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18 creative Christmas video ideas

Updated December 4, 2023

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Whether you’re celebrating the festive season in person or remotely this year, creating holiday videos for social media is the perfect way to connect with family, friends, and colleagues. 

From Christmas party presentation ideas to videos for vlogmas, we've curated a list of unique and beginner-friendly Christmas video ideas you can create and share in seconds.

Read on to get inspired with these Christmas video ideas you can create for free with Clipchamp.

Virtual Christmas party ideas

1. Video Christmas party invitations

If you’re planning a virtual Christmas party, you’ll need to send potential attendees to a meeting room link on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Share the holiday spirit this December by sending a magical virtual Christmas party invitation video. Just personalize a ready-to-use video template and send your video invite directly to their smartphone or share it on social media. 

2. Christmas eve virtual call party

Set up your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to be together virtually this Christmas eve. Throw on your favorite pair of festive pajamas, eat some classic holiday treats, share memorable past holidays and stories, and cheers to another magical Christmas eve. Don't forget to add a festive meeting background for the final touch.

3. Name that Christmas tune

How well do you know Christmas songs? A little friendly competition is a great way to get your entire group to laugh, sing, and enjoy the holiday season. On a Zoom party or virtual call, your host can play snippets of classic Christmas songs on YouTube, and guests can try to guess the tune. You can even create teams and prizes for the winners. You can screen record your competition to watch it in the future.

4. Virtual Christmas gift exchange

Secret Santa and white elephant are Christmas classics, but they usually require you to exchange gifts in person. This year, send an e-gift or post your present in the mail, and have your recipient record themselves opening your gift, showing them enjoying it. You can use your smartphone or our webcam recorder to film for free, then edit your snippet into a fun Christmas video.

5. Corporate Christmas presentation

Share annual highlights or throwback photo slideshows from past Christmas parties with a corporate Christmas presentation. Merge together videos and images from your OneDrive or Microsoft Photos, add an AI voiceover, soft background music, and save in 1080p for the best quality. You can even add your branding and animated logo to make your presentation more polished and professional.

Personalized video and meme ideas

6. Christmas video meme

Memes are everywhere all year round. So why not create a funny Christmas-themed meme and share it with your friends? Personalize one of our unique meme video templates to create a funny video in seconds. Add an AI voiceover to make your meme even funnier.

7. Virtual Christmas card video

If you want to send season’s greetings to your loved ones, valued customers, or other contacts around the globe, create a virtual Christmas card video with auto compose. You can create a fun virtual Christmas card that your recipients will love. Just add your images and videos, and let AI do the rest for you.

8. Say thank you with a video

It’s that time of year again to say thank you. Express your gratitude with a personal video too. Simply record a message to your employees, coworkers, students, or family members expressing your thanks for their support and hard work. Use our ready-made template for inspiration and easily add in your personal media to the video. Share your wholesome video straight to social media like Instagram or TikTok.

9. Personalized Merry Christmas videos

Easily say Merry Christmas face-to-face this December using our online webcam recorder. You can record and retake your Christmas message in your web browser with no professional setup necessary. You can even adjust colors and add filters, stickers, overlays, and captions.

Festive social media video ideas

10. Create a year-in-review video

The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect back on your year, your favorite memories, and what made this year special to you. Upload your best images and videos you’ve snapped over the year and create a simple highlight video. You can post these short slideshow videos to Instagram and TikTok, and they might even go viral!

11. Share a Christmas recipe

Baking and cooking are some of the most popular holiday activities and traditions worldwide. From gingerbread houses to traditional roast dinners, create a recipe video that will make your viewer's mouths water. Add on-screen instructions, ingredients, and key messages with animated text, and use royalty-free festive background music. Share your top tips, favorite recipes, and even epic fails to YouTube and Instagram.

12. Post an inspirational holiday quote

Inspire your followers and spread joy this holiday season with an uplifting quote video for social media. Add your favorite Christmas quote to an on-theme festive background, use sound effects, and personalize colors.

13. DIY Christmas home decor

From paper trees to baubles, create a family-friendly video showcasing quick and easy DIY Christmas decor ideas. Using the speed selector, turn your how-to video into a timelapse, or slow down your tutorial to make your instructions easier to comprehend. You can also use the picture-in-picture effect to overlay a webcam recording of yourself to your tutorial video.

14. Christmas movie list

Whether your favorite Christmas movie is Will Ferrell's Elf or throwback to '80s classic A Christmas Story, create a list of your all time favorites to share on social media. Inspire others with a slideshow video of the best Christmas movies. Just use colorful backgrounds, Christmas music, and overlay with animated text.

YouTube Christmas video ideas

15. Vlogmas

'Tis the season to participate in the annual vlogmas festivities. Daily vlog everyday in December to create entertaining YouTube videos. If you're not sure on some vlogmas ideas, share your activities decorating for Christmas, putting up the Christmas tree, and wholesome baking and cooking. Don't forget to add your Christmas intro and outro video as well.

16. Christmas gift guides

Do you love giving gifts and want to share your thoughtful gift ideas? In a quick gift guide video for YouTube, share your shopping hauls, where to purchase, and gift ideas for your parents, partners, pets, and friends! You can even resize your video to share on TikTok.

17. Product review videos

If your favorite brands have released an advent calendar or Christmas gift packs, create a product review video to share to your loyal followers. From skincare and makeup to jewellery and food, share your thoughts in a fun unboxing style review video. Add sound effects, transitions, and Christmas stickers.

18. Charity videos

Inspire your viewers to give back this holiday season with a charity video. Share your Christmas volunteering and some of your favorite causes to donate to. This is the perfect way to spread kindness in your community and give back this Christmas. Add on-theme borders, and text overlays to share your message.

Now that you’re full of video ideas, it’s time to start creating your very own festive video with Clipchamp for free or download the Clipchamp Windows app

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