One of the best part about Christmas break was being able to watch Christmas movies as a family. Below I’ve compiled a list of three of our favorite Chinese Christmas movies that focus on the Jesus’ birth.
I hope your family enjoys these too!
One of our favorite Chinese Christmas movie that does a wonderful job telling the story of Jesus’ birth is The Star.
The movie was entertaining, fun to watch as a family. It draws kids into the story and even quotes some Scripture!
It was free to watch on Netflix during Thanksgiving but not it’s no longer available to stream. It is currently available on YouTube, Amazon Prime and other streaming sites for rent.
Unfortunately, this particular Christmas movie only comes with Mandarin subtitles not voice overs. A Cantonese version is available though. If you live in America, be sure to check out YesAsia site to purchase.
YesAsia is a great place to find Cantonese and Mandarin movies at a more affordable price. Thanks to Cantonese for Families for sharing this helpful tip. Be sure to check out their wonderful site if you’re teaching your kids Cantonese!
The Toy that Saved Christmas/聖誕玩具兵: Veggietales/蔬菜總動員
I bought this Christmas movie DVD in Taiwan’s Christian bookstore called Elim Bookstore. It’s a great place to buy Chinese Christian books and other resources.
Since my daughter likes VeggieTales I thought this would be perfect for Christmas. She really likes this short film (about 30 minutes) on the true meaning of Christmas. The message basically helps kids understand that Christmas is not about toys but about Jesus.
During the movie, one of the characters explains the message of The Gospel clearly too!
I highly recommend it.
I don’t believe you can buy it in America but I know Elim does do international shipping.
Christmas movies that focus on Jesus are hard to come by. But the famous Christian series Superbooks has an episode focused on the birth of Christ and you can watch it for free YouTube.
Their Bible story series are more appropriate for elementary aged students.
Baking Book Club: 烤箱讀書會
We love GoodTV’s (Taiwan’s Christian channel) show, Baking Book Club/烤箱讀書會. The hosts teach kids how to bake something related to the book they read in the show.
Not only this is a great show for kids and parents to preview Chinese children’s books, but it’s also a great one to expose kids to young native speakers. Listening to native speakers in the language learning process really helps kids learn proper grammar and phrases. I’ve noticed how it has helped my daughter in reading and speaking.
There are three Christmas special episodes on this show. One is on the children’s book Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree/威洛比先生的神奇樹, 貝蒂奶奶的娃娃/Grandma Betty’s Dolls and 鞋匠馬丁/Martin the Shoemaker.
More Chinese Christmas Goodies
For some more fun Chinese Christmas related activities for kids, check out the following:
- Chinese Christmas Songs & Printable Lyrics
- Chinese YouTube Videos on the Story of Christmas/聖誕節的來臨YouTube影片
- Chinese Advent Calendar Scripture Cards/聖誕降臨經文卡
- Printable: Chinese Christmas Vocab Ornaments/聖誕單字吊飾
- Chinese Christmas Music for Kids on YouTube! a great list from CHALK Academy
- Cantonese Christmas Carols & Lyrics from Cantonese for Families
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