Christmas is only a few days away, and there have been many talented Latter-day Saints who have used their talents to spread holiday cheer. Here are some of the amazing music videos created by Church members this season.
10. “The Greatest Snowman” by Eclipse 6
Eclipse 6 created this clever and hilarious mashup of “Frosty the Snowman” and songs from The Greatest Showman.
9. “The First Noel” by Claire Ryann Crosby
Claire and her family put together this touching video of “The First Noel.” Along with the video, the family shared, “Merry Christmas from the Crosby family! We are so grateful to have this time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our love for Him is a feeling we hope to share with all of you this season, and always.”
8. “Come Unto Jesus” by Madilyn Paige
Former contestant on The Voice and Latter-day Saint singer and songwriter Madilyn Paige released a gorgeous Christmas song to #LightTheWorld this year, “Come Unto Jesus.”
Madilyn Paige matures into a fresh new pop sound on her follow-up to her debut self-titled EP. Her pitch-perfect vocal talent combines with progressive electronic and traditional pop production on this album. Keeping with the inspirational tone of her first album, this new effort shows Madilyn striking out with bold messages about positivity, self-worth, inner strength, and the dangers of comparing ourselves to others in a hyper social-media world. Standout tracks like "Scribbles" examine a deeper relationship with God, and the anthemic "We Are the Riptide" is a call to girls across the world to unite as a force for good.
7. “Little Drummer Boy” by GENTRI
Latter-day Saint singing group GENTRI released this uplifting version of the classic Christmas song, “Little Drummer Boy.” The group wrote on their Facebook page, “Please join us this Christmas by choosing to #LightTheWorld through acts of service by giving of whatever gifts you have to give, no matter how small they may seem.”
features classics like “The First Noel,” “O Holy Night,” and, of course, “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” all arranged and produced in GENTRI’s sweepingly epic and joyful style. The title track, “Finding Christmas,” is a poignant original song, a reminder of the deeper meaning in this time of year. This album will help you feel the true joy of Christmas, a joy that comes from celebrating the love and peace of the season.
6. “Peace in Christ” by The Bonner Family and Working with Lemons
Latter-day Saint musicians The Bonner Family and Working with Lemons recently partnered to create the perfect music video "Peace in Christ." Working with Lemons posted, “We have received so many messages and comments about how this video has impacted people’s lives and we’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to share this message with the help of our good friends @thebonnerfamily.”
The Bonner Family's first album features their expertly crafted vocal harmonies, soulful original songs, and a medley of beloved children's hymns. This is music that creates an atmosphere of peace, unity, and joy from one of the most talented families working in Christian music today.
5. “Winter in the Air” by David Archuleta
David Archuleta really came through this year with his amazing Christmas album and music videos. This video captures the magic of winter and might even make you enjoy the chilly months a little more.
Singing sensation David Archuleta channels his contagious positive energy in a collection of Christmas favorites and originalsthat celebrate the joy and true meaning of the season.
4. “Silent Night” by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square released their Christmas music video, set to the beautiful hymn "Silent Night" and reminds us what truly matters this holiday season.
Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster and acclaimed British actor Hugh Bonneville join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a spectacular full-scale Christmas program that tugs at the heartstrings and bursts with the joy of the season. Hugh Bonneville's narration of the story behind the beloved hymn "It Is Well with My Soul" celebrates peace in the midst of tragedy, and Sutton Foster's crystal clear voice and vibrant stage presence thrills and captivates all in attendance.
3. “Son of God” by Paul Cardall featuring Patrice Tipoki
This original song by Paul Cardall featuring Patrice Tipoki will have you thinking of the Nativity in an entirely new way, one that makes that sacred night more personal and meaningful.
With music lovers streaming his songs more than 25 million times a month, it's obvious Paul Cardall knows how to tap emotions through music. The acclaimed composer/pianist does it again with Christmas. Recorded at Nashville's legendary Ocean Way Studios, the classical crossover project features Cardall's spin on such beloved holiday standards as "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," "Away in a Manger," and " Joy to the World" as well as such compelling originals as "Son of God" and "Christmas Past."
2. “What Child Is This?” by BYU Vocal Point
BYU’s Vocal Point sung this gorgeous rendition of “What Child Is This?” and created an incredible music video with it.
BYU Vocal Point has been described as an "optical illusion for your ears." Their inventive a cappella style, innovative arrangements, and incredible vocal percussion continue to wow audiences everywhere. Now for the first time, Vocal Point's music of praise and worship is featured exclusively on its own album.
1. “#LightTheWorld” from the Church
The Church put out a series of videos for #LightTheWorld this year, and the message they shared was absolutely beautiful. "Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. Join us this Christmas as we follow His example and find ways to share our time, love, and resources with those in need," the Church's website reads.