The Read Along Nativity

Adapted from 10ofthose’s The Nativity, this video features animated illustrations and sound effects, revealing what happened the first Christmas.



Ministry use licence


Follow the Nativity story, from Bethlehem to Egypt with rhymes and animated illustrations.

Adapted from 10ofThose’s book The Nativity, this rhyming, read-along video follows the Nativity story. Meet Mary and Joseph, the amazed shepherds, the worshipping wise men, an angry Herod and the hopeful Anna and Simeon. Featuring sound effects and animated hand-drawn illustrations, this accessible and fun video for children aged 4-7 clearly explains what happened that very first Christmas.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What do you think the wise men and shepherds thought when they met Jesus?
  • Who could you tell about the first Christmas and God’s Son, Jesus?


Poem and illustrations from the book published by 10ofThose

10ofThose exist to support Christian mission through the provision of quality Christian books

Author Bethan Lycett
Illustrated by Hannah Stout
Animated by Dan Maxwell
Narrated by Paula Osborn

Christmas Media Pack

If you’d like to feature the Read-along Nativity video in your service, why not customise the intro and outro videos to create a themed service, or publicise it with a promotion video, tailored to your church? Whether your service is online or in person, adapt and customise the videos to suit your needs.
There are even giveaway copies of the book available to purchase. All details below.

1. The Nativity Service Invite

Promote your service with a customisable video advert.

Takes less than 5 minutes to create:

  • No video editing skills needed.
  • You can easily add your church’s name, nativity service details, other text and logo.
  • When you’re happy with each scene just hit the ‘create video’ button.
  • If you like the video you can purchase it and download it.

Nativity Service Invite

2. The Nativity Service Intro

Begin your nativity service with an interactive intro that engages children and gives a taster of what’s to come. Perfect for online or in person nativity services.

Nativity Service Intro

3. The Nativity Service Outro

Finish your nativity service with a quirky outro that reminds your audience of the story they’ve seen and heard.
Perfect for online or in person nativity services.

Nativity Service Outro

5. The Nativity Story Book

Why not buy copies of the book to give-away from 10ofThose. You could give a book to those in your community who attend the service whether online or offline.

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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