Watch This Christmas Video of ‘The Shepherd’

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Nearly every family has a Christmas tradition they hold dear. Lighting an advent candle. Going to church on Christmas Eve, then home for presents. Viewing It’s a Wonderful Life. Caroling in the neighborhood. Adding a star to the Christmas tree on Christmas day. The list goes on and on.

For many of us, even though we have traditions, we’re open to adding one or more if the situation is just right. A few weeks ago, I was given access to the video below, courtesy VidAngel. It was clear to me after viewing it, that I wanted others to see it, too. And that after viewing it, many would want to make the watching of it a new Christmas tradition year after year.

But whether or not it becomes annual, you’ll want to watch it once. What’s it about? It’s a retelling of the Christmas story through the shepherds’ eyes (and specifically one shepherd).

I hope you enjoy this roughly 20-minute short film. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Who wrote this?

Bob Waliszewski is the director of the Plugged In department. His syndicated "Plugged In Movie Review" feature is heard by approximately 9 million people each week on more than 1,500 radio stations and other outlets and has been nominated for a National Religious Broadcaster's award. Waliszewski is the author of the book Plugged-In Parenting: How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids With Love, Not War. You can follow him on Twitter @PluggedInBob.

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Anonymous 28 days ago
This was great! I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. I might start investigating VidAngel now to watch more of this series.
-AR
bobed 28 days ago
Very good! I quite enjoyed it. Next we need a Christmas movie from the Three Wise Men's perspective. I bet they led very interesting lives.