In the run up to Christmas http://davidkeen.blogspot.co.uk has shares his favourite Advent videos, here are a few.

The Christmas supermarket and retail ads make claim to the ‘magic’ of Christmas. But it’s not celebrities singing about turkeys, nostalgic chocolate bars or happy penguins that lie at the heart of the season.

University of Cumbria chaplaincy intern Andy Dykes worked with friends and colleagues to produce this rap version of the Christmas carol O Come O Come Emmanuel.

Ever taken the time to think through what Christmas is all about? Beyond turkey with stuffing balls and cranberry sauce, beyond party hats and cracker ‘jokes’, beyond pine needles and cracked chestnuts… what is the one cord which holds Christmas together? This is a spoken word piece about the first Christmas story and is a gift to watch, share, enjoy and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.