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Harding Academy’s Christmas music video goes viral



Merry Christmas Memphis – Harding Academy Lip Dub from Harding Academy on Vimeo.

WMC-TV in Memphis, Tenn., reports:

Action News 5 is sending out a High 5 to a Memphis school whose Christmas music video is going viral.
The Harding Academy created a lip dub to celebrate the season. It involves the entire school, dancing in the classrooms and the hallways.
The lip dub features the students and teachers lip syncing to a mix of popular holiday tunes.

See the full report.
Harding Academy of Memphis is associated with Churches of Christ and a member of the National Christian School Association.

  • Feedback
    How fun! What a positive thing to involve the whole school. Congratulations!
    Carolyn Kee
    December, 5 2012

    ABSOLUTELY GREAT PRODUCTION!! SPECTACULAR!!
    A JOYFUL NOISE!!
    Jim & Nancy Clem
    December, 5 2012

    awesome good fun! Way to go
    Beth
    December, 5 2012

    What a terrific idea! I loved seeing these kids and their teachers interactiing and having so much fun.
    B. C. Crawford
    December, 5 2012

    Excellent PR! I hope it really goes viral and promotes the work of the school.
    Bledi
    December, 6 2012

    How fun! And what an awesome memory.
    Kerry
    December, 6 2012

    Nice, but was disappointed the video included musical instruments. I would have put the video on my Facebook page if it had been made with no musical instruments.
    Marla Latham
    December, 6 2012

    What a great video!!! Great job Harding Academy!!!
    R Romines
    December, 6 2012

    Made my day!
    Don Selvidge
    December, 6 2012

    From friends at one Christian school to another — WAY COOL! AND WELL DONE!
    Alan Henderson
    December, 6 2012

    I have been so depressed about the holidays this year. This has been the best thing to happen for me. Way to go Harding Academy!!!
    p.s.It is not a worship service so the music is acceptable. The dancing is innocent and fun. “WAY COOL”
    Gale Hulett
    December, 6 2012

    In a day when teenagers get such a bad rap–this is marvelous! Love! Love! Love!!
    Shannon
    December, 6 2012

    Love it, showed all my 7th graders today and it made everyone’s day just a little better. One of my students said, “now I understand why it’s going viral, it looks like so much fun.” Great Job Harding!
    Penny
    December, 6 2012

    How wonderful! So proud of all of you. It is a fun activity you will always remember.
    Diana McArthur
    December, 6 2012

    Love Love it! My girl was the one at the start and the ending. Every student was awesome. My Cameron was on the stairs. Made my day.
    Sue Ward
    December, 6 2012

    My Granddaugher was on the beginning and the end, but she is my girl also.
    Sue Ward
    December, 6 2012

    What an awesome video!!! I’ve shared this with many of my college students! It’s a great stress reliever during finals week. Way to go Harding!!!
    Sharon
    December, 6 2012

    I know many of these kids, and you won’t find a better group anywhere. They wanted to make the video for one reason: Jesus, because he’s the reason any of us are here at all, amirite? Keep sharing and keep posting! Thanks so much!!
    Daniel
    December, 6 2012

    I am disappointed that a Church of Christ academy promotes Christimas as “Jesus”. Jesus is everyday! This is not His birthday.
    Liberalism plan and simple when you either do not know the difference or do not want to point it out to the public. We are at liberty to celebrate it as a holiday but not as His birthday
    Linda
    December, 7 2012

    Great job! You can all be proud.
    Kelly
    December, 7 2012

    It was good to hear the baritone singer! A splendid voice and a pleasing presentation of his song and the entire display of spirited enthusiasm.
    Ray Downen
    December, 7 2012

    Linda may not be realizing that we are wise to take advantage of any opportunity to speak well of Jesus, and what better times than holidays which celebrate a birth and a death which let us speak well of our Savior? The young people did well and should be commended by all!
    Ray Downen
    December, 7 2012

    Truly wonderful! Thank you Harding Academy for starting off my Christ-mas celebration. I think I will go buy the Christmas tree for this year. Peace, good will to all. And most importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!!!
    Tanya L-P
    December, 9 2012

    Wonderful. Delightful. It speaks volumes about Harding Academy.
    Steve Sandifer
    December, 10 2012

    What a wondeful thing for Harding to do. Though we do not know when Jesus was born, we know He was born, and because of that, He lived and died so we can be saved. It seems we should be able to celebrate any aspect of His life or death, including His birth. What a joyous time Christmas is, one of my favorite times of the year. It is a time to be reminded of the greatest gift God has given us, our Savior to enable us to live with Him forever. If someone feels Christmas is wrong and wants to especially forget the birth of Jesus in December, I’m not going to argue with them, but as for me and my household, we celebrate it and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! And again, congratulations, Harding!
    James Haney
    December, 10 2012

    We have 12 grandchildren who are attending Harding Academy. What a wonderful atmosphere for young people! The motto at Harding is, “They shall all be taught of God”. This video is a first-class production and reflects the pride and joy these students have in their school.
    Congratulations, Lions. Way to go!
    Faye Adkins
    December, 10 2012

    Fantastic video, HA! Kinda like Spring Sing revisited!
    Mike James
    December, 10 2012

    Christmas is Jesus??? Where does the Scriptures teach that? Aping the denminations once again.
    Shawn Paden
    December, 10 2012

    I just watched this video and did not see what I consider dancing. I also did not see any reference to Christmas being Christ’s birthday. I see it as promoting Christmas as a fun holiday and felt it was very tastefully done. Congratulations, Harding Academy of Memphis! Good job!!!
    Pat Reaves
    December, 10 2012

    Please keep this about what it is…. a great, fun video celebrating the holidays. Congrats Harding for a job well done . It is not a debate on “how” to celebrate, whether or not it is Jesus’ birthday, or musical instruments or dancing. We do not want to dishonor our Lord with idle talk.
    Kerry
    December, 10 2012

    How wonderful to see Christian young people doing something positive and happy! Glad to see church of Christ schools can show joy and love too!
    bev mcgee
    December, 11 2012

    What a pleasant and refreshing thing to do for the Christmas season. All the kids at Harding Academy must have had a wonderful time making this video. I graduated from Oakhaven HS, in Memphis, many years ago and I have many fond memories of Harding. I’d like to personally congratulate Harding on their super production to add some fun and cheer to Christmas……Merry Christmas to all!!
    Paul Woodward
    December, 11 2012

    Congratulations!
    What a wonderful way to introduce the joy of the Christmas
    message to millions of people. This is faith in action.
    Thank you,
    GVillamor
    Gary Villamor
    December, 11 2012

    This is great. who said, christians are dull.
    pat
    December, 11 2012

    What an up lefting program. This I hope to keep for a long time. Love it. This maded my day. Thanks you. It carry me back to my days in Nashville.
    Don Wallace
    December, 12 2012

    Absolutely great! It’s about time we come into the now. Thanks Harding.
    Paul Covey
    December, 15 2012

    You guys rock! I teach theatre and I KNOW how hard that was to put together!! The school spirit and love is evident. Keep up the good work!
    Kelly A
    December, 18 2012

    Oh my, religious folks complained about Jesus too didn’t they. It seems some people just refuse to be happy.
    The video is exceptional both in production and message. Way to go!!
    Royce Ogle
    December, 18 2012

    Great job, guys! But, it is interesting that we (Church of Christ’ers) continue to shy away from and actually criticize any mention or praise of or GLORY to God during Christmas. We are the most secular Christmas celebraters out there. 🙁 After I grew up a little, and away from the teaching of “Don’t you dare sing “Away In a Manger” or “Joy to the World” in December! Any other time of year is fine of course”, I finally realized that it is totally irrelevant exactly when Jesus earthly birthday was (we’ll never know this side of heaven). Celebrate Him at every opportunity! Let’s make more of our holidays be about Him!
    Having said that….:) This was a great way to get our school and our presence out there! Thank you!!
    Denise
    December, 19 2012

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