Friday Fives: The Top Five Christmas Short Films You Can Use

We’re continuing the month of December All-Christmas Friday Fives.

On this special list, the top five Christmas-related shorts you can use in your preaching and teaching during any Christmas season. Please purchase the clips of your choice from their providers if you plan to use them.

Mary treasured all these things in her heart and always thought about them. Luke 2:19

He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7

#5 The SkitGuys - The Living Nativity

The Long and Short of the Short: The SkitGuys are Tommy Woodard and Eddie James. They’ve actually been best friends since high school, a friendship which comes through in their work. Their videos are often powerful and legitimately funny.

The short at number five focuses on an actor who takes his role in a live nativity a bit too seriously.


#4 Igniter Media: A Social Network Christmas

The Long and Short of the Short: It’s likely you’re familiar with Igniter Media, since it is one of the most well known production and distribution companies for Christian media. It’s also been around since 2003 and serves as a clearinghouse for several Christian-based production companies.

What if Mary and Joseph were on Facebook? That’s the theme of the short at #4.


#3 Skit Guys: The Skinny on Christmas

The Long and Short of the Short: Both SkitGuys entries have a similar approach and theme – the sacrifice of the Father in giving up His Son. Yet both come at it from a very funny and unique angle.

This Christmas short carries a funny theme into a very poignant ending.


#2 Igniter Media: The Christmas Scale

The Long and Short of the Short: Another original from Igniter Media.

The short at #2 is one of the most popular videos on


#1 The Skitzy Chicks - God Sent Grace

The Long and Short of the Short: Carrie Varnell and Melinda Whitten are the Skitzy Chicks. The two started writing and performing together after they met in a Lamaze class, or so the story goes.

The short at #1 on the list is perhaps the least known, but may be the post powerful.