The tradition of Christmas gift-giving is an old one. It’s said that the act became a tradition due to the biblical story when three Wise Men brought gifts of gold, myrrh, and frankincense to baby Jesus.
In the modern world, many people literally hunt for the perfect gift for our loved ones.
Forest Hill Church, headquartered in SouthPark, Charlotte combated this with a video that’s both comic and poignant in its message of gratitude.
“Christmas Presents” is only one minute and 45 seconds long. Somehow it reminds you of the classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Since being posted on December 3 on Facebook, the video has already been viewed 20.5 million times and shared 72,000 times and the numbers are rising!
Forest Hill’s Creative Media team produced the video. The director, Forest Hill member Matt Nunn, also plays the man who shows so much gratitude. The actors playing his wife and children are either congregants or church staff.
“This video has struck a chord with people all over the world,” said Stacey Martin, the Forest Hill communication’s director.
“It can be hard to remember all that we have to be thankful for. Including waking up in the morning, our jobs, clean water, even coffee. Our hope was to create a piece that made people—including us— stop and thank God for all the He gives us each and every day.”
May You Be Grateful For All The Gifts Around You!
Share the Joy!