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Modern Nativity Story: If Mary and Joseph Were Alive Today

This was originally posted on 12/21/2010. Today this video has generated over 10 million views. Keep spreading the good word and Merry Christmas!

What if the Christmas Story took place in 2010? Would Mary and Joseph be on Facebook? What if Mary had an iPhone and a Joseph had a gmail account? What if Google maps could lead the way? What if Mary & Joseph could check-in on Four Square?

Mary & Joseph in Modern Times

This is the modern nativity story, or the Christmas story shows how social media would have changed how Jesus’ birth would of been announced.

modern nativity story

Check out these 2 video stories featuring what if’s in regards to the Christmas Story if it happen today. They’ve taken what we have available today to make this timeless story of Jesus’ birth something we all can relate to. 

The Digital Story of the Nativity

How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the birth of Christ. I love the creativity put into this and seeing the Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, Gmail, Foursquare, Amazon.

I hope that they keep re-creating this each year with each new social media and online trend. This is a story that everyone should know, but told this way makes it totally relatable. 

We are tracking views of this viral video:

2,745,431 views – 12/21/10
12,046,761 views – 12/12/12 – peaked.
12,554,253 views – 10/15/14

A Social Network Christmas

A Social Network Christmas is another version of the Christmas story, but with a creative twist. This video is an artistic take on how the story of the nativity might have read had a social network existed at the time of Jesus’s birth. Follow this historical period as it unfolds as a digital narrative. This vignette is great for highlighting the truths and circumstances of our Savior’s birth in a fresh, unique way.

Watch on YouTube.

We are tracking views of this viral video:
280,659 views – 12/21/10
1,628,655 views – 12/12/12 – peaked
1,855,593 views – 10/15/14