Free Christmas resources for churches

Here we have pulled together a helpful list of Christmas resources. Please feel free to add in your own finds to the comments at the bottom.

Free Christmas resources for churches

Christmas story narrations – Fantastic set of narrations of the Christmas story re-written for a variety of contexts. Also a fun story behind the development of these pieces.

Engage Worship – masses of really creative, contemporary resources – poems, songs, readings, prayers, videos

An Unexpected Christmas: contemporary nativity video

Christmas song/video – Who needs a Saviour for Christmas – relatively dark and poignant but could be a useful sermon illustration

Advent meditation

Foy Vance and Duke Special join the Salvation Army in a rendition of O Holy Night

Free Christmas songs – MP3s, videos and sheet music for contemporary carols

Chocolate Christmas – children’s nativity talk script with a chocolatey theme

Social Network Christmas – the nativity retold according to Facebook (video clip)

Christmas video loops – fabulous free seasonal backgrounds for your services

Free static images – beautiful static seasonal images

Ipad Christmas carol band – carols on ipads

Advent purple ribbon reflection – activity helping to consider the real meaning of Christmas

Advent liturgy – contemporary liturgy on the theme of light

Bethlemian Rhapsody – the nativity retold with puppets using Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Christmas flashmob

Jingle Bells Hallelujah Chorus mashup

Merry Xmas – are we really taking the Christ out of Christmas?

Creative Advent idea involving the church and the wider community – Advent boxes

Does Xmas really mean excluding Christ from Christmas?

Songs about Christmas – comprehensive list from Resound Worship

Toybox Charity’s Christmas resources – drama, games, entertainment

Family Worship resources

Prayers for Advent

 

Paid for Christmas resources

Christmas carols as MultiTrack backing tracks – links to all 22 of Worship Backing Band’s carol MultiTracks, Split Tracks and Chord Charts

Musicademy Christmas album (MP3 download of some favourite Christmas carols done in a contemporary style)

Alternativity – a fantastic new contemporary nativity set as a musical.

Various worship leaders, including Paul Baloche and Matt Redman have released Christmas albums too. Available on iTunes and the usual outlets.