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Creative Church Christmas Music of 2009

Kent Shaffer —  January 4, 2010

Each December thousands of churches give special performances for Christmas such as carols, bell choirs, and live nativities. In recent years, it has been popular to perform Trans-Siberian Orchestra songs and “drummer boy” solos (often with trash cans). If you want some fresh and early creative inspiration for your 2010 Christmas church service, here are three of the most creative church Christmas performances of 2009.

GRANGER COMMUNITY CHURCH (Granger, IN)

For the first 4 weeks of December, Granger Community Church had A Christmas Carol-themed sermon series. They created an ingenious musical tie-in by rewriting the words to “Carol of the Bells” to tell the tale of Scrooge.

ONEIGHTY VARSITY (Tulsa, OK)

Oneighty Varsity is the upper-age youth ministry of Church on the Move (Tulsa, OK). For Christmas, they created a just-for-fun Christmas music video with an SNL Lazy Sunday vibe.

NORTH POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH (Atlanta, GA)

North Point Community Church performed Christmas carols with a multi-site twist – 3 campuses (with 4 stages)  gave a synchronized Christmas performance and traded off performing via satellite feed.

View from the Buckhead campus >>

View from the Alpharetta campus’ East Auditorium >>

For Discussion:
- What 2009 creative church Christmas music would you add to this list (YouTube links welcome)?

Free Christmas Music Downloads & Online Christmas Church Services

Kent Shaffer —  December 21, 2009

LifeChurch.tv is giving away free Christmas music downloads.

But what is more important is you can attend Christmas church services online. Perhaps you’ll be traveling… perhaps church buildings make you uncomfortable… whatever the reason, you are welcome to attend Church Online this Christmas Eve and Christmas day. You’ll see video with worship, a talk and a short film, and you’ll be able to chat with other people from around the world who are worshipping at the same time with you.

There are 12 times to choose from. And enjoy the free Christmas music downloads!