It Begins in Bethlehem

A Nativity Rhyme for Christmastime: delightful animated video that traces the first Christmas story in Bethlehem through Mary, Joseph and the Star Watcher’s eyes.

Ministry use licence


A Nativity Rhyme for Christmastime

A delightful rhyming animation with Quentin Blake-esque illustrations that traces the first Christmas story from Mary's encounter with Gabriel, Joseph's dream from God and then zooms in on the Star Watchers.

Follow the Star Watchers as they dodge Herod's evil scheme and discover a baby King in Bethlehem, who surpasses all kings and was born to die.

The Nativity is not just a story and it's not just for kids. It's the hinge on which history swings.

Find more It Begins in Bethlehem Nativity resources here.


Produced by Bible Society

The Bible Society take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives.

Written by Bob Hartman
Voice-over Bob Hartman
Illustrated by Mark Beech
Design by Mandy Norman
Animated by Filma King

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

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