Archives For Christmas

Free Christmas Movie Resource

Chris —  November 16, 2015 — 1 Comment

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I love being able to share great resources with fellow youth workers, it’s even better when they are FREE. It’s great of the fine folks over at the Youth Cartel to release a free collection of Christmas Movie lessons written by Joel Mayward. This could make a great short series in December leading up to Christmas.

The movies included are:

  • Elf
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Joyeux Noël

Go grab the download and check out some of their other great resources.

Take Me to the Download


Over at YS we did a little experiment.  We told the 4000 youth workers at NYWC in Atlanta to all record a David Crowder Band song and then upload it to YouTube.  The genius that is Brad Sitton then took all the footage and made this incredible video out of it.

Enjoy! Merry Christmas!


Vader, Did You Know?

Chris —  December 12, 2011 — 2 Comments

This is such a great mashup of two things that I love, Christmas and Star Wars.  The song “Mary did you know?” and Star Wars seem an unlikely pairing, but it’s awesome.

Thanks to Marko for posting it.


A Few of My Favorite Things…

Jon —  December 10, 2011 — Leave a comment

A few days ago Chris posted his geeky wishlist so I figured that I would post mine as well. Here it is for your enjoyment:

Blue Microphone Yeti Pro. This guy does it all. With both USB and XLR hookups, 4 polar patterns to choose from, 24bit recording (4x better quality than CD) and an on-board headphone jack for zero latency monitoring, this could be the perfect podcasting mic.

And if you want the best sounding of podcasts you need to run XLR into an interface like this one. The Presonus Audiobox 22VSL is a champ for on the go recording. All the power is supplied through the USB bus, plus it comes with Presonus’ Studio One recording software so you can say goodbye to Audacity (I actually love Audacity for what it is).

In my opinion Timbuk2 makes the most amazing backpacks in the world. Rugged, spacious for their size, and fabulous for commuting, their packs outstrip the competition. Here is one of their latest models called the Q.

Give your iPhone the credentials it deserves! With one of these covers you can choose between Engineering (red, not shown), Science (blue), or Commanding Officer (yellow). Though it looks great I don’t think I will be “red-shirting” my iPhone.

Hope you all have a wonderfully geeky Christmas. December/January is gonna rock here in Charlotte- Christmas followed by YSpalooza. Can’t wait!


Geeky Gifts

Chris —  December 3, 2011 — 1 Comment

My buddy Adam had a great list of geeky Christmas gifts over on his blog this morning.  Here’s a few of my favorites:

For super smooth panning on my YouTube videos…

buy the Camera Table Dolly  at the Photojojo Store!

For capturing my every moment of adventure…

buy the GoPro Camera HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition  at

For keeping my desk organized…

buy the Metal Cordies at Quirky

For posting the perfect fish eye Instagram…

buy the The iPhone Lens Dial at the Photojojo Store!

 Check out the rest of the list, over at Adam’s blog.

What did he miss that’s on your Christmas list?

Video: Bethlehem Rhapsody

Chris —  November 30, 2011 — 1 Comment

I saw this from a number of people today on Facebook, so you might have seen it already, but if you are looking for a fun video to show for Chirstmas, this might be it:

If you need a few more try these Digital Nativity and Mr Bean.

Another Nativity Video: Mr Bean

Chris —  December 21, 2010 — Leave a comment

I love this video, I think it’s super funny.  I’ve posted it a few years back, but that version is no longer available, so here it is again, Merry Christmas.

Digital Story of the Nativity

Chris —  December 14, 2010 — 19 Comments

I loved this video.  Great way to image the birth of Jesus in our digital age.

Some Christmas Freebies

Chris —  December 16, 2009 — Leave a comment

There’s a lot of Christmas Freebies floating around this year.  I thought I’d let you know about some before it’s too late.

Some of these are daily or every couple days.  Even if you missed a few of them, there’s still a lot of freebies left before Christmas.

I just saw this over at Josh Griffin’s blog.  They opened their high school service this weekend with a rendition of Carol of the Bells played by an iPhone band.  Really fun.