The following is from my friend Dale at WorshipHouse Media:
Christmas is probably the time more churches use media than any other time of the year. We decorate trees, why not use some great seasonal media to “decorate” your Christmas media presentation? Here is a roundup of 5 short videos that are being used at churches all over the world this Christmas.
1) True and Better (new this year)
by Dan Stevers
Why it is great: Stunning animation, Longer script allows you to base your sermon off the video, Works beyond Christmas as a gospel video
How you would use it: We have heard many churches have loved it so much they are theming the Christmas season to “True and Better.” Perfect to show it before, during, or after a sermon.
2) Christ The Savior Is Born (new this year)
by Centerline New Media
Why it is great: Visuals, easy to read text, Scripture based, short in length
How you would use it: As a stand alone reflection piece, Prior to a Christmas Sermon, Prior to worship to set the tone of praise.
3) The Christmas Scale (2012 best seller)
by Igniter Media
Why it is great: Familiar Music, True Story
How you would use it: To blow peoples minds! No, seriously – it is an amazing story about something so familiar people will be surprised. Can be used in conjuction with another Christmas video as this one is unique and great as a stand alone video at the beginning of your service.
4) The Christmas Truce (new this year)
By Shift Worship
Why it is great: The animation is amazing, Based on a true story so history buffs will love it.
How you would use it: This would be perfect in the middle or near the end of your Christmas message to bring home depth and meaning to our own celebration of the birth of Christ.
5) Christmas Welcome to Our Church (new this year)
by Floodgate Productions
Why it is great: Seasonal way to welcome visitors, Visuals and Voice over easy to follow.
How you would use it: Either in place of a countdown at the very beginning, or just after a countdown to start your service.
We hope you enjoy these Christmas videos from some of the best producers of church media! It was really hard to pick just a few as we have so many awesome videos in the Christmas seasonal store this year. What is your favorite?