Even though Christmas is supposed to be a time to gather together loved ones and celebrate the season with beloved traditions, it can end up being overrun with loud commercialism.
A U.K. man, named Phil Beastall, decided a few years ago to honor the heart of Christmas with a video that cost less than $70 to make.
Beastall also shared his powerful video on Twitter. People connected strongly to the video’s raw emotion.
People everywhere had stories of missing family during the holidays.
Many reached out to tell Beastall how much his video moved them.
Others shared sad stories of suddenly losing someone they loved.
But mostly, people wanted to thank Phil for bringing a little more meaning back into Christmas.
The video was made around 4 years ago and it’s still going strong. Beastall took to Twitter to share his gratitude.
Between the television ads and the shopping crowds, this video appears to rekindle our spirit and sends the gentle reminder Christmastime is about love and family.