She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). 

This simple little reminder of the Christmas story will engage children of all ages (although in the heat of summer it may need to be done in the cool of evening).

The Christmas Story

We all know the Christmas story, so much so that there is a danger of it becoming over-familiar! No matter the presentation, these versions tell the story of God’s love for us.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given . . . and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints produced this video reminding us of the great Christmas gift.

How social media, the web and mobile devices could have told the story of the Nativity through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, Gmail, Foursquare, Amazon, etc.

This video provides a light-hearted presentation of the Christmas Story.

Filled with kiwi images and accents, the parish of St Paul’s in Auckland produced this wonderful Nativity story.