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.
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
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
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
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.