A Digital or Commercial Christmas?

Everyone else is posting it, on facebook and blogs, so I wouldn't want to be left out... but I didn't want to post it until I had used it at last night's Carol Service. Its a clever send-up of our current obsession with the digital world, roughly telling the story of the first Christmas... It seems as if it (like many of the other viral videos eg. the flashmob Hallelujah Chorus in the food-court that I also used last night) is actually an extended ad, but since I don't know what it is actually advertising it isn't likely to impact on buy commercial activities... But it is a classic case of the kingdom of this world trying to subvert the coming kingdom, rather than, as Handel's Messiah would have it, the kingdoms of this world becoming the Kingdom of our God and of his Christ...
But if we turn their efforts on their heads again and use them for God's glory, then the proper balance is restored... I think... Or is it... Or should I just stop and let you watch the film... I think I should...
Enjoy...

Comments

Suzanne B said…
Very clever. I used it at our carol service last night too and it even got a round of applause! Weird!

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