Watch: Children recount the Nativity story in GENTRI’s new ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ video

by | Nov. 30, 2020

A new GENTRI video asks an important question for this time of year: “Do you see Christmas through the eyes of a child?”

To help viewers understand how children “see Christmas,” the gentleman trio performs “Do You Hear What I Hear?” while interspersing the song with footage of kids recounting the Nativity story.

“So He had a birthday,” says one toddler, while more children describe how Mary and Joseph loved each other, dated, married, and looked for a place for Mary to have her baby—but since the “hotel” was full, the innkeeper let them sleep in a stable instead.

Mentioning the angels, the star, and the wise men, the children also recall gifts that they imagine were given to the Christ child, including onesies, blankets, rattles, stuffies, rubies, diamonds, and binkies. They also shared toys they would like to have brought. “I don’t know why they’d give him . . . frankincense,” reasons one little girl. “He’s a baby.”

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But while there are moments of laughter in the video, it is clear that the true message of Christmas for both the children and the members of GENTRI is about the King of Kings, who “will bring us goodness and light,” as the lyrics in the song say. One child at the end of the video offers a touching summary, saying, “I love Jesus Christ, and I think it’s one of the greatest stories ever.”

Watch the video on YouTube.

Featured image: YouTube screenshot

Image titleNoel, by GENTRI, combines lush orchestrations and dynamic three-part tenor harmony with some of the most iconic Christmas songs. Their music will bring the spirit of Christmas into your home, car, and wherever else you might listen.

 Tracks include: 

  1. Do You Hear What I Hear? 
  2. Noel Joy to the World 
  3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 
  4. Still, Still, Still (feat. Stephen Nelson) 
  5. Mary's Boy Child 
  6. Come, Lord Jesus 
  7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Danielle christensen

Danielle Christensen

Danielle is a features writer and editor for LDS Living. Previously, she served as web producer for Church News, where she managed their website and social media platforms. Danielle is a graduate of Brigham Young University in English and has been published with Deseret NewsChurch NewsBYU Magazine, and Spires Intercollegiate Arts and Literary Magazine.

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