Of course that Christmas is about many different things. The word Christmas contains a pretty big clue about what started it all. And this video knows just that!
A lot of people love Josh Groban’s music. There’s no denying that he has a great voice. And just when he sang a cover of the Christmas carol O Holy Night, it sounded very well.
A YouTube user set out to make a video that would do the song justice, and the results are absolutely amazing.
The YouTube user found some footage from the movie The Nativity Story and started to it to the Groban song.
The video after it was finished opens with the three wise men walking on camels through the desert, on their way to find Jesus. The piano chords to the song start.
The smart men look up to the star that is guiding them to Jesus. Groban starts singing “Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining.” And that star shines down onto the ground. It shows the men exactly where to go.
The whole scene cuts to Mary in labor, determined to bring Jesus into the world.
Joseph then raises Jesus into the air as Groban sings “It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.”
Both Joseph and Mary then carefully put Jesus into the manger as Groban sings “Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother.”
Then, the shepherds walk up to the family and look at Jesus. At this point, Groban sings “Sweet hymns of joy, in grateful chorus raise we.”
Just as Groban is singing “Noel, noel,” the wise men walk into the scene,very eager to give Jesus their gifts.
The whole scene and song end with the camera pulling out as everyone looks upon Jesus and Groban sings “Oh night, oh night divine.”
Ashort time after completing this video, the user uploaded it to his YouTube channel. It went viral soon.
It has managed to gain over 14 million views up until today. It also has more than 62,000 likes and 4,600 comments. People have been saying things such as:
This all shows that classic Christmas songs and the Nativity story are still appreciated today.
A lot of people complain about the real meaning of Christmas being lost. However, videos like this and their reception online prove that there are still plenty of people who appreciate it.
The man, Josh Groban is ambiguous about his personal religious beliefs. Josh has stated that he believes “that there is a wonderful unknown out there that we should be humble and thankful for.”
Even though Groban may not personally be a church-going Christian, he can clearly appreciate the teachings of the religion. Why else would he have sang O Holy Night
And that’s exactly one of the best things about Christmas songs. They are for everyone and people don’t need to be God-fearing to appreciate their messages of love, tolerance and peace.
To add up, Oh Holy Night isn’t Groban’s only religious Christmas song.
The man has an entire album of Christmas music, with many of the tracks being covers of religious hymns and carols, such as Silent Night, Ave Maria, O Come All Ye Faithful and Angels We Have Heard On High.
Of course that it’s not unusual for popular musicians to cover religious Christmas songs. There are a lot of them out there. And they’re the perfect way to make all people understand what Christmas is about.