It is Bill Anderton's tradition to make a short video production to serve as a Christmas card to be used on the TransformingTheChurch website during Christmastide. The practice of making a video Christmas card began about six years ago as a way to say Merry Christmas to our visitors during the days immediately before and after Christmas.
Typically, these videos are short productions of only several minutes duration and are produced just for the fun of it. These videos use a variety of techniques. In the past, these techniques have included beautifully photographed Christmas scenes, video from Christmas mission projects, animated stills photographs of classical art, 2-D and 3-D animations. The only common thread of these productions are, in Bill's tradition, that they all illustrate some aspect of Luke 2: 8-14 in the King James Version because these were the verses his mother read at Christmas when he was a child.
This year's Christmas Card features a photo-realism-style 3-D animation of a wintry scene (appropriate for the weather in Dallas this Christmas) with a sound track composed of sound effects and the carol "What Child Is This" played on a child's simple music box.