What does Santa Claus have to do with Jesus’ birthday?

This is video 4 of 12 in the What’s in the Bible? 12 Questions of Christmas Blog Tour. Check out What’s in the Bible? each day to find the location of the next video in the series. These video clips about Christmas would be great to watch together as a family. I will probably show them to our kids in Children’s Church. You can find the other ten days linked from here.

What does Santa Claus have to do with Jesus’ birthday?

What’s in the Bible? is the new 13-DVD series from VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. DVDs 1-4 (Genesis – Ruth) are available now.

Editor’s Note: This contest has now closed and I’ve notified the winners by email. Thanks to all who shared their Christmas memories and to What’s In the Bible? for the great prizes.

As part of this promotion, the people from What’s in the Bible? have offered four copies of this DVD to giveaway on our website. To win, just leave a comment below telling me about your favorite Christmas memory.

If this is your first comment on the site, it may take a few hours to appear. We monitor new commentators to prevent spam. I will use Random.org to select the four winners on Friday 10 December 2010. One restriction, we can only ship the DVDs to locations within the USA.

I hope you enjoy the video and I’m looking forward to hearing your Christmas stories in the comment section below.

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  1. Cindy Ines says

    AMEN!!! soo happy! Thank you so much! I will make the most out of “What’s in the Bible?”

  2. says

    Here are the comment # and winners selected by random.org. I’ll email them all and have the prize shipped out to them. Thanks to all who shared their memories!

    79 – Nancy
    10 – Cindy
    50 – Charles
    72 – Beth

  3. Amelia says

    My favorite Christmas Day was in 1994. My family gathered at my parents house to open our gifts in Christmas Eve. We open our gifts at midnight but before we start opening the gifts we start with a prayer and then we sing some Christmas songs. On that particular day everyone was getting gifts. My husband kept telling me you have not recieved a gift. I told him that that was find I was have a joyful time seeing everyone else opening thier gifts. After all the gifts were passed out my mother said, “Wait, I have a gift for you, it is not wrapped because you always wrap the gifts for me and you would know before Christmas what you would get.” She gave me a quilt she had quilted herself hy hand. I felt I had gotten the best gift I had ever gotten. I no longer have my mother but I still treasure the quilt she gave me that Christmas Day.

  4. Kristen says

    My favorite Christmas memory was when my pastor’s wife sang the song “Go Light Your World” during our Christmas Eve candlelight service. We saw how one person filled with the light and love of God can spread that love and light to others. Though the room started off dark, it was soon bright, all starting from one lone candle.

  5. Susan Verstraete says

    My favorite Christmas memory was from Christmas eve, when my boys were three and nine years old. They often fussed with each other, as siblings, do, but this night as I walked by my younger son’s room, I spied them curled up in bed together as the older son read “The Night Before Christmas” to the younger one, who was completely enthralled. It was a magical moment!

  6. LFriend says

    my favorite Christmas memory is the candlelight service at my church growing up and just being at home with my family, in our pajamas Christmas morning.

  7. Nancy says

    My favorite was hearing my daughter Hannah (6) telling the Christmas Story in her own words to our entire church. Luke 2:1-16

  8. maureen zeiss says

    My favorite Christmas memory was waiting up until midnight to place the baby Jesus in His bed…while singing away in a manger.Then thinking of those poor shepherds standing in the fields being surprised by the beauty of the angelic visitors..wishing that I was one of them rushing to see the Son of God!

  9. James Reed says

    My favorite Christmas memory was when I lived with my mom and brother in section 8 housing. I knew we didn’t have a lot of money but I wanted a special toy. That Christmas my mom gave me a little red firetruck pedal car. I was around 5 years old and I rode that car everywhere around the projects where we lived.

  10. Aimee Reed says

    In 1979, when I was 10, I desired a 15 ft. trampoline to go in the backyard for me and my friends to enjoy. I asked, begged and basically told Santa I would die for a trampoline of this magnatude. On Christmas morning, covered in 3 Muskateer bars, was my trampoline…a 3 ft. jogging one. Humorous. I guess my parents got to Santa and begged, pleaded and basically told them I WOULD die on the aforementioned trampoline and THEY got their wish.