the meaning of advent.

“Christ is coming. He has come, and He will come again.”

Producer: The Village Church
Download: Email ‘licenses@thevillagechurch.net’

Breathe Deep

This video would be a great opener to a Christmas Eve service.

Breathe Deep

Producer: Floodgate Productions
Download: WorshipHouse Media

The Christmas Chord

A spoken word piece by British artist Di Wooldridge.

Producer: Spoken Truth
Download: WorshipHouse Media

The Christmas Gospel

This video tells the Christmas story with text, combining the Christmas story with the narrative of the cross.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: DanStevers.com

Christmas in a Nutshell

Punchy and funny, this video explores God’s gift at Christmas.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: DanStevers.com

Christmas in Dark Places

A beautiful spoken word piece. This is my favourite line:

“He took on our frailty, he took on all comers. To turn all our winters to glorious summers.”

Producer: Cinematic Tide
Download: Follow the link at the start of the YouTube clip

A Christmas Narrative

An upbeat audio track matched with the Christmas story told with text.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: WorshipHouse Media

The Christmas Scale

“It’s hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale.”

Producer: Igniter Media
Download: IgniterMedia.com

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story, told wonderfully by the kids of St Paul’s Church, Auckland.

Producer: St Paul’s Auckland

Christ the Savior is Born

Telling the Christmas story with Luke 2:10-11.

Producer: Centerline New Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

This video needs a bit more Bible understanding than most of the others shared here, but the story and backing track are very well done.

Producer: The Skit Guys
Download: TheSkitGuys.com

Gift of Gifts

Perhaps a little wordy for some audiences, but the words are good.

Producer: Harvest Media Download: WorshipHouse Media

Good News of Great Joy

The prequel to ‘The Christmas Story’, telling the Christmas story, starting from the garden with Adam and Eve.

Producer: St Paul’s Auckland

Heaven’s Light Shines

This video connects with people who are going through difficult times.

Producer: Floodgate Productions
Download: Floodgate Productions

Hope

This video explores the things we hope for.

Producer: Harvest Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Immanuel

A remix of ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’.

Producer: Beat Convention
Download: Vimeo

The Incarnation

Yes, this video is a little ‘Northern Hemisphere’. But I love the work of Humble Beast, and I think you will too.

Producer: Humble Beast Records
Download: Vimeo

InstaChristmas

The Christmas story told through the eyes of Instagram.

Producer: Discovery Church
Download: Via this link

Jesus and Santa

Don’t get Jesus and Santa confused!

Producer: Igniter Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Just Come Home

Producer: NewSpring Creative

King of Kings

He is the King above all kings, He is the King behind all kings.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: DanStevers.com

Light of Christmas

This video would be a great start to a Christmas church service.

Producer: Motion Worship
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Love Came Down

At Christmas lots of things go up, but we remember, love came down.

Producer: Creek Road Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

The Newborn King

A simple retelling of the angels hearing the good news.

Producer: Centerline New Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

O Come All Ye Faithless

“Jesus came not for the faithful, but for the faithless”.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: DanStevers.com

O Come Let Us Adore Him

With a similar message to ‘O Come All Ye Faithless’, this video would be a great call to worship.

Producer: Floodgate Productions
Download: WorshipHouse Media

O Little Town of Bethlehem

The story of the birth of Jesus told by the people of Bethlehem.

Producer: Tim Parsons
Download: At Vimeo

The Paradox of Christmas

With a Disney-style narration, this feel-good clip communicates what happened at Christmas:

“He gave up what He had so that we might receive what we need.”

Producer: Igniter Media
Download: IgniterMedia.com

Presence

God has revealed his presence in different ways. Because of Jesus, we can approach God boldly. This one is a little more theologically ‘dense’, but still very useable and powerful.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: DanStevers.com

The Real Night Before Christmas

“Most of us can relate to a child’s anticipation on the night before Christmas, excited about the next morning’s gifts. In this mini movie, we relate that very sense of anticipation of wonderful gifts to come with the emotions that Mary must have felt the night before Jesus was born.”

Producer: Igniter Media
Download: IgniterMedia.com

Rejoice, O Earth

Short and snappy, this video would work well as the introduction to the church service.

Producer: Centerline New Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Retooning the Nativity

A light-hearted, animated retelling of the Christmas story that questions the common misunderstandings of what actually happened.

Producer: Igniter Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Santa vs Jesus

Clever and light-hearted, this video connects our attitudes towards Jesus and Santa.

Producer: Cinematic Tide
Download: Follow the link at the start of the YouTube clip

Silent Night Worship Intro

This video communicates the humanity of Jesus, as a little baby.

Producer: Hyperpixels Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Seek

This video explains why Jesus came to earth, and the importance and blessings of seeking Him.

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: WorshipHouse Media

Social Network Christmas

An artistic take on how the story of the nativity may have played out on social media.

Producer: Igniter Media
Download: Igniter Media

Someone Is Coming

This video introduces the idea that Jesus came to rescue.

Producer: Beat Convention
Download: WorshipHouse Media

This is a Season

An upbeat call to worship.

Producer: Centerline New Media
Download: WorshipHouse Media

True and Better

This video communicates a lot of truth – and does it very well. It is inspired by a sermon by Tim Keller.

“The Bible is not a series of disconnected stories; it is a single narrative that points to one person.”

Producer: Dan Stevers
Download: WorshipHouse Media

An Unexpected Christmas

The story of Christmas told by the kids of St Paul’s Church, Auckland, New Zealand, including footage from their films “The Christmas Story” and “Good News of Great Joy”.

Producer: St Paul’s Auckland

Unto Us // Mary and Joe

There are additional clips in this series, including The Shepherds and The Magi.

Producer: Unto Us Films

Upside Down Christmas

This video is a reading. It’s difficult to explain – but it’s clever – so watch it and find out!

Producer: Creative Pastors
Download: Creative Pastors

Your Gift

This video could be used to encourage members of your church to share the gift of Jesus this Christmas.

Producer: Shift Worship
Download: Igniter Media

When God Was Born

Producer: St Paul’s Auckland

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Steven Kryger

Founder of Communicate Jesus.

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