It Begins in Bethlehem

A nativity rhyme for Christmas time: delightful animation that traces the first Christmas story in Bethlehem through Mary, Joseph and the Star Watcher’s eyes.

Ministry use licence


A nativity rhyme for Christmas time

A delightful rhyming animation with Quentin Blake-esque illustrations that traces the first Christmas story. Catch a glimpse of Mary's encounter with Gabriel, Joseph's dream from God and then zoom 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 the accompanying book from The Bible Society.


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

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You are granted permission to use the video in:

1) Offline services, school assemblies or lessons, groups or at events (including youth, kids and midweek groups and events)

2) Online services or assemblies that are streamed or pre-recorded. (For online services, the content video you have purchased should be part of a complete church service which must be at least 20 minutes long.)

3) Online small groups meeting over Zoom or a similar video call platforms.

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