The Catholic Christmas DVD, with the addition of a Christmas video, was released in the UK last week and is available to buy online for £6.99.
It’s a collection of more than 100 short clips which are based around Christmas, including one which is based on the birth of Jesus.
It was produced by a small group of Catholic bloggers, and it was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Edinburgh, which owns the rights to the film.
In its official review, it says the documentary is “the most important Christmas documentary ever made”.
The film was directed by Father David Lister, who previously produced documentaries for the Vatican.
It tells the story of a group of students who form a band, The Band, to sing Christmas carols in the streets of Edinburgh during the Holy Week.
The video features songs by Christmas favourites such as St Nick, St Jude and The Nutcracker.
“Christmas has become an essential part of the Christian experience,” says Father Lister.
“The Band plays Christmas songs, and there are also several songs from other songs from the Holy Year.” “
The video for “The Nutcrackers” (pictured) is a Christmas song. “
The Band plays Christmas songs, and there are also several songs from other songs from the Holy Year.”
The video for “The Nutcrackers” (pictured) is a Christmas song.
The Church of Scotland, the UK’s oldest Catholic church, has been criticised for failing to promote the film because of its Catholic content.
But a Catholic charity called the National Secular Society says the Church has done a “good job” of promoting the film and the Church of England should do the same.
“Church of Scotland has made an impressive film for Catholic schools and parents to encourage young people to listen to and understand the Christian faith,” said John Sifton.
“However, the Church must not be seen to be endorsing the views of the Church.”
Father Lison told the BBC that the video “is very much based on Christmas and is intended to be a Christmas film, and in many ways it is”.
“It also presents a positive view of the Catholic Church and of the importance that the Church places on the Christmas celebrations,” he said.
“That’s why I’m so excited that the film is available in the U.K. for all schools to watch.”
The Church is not alone in its criticism.
Pope Francis has spoken out against “propaganda” and “misleading” media and said the Catholic faith was “no longer the world’s largest religion”.
The Church has also come under criticism for not promoting the Pope’s recent visit to Ireland.