All the best LDS Church Christmas videos and memes from the past 6 years. Enjoy! Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in comments, and I’ll add it to the collection.
Every year since at least 2011 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints releases a series of videos and memes for Christmas. This year’s campaign is called “Light the World” and you can view and download the videos at Mormon.org. The videos are also on YouTube (sometimes easier to embed or share). The Church’s Easter and Christmas campaigns are always a hit, and have gone viral the last few years with millions of views and shares.
2011 “The Coat” and Countdown to Christmas
The Mormon Channel released the charming animated video “The Coat: A true story from the childhood of President Heber J. Grant”.
Read about how this video increased in popularity on social media over the years:
LDS “Coat” videos are keeping us warmer every year! Likes increase 1,347% from 2011 to 2015.
I believe this was the first year the Church did a Christmas campaign of memes. The picture quotes were classic combinations of artwork and scripture. (Click on image for higher resolution)
Other videos from 2011:
Wise Men Still Seek Him – Modern-Day Story of The Wise Men
This video was part of the Bible videos released by the Church in 2011 (they were filmed in Goshen, Utah at the Church’s Jerusalem set). You can view all of the Bible videos at The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos on lds.org.
2012 Countdown to Christmas
The Church released a Bible video for Christmas in 2012. It was shared on social media, although it didn’t receive anywhere near the attention and shares that recent Christmas campaigns have enjoyed.
The Countdown to Christmas memes and Facebook covers in 2012 were art more than memes. These would be gorgeous framed and hung on your wall as Christmas decorations. (You can click on these to see or save the full rectangle image in higher resolution.)
2012 Facebook Cover Photos and Cards from Mormon Channel
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Another cool release for Christmas in 2012 was Church’s collaboration with The Piano Guys for “O come, Emmanuel”.
This video and a great article at Mormon Newsroom describe the Church’s 2012 Christmas Initiative in New York City.
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2013 Christmas Memes
These lovely white overlay memes are made by the Mormon Channel, and shared primarily on the Church’s main Facebook Page.
2013 Countdown to Christmas
Cover Photo for Facebook:
2014 “He Is the Gift”
The Church’s showcase Christmas video, “He Is the Gift”, was viewed more than 11 million times in the first 2 weeks after its release. It was available in 20 different languages; the links are available on Mormon Newsroom. Members were encouraged to use the hashtag #ShareTheGift during the Christmas season.
The Church also released a few “vemes”, which are similar to inspirational memes but with video and spoken words instead of a quote on a picture.
Memes from 2014 (Click on them to see or save the square meme)
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2015 “A Savior is Born”
The Church released 2 spiritual videos on November 29th. “A Savior is Born” would go viral, and was viewed over 45 million times before Christmas. Mormon Newsroom reported on how it was one of the top 10 holiday campaigns of 2015.
The Church also featured videos of talented members (mostly musical). These were introduced these in a fun “12 Days of Christmas” format.
Day 1 – O come, O come, Emmanuel – Jenny Oaks Baker
Day 2 – UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DANCE PARTY!
Day 3 – The First Noel by the Gardiner Sisters
Day 4 – Ave Maria – Lexi Walker & Lyceum Philharmonic
Day 5 – Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) – Alex Boye’ ft. Genesis Choir
Day 6 – O Holy Night | Tiffany Alvord – #ASaviorIsBorn ft. Rob Landes & Sara Arkell | The Piano Gal (Sara’s dad, Ben Arkell, runs the popular blog I Love the Book of Mormon)
Day 7 – Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn
Day 8 – Deserving Family Gets Christmas Makeover (GIVE BACK)
Day 9 – Mary Did You Know – Peter Hollens from “A Hollens Family Christmas”
Day 10 – The Prayer – David Archuleta & Nathan Pacheco
Day 11 – What Child Is This – Maddie Wilson
Day 12 – Christmas Shopping by the Four Wise Men
Day 13 Bonus – Silent Night – Christmas Caroling
Additional 2015 Videos:
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Music Video) – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The First Christmas Spirit
Christmas Mormonads and Misc Memes
Here are a bunch of Christmas-themed Mormonads and memes from various years.
2016 “Light the World”
You can view all of the “Light the World” videos at Mormon.org Christmas, and they’re also available on Mormon Channel’s YouTube. You can see the memes and any other videos the Church might release by following the Church on your favorite social media site. For a complete list of the Church’s Social Media accounts, go here: www.lds.org/church/share/sharing-the-gospel-via-social-media
A few of the memes shared in 2016
2011 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
2012 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
2013 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
2014 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
2015 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
2016 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional
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