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Kids recount Nativity Story and their hilarious retelling has been viewed over 6M times
Can we please have more Bible stories told like this? 😂
Madison Maxwell
12.23.22

Did you know that the famous story of Christmas has some lesser-known facts?

For instance, the three wise men are rumored to have gifted baby Jesus with stuffed animals, diapers, and stylish sneakers.

Well, these rumors have been proven untrue but were created by a group of children at Southland Christian Church where the children’s ministry shared their own humorous version of the Christmas story.

As a Christmas special, adult actors dressed as various biblical characters, sheep, and even stars, bringing the children’s retelling to life.

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The retelling of the Christmas Story.

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A story that we never thought could be humorous has taken a turn as the group of children retell their understanding of the Christmas story.

“They ride a donkey, I don’t know, a camel! Oh yeah, a camel. She said ‘this donkey’s fast’ (laughs)” – Southland Christian Church

This video is filled with so many golden nuggets for many to enjoy as we see the children try to share their knowledge of the story.

As we know, children have the wildest of imaginations and they really bring this story to life.

The idea behind the project.

Hanna Wahlbring, the creative director at Southland Christian Church in Kentucky, produced the video as a creative element for their church’s Christmas Eve service in 2015.

Not only was it a hit at their church, but a year later it went viral online with millions of views!

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Making the video happen.

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After picking a group of children to retell the story on camera, they recorded each version and picked out the best bits.

Wahlbring shared that they didn’t ask the children to say anything specific, they really wanted it to be their authentic version of the story.

Once they had the full story together, they recruited a group of adults to dress up and reenact the children’s version.

They were very intentional not to leave out the little details that the children shared as those are the best parts of this project.

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The children’s imagination.

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“She was just doing laundry and then the angel just appeared and she was really scared” is how one child recounted the moment an angel visits Mary to tell her she’s pregnant with Jesus.

“They went to Bethle…ha..ha…ham” another child says when explaining where Mary and Joseph traveled.

Once Mary and Joseph arrive and ask for a place to stay, another child explains “we have no rooms…literally, no rooms (laughs).”

After Jesus was born, the wise men came to bring gifts and all the children recount what was brought, “They gave them gifts, a stuffed animal, like a hippo one that I have at home. Some diapers, some wipes, and some milk. Some shoes, some Jordan’s.” – Southland Christian Church

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The Joy of Christmas.

As many can experience joy through the holiday season, these kids brought joy to everyone through their imaginative minds.

Share this video with your friends and family to share some joy with them this Christmas!

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Click the video below to hear their adorable version of events!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Madison Maxwell
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Madison Maxwell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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