Dec 04 2012

A Musical Christmas – animated short

Merry Christmas from Familyman Ministries

Just because I know you’re going to ask…

The short was created by my son, Sam (17) using the industry standard software – Maya. It took him about 4 months to create from start to finish. He does most of the artwork on this website. Need a little artwork or an animated scene for a project you’re working on? Sam is your man.


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  1. Jennifer


  2. Frances

    A classic. Our boys recognized it immediately. After watching respectfully to the end, they are now imitating the toys, which requires the use of the entire living room. OH, now they have dragged out our own “Christmas Orchestra” consisting of barking, singing and ho-ho-hoing battery operated toys. I believe it is time for a discussion of the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks Sam!!

  3. Harold Mally

    Last night I gathered the family into the living room for a Christmas Bible Study but before we started I told them I had something I wanted them all to see. They were very impressed and very excited about the power of your short production. It really is a masterpiece. It accomplishes a needed message in such a clear and simple way – and powerful way. May God use it mightily. Thanks Sam for all the diligent labor you put into it.

  4. Leslie L

    That was fabulous! Loved last years too. Keep up the good work. Reminds me of a Christian Pixar Short :)

  5. Peter

    WOW!!!! I don’t think I can put it any other way. This is so good, and VERY Relevant. Good Job, Sam.

  6. Hillary

    Wonderful job! Clever, witty, and meaningful. You have amazing talent. Merry Christmas!

  7. The Garman Family

    I ALWAYS gather our family together to watch your video as a special treat! We all agree this time you have outdid yourself in every way. The message is awesome! Thank you and Merry Christmas, from Salem, Oregon.

  8. Loyaltohim

    I watched this after visiting some sites where one long time believer had just ‘left’ the bible because he ‘discovered’ is was ‘a dark and sinister plot against man’ …another site where men complain about the church being ‘feminized’ and therefore are complaining about women, and another site where marriages are breaking apart increasingly due to infidelity.

    It was a very sad time for me as I have too been abused by a ‘cult’ which claimed to revere the Bible…been at the beginning of my walk many years ago kidnapped by some ‘believers’ who led me to the Lord….been shunned by family …found friends disloyal and wishy washy about the faith …and a husband who led a double life.

    I suppose not many would believe what I just posted but indeed this has been my walk and testimony …That the LORD is true…loyal and sustains hope in His words…His word is the final determiner of what is love, hope, peace and eternity

    This video was very powerful ..It tells the bottom line truth …There is peace in Jesus Christ that the world knows not

    Thank you for a very needed uplifting message in a very dark and unstable world.

    I pray that your efforts will bring about much fruit for the cause of the truth in Christ Jesus the Lord and Savior of all who put their trust in HIM

  9. Terri

    The robot was killer funny but what a beautiful, clever way to reveal what is really in Sam’s heart. Great job Same:)

  10. Dottie

    Really enjoyed watching this Sam. When the baby was put on the table I actually got a tear in my eyes. LOL Kind of surprised me because it was an animation but it got to me!!! LOL Great work. Such talent. Merry Christmas to the Wilson family!!!

  11. Jane Wilson

    Great! I especially liked the expressions on the faces of the guys… really made it come alive!

  12. Chearyl

    Wonderful, wow, I am so impressed with his ability. It will be interested to see how God uses his talents. Keep up the good work.

  13. Korri

    Great work! His skills get better each time! Loved the short, the attention to detail and the overall message. Keep up the good work Sam! Can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to use this talent!

  14. Ron

    Great work! Keep it up, we need people with good, biblical founding creating entertainment that’s good for the whole family.

  15. Kool

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about!
    Very impressed too…. K

  16. David McCreary

    Great message, video is well done. Great job Sam. When can we order the bobble head Todd?

  17. chris

    Love the Todd bobblehead at the end too!

  18. Danie Forquer

    Very good message! We all need to remember to not let the commercialism get in the way of the true meaning of Christmas. Good Job!

  19. Greg Forquer


    What a blessing it was to enjoy your masterpiece! I see a new Holiday classic in the making! :) God has truly gifted you in a special way, and I am glad that you have the opportunity it share it with us!

  20. Scot

    Great job Sam – thank you for the work that you put into this. I hope it goes viral!

  21. Jennie

    WOW! Sam, the Lord has blessed you with a talent to share your faith & the Gospel message!

  22. Chris

    Fantastic job, Sam! There are very few things that “cut through the noise during the Christmas season. You have an amazing future ahead of you!

  23. Shari Salzman

    Awesome job! Loved the message even more. That was a lot of hard work. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Frany Boersma

    This is Sam’s best so far! We have a “Christmas Orchestra” that grows by one every year. The boys love to bring them out and turn them all on at once. How appropriate this short film was to remind them who the party is for. Thanks Sam. Well done.

  25. Sandy

    Nice job, Sam! Great animation and even better message. :-) I don’t think Pixar could have done it any better.

  26. The Brymesser's

    Great video with an awesome message!

  27. Tod

    Todd, Isn’t nice to be proud of your children; to see them grow up and learn to use their giftings.
    Many blessings to the Wilson household this season!

  28. Jason

    Wow!, Sam- great job! (And what a privilege to be among the first to get to see it.) Entertainingly presented substance, cool animation and sound/ music, and powerfully delivered message- you’ve got what it takes, man! God has blessed you with this gift.

  29. sam

    great message, funny, entertaining, professionally executed. great job, sam from another sam!

  30. Darrell Andrews


    This is an amazing clip. Great detail and graphics. My son too wants to be an animator and has learned Maya. Sam has a great future ahead of him.

  31. Chris

    Great holiday short. Sam is very talented! Wonderful job.

  32. Ian Roberts

    Wow, very nice! A nice reminder that sometimes we need to “be still”. Great job, Sam. Although be aware you may have just given the toy companies some ideas :)

  33. Trevor

    Awesome!! Always love these. Sam is the man!

    This was funny and poignant.

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