After you watch these videos, click the YouTube logo in the bottom right of the videos so you can go to YouTube and click Like. That will make them more popular on YouTube so they will be more likely to be seen by others. If you see a video I should share, please leave a link to it in the comments below and I’ll feature it in a future post.
“Jesus the Christ (in HD) – David Archuleta Mormon – Angels We Have Heard On High” is a picture slideshow with the song “Angels We Have Heard On High” sung by David Archuleta.
“What Child is This,” Lindsey Stirling
Below is “Where Are You Christmas? (Live in Concert)” – ThePianoGuys
The video “Good Tidings of Great Joy,” shows beautiful scenes from the Bible Videos series about the birth of Jesus Christ, along with teachings from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In “Christmas Spirit,” a young girl quietly teaches her preoccupied family the true meaning of Christmas. President Thomas S. Monson, Prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ, shares his testimony of how to put Christ back into Christmas.
In “Look to the Light,” several people remind us that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World for all who seek Him.
“A Gift to the World” was part of the First Presidency Christmas Devotional in 2011.
“The Coat: A Story of Charity,” is a children’s story that depicts a young boy giving selflessly to another child in need.
Below is a video about a group of young women who were inspired by the above video “The Coat,” and they did something about it.
Below is the video “O Come, Emmanuel” featuring ThePianoGuys, Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson (piano/cello).
Watch more Christmas videos on LDS.org and on the Mormon Channel.]]>
“The wise man in the video is symbolic of all of us seeking to find joy this season, finding the balance between the craziness of Black Friday/Cyber Monday and the at-times overwhelming task of not only shopping for the right gifts but getting it all done in time for Christmas morning,” Boye shared in the description of the video.
Throughout the video, Boye, dressed as a wise man, leads a camel through the Valley Fair Mall and other parts of West Valley City. At the time of publication, the video has more than 25,000 views.
Watch other Clean Cuts here from the Deseret News.
Here is a list of other member-created videos I have shared on LDSMediaTalk.com. If you find other videos you think I should share, please post a comment below.]]>
Share a Christmas message by sending “Christmas Email Cards” on Facebook. You can choose a nice message and include one of several videos to send to your friends on Facebook.
The Bible Videos website offers free Christmas e-cards. You can select any one of a number of Bible videos to include in the card, along with a space to write your testimony about the Savior.
The website for the Friend magazine (friend.lds.org) offers coloring pages, videos, stories, and activities that celebrate the birth of the Savior.
Please consider sharing this page with your family and friends this Christmas by sending them a link to Christmas.lds.org or by using the sharing buttons on the page.
You can also find great references for Christmas at JesusChrist.lds.org and at Christmas.mormon.org. Note that Christmas.mormon.org was developed primarily for nonmembers and Christmas.lds.org is more for members, although both sites have great things to share with everyone.]]>
I typically encourage people to support the trend of faith-based themes in mainstream cinema (see list below), but I don’t like where Hollywood is taking this. They seem to be eager to create religious-based movies, because people will turn out in droves to see positive, values-based media. But when they put their agnostic (or even atheistic) spin on the Biblical stories, I think they are doing more harm than good.
Back in April, I advised against seeing the movie Noah. It looks like the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings is more of the same.
My objection to the movie isn’t about the technical aspects of fidelity to the Biblical text, but, as one blogger explained, the broader “subversion of Judeo-Christian heroes and their stories with a secular agenda.” I believe we need to send a clear message to Hollywood that we won’t support Bible movies told through the skewed perspectives of secular humanism, atheism, or agnosticism.
Can you expect an inspiring movie about Bible stories from a director who is an atheist and a lead actor who thinks Moses was schizophrenic?
Excerpts from the Deseret News review:
Excerpts from Godawa’s Movie Blog:
The film is rated PG-13 for considerable action violence and gore.
So, here’s my recommendation: in the 2.5 hours you would have spent at the movie, read and discuss the following with your family and you’ll be much more inspired:
Recent Christian-themed movies:
It is a great video to share with others as we thank God for the gift of His Son.
You can find this video on the Bible Videos page or on YouTube.
Learn more about the Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos series.
Today’s #ShareGoodness Idea: Christmas can be a great time of year to to share with others your testimony of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Redeemer.
See the article “Explaining Mormon Beliefs: Jesus Christ” for a list of online resources that explain more about our belief in Jesus Christ.
Review the website about Jesus Christ (JesusChrist.lds.org) and then share your thoughts with others.
Invite friends to your home to watch the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.
Share ideas from the page “Are Mormons Christian?”
This is one article in a series of ideas on how to #ShareGoodness with others. For more ideas of easy, practical things you can do, see the book 101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online.]]>
You can cut them out of the December 2014 magazine or download them and print them.]]>
Learn more about the pocket-sized scriptures.]]>