The story of Christmas—as narrated by hilarious child parishioners (VIDEO)

You know the story of Baby Jesus. But you’ve never seen it quite like this!

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A holiday video from Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, reminded me today that we adults still have a thing or two to learn from our kids when it comes to Christmas spirit. Sure, our children get a bad rap around the holidays: it’s hard to ignore their zeal for gifts and acting like stuff is the true meaning of Christmas, try as we might to tame our little present-monsters. But maybe, just maybe, they’ve been listening when we talk about the true meaning of Christmas, after all.

In this short film, members of the church asked their youngest parishioners to retell the story of the birth of Jesus. And the resulting narrative—chock full of imaginative details and downright funny dialogue—is priceless. Their telling of the story may clue you into things you’ve long forgotten about this classic tale or, frankly never even thought, about. And it gets even better: the kids’ words are illustrated by adults who are really good at lip-syncing. Trust me, it brings the story to life in a wholly new, totally charming way.

Take two minutes and click play below:

 

Caryn Rivadeneira
Caryn Rivadeneira
Caryn Rivadeneira is the author of five books and is a columnist for Her.meneutics and ThinkChristian. She lives outside Chicago with her husband, three kids, and one red-nose pit bull. Visit her at carynrivadeneira.com.

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