Adele’s 25 has been breaking records ever since it was released in November, but what do children think about the British songstress?
Luckily the YouTube channel Fine Brothers have the answers. They gathered a group of children and played them “Hello” and 21 favourite “Rolling in the Deep.”
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The seven minute video is full of amusing impressions and comments, with some saying she is perfect while others say they prefer hip hop. One just asks: “What does this all represent?”
As fashions change, so do cars. We’ve only had them around in mass quantities for about 100 years, so Mode did another in their 100 Years series featuring cars – expensive cars that is!
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This is one of my favourite versions of Silent Night, incredibly musical and yet beautifully simple like the original piece of music:
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1 Girl Nation have created an a cappella Christmas mash up. One of the benefits of a great mash up is it makes you listen and focus harder on the music and lyrics:
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The Nativity Factor has brought us some great little Christmas videos over the years. This was a runner up in the 2014 competition and has some great thought provoking bits for an older youth group – be warned there is a bit of strong language.
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John Lewis have had some of the most powerful Christmas adverts in the UK over the last few years. This is a very well done parody with a Christian Twist. A great illustration which we used this morning in our Children’s Christmas Praise service.
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Miriam Swaffield wrote these spoken word videos about the shepherds, the wise men and baby Jesus. They are brilliant, we’ve used them with our 11-14 year olds who’ve loved them.
Fusion have recorded them and made them available for FREE download here – you might want to use them in your services or youth events you’ve got planned.
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A Leonard Cohen classic rewritten for Christmas:
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This is a good reflective piece of music that could be used to give teenagers space to reflect.
Another great Christmas advert, this time from Macy’s over in the USA.
It focuses on the idea, as in many of the adverts, that giving is the real meaning of Christmas. It’s an interesting conversation to have with the youth group about who gives what to who at Christmas – and what is the gift that Jesus and God advertise.
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This time we’ve got another version of ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’ with a record breaking number of angels (or rather people dressed as angels!) and a live nativity (they claim none are digitally added or copied. A pretty amazing feat!) , alongside The Piano Guys who have a great set of Christmas albums:
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What does Christmas without Jesus look like?
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Today in our consumeristic society we replace Jesus with a handbag, a smartphone, food, and so much more. This is a great video that would work well at a carol service.
The Bible Society produced this video of sand artist Gert van der Vijver retelling the story of the Nativity in sand. This is a great thing to watch in an all-age service:
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