Harding Academy’s Christmas music video goes viral
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.
FeedbackHow fun! What a positive thing to involve the whole school. Congratulations!Carolyn KeeDecember, 5 2012ABSOLUTELY GREAT PRODUCTION!! SPECTACULAR!!
A JOYFUL NOISE!!Jim & Nancy ClemDecember, 5 2012awesome good fun! Way to goBethDecember, 5 2012What a terrific idea! I loved seeing these kids and their teachers interactiing and having so much fun.B. C. CrawfordDecember, 5 2012Excellent PR! I hope it really goes viral and promotes the work of the school.BlediDecember, 6 2012How fun! And what an awesome memory.KerryDecember, 6 2012Nice, 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 LathamDecember, 6 2012What a great video!!! Great job Harding Academy!!!R RominesDecember, 6 2012Made my day!Don SelvidgeDecember, 6 2012From friends at one Christian school to another — WAY COOL! AND WELL DONE!Alan HendersonDecember, 6 2012I 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 HulettDecember, 6 2012In a day when teenagers get such a bad rap–this is marvelous! Love! Love! Love!!ShannonDecember, 6 2012Love 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!PennyDecember, 6 2012How wonderful! So proud of all of you. It is a fun activity you will always remember.Diana McArthurDecember, 6 2012Love 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 WardDecember, 6 2012My Granddaugher was on the beginning and the end, but she is my girl also.Sue WardDecember, 6 2012What 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!!!SharonDecember, 6 2012I 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!!DanielDecember, 6 2012I 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 birthdayLindaDecember, 7 2012Great job! You can all be proud.KellyDecember, 7 2012It 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 DownenDecember, 7 2012Linda 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 DownenDecember, 7 2012Truly 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-PDecember, 9 2012Wonderful. Delightful. It speaks volumes about Harding Academy.Steve SandiferDecember, 10 2012What 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 HaneyDecember, 10 2012We 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 AdkinsDecember, 10 2012Fantastic video, HA! Kinda like Spring Sing revisited!Mike JamesDecember, 10 2012Christmas is Jesus??? Where does the Scriptures teach that? Aping the denminations once again.Shawn PadenDecember, 10 2012I 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 ReavesDecember, 10 2012Please 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.KerryDecember, 10 2012How 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 mcgeeDecember, 11 2012What 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 WoodwardDecember, 11 2012Congratulations!
What a wonderful way to introduce the joy of the Christmas
message to millions of people. This is faith in action.
GVillamorGary VillamorDecember, 11 2012This is great. who said, christians are dull.patDecember, 11 2012What 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 WallaceDecember, 12 2012Absolutely great! It’s about time we come into the now. Thanks Harding.Paul CoveyDecember, 15 2012You 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 ADecember, 18 2012Oh 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 OgleDecember, 18 2012Great 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!!DeniseDecember, 19 2012